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Places to Camp near Smyrna, DE

Whether you're an RVer or tent camper, Smyrna, DE is a great place to post up for the weekend—or longer. Smyrna is filled with the activities, sights, and experiences to make everyone in your crew a happy camper. Find the best campgrounds near Smyrna, DE. Read helpful reviews and tips to find the perfect camping option for you and your crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Smyrna, DE (101)

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    Lums Pond State Park Campground

    46 Reviews
    98 Photos
    355 Saves
    Kirkwood, Delaware

    The newly-renovated campground offers sites with three-point hookups (water, electric and sewer), as well as four horse campsites without hookups. If you prefer a bed to a bedroll, stay in one of our yurts! These round stationary structures with canvas walls feature a single and double bed bunked together, a double bed-sized futon, an outdoor seating area, and outdoor deck.

    Campgrounds at Cape Henlopen, Killens Pond, Lums Pond and Trap Pond State Park are open year-round. The Cottages at Indian River Marina are also open year-round, and the campground at Delaware Seashore State Park is open year-round, although during the winter months, it is open for self-contained units only.

    The Division of Parks and Recreation has a Central Reservation Service. Although reservations are not required, we strongly recommend that you make one to ensure that accommodations are available. There is no additional expense to make a reservation.

    Reservations can be placed for campgrounds, cabins, yurts, the Cottages at Indian River Marina, and Fort Delaware tours, and Killen's Pond Waterpark..

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    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $6 - $42 / night

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    Elk Neck State Park Campground

    57 Reviews
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    487 Saves
    Perryville, Maryland

    The Rustic Cabins are closed due to renovations. Disturbances associated with construction should be expected Monday-Friday in the Fall of 2023-​Fall 2025

    Elk Neck State Park is located in Cecil County on a peninsula, formed by the Chesapeake Bay on the west and the Elk River on the east. It makes for great camping near Washington. The park has 2,370 acres of land and includes 250 campsites, 4 youth group sites and 15 cabins. Varied landscapes include marshlands, heavily wooded areas, white clay cliffs, and sandy shorelines.

    Elk Neck State Park is divided into four areas. Turkey Point Lighthouse is located at the southern tip of the Elk Neck Peninsula. North East Beach Area and Picnic Shelters is a popular day-use area located in the western portion of the park and features a swimming area, canoe/kayak launch, picnic shelters, picnic tables, and grills. Rogues Harbor Boat Launch Facility offers public boating access to the Elk River, and fishing piers. The Elk River Camping Area is located on the eastern portion of the peninsula and offers over 250 campsites, 15 cabins (9 mini/camper cabins and 6 rustic cabins), a youth group camping area, park store, playground, and a nature center.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $21 - $55 / night

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    Tuckahoe State Park Campground

    28 Reviews
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    142 Saves
    Ridgely, Maryland

    Tuckahoe Creek, a quiet country stream bordered for most of its length by wooded marshlands, runs through the length of the park. A 60-acre lake offers boating and fishing.

    The park has 20 miles of scenic hiking, biking and equestrian trails, flat water canoeing, hunting, picnicking, as well as a recycled tire playground for children.

    Activities include day camps, canoe trips, Scales & Tales presentations and displays. Each weekend, Memorial Day through Labor Day, park staff offer a number of free family activities. Check out flyers posted throughout the park or call the park office for more details.

    Accessible picnic areas, visitors' center, playgrounds, restrooms, campground facilities, and hunting areas are very popular.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $21 - $70 / night

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    Killens Pond State Park Campground

    21 Reviews
    72 Photos
    122 Saves
    Felton, Delaware

    The year-round wooded campground offers electric and water hookups, accommodating both tents and recreational vehicles, as well as a primitive walk-in camping loop for tents only. Family cabins sleep four and feature an efficiency kitchen with an eating area, bedroom, bath with shower, A/C, and heat. The roomier, deluxe Pond View Cottage has extra amenities and an outstanding view of the pond.

