Update on Delaware State Parks reopening and closures

November 3, 2012

As cleanup from Hurricane Sandy continues, here is an update from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Contorl's Division of Parks and Recreation about Delaware State Parks’ status in the aftermath of the storm:

• Delaware Seashore State Park: Most of the park remains closed due to storm damage and lack of access, as Route 1 is closed from just south of Dewey Beach to south of the Indian River Inlet Bridge.

• The South Inlet Day Use area is open to the public; the bathhouse is closed for the season, but portable toilets are available. All other day use areas are closed until further notice. There is no access to the Indian River Marina. The Delaware Seashore State Park campground and The Cottages at Indian River Marina are closed for the weekend; the reservation center will contact all those with reservations for this weekend, or those holding reservations may contact the call center at 877-987-2757.

• Holt's Landing State Park: open for public access; the comfort station has been closed for the season, but portable toilets are available.  The crabbing pier and ramp are both open; however, please be aware that the floating pier is not available for use due to storm damage.

• Surf fishing areas: Fenwick Island’s middle and south crossings are open for surf fishing; all other surf fishing areas and crossings closed.
All other Delaware State Parks are open and fully operational.
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