The best camping near Delaware Seashore State Park

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Camp right by the Atlantic and learn maritime history in the process.  

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Reespect Park & Campground

3 sites · Tents6 acres · Millsboro, DE
Private camping near the beach and attractions, communal outdoor bar and grill, pond view, tables and chairs, horseshoe pit, fire pit, pet friendly, tour friendly, portajon, its a chill spot. Has plenty of nature to enjoy, I have put alot of work into making something special out of the property and would enjoy having some folks come use the place with us this year
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Strawberry Crossroads

57 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents46 acres · Pittsville, MD
Private retreat while still having access to hot showers and flushable toilets. . Stocked Catch and Release Fishing Lake. Volleyball, Basketball Court, and Wooded Trail. Primitive camp sites, Rv electrical hookups, to mini cabins there is a level to accommodate. All while only being 20 miles from the Atlantic Ocean.
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Emily's place

1 site · Tent1 acre · Millsboro, DE
Shady quiet spot for tent campers, 13 miles to Rehoboth Beach and Lewes, Delaware. Campfires, we are looking to make friends. Go to the beach or stay here and relax. Outlet shopping grocery stores are close by. Very close to the Indian River 1.5 miles boating, fishing, and crabbing. LGBTQ+friendly
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Why Not Acres

12 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents17 acres · Frankford, DE
HORSES WELCOME!  Why not run your horse on the beach, then come to our campsites to relax for the rest of your day.  There is a fenced pasture positioned next to the sites so you can see your faithful friend enjoying some grass or hay.  We have a new Zinger 29' trailer set up with a bunk room and another bedroom, full kitchen and bathroom.  It can easily sleep six people.  If you have your own RV, we have a full hook up at the same area.  The pasture where your horse stays will also have hay, water and shelter with a run-in.  This is a sanctuary for our animals.  We have nine animals here, four horses (some minnies) and five donkeys (some minnies).  By staying here, you will be helping us to support our animals.  We are in Frankford, De which is close to all the beaches and parks.  There are many shopping adventures awaiting you, either outlets or upcycle stores.  If you just want to relax, there is a small pond out back stocked with bass and turtles.  We have 17+ acres but we only use the front five acres and leave the rest for the deer, foxes, eagles, hawks and whatever else shows up.  We believe this is Heaven on earth and would love to share it will you.  So please come, stay at our farm and relax.  We are here year round.
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Hopkins Farm

2 sites · RVs2 acres · Lewes, DE
Learn more about this land:House is located in the middle of our farm. Corn maze and ice cream shop within walking distance! We also have cows, chickens, goats, and pigs. 20 minute drive to the beach!
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Historic Blueberry Lane Farm!

5 sites · RVs, Tents36 acres · Frankford, DE
Pitch your tent or park your RV on our historic 36-acre blueberry farm. Picnic tables, charcoal grills, and fire pits are located on lots. We  are a newly renovated farm that has an almost 60-year history. Very close to Delaware and Ocean City Beaches!  Our property is also  monitored by security cameras.Once owned by Tom Ryan and part of the 100+ acres of Ryan's Berry Farm, Kingsley Orchards now owns the middle 36 acres and market building of the historic farm. It was purchased at Sheriff Sale by Tony Morgan in June 2016 and 10+ months of extreme labor and renovation were required to bring the very neglected farm back to life.  Efforts paid off and the farm and market opened in June 2017 with a beautiful crop of blueberries and many multi-generational customers coming back with their children. The best outcome has been the opportunity to share growing food with children and helping them learn a love for outdoors and farming. Many of the customers remember their own grandparents bringing them to the farm! We had customers from age 1 to 89 picking blueberries. Meghan was able to retire from her state job in August to devote her full time and attention to the farm and family. Special accommodations and transportation options are  available to all customers! We also offer  a climate controlled restored marketplace for parties, events and several campsites on our farm.
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Seashore Oasis

