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Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes

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State Park
With a 24-hour fishing pier and nearby campgrounds, Cape Henlopen State Park attracts seaside nature enthusiasts. The rest of the park has set hours, morning to sunset, for activities like playing disc golf, horseback riding, kayaking, and swimming. Head to the northern beach, which features a modern bathhouse with showers, changing rooms, and a snack bar. You can also explore the park on one of the many bicycle and walking paths. If you'd like to get up close to local fish and learn more about the park's habitats, stop by the Seaside Nature Center. Entrance to the park is free in the off-season, and a fee is charged per vehicle during the peak summer months. Using our international travel planner, Lewes attractions like Cape Henlopen State Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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. T...  more »