This is a great state park with nice campground and lots to do within the parks' 7,000-acre boundary. And, we do mean LOTS! Yes, there are the standard 13 miles of hiking and biking trails but there are also basketball courts, disc golf, boat launch with kayak rental, ranger-led programs, a nature center, food concessions, camp store, playgrounds, fishing pier(with a bait and tackle shop), and miles of Atlantic Ocean beachfront to enjoy. The property was historically a military instillation(the largest one on the east coast during WWII) so there are many bunkers, observation towers, and other structures some of which are museums open to the public.
The newly renovated campground has 162 RV/tent campsites with 50/30/20 amp electric, fire rings and picnic tables. There are also rental cabins for those who do not have camping gear. Sites range in length from a 15’ back-in to a 105’ pull thru and are paved as are the roads. Not all sites are level so this may be a problem for some and the availability of big-rig friendly sites is limited. Roads are fairly tight and there is a one-way traffic flow to alleviate congestion so you’ll have to be patient if you are behind someone who is backing into their site. We were able to get plenty of antenna over the air television stations but those with satellite may have trouble with the shade trees. Our Verizon phone and internet service worked great. The showers and bathhouses were clean but were heavily used since no campsites have sewer and there are a number of tenters.
Reservations can be made online and you can book a site for up to 14 days. For the dates we were interested in there was only one site available and it was an ADA site. I called the park and asked if being disabled was a requirement for occupying an ADA identified site and they said no so we were able to book it. We really could not figure out why it was classified as ADA in the first place but were glad to get the reservation since only 13 of the 162 campsites can accommodate an RV 40' and over.
Camping in state parks does not mean they are at the bargain basement price and this was no exception. Depending on season, residency, and site the nightly costs range from$20 (for a tent in off-season) to$59 (for a water/electric site in peak season).
There is plenty to do in the area. Lewes is a charming town with a few museums and historic buildings and a great restaurant Heirloom. The nearby town of Rehoboth is a beachy town that is fun to stroll the streets and mile long boardwalk. Rehoboth is quite a bit larger than Lewes with more shopping, restaurants, and activities and numerous breweries. We really liked this campground for a number of reasons– our site was nice, there are plenty of hiking trails, you can walk to the beach, and it is close to downtown Lewes and things to do. The only downsides would be the cost which was$47/night and that there was no sewer but we would definitely stay here again.