State park campgrounds and playgrounds closed

March 24, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control closed its Delaware State Parks campgrounds and playgrounds March 24.

Campground reservations scheduled through Friday, May 15, have been canceled. Full refunds will be issued for reservations scheduled during that time.

While state parks and wildlife areas are currently open, all state park campsites, cabins, cottages, yurts and playgrounds are closed through May 15. Buildings such as park offices and nature centers remain closed, and programs and tours are canceled. No entrance fees will be charged through Thursday, April 30.

Beach access from within Cape Henlopen, Delaware Seashore and Fenwick Island state parks is prohibited at this time. Parking and fishing at the Indian River Inlet within Delaware Seashore State Park is permitted. All conditions are subject to change.

Anyone visiting a park or wildlife area is encouraged to engage in responsible social distancing practices, avoiding groupings of people.

Annual park passes, good for the entire season, and surf fishing tags should be purchased online only or at third-party agents instead of at park offices or in the Dover office.

Refunds and reservation cancellations will be processed by the Delaware State Parks reservation vendor. For more information, call 877-987-2757 and go to and


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