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Cape Henlopen
Sussex County, Delaware
Created in 1964
5,193 acres
Separating the Atlantic Ocean from Delaware Bay, thousands of people flock to Cape Henlopen's beautiful beaches each year. The park has athletic fields, bike, hiking, and horseback trails, a 150-site campground, an 18-hole disc golf course, a year round fishing pier, kayaking, picnic tables, and swimming. Some of the most popular hiking trails include the 0.7-mile Seaside Nature Trail and the Walking Dune Hiking Trail. The park is also home to a restored World War II observation tower which offers spectacular views of the Atlantic coastline. Several species of birds, horseshoe crabs, rabbits, mice, snakes, and voles can be spotted in the park.

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Trap Pond
Laurel, Delaware
Created in 1951
2,109 acres
Trap Pond State Park, located in the southwestern corner of Delaware, is named for the remains of an ancient swampland in Sussex County. The park is home to an extensive patch of bald cypress trees, as well as a number of birds, which include great blue herons, owls, warblers, and pileated woodpeckers. Boating and fishing are two popular activities at the park, which also has a nature center and a handful of trails, among them the 4.9-mile Boundary Trail.

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Fort Delaware
New Castle County, Delaware
Created in 1951
288 acres
Fort Delaware, which stands on Pea Patch Island, was built in 1815 to protect the mouth of the Delaware River, and the harbors of Wilmington and Philadelphia. It served as a prisoner of war camp, housing 16,000 Confederate soldiers at times. The park is also known for its birds, housing nine different species during the summer.

Other State Parks in Delaware

Alapocas Run State Park
Auburn Heights Preserve 
Bellevue State Park
Brandywine Creek State Park
Delaware Seashore State Park
Fenwick Island State Park
First State Heritage Park
Fort DuPont State Park
Fox Point State Park
Holts Landing State Park
Killens Pond State Park
Lums Pond State Park
White Clay Creek State Park
Wilmington State Parks


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