Delaware has a number of beautiful parks and trails where you can get out and be one with nature. Several of these parks are located within
close proximity to Rehoboth Beach. Take a hike, paddle on a pond, spend a weekend camping, surf, fish, bird watch or leaf peep - our
parks offer you a wide variety of activities the entire family can enjoy.
Grove Park is located at the intersection of Columbia Ave and Grove Street, near the Visitor Center and Museum. The park has a tot lot,
pavilion seating, bathrooms, benches and circuit workout stations with detailed instructions for each.
Stockley Street Park
Shockley Street Park, located on Stockley Street just west of Scarborough Street, has a tot lot and several benches with delightful views
of Silver Lake and its many feathered inhabitants.
Lake Gerar Park
The park is located on Lake Avenue along the northern banks of Lake Gerar, just west of the Henlopen Hotel and Condominiums. There are
benches and a tot lot for small children. Visitors can take a quick stroll on the paved trail that circles the lake.
Cape Henlopen State Park
This 3,000-acre park near Lewes is situated on the water where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Cape Henlopen offers beaches
for swimming and surf fishing, nature trails with guides, a three-mile paved trail that loops the park, a nature center, and camping
accommodations and bathhouses. The Great Dune Overlook provides stunning views across the bay to New Jersey and visitors can enjoy
a spectacular 360-degree view from a WWII Observation Tower in the Fort Miles section of the park. Call 302-645-8983 for information.
To reserve a campsite, call 1-877-987-2757.
Delaware Seashore State Park
With six miles of ocean and bay shoreline, "water, water everywhere" is the best way to describe Delaware Seashore State Park. Bounded
on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the west by the Rehoboth Bay and the Indian River Bay, the 2,825-acre park is a great spot
for exciting water sports like surfing, windsurfing, and sailboarding. Crabbing and clamming are permitted in some sections of the
bay. Camping, bathhouses and recreational activities are also available.
Phone: 302-227-2800 (office) 302-539-7202 (campground)
Fenwick Island State Park
Known as "the quiet beach," Fenwick Island State Park is situated between Bethany Beach to the north and Fenwick Island and Ocean City,
MD to the south. This three-mile stretch of barrier island offers 344 acres of peaceful ocean and bay shoreline. Surfers can catch
big waves here as the park has one of the few designated surfing beaches in Delaware. The ocean beaches are also a favorite spot for
surf fishing. 302-539-9060.
Killen's Pond State Park
Natural and recreational opportunities abound at Killen's Pond State Park, centrally located in the heart of Kent County. The park has
a 66-acre millpond, which features boating and fishing, and an innovative water park - considered more than just a pool with its interactive
water features. The campground and cozy cabins are popular retreats for visitors year-round.
Phone: 302-284-4526 (office) 302-284-3412 (campground)
Trap Pond State Park
Freshwater wetlands once covered a large portion of southwestern Sussex County. Trap Pond State Park retains a part of the swamp's original
beauty and mystery, and features the northernmost natural stand of Bald Cypress trees in the U.S. Rent a kayak or canoe and experience
the park's furtive water trail or take a walk on the four-mile boundary trail that circles the park's 90-acre pond.
Phone: 302-875-5153 (office) 302-875-2392 (campground)
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Prime Hook, located on the west shore of the Delaware Bay, is a 10,144 acre refuge officially established in 1963 under the authority of
the Migratory Bird Conservation Act “for use as an inviolate sanctuary, or for any other management purpose, for migratory birds.”
It’s habitat features include salt marsh, freshwater marsh, ponds and impoundments, wooded swamps and upland grasslands and forest.
Lecture programs, bird walks and educational activities are held throughout the year. 302-684-8419.
To get more information visit the Delaware State Parks website.
The Junction and Breakwater Trail
The Junction and Breakwater Trail is a five-mile pine-studded crushed stone rail-trail that runs from Rehoboth Beach to Lewes and provides
a perfect nature retreat. The mostly flat route is well-traveled by bicyclists, walkers, runners, and families with strollers and dogs.
There are a few points of access for the trail in Rehoboth Beach: Wolfe Glade parking lot on Wolfe Glade Road, Holland Glade parking
lot behind Tanger Outlet Seaside, or Hebron Road just off Route 1 (no parking available here).
Gordons Pond Trail
The Gordons Pond Trail, open to both bicyclists and pedestrians, is a finely crushed gravel pathway that winds through coastal maritime
forest, grassy marshes, and sandy dunes. The trail was recently expanded to 3.2 miles and features a half-mile long, elevated boardwalk
over dunes and wetlands. Access the trail from the Gordons Pond parking lot located at the end of Ocean Drive. About 0.75 miles in,
you’ll find an observation deck, which overlooks the pond and the ocean, and provides a perfect spot for taking a breather and bird
watching. Get back on the trail and you'll eventually end up at Cape Henlopen State Park where you can continue on a three-mile paved
bike loop or take a two-mile detour on the Walking Dunes Trail through the park's beautiful natural landscape.