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Water Activities

From its peaceful rivers and creeks to its magnificent inland bays and ocean, Delaware is brimming with wet and wild water activities. Fishing, clamming and crabbing are practically state sports in southern Delaware. Kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding offer exclusive access to some out-of-the-way natural settings.

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Brandywine Creek State Park

  • 41 Adams Dam Rd.
  • Wilmington, DE 19807
  • Phone: 302-577-3534
  • Region: New Castle
Parking: Two lots inside main entrances and one each at entrances on the other side of the river. Approximately 1,100 acres of woodlands and meadows, miles of hiking and biking trails, 18-hole disc see more »

Cape Henlopen State Park

  • 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr.
  • Lewes, DE 19958
  • Phone: (302) 645-8983
  • Region: Sussex
Parking: Designated parking areas available. Cape Henlopen State Park is a popular beach park, offering ocean and bay swimming, surf and pier fishing, camping, youth group camping and a nature center see more »

Christina River

  • Newport Boat Ramp
  • E. Marsh Lane
  • Newport, DE 19804
  • Phone: (302) 834-8433
  • Region: New Castle
Parking: 51 parking spaces available in a lot by the boat ramp. The Newport Boat Ramp is an access point to the Wilmington Riverfront by way of the Christina River. Along the way, you will be see more »

Fenwick Island State Park

  • 39415 Inlet Rd
  • Fenwick Island, DE 19944
  • Phone: (302) 227-2800
  • Region: Sussex
Parking: Parking is available on both sides of the Indian River Inlet. Situated between the popular resort towns of Bethany Beach to the north and Fenwick Island and Ocean City to the south, Fenwick see more »

Fort Dupont State Park

  • Reedy Point Bridge, DE Rt 9
  • Delaware CIty, DE 19706
  • Phone: (302) 834-7941
  • Region: New Castle
Parking: Boaters may park in the lot adjacent to boat ramp. There is no fee for boaters to park.  Visitors who want to engage in other recreational activities may park in the lot at the end of see more »

Killens Pond State Park

  • 5025 Killens Pond Rd
  • Felton, DE 19943
  • Phone: (302) 284-4526
  • Region: Kent
Parking: There are several parking lots inside of the park. Natural and recreational opportunities abound at Killens Pond State Park, centrally located in the heart of Kent County. The park's see more »

Lewes Canal

  • Lewes Boat Ramp
  • Pilottown Road (End of Pilottown Road)
  • Lewes, DE 19958
  • Phone: (302) 539-3160
  • Region: Sussex
Parking: Park at Lewes boat ramp. Parking lots designated for single vehicles - not boat trailer sites.  This boat launching area with a large parking area also has a fishing pier. View the see more »

Lums Pond State Park

  • 1068 Howell School Rd
  • Bear, DE 19701
  • Phone: (302) 368-6989
  • Region: New Castle
Parking: Parking is available in each of the five main day use areas and at the dog park lot at the end of Buck Jersey Road. Lums Pond is built around the largest freshwater pond in Delaware. The park see more »

Mispillion River

  • Cedar Creek Boat Ramp
  • Cedar Beach Road and CR-203
  • Slaughter Beach, DE 19963
  • Phone: (302) 284-1077
  • Region: Kent
Parking: Park at the Cedar Creek boat ramp. The public ramp allows boat access to Mispillion River and Cedar Creek and into Delaware Bay. DuPont Nature Center at the old Mispillion Lighthouse see more »

Murderkill River

  • Bowers Beach Boat Ramp
  • Main Street and Clifton Cubbage Drive
  • Bowers Beach, DE 19946
  • Phone: (302) 284-1077
  • Region: Kent
Parking: Park at Bowers Beach Boat Ramp.. The public boat ramp allows boat access to Murderkill River and into Delaware Bay. Hours of Operation: Sunday - Saturday Seasonal Hours: Fishing and see more »

Phillips Landing / Nanticoke Wildlife Area

  • Phillips Landing CR-496
  • Laurel, DE 19956
  • Phone: (302) 539-3160
  • Region: Sussex
Parking: Park at Phillips Landing. Phillips Landing is a boating access area to Broad Creek and the Nanticoke River. The Chesapeake Bay Historic Water Trail stops at the Capt. John Smith Monument see more »

St. Jones River

  • St. Jones River Boat Ramp at Scotton Landing
  • Near Intersection of Barkers Landing Road, Trap Shooters Road, and DE-1
  • Magnolia, DE 19962
  • Phone: (302) 284-1077
  • Region: Kent
Parking: Park at St. Jones River boat ramp. This public boat ramp allows boat access to Saint Jones River and into Delaware Bay.  A disabled-accessible fishing pier is present. Hours of see more »

Trap Pond State Park

  • 33587 Baldcypress Lane
  • Laurel, DE 19956
  • Phone: 302-875-5153
  • Region: Sussex
Parking: Campers should proceed directly to the campground on the north side of the pond.  Day visitors can park near the nature center on the south side of the pond. Located east of Laurel, Trap Pond see more »

White Clay Creek State Park

  • 750 Thompson Station Road
  • Newark, DE 19711
  • Phone: (302) 368-6900
  • Region: New Castle
Parking: There are 8 day-use parking areas in White Clay Creek State Park. 3,600-acre state park is largely undeveloped except for trails. White Clay Creek runs for 4 miles through Delaware. Most see more »

Woodland Beach Wildlife Area

  • 4876 Hay Point Landing Road
  • Smyrna, DE 19977
  • Phone: (302) 284-1077
  • Region: Kent
Parking: Designated parking lots outlined on wildlife maps. The wildlife area consists of over 6,000 acres of natural area consisting of tidal marsh, forest, and agricultural fields dedicated to see more »
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