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Cape Henlopen State Park

42 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-1168
+1 302-645-6852
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Clean Beaches, Hiking, Biking, Camping, Fishing

Cape Henlopen is the only access to the Atlantic Ocean for the City of Lewes. The park has one... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Karen F
Lewes, Delaware
beautiful, clean park

Beautiful clean park, walking and biking trails, disc golf, walk on or drive on beaches, pavilions... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nicole Z
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature Center.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nature center” (145 reviews)
“fishing pier” (79 reviews)
“bike trails” (50 reviews)
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42 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-1168
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Cape Henlopen is the only access to the Atlantic Ocean for the City of Lewes. The park has one beach house where there are restrooms and showers (both are old and in need of updating). Herring Point is at the end of Cape Henlopen State...More

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful clean park, walking and biking trails, disc golf, walk on or drive on beaches, pavilions for events.

Thank Nicole Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cape Henlopen State Park is truly a remarkable place. The parking for out of state cars costs $10, for Delaware registration $5. There is indeed ample parking in a few locations. Some of the maps are inaccurate and there are areas somewhat confusing. It...More

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No where as crowded as Rehoboth beach and plenty of parking. Also bike trails and camping. Bird watching available too

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pristine. Huge sand dunes. Clean and gorgeous. Loads of surf fisherman. Special permits available for trucks in the beach. We go whenever we can.

Thank Elizabeth0725
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great bike trails, beautifully maintained park with plenty to do and see. I take scouts camping here every year for the past like 15 years and have never been disappointed. Improvements are done each time I return. This park has the best of both worlds....More

Thank localeater64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to drive through Delaware on a Philly to Charleston road trip. I picked Lewes and this park for a mid-day break. It was a great choice and we enjoyed a nice winter walk on the Pineland and Seaside trails (about 2 miles total)....More

Thank Tiffany P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Henlopen offers access to the beach, as you might expect given its location, but what is surprising are the places you find by taking the trails through the forests around the marshes. Such a variety of plant life, especially in the sandy strips of land...More

Thank owllander57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove north from Rehoboth Beach to sample this state park, and we were glad to have done so. As out-of-state visitors, we did need to pay a $10 admission fee, but it was well worth it. Our primary interest was the guarded beach. Although...More

Thank Ashburn1
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Great beaches,sand dunes,birds and fishing. Nice park on the mouth of the Delaware, bike riding and walking trails

Thank Steven A
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20 July 2017|
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Response from Karin K | Reviewed this property |
that is fine. We usually set up two 5 person sleeping tents and one screened porch tent.
20 July 2017|
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30 May 2017|
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Response from Ken C | Reviewed this property |
Route 1 is heavily traveled and has construction south of Dover. Expect heavy shore traffic on Fridays especially after 3pm going South and Sundays noon on going Northbound. Cape Henlopen is a popular spot and convenient to... More