Standard (Tent/RV)
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Blackbird State Forest Campground - CLOSED TIL FURTHER NOTICE

As of 6/1/2020 - CLOSED til further notice - until an online reservation system is in place.

Blackbird State Forest, located on the border of New Castle and Kent Counties, is Delaware's northernmost state forest. It is only a 30-minute commute from Wilmington and Newark. The ten tracts of Blackbird State Forest are open year-round at no cost to the public for nature walks, hiking, jogging, and horseback riding. The forest features a 1/2-mile, wheelchair-accessible wildlife and nature interpretation trail on the Tybout Tract as well as the Blackbird Education Center on the Meadows Tract.

Fee Info
Minimum per night charge of $25 plus security deposit with a maximum stay of 9 nights per month.
Reservation Info
Campground is transitioning to an online, fee-based computer reservation system and all reservations must be booked using this method. Reservation system is expected to be back in operation by later in the summer of 2020, but right now the booking site is not functional and campground is not accepting reservations for future dates.
January 1st - December 31st
Drive In
Alcohol Allowed
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Showers
No Toilets
Trash Available
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
Blackbird State Forest Campground - CLOSED TIL FURTHER NOTICE is located in Delaware
39.3584 N
-75.67 W
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1 Review of Blackbird State Forest Campground - CLOSED TIL FURTHER NOTICE
First to Review
Huge Forest With A Few Designated Tent Sites

This is a good free state forest with maybe 10 (or less) designated tent-camping sites, and designated areas for deer hunting. Each campsite features a picnic table or two, and a fire pit, plus one bundle of firewood. The ground is dirt covered with woodchips and sometimes evergreen needles -- pretty easy to sleep in a tent. There are a couple portapotties in the camping area, which are a few feet from one campsite, or a few blocks from another. There is one water pump. And there are plenty of hiking trails in the state forest, complete with mushrooms, and deer-hunting-stands.

RV camping is not encouraged. Horseriding is encouraged. And you may regret not brining mosquito repellent. The blood-suckers are relentless.

My only beef is that it's a legitimate campground, which means, neighbors. But the neighbors aren't unreasonably close, so it's actually pretty good.