Trap Pond State Park

State Parks

Whether you’re aiming to embark on a fast-paced water excursion or quietly appreciate some nature, there’s a Cape Region state park for you. 

Delaware Seashore State Park 

With six miles of ocean and 20 miles of bay shoreline, this Rehoboth Beach state park has plenty of outdoor fun for the whole family. Enjoy kayaking, fishing, hiking, biking, birding, and more. There are also two campgrounds that cater to a range of camping setups, including tents and large recreational vehicles. Make sure to check out the Indian River Life-Saving Station for a look at the daily lives of surfmen that guarded the coasts and performed rescues over 100 years ago.

Cape Henlopen State Park

From boating and clamming to paddle-boarding and windsurfing, there’s truly something for everyone at the historic Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes. Mobi-Mat equipment is also available, offering handicap access from the boardwalk to the beach. Beyond the ocean and bay, the park features wildflower-filled trails for walking, hiking, and biking—with complimentary bikes available on a first-come, first-served basis!  Explore the Nature Center and Touch Tank to learn all about the park’s habitats and local creatures. For deeper insights, you can even sign up for dolphin watches and other guided programs. 

Fenwick Island State Park 

Hoping to catch some waves? Fenwick Island State Park is one of the only designated surfing spots in the state. Additional popular options include catching a stunning sunset at the Assawoman Recreation Area, renting a kayak at Coastal Kayak, or joining a park naturalist for a Wild Crab Chase. The ocean side of the park is great for swimming and sunbathing. Plus, anglers with a valid license plate and current decal can drive onto the beach for some surf fishing.  Lifeguards are on duty all summer. There’s also a bathhouse, snack bar, and concession for renting beach chairs and umbrellas.

Holt’s Landing State Park 

Located on the south shore of the Indian River Bay in Dagsboro, Delaware’s smallest state park still offers a variety of activities. Open 24 hours a day, the park’s boat ramp serves as one of the only public access points to the Indian River Bay. The bay conditions are also ideal for kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and windsurfing. A pavilion with a fire pit is available for family picnics and other group get-togethers, and the park hosts Family Fun Nights and concerts throughout the summer.  

Trap Pond State Park

Nestled in the southwestern corner of Delaware, Trap Pond State Park offers a unique experience with its beautiful bald cypress trees. The park features serene water trails for kayaking and canoeing, along with opportunities for fishing, hiking, and bird watching. Visitors can also enjoy camping, with options ranging from tents to cozy cabins. The park’s nature center provides insights into the local ecology and the history of the area.  

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