Best Campgrounds in Delaware
Where to Camp in The First State
What do you think of when you think of Delaware? The famous painting of George Washington? The Revolutionary War? The signing of the Constitution?
Surprisingly, Delaware is the only one of the fifty states that don’t have any national parks. Nevertheless, Delaware boasts plenty of beautiful forests and beaches, perfect for a weekend getaway.
Here are our picks for the best places to camp in Delaware.
1. Cape Henlopen State Park – Lewes
If camping at the beach is your idea of a perfect vacation, Cape Henlopen is the spot for you! Pine-covered dunes are the setting for over 150 sites, most with a water hookup. Camping is available from March 1 through November 30. Learn more here.
2. Delaware Seashore State Park – Rehoboth Beach
Water, water everywhere describes Delaware Seashore State Park. Bounded on the east by the mighty Atlantic Ocean, and on the west by Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay, the 2825-acre park is a beach-goer’s delight. Learn more here.
3. Killens Pond State Park – Felton
Natural and recreational opportunities abound at Killens Pond State Park, centrally located in the heart of Kent County. The park’s centerpiece is the 66-acre millpond which features boating and fishing. The all new Killens Pond Water Park offers resort entertainment in a serene, natural setting. Only about a 1½-hour drive from either the northern or southern state line, Killens Pond makes a perfect home base for exploring the First State. Learn more here.
4. Lums Pond State Park – Bear
Lums Pond State Park is built around the largest freshwater pond in Delaware. The park features excellent camping, fishing, sports facilities, hiking trails, and an unforgettable Go Ape! Treetop Adventure Course featuring rope ladders, treetop crossings, Tarzan swings and 5 zip lines — four of them over water! Lums Pond itself covers 200 acres, and although there is no swimming allowed, boat rentals and fishing provide water-bound recreation. A boat launching ramp and two piers allow easy access to the water. Learn more here.
5. Trap Pond State Park – Laurel
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 baldcypress trees in the United States. Learn more here.
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Want more? Check out the rest of our Best Campgrounds in the US series, and be sure to check back over the next couple weeks as we go through the states alphabetically.