Cape Henlopen State Park closed at noon today on account of dangerous surf ahead of Sandy, while all other Delaware State Parks and DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife facilities – including state wildlife areas – will close at 5 p.m. today in anticipation of the storm's projected path through and impact on the Mid-Atlantic region, including Delaware.
Division of Fish & Wildlife closures include duck blinds that are located in the wildlife areas. All wildlife areas, state boat ramps and fishing access areas will be closed until further notice.
Delaware State Parks likewise will be closed until further notice. Additionally, all Delaware State Parks campgrounds, cabins and cottages closed at 1 p.m. Sunday and they too will remain shut until further notice. Anyone who had made reservations at the campgrounds, cabins or cottages for Sunday and beyond will receive refunds due to the storm-related closure, and was notified in advance by parks’ reservation system.
Precautionary emergency shellfish growing area closure
Due to the expected impact of Hurricane Sandy, all Delaware shellfish growing areas will be closed for harvest effective 12 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, until further notice. No clams, oysters or any other bivalve molluscan shellfish may be harvested from any Delaware waters at this time. The closure will not be lifted until the state shellfish authority administered by DNREC has deemed water quality safe for the harvest of shellfish. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, DNREC Shellfish program manager.