Cape Henlopen is a Delaware state park located at 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, Delaware. An early leader in Delaware, William Penn, previously owned the 5,193-acre park. He officially declared the park a Delaware state park in 1964 and has since been open for public use.
The Cape Henlopen State Park was a strategic location for the US Army and Navy during the revolutionary war of 1812.
The park is home to wildlife, different shorebird species (the black skimmer, the least tern, piping plover), and Horseshoe crabs.
If you like going to the beach, the beach at Cape Henlopen is open throughout the year. There are two beaches available for swimming with lifeguards patrolling during Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. The Northshore beach has a modern bathhouse with showers, changing rooms, and a snack bar. The southern coast is famous amongst lesbians.
Two facilities are available for rent; a pavilion for picnics and “the officers club” building suitable for group activities. There is an 18 hole golf house and basketball courts open throughout the year.
You can hunt in some park areas during Delawares’ designated hunting season, but you must follow the set guidelines. Try fishing from the beach at the fishing pier and Delaware bay. There is a fishing center, a bait, and a tackle shop at the dock open throughout the year.
Drive to the beach for surf fishing (with a permit) and go camping on the pine-covered dunes with over 150 campsites available with running water. The campsites are open from 1st March To 30th November every year.
Climb to the top of the world war two observation tower and have a 360 degrees view of the park. You can also climb the top of the former military bunker and view the Atlantic coastline.
The seaside nature center has marine aquariums and exhibits about the park, an auditorium, and a gift shop. There are environmental education programs such as hayrides, guided nature walks and hikes, birding trips, and children’s vacation workshops.
Enjoy the park’s marked nature and hiking trails, from the beach to the pine forests. You can rent bicycles and explore the park.
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26822 Lewes Georgetown Hwy, Harbeson, DE 19951, United States
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Cape Henlopen State Park
15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958, United States