State park offices open with limited hours

Virtual programs offered while nature centers remain closed
January 13, 2021

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control reopened its state park offices Jan. 12, with limited hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day. Park offices were closed Dec. 24-Jan. 11 to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The Indian River Life Saving Station and Indian River Marina will both have limited hours for purchases, with the IRLSS open Wednesday through Saturday and the marina on Monday and Tuesday.

Those who wish to purchase Delaware State Parks annual passes and surf-fishing permits are encouraged to do so online at The Delaware State Parks fee season goes into effect Monday, March 1.

Delaware State Parks nature centers will remain closed.

In order to eliminate gatherings of people from different households, no in-person programming will be held at Delaware State Parks while the nature centers are closed. Instead, parks will offer independent, online programming, such self-guided hikes, online activities and videos. The virtual programs will be posted on Delaware State Parks’ Facebook, Instagram and YouTube pages, and at the Delaware State Parks Adventure Blog and

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