From creek’s edge to piedmont ridge, the natural vistas and rich history of the White Clay watershed persist because communities surrounding present-day White Clay Creek State Park advocated on behalf of this critical resource. Don’t miss these essential experiences at White Clay Creek State Park!
Explore the Most Diverse Trail System in Delaware
With 37+ miles of trails, White Clay Creek State Park is a popular destination for hikers, bikers, runners, and even mountain bikers! Hikers of all abilities can enjoy paved trails, and historical monuments located throughout the park tell the history of White Clay and the State of Delaware.
Visit the Chamber’s House Nature Center
Visit this 200-year old building to learn the history of the park and the natural and cultural resources of this piedmont stream valley. Hike along the creek trail to enjoy views of the creek, wildlife, and geologic outcroppings.
Discover the Wildlife and Scenic White Clay Creek
White Clay Creek is a nationally designated Wild and Scenic River. Check out the spring ephemeral wildflowers that bloom along the creek including trout lily, spring beauty, bloodroot, nodding trillium, and mayapple.
White Clay Creek is the heaviest stocked water in the state of Delaware! Try fly-fishing, or casting your line from the creek’s edge. The park offers catch-and-release fishing for largemouth bass, and Smith Mill Pond offers accessible docks for anglers of all abilities.
Play Disc Golf
The disc golf course at the Carpenter Recreation Area is an 18-round course that meanders through wooded areas. The course also is located near picnic areas and pavilions!
Superintendent’s Pick: Bryan’s Field Trail
Hike or mountain bike this trail for great wildlife viewing opportunities and access to hunting and fishing areas. For advanced bikers, there is a challenging mountain biking skills course. Don’t forget to check out the Post Mark’d West!