    Named for its centerpiece, the 66-acre Killens Pond, this state park features a waterpark, various watercraft rentals, and the popular Pondside Loop Trail. The Lenape people once lived here, and the pond was created when the Murderkill River was dammed to power grist and sawmills. It is now home to a variety of fish, including bass, crappie, and sunfish. The new state-of-the-art elevated boardwalk allows pedestrians and bikers a safe passage along Killens Pond Road while benches and bump-outs allow for wildlife watching and fishing. Kayakers and boaters can launch from the boat launch at the far end of the walkway. The waterpark features four tall slides, a main pool and baby pool, and a tot lot. The campground provides a reprieve in the woods and Delaware’s State tree, the American Holly, is plentiful. Visitors to the park’s nature center can see live animal exhibits that feature native reptiles and amphibians. The Pileated Woodpecker, Prothonotary Warbler, and Barred Owl can often be heard in the woods at the park.

    The year-round wooded campground offers electric and water hookups, accommodating both tents and recreational vehicles, as well as a primitive walk-in camping loop for tents only. Family cabins sleep four and feature an efficient kitchen with an eating area, bedroom, bath with shower, A/C, and heat. The roomier, deluxe Pond View Cottage has extra amenities and an outstanding view of the pond.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $15 - $115 / night

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    Cape Henlopen State Park Campground

    64 Reviews
    279 Photos
    611 Saves
    Lewes, Delaware

    Cape Henlopen, just 43 miles southeast of Dover, has the distinction of being one of the United States’ first public lands. Recognized for its beauty and natural features, Pennsylvania founder William Penn decreed that the area should be preserved for the enjoyment of the local citizenry. That was nearly 3.5 centuries ago. Over the course of that time, Cape Henlopen has served several purposes but has always remained accessible to the public. In 1964, it was designated a Delaware State Park. Today, the park serves as an idyllic destination where campers, hikers, anglers and nature lovers can explore and appreciate the sand dunes, pine woods and tidal marshes in the same way the Founders did so long ago.

    The campground in Henlopen State Park is the perfect base to explore the area and enjoy many of the park’s attractions and activities. The campground offers a variety of tent and RV sites (many with 2-point hookups), walk-in tent sites, ADA accessible sites, and camping cabins that can accommodate up to six people. Amenities include bathhouses with showers, dump and recycling stations, a playground and an amphitheater. Camping is available from Mar. 1 through Nov. 30; seasonal campsite rates range from $20–$59/night; camping cabins range from $70–$130/night.

    When it’s time to play, the sky’s the limit. Four hiking trails are available for exploring the area’s pine forests and coastal dunes, visiting bunkers and watchtowers in the Fort Miles Historic Area, or taking in views of Delaware Bay and the Henlopen Lighthouse. Stop by the Nature Center and learn about some of the local bird and sea life (bird watching guides available), or take advantage of the park’s Borrow-a-Bike program and take a pleasant ride around Cape Henlopen’s bike path. For fun on the water, take a dip in the Atlantic at one of the swimming areas, try crabbing or surf fishing, or rent kayaks and go for an ocean paddle. There’s also disc golf and sports courts available for getting your game on. With so much to see and do at Cape Henlopen, you might just need to plan a longer visit!

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Susquehanna State Park Campground

    22 Reviews
    62 Photos
    276 Saves
    Edgewood, Maryland
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $21 - $50 / night

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    Martinak State Park Campground

    22 Reviews
    189 Photos
    87 Saves
    Denton, Maryland
    • Pets
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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $18 - $77 / night

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    Blackbird State Forest Campground

    5 Reviews
    19 Photos
    85 Saves
    Townsend, Delaware

    Open for camping 365 days a year at a cost of $25 per night per site. Online reservations only and credit card is required. 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.

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    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Group

    $25 / night

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    Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park - Elmer

    10 Reviews
    34 Photos
    28 Saves
    Elmer, New Jersey

    Located in rural southwestern NJ, this New Jersey campgrounds amenities and accommodations are 1st rate! This park features cabin rentals, tent sites and RV camping. Activities around the park include visiting Avalon Beach, Morey’s Piers or whale watching at Cape May.

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    • Reservable
    • RVs
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    Parvin State Park Campground

    13 Reviews
    36 Photos
    64 Saves
    Rosenhayn, New Jersey
    • Pets
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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $20 - $65 / night

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