April 9, 2019
By: Abby Shepard, Marketing Director at Delaware State Parks
Looking for a weekend get away but don’t feel like staying in a hotel? Delaware State Parks has you covered! Delaware State Parks features 5, family-friendly campgrounds throughout the state, each with unique camping experiences. Check out a few of our unique camping experiences, then book your stay!
No RV? No Problem! Find family style and rustic cabins available at Cape Henlopen, Killens Pond, and Trap Pond State Parks. The cabins at Cape Henlopen sleep six, with real beds in both bedrooms. After spending a day at one of the finest beaches on the East Coast, you’ll love spending your evenings on your own oversized screened-in dining porch, the perfect spot for relaxed meals and family card games. The family cabins at Killens Pond State Park sleep four and feature an efficiency kitchen with an eating area, bedroom, bath with shower, A/C, and heat. One cabin at Killens Pond even allows pets! The rustic two-room camping cabins at Trap Pond State Park have scenic locations next to the water. Enter the cabin at the screened-in porch and move inside to the living area with table, benches and chairs. The bedroom has a double bed and bunk beds to sleep four adults. The units have A/C and heat for three-season comfort, and offer a great camping experience with protection from the weather. Rates and seasons vary. For more information and to book your stay, click here.
Have you ever stayed in a yurt? Try camping in one at Lums Pond or Trap Pond State Parks! Yurts are round stationary structures with canvas walls. The yurts at Lums Pond and Trap Pond feature a single and double bed bunked together, a double bed size futon, an outdoor seating area, and outdoor deck. Up to five people can stay in a yurt, and the yurts are available year-round. During your stay, check out all that the parks have to offer. At Trap Pond, spend the day hiking, biking, and fishing, or enjoy a relaxing pontoon tour of the pond. Take out a kayak or canoe and paddle among the ancient bald cypress swamp to discover native birds, turtles, wildflowers, and other incredible species. Lums Pond, Delaware’s largest pond, and the diverse habitats conserved beyond its shoreline, creates a setting for a variety of recreational activities. Kayak through the pond’s sparkling waters, hike through more than 12 miles of trails, fish from the water’s edge, or take your dog to enjoy the off-leash dog park. Visit the nature center to meet some local animals and sign up for one of our year-round interpretive programs. See the park from a new perspective and take your spirit of adventure to the next level on the Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course. This exciting course navigates through the hardwood forest, and even across the pond using high ropes. There is so much to explore when you stay in a yurt! For more information about yurts and to book your stay, click here.
Spend your vacation in the beautiful waterfront cottages at the Indian River Inlet in Delaware Seashore State Park! Each fully-furnished cottage sleeps six and features two bedrooms, a loft with a queen-sized bed, a well-equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, heating/air conditioning, and a screened-in porch. Delaware Seashore State Park is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s most popular recreational destinations, with a wealth of natural settings and six miles of ocean and bay shoreline. During your stay, enjoy swimming, surf- and deep-sea fishing, surfing, sailing, paddling, hiking, bird watching and much more. The cottages are adjacent to the Indian River Marina and close to resorts, restaurants, tax-free shopping outlets, historic sites and park amenities. To learn more and book your stay, click here.
Camp under the stars and get closer with nature by reserving a tent site at Delaware State Parks! Delaware State Parks offers five beautiful campgrounds: Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware Seashore State Park, Killens Pond State Park, Lums Pond State Park, and Trap Pond State Park. Each campground features a unique camping experience. Pitch a tent at a secluded island sites at Trap Pond State Park, or set up camp just steps away from sandy beaches at Delaware Seashore State Park or Cape Henlopen State Park. Many campgrounds also offer free programs.
Set up camp at one of the Delaware State Parks RV campgrounds! Delaware State Parks offers five beautiful campgrounds: Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware Seashore State Park, Killens Pond State Park, Lums Pond State Park, and Trap Pond State Park. All five campgrounds have electric and water hook-ups. The newly renovated campground at Cape Henlopen State Park offers water, 50-amp electric hook-ups, new fire rings and picnic tables, a new and improved vehicle circulation pattern, camp store, laundry facility, pull through sites, walk-in tent sites, play area, additional dump stations, a renovated registration booth and expanded overflow parking area. At Delaware Seashore State Park, you can set up camp beside the iconic Indian River Inlet Bridge, only a short walk from the beach and two onsite restaurants. To meet the needs of RV campers, 50-amp service is provided at most campsites and dump stations and available at Cape Henlopen, Trap Pond, and Killens Pond State Parks. For more information and to book your stay, click here.