About Cape Henlopen State Park
Drive In, Walk In, Hike In, Boat In
Cape Henlopen State Park is located in Delaware
19 Reviews of Cape Henlopen State Park
This campground is amazing in every way!
Super close to ferry which Is convenient. Close to shopping and great restaurants. Park itself is very clean as well as all facilities. We stayed in november so I didn’t make it on the beach, but would definitely go back for summer!
I've done a lot of camping and Cape Henlopen is one of the best places I've stayed. I have stayed here at least a dozen times and have never had any complaints. There are lots of walking and biking trails, clean facilities, and the sites are very nice.
This is a 5 star campground. It is clean, in a great location, staff is amazing and so on. There was only one issue we had with it and it is probably something that can’t be fixed but it is a big issue for us. TICKS! Ticks are everywhere! They are in the trees, tall grass and even in the sand. Out dog had no less than 8 on her in the 3 days we were there and she was even sprayed with tick repellant. They were in our hair as well. Besides the ticks everywhere, we LOVED this place and actually want to come back. Next time without the dog so she does not have to deal with that again. Amazing beaches and views everywhere. Stunningly beautiful park.
Facilities (camp store, restrooms, showers etc.) were clean and well-maintained. Great bike paths all over the state park to explore the army bunkers, Ft. Miles, and the beach. We rented stand-up paddleboards and explored the calmer waters in Delaware Bay (pro-tip, don't wear your wedding ring out there, or it may end up at the bottom of Delaware Bay…oops). We were out there in the afternoon, but the guy at Quest kayak rentals (right in the state park, at the fishing pier) if you go out in the morning, you can sometimes see dolphins!
This campground was pretty busy. You need reservations well in advance if you want to have a choice of sites in the summer. We got a site at the last minute, just for one night. It wasn't the best site and a little expensive for us (we tent camp and were in an RV site), but there was shade, free showers, and lots to see and do. We had a great time here!
The attendant was very friendly and helpful when we arrived without making a reservation first and was able to get us in for a single night stay despite the "no vacancy" for the last 3 weeks straight. He was very thorough about the best showers (with air conditioning), the nature center with trails, bikes to loan, and other things to do. The campsite was meant for an RV but it still worked for our car and tent. The site was partially shaded, had a fire ring and picnic table, electric and water spigot. Bathrooms and showers nearby but we used the shower house with private rooms and air conditioning. Small camp store on site that has wood and ice and a few other things. Laundry facility with coin operated washer and dryers as well as utility sink for dish washing. You can bike or take a long walk to the beach or drive which is what we did. Beautiful beach with bath house and concessions but not as busy as Rehoboth beach a few miles down the road. We also were able to see a pod of dolphins about 100ft from shore when we went swimming! Despite the campground being full and sites very close together the evening was still pleasant and quiet!
Loved this private sandy site. This campground was a great quiet place to relax away from busy beach towns nearby.
great campground and I will definitely be back. Right in the campground there is a useful camp store, playground, family style bathrooms with A/C, trails and even a little free library. There’s not a lot of space between sites but everything is nicely shaded. inside the park there is a free nature center, free bike rentals with kid carriers, life guarded beaches, ww2 towwrs you can clImb, fishing pier and off roading on the beach. We only stayed two nights but feels worth staying longer next time. I booked this sooo many months in advance and it was the last spot on a July weekend!
This campground was renovated about two years ago . It is very clean . As a state park we were surprised at all it offers. Laundry , full campstore , air conditioned and clean showers/bathrooms.. Just about all sites are partially shaded to shaded. The park used to be an old army barracks and they still have a lot of old guns and buildings you can walk thru , including the watchtowers. The park beach is a three minute drive and very clean . This campground is a great summer destination.
Cape Henlopen is wonderful and really, really large. Bring the bicycles, helmets are required. We love it here, there is so much to do. There are miles upon miles of walking and biking trails. There are nice play facilities for kids, loads of water and beach access. Great fishing, with a large open pier complete with well stocked, well informed and reasonably priced tackle shop on the pier. Nice bathroom facilities available there as well.
There is a fantastic nature center (FREE) complete with touch tanks and knowledgeable park staff. Free bike rentals are available, some with baby seats and trailers. As a former military installation, there are lots of military historical items and sites. Underground bunkers and batteries and such. There's a wonderful observation tower built on top of one of these that affords beautiful 360 degree views and photo opportunities. There are also old observation towers, one of which you can climb to the top of.
Lots and lots of wildlife and nature photography to be had here.
Campsites can be a bit tight, and the measurements online are real. Fire rings and picnic tables are available on sites. There's a camp store as well. We've stayed both on sites and in one of the really nice cabins. The cabins are great for families, but do not allow pets.