Alapocas Run State Park: A 415 acre park in Wilmington along the Brandywine Creek and the Alapoca Run tributary. It is a popular area for hiking, biking and sports on its three athletic fields and playground.
Bellevue State Park: A 328 acre park in the suburbs of Wilmington named for the former mansion of William du Pont, Jr., Bellevue Hall, which is located on this historic estate.
Brandywine Creek State Park: A 933 acre state park three miles north of Wilmington. It is a popular area for birders and nature enthusiasts, with the state’s first two nature preserves located within its boundaries.
Cape Henlopen State Park: A 5,193 acre state park on Cape Henlopen in Lewes, Delaware. The beach there was one of the first public lands established here in 1682.
Delaware Seashore State Park: A 2,825 acre park bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and on the west by Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay. It is located near Dewey Beach and is one of the state’s most popular attractions, with millions of visitors to the area.
Fenwick Island State Park: A three-mile stretch of barrier island between Bethany Beach to the north and Fenwick Island/Ocean City to the south.
Fort Delaware State Park: A 288 acre park on Pea Patch Island in New Castle County. The original fortress was built in 1815, and the last fort was built just before the civil war. It is also home to the largest migratory bird rookery north of Florida.
Fort DuPont State Park: This park in Delaware City was used as a military base from the Civil War through World War II. It was named in honor of Rear Admiral Samuel Francis DuPont, who fought in the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War.
Fox Point State Park: A 108 acre park along the Delaware River in New Castle County. It was open in 1995 following the rehabilitation of a former hazardous waste site. This is the northern terminus of the Coastal Heritage Greenway and the eastern terminus of the Northern Delaware Greenway.
Holts Landing State Park: A 203 acre park with 2,000 feet of shoreline along the south coast of Indian River Bay. The land was owned by the Holt family before it was sold to the state of Delaware in 1957.
Killens Pond State Park: This park south of Felton in Kent County surrounds a 66 acre millpond located along the Murderkill River. It is a popular place for boating, fishing and camping.
Lums Pond State Park: A 1,790 acre park near Bear, Delaware that surrounds Lums Pond, a large freshwater impoundment built by the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal on St. Georges Creek to fill the locks in the canal. Popular activities include boating, fishing, hiking and camping.
Trap Pond State Park: A 3,653 acre park near Laurel that protects one of the largest surviving segments of an extensive wetland in southwestern Sussex County. The pond was created in the late 1700s to power a sawmill in the area. It became one of Delaware’s first state parks in 1951.
White Clay Creek State Park: A 3,300 acre park along White Clay Creek in New Castle County near Newark, Delaware. It is operated jointly with Pennsylvania’s White Clay Creek Preserve. One of the most popular activities in the park is hiking on the 37 miles of trails.
Wilmington State Park: A 365 acre park composed of four smaller units mostly located along Brandywine Creek. They include Brandywine Park, Rockford Park, H. Fletcher Brown Park and the Hobbs Tract. The state park was created in 1998; the oldest segment dates back to 1886.