9 Rustic Spots In Delaware That Are Extraordinary For Camping
Even though the First State is a tiny state, there are so many great campgrounds in Delaware that are surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty and rustic settings. from ponds, to trees, to the Rehoboth Bay or Atlantic Ocean, the state’s parks and private campgrounds make hanging out in your favorite parts of Delaware easy to do, even on a budget. Camping at the beach is a longtime tradition of many families, and pretty much everyone has their favorite spot. Why not mix it up this year? Pick out a new campground and make your reservation – but hurry, most of them open up in April and are booked solid by Memorial Day.
1. Treasure Beach Campground, Fenwick Island
Treasure Beach consists of 115 acres on a beautiful bay and marsh with a ton of amenities, whether you're bringing your own camper or plan to 'rough it' in the stunning cabins. Just a mile from the ocean and a short drive to any of the Delaware beaches... Treasure Island is a great place for a family getaway.
37291 Lighthouse Rd
Fenwick Island, DE 19975
2. Blackbird State Forest, Smyrna
Blackbird State Forest is one of the quietest state parks, even though it's located right on the border or New Castle County. The primitive camping here is great, and you can even hang out in the Adirondak Shelters if you need to while on the trails.
502 Blackbird Forest Rd
Smyrna, DE 19977
3. The Resort at