Camping in Delaware

Delaware is the second smallest state—but it's second to none in campsites.

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Camping in Delaware guide

Overview

Whether you want a cabin getaway or a seaside campsite, Delaware has something for everyone. All throughout the state, you’ll find stunning scenery, family campgrounds, and plenty of beaches. Channel your inner surfer or recline with a good book on the shores of Rehoboth Beach, or book a Delaware campground closer to Pennsylvania. On the northern end of the coast, Wilmington sits along the Delaware River with water fun and recreational activities for campers. If you prefer the woods over the beach, head inland, where Delaware's state parks are begging to be explored.

Where to go

Redden State Forest

Sleep under the stars in one of Delaware'ss largest forests. Redden State Forest caters to all kinds of campers. You can book a tent site with access to the park’s biking, hiking, and horseback riding trails. Campsites remain open year-round, so you can grill, roast s’mores, and cozy up during your Delaware getaway.

Killens Pond State Park

Head North of Redden State Forest to Killens Pond State Park. As the name suggests, the park is all about the water. You can fish, kayak, and canoe on-site, as well as explore the park’s waterpark. The whole family will enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk, while the nature center is a bird-watcher’s dream. Campsites remain open year-round, with tent sites, cabin rentals, and RV sites with hookups.

Cape Henlopen State Park

Set on an old military base, Cape Henlopen State Park has it all: history, trails, campsites— oh, and did we mention beaches? The park overlooks Delaware Bay, so campsites are never far from the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy the best of Delaware beaches, like Lewes Beach. Camp at Tall Pines Campground Resort for your choice of cabin, RV, or tent campsite. Or, head south along the Indian River inlet. Stop at Delaware Seashore State Park, and check-in to a family-friendly RV park, tent campsite, or resort of your choosing.

When to go

The Atlantic Ocean stuns year-round, but Delaware is a coastal state—so come when you can most enjoy the coast. For some campers, that means tent camping in the summer, when Delaware beaches peak. For other campers, however, the shoulder seasons are the perfect time for a Delaware rental. Book an RV campsite with a bathhouse, picnic table, and wifi, and you may not notice if the weather sours.

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