- Maximum occupancy per site: 1 vehicle, 8 people.
- Check-in time: 1 p.m. Check-out time: 12 p.m.
- Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Alcoholic beverages: Permitted at campsite only. Kegs are prohibited.
- Generator use: Prohibited.
- Campfires: Allowed in designated rings or pits, following local advisories.
- Drone use: A Park Services permit must be acquired in advance.
15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
Cape Henlopen State Park is an ideal Delaware beach camping destination in a dramatic location at the point where Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors to this 7,000-acre state park can enjoy both natural and historical attractions by swimming in the ocean, biking through forest and sand dunes, fishing from a pier, attending a nature center program, and touring the World War II–era Fort Miles.
The campground, set within pine-covered dunes, has more than 100 sites with electric and water hookups, and several new sites over 100 feet long to accommodate big rigs. Additional facilities include restrooms with showers, new fire rings and picnic tables, pull-through sites, two dump stations, a camp store, and a play area. Sites are somewhat close together, but the main draw of the campground is its proximity to the beach and trails. If you don’t have your own bikes, the park rents them for free. A bike trail leads all the way to Rehoboth Beach (12 miles round-trip) for a stunning ride along the Delaware coast.
1068 Howell School Road, Bear, DE 19701
Water views and activities are the main attraction at this peaceful state park surrounding Delaware’s largest freshwater millpond. In addition to fishing, boating, and kayaking, dedicated hiking and biking trails are available, along with horseback riding, sports fields, and a zip-line course. The excellent nature center and nearby Fort Delaware State Park round out the attractions with engaging education and history.
Lums Pond’s campground features spacious, shady sites with paved driveways and grassy areas. Notable for a state park, all sites have full hookups. Facilities include a camp store, restrooms with showers, and a dump station. Pet owners will appreciate the off-leash dog area, and campers needing to stay connected should have no issues with the cell service. Well maintained by friendly staff, this state park is a great camping option in northern Delaware. Note that sites accommodate rigs up to 40 feet.
33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, DE 19956
Trap Pond State Park highlights a unique natural attraction: the northernmost stand of bald cypress trees in the U.S. Once the site of a large freshwater wetland, the pond was created to power a sawmill to harvest the bald cypress in the late 18th century. During the summer, a variety of water craft are available to rent, and guided pontoon boat tours are offered on weekends. A stream flowing into the pond is a designated wilderness canoe trail, which makes for an incredible experience paddling among the graceful bald cypress.
Additional facilities include hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails, along with a playground, sports fields, and a nature center. Trap Pond State Park’s campground features more than 100 sites, about half with electric and water hookups. Campsites are spacious, shady, and situated in a beautiful natural setting under tall pine trees. Restrooms, laundry, a dump station, and a camp store are available, making this a comfortable campground to visit the park and enjoy its unique natural beauty.
Delaware state park campgrounds that accommodate RV camping
Cape Henlopen State Park
Delaware Seashore State Park
Killen Pond State Park
Lums Pond State Park
Trap Pond State Park
For more information on Delaware state park campgrounds, visit destateparks.com/.