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Cape Henlopen State Park

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Address: 42 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-1168
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+1 302-645-6852
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 06:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 00:00
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This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature...

This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature Center.

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Easter Sunday 2017

Another delightful beach and Gordon Pond bike time. My wife, eldest son, and I enjoyed an 82 degree beach Easter. Bugs were tolerable. Lots of dogs. Some ventured into the frigid... read more

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another delightful beach and Gordon Pond bike time. My wife, eldest son, and I enjoyed an 82 degree beach Easter. Bugs were tolerable. Lots of dogs. Some ventured into the frigid Atlantic. Surfers in full body wetsuits at Herring Point. Sun galore. Incredible!!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Saturday. Had a lot going on there. Kite flying visited fort miles. They are doing a great job of restoration at the fort. Try and get the tour of the guns. Took a nice bicycle ride, no additional charge around the park. Trail is paved. Traffic was a little heavy due to kite flying.

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Thank Howard P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spend longer than planned over here: beach, observers, woods, trails, museum, sunshine and bikes. Fishing and 4x4. We will be back, bring cash for the entrance fee.

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Thank Heidi S
Arlington, Virginia, USA
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198 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This large state park has many different points of interest and things to do--there's a nature center with aquariums, lots of hiking trails, bicycle rentals and trails, roads with parking lots, picnic tables and benches, ocean views, Ft. Miles with its many cannons, Army lookout towers to climb and/or photograph, wildlife (I saw some deer crossing the road just ahead... More 

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only is this the best "local" beach; it's also the best pet-friendly one, as dogs are allowed year-round. I've done a lot of weekend and even day trips to Rehoboth, and Cape Henlopen State Park is usually where I spend my beach time. My dogs love playing in the surf and sand, and the beach is expansive...never too crowded...and... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The park is a great place to go all year. We walk the Gordon Pond trail year round (we take our dogs) we also bike through the park to Rehobeth. The beach is wonderful to sun and swim in the summer. There is much to do and Ft Miles is also available. There is a concession stand and bathhouse also... More 

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Thank Ken C
Baltimore County, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love Cape Henlopen, especially in the spring and fall when it isn't very crowded. We love walking on the beach and visiting the historic fort. My friends love riding their bike from Rehobeth Beach to the Golden Pond Bike Path. My dog loves being there as well.

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Thank Marty1357
New Castle, Delaware
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family friendly lots of activity funds and family oriented love capehenlope state park Being going for the last 20 years.

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Dover, Delaware
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Great, vast place to walk, run, bike, visit the beach, explore nature, etc. The park also has some historic elements, a water park, and special events. Great to go when you have the weather for it!

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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176 reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

My husband introduced me to Cape Henlopen almost 14 years ago on a daytrip when we were first dating! He would bring me down to Lewes, DE on special occasions about once a year for Sunday brunch at the Buttery, followed by shopping in the locally owned and very tasteful shops near The Buttery, with the grand finale on the... More 

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