2 sites · Lodging, RVs5 acres · Milton, DE
Experience the idyllic charm of our 5-acre property with a splendid 35' RV available for rent. Set against a picturesque country backdrop, you'll find tranquil wood trails for leisurely strolls, a horseshoe pit for friendly competition, and sandy games to indulge in. Unwind under the shady awning, which extends from the RV, and relish quiet evenings while savoring meals cooked on your private grill, accompanied by the comfort of a picnic table. Conveniently located a mere 5 miles away is the Lewes public boat launch, catering to boating enthusiasts with ample parking for your vessel. Explore the enchanting shores of Lewes and Rehoboth Beaches, meander along the delightful boardwalk to Dewey and Bethany Beaches, or venture further to the iconic Ocean City, Maryland. For those seeking retail therapy, the Tangor Outlets beckon. Complete with parking lot cameras to ensure the safety of your vehicle.
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Working Horse Farm

1 site · RV, Tent28 acres · Millsboro, DE
Tucked in a shady portion of our equestrian farm, this location is 12 miles to the resort beaches and minutes from Potnets. It’s rustic and nice. Pond view. You’re welcome to enjoy watching the horses and a variety of other animals. Thirty amp electric and potable water on the site. Fire pit and wood.
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Stargazer Yurt Near Ocean City, MD

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Selbyville, DE
YURTS REOPEN MAY 2024!!!!! NEW BATHHOUSE UNDER CONTRUCTION!!!!! ABOUT: Cowtown Glamping Cabins provides an unfiltered connection with natural beauty here in coastal Delaware. Set upon a landscape of old west vibes and only 6 miles from the beach, you can spend a couple hours, a day, or a week at nearby beaches, explore multiple boardwalks, and state parks, see the wild ponies in Assateague, or enjoy tax-free shopping in Rehoboth Beach. You're experience here, will be set in a ranch-type sanctuary while creating unique glamping memories you’ll never forget. The Stargazer is one of two beautiful Lotus Belle yurts we have pitched here at our new glampground. With room for 2 guests, (children need to be over 12yo and above) there's an outdoor grill to prepare your favorite meal, a picnic table and a fire pit with two chairs are included. Inside the space is a comfy queen-sized bed with clean linens, a sitting area with books and major western-boho vibes. You'll be happy to know the campground has WIFI access so you can easily keep up with work and play along with being just minutes from popular beaches. Cowtown Cabins is centrally located and 6 miles from North Ocean City, MD and down the street from Mc Donald's, Starbucks, grocery stores and even a pharmacy nearby! Everything you could want will be at your fingertips. As our guest, you'll have access to the flushable portable potty and hot/ cold rinse station (like last year.) However, our brand new "saloon-themed" bathhouse, is due to be completed by July 2024. We will change this listing once its finished and ready for our guests but for now, plan on the portable potty and the hot/cold outdoor rinse area pictured. WHAT TO BRING: -Bring a cooler with your ice to keep drinks and food cold in the yurt. Ice is for sale less than a mile away at a gas station or grocery store. -There is parking available for 1 (one) car only. Please NO trailers attached or 2nd cars as parking is limited in peak season. -Bring bath towels and beach towels since we are just a few minutes away from amazing beaches! -Bring an extra fan in the summer (you won't regret this!) SITE ADD-ONS: Have these items delivered to your doorstep for an extra fee Bundle of hardwood for campfires- $15 8lbs of charcoal for the BBQ grill- $15 Cowtown Cabins T-shirts- $28 ONE HOUR RANCH EXPERIENCES Chores N' Tour- $10/ person (feed, water, learn about 20+ farm animals) Brush N' Bond- (horse grooming & basic safety) $40/ one person $25/ ea two people Canvas Painting- (painting farm animals under the oak tree) $25/ person, 2 person minimum Project Poo- $25/ person (animal pen caretaking and compost making) Horse Whispering- $80/ one person $65/ ea two people Surprise birthday set-up- Message Shelley to surprise your favorite person Engagement set-up- Message Shelley to surprise your favorite person Rent multiple units- Message Shelley Rent the entire western town for a western wedding- Message Shelley LOCATION: Cowtown is located in Selbyville, Delaware which sits near the border of Maryland and is very close to Ocean City, MD. The property has been a horse-rescuing ranch for over two decades and currently has a western glamping huts, a Garden Hideaway Tiny House, and a barndominium called the Swedish Cowboy all available to rent year-round. Cowtown Glamping Cabins will stay open for families, reunions, groups, organizations, retreats, and even the occasional western-themed wedding. The Stargazer Yurt includes: -Clear roof with 360 view of the sky and a sun curtain -One queen size bed with unique southwest décor -Inside solar string lights with remote -Electric multi-speed fan (bring an extra if you'd like) -Two zipped mesh windows with zipped canvas roll-down blinds -Two large zipped doorways - 100% waterproof canvas tent -129.2 square ft. of useable standing space -Fire pit with two chairs -Full size picnic table under a shade tree
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Adventures Await Retreat

5 sites · Lodging, RVs135 acres · Houston, DE
Walking trails, indoor pool, mini golf, playground, dog park, close to beeches and casino.
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Lewes Peace & Rv

1 site · RV1 acre · Lewes, DE
This site is located next to my home. It has a level driveway with open flat yard. Can see beautiful sunsets overlooking a field. Property is located just outside the Lewes historic district and is within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and downtown Lewes. Close to bike trail, Lewes Beach, The Cape May Lewes Ferry, & Cape Henlopen State Park.
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Camp Bike and Beach!!

2 sites · RVs1 acre · Lewes, DE
Get away from it all and stay under the stars! Campsite is conveniently located on the bike trail that will take you to Downtown Lewes or Rehoboth and The Cape Henlopen State Park! Also, just a few miles to all the beach towns by car! Beautiful space with plenty of parking for your camper! You provide water and electric.
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The best camping near Delaware Seashore State Park guide

Overview

About

Spread across a long strip of bay and ocean shore, Delaware Seashore State Park is a popular spot to go crabbing, clamming, fishing, swimming, and camping. Its single campground has over 350 sites, spread across the north and south sections of the Indian River, connected by a bridge. Campground facilities include laundry rooms, showers, restrooms, and a camp store, plus a marina with a bait and tackle shop nearby. History buffs can learn about the U.S. Life-Saving Service, which laid the groundwork for the U.S. Coast Guard, by paying a visit to the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum at the visitor's center.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve a site at the Delaware Seashore up to one year in advance, either through the Delaware State Parks website or over the phone.
  2. A two-night stay is required on weekends (three nights on major public holidays).
  3. About two-thirds of the sites have full hookups and most accommodate RVs. Of the sites, 33 are tent-only.
  4. You are required to show up within 24 hours of your reservation start time. Late arrivals should contact the park to avoid automatic cancellation.
  5. If the camping areas at Delaware Seashore are full, there are a few private campgrounds in the general vicinity where you may have better luck.

When to go

Delaware Seashore State Park is a year-round destination, though the busiest time is—unsurprisingly—between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, when lifeguards are stationed.. Expect highs in the 80s from June through August, with temperatures in the 60s and 70s through September, and early fall is a great time to visit if you want to avoid crowds.

Know before you go

  • You can pick up basic supplies at the park's camp store, or head up to Rehoboth Beach, a 10-minute drive up the shore, to do a more thorough shop.
  • The park features two restaurants: the Big Chill Beach Club at the South Inlet Day Use Area and Hammerheads Dockside at the Indian River Marina.
  • Accessible features include 30 feet of Mobi-Mat to allow wheelchairs to access the beach safely, plus a special-access pier at the Indian inlet.
  • Permits are required for fishing, clamming, crabbing, and the use of vehicles on the dune.

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