Cape Henlopen State Park


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Cape Henlopen State Park


Location:In Lewes, 1 mile east of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry.
Facilities:139 family campsites with water hookups, 17 family campsites with no hookups, youth group campsites (primitive; tents only), restrooms, showers, laundry, swimming beach/pool, fishing pier, fishing center, boat rentals, picnic area, pavilions, dune crossing, bike trail, nature trails, horse trails, nature center, disc golf course, game courts, ball fields, auditorium, gift shop, food concessions (é).
Activities:Family camping, youth camping, surf and pier fishing (é), swimming, hiking, bicycling, tennis, basketball, softball, picnicking, birdwatching, nature programs.
Special Features:Located at the mouth of Delaware Bay, Cape Henlopen includes four miles of bay and ocean beaches as well as a pond wildlife area with a unique saltwater inpoundment and a broad salt marsh. Along the coast, the Great Dune rises 80 feet above sea level, and "walking dunes" slowly move across pine forests. The variety of habitats within the park make it a good home for many species of wildlife.
Address:42 Cape Henlopen Dr
Lewes, DE 19958

Phone:302-645-8983
Web: www.destateparks.com/chsp/chsp.htm
Size: 5,193 acres.

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DNRECs Division of Parks & Recreation today announced that the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean beach and dunes, and a half mile along the bay shoreline, will close beginning Thursday, March 1, for the benefit of threatened and endangered beachnesters and migratory shorebirds, including red knot, piping plovers, oystercatchers, least terns, and other species.
A highlight was taking a long bike ride through Cape Henlopen State Park, where the hot sun was tempered by a cool ocean breeze.
When Cape Henlopen State Park is open, visitors can access Fire Control Tower Number 7 and the restored WWII buildings, including the site's orientation building.
com)-- 9 year old Nikolas Toocheck will run his first marathon on December 1st at the Fortitude for First Descents Marathon at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, DE.
The annual barbecue was held at Cape Henlopen State Park.
It crosses 15 states and the District of Columbia from Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware, to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, passing through 16 national forests, Pike's Peak, gold mining towns and 10,000 other points of historical and cultural interest.
Winding eastward from Point Reyes to Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware, the ADT--currently being studied for designation as a national scenic trail--is designed to accomplish several long-term objectives.
On October 28,1991, an employee of the Division of Public Health (DPH), Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, reported that her son and at least 10 other persons who had recently participated in a high school biology class field trip to Cape Henlopen State Park had contracted pruritic dermatitis.
Cape Henlopen State Park Recent renovations include electric hookups, new bathrooms, a new playground, camp store, additional cabins, and improvements to the nature center.
All other state park guarded swimming beaches including the main beach at Cape Henlopen State Park and the South Indian River Inlet side of Delaware Seashore State Park, will be guarded every day through Labor Day with limited staff.
This years Hawk Watches sponsored by the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife, in partnership with the Delmarva Ornithological Society, Delaware Nature Society and Delaware Division of Parks & Recreation have begun at Delaware Nature Societys Ashland Nature Center near Hockessin and at Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes.
DNRECs Division of Parks & Recreation announced today that the popular Cape Henlopen State Park campground has closed to make way for a third and final phase of improvements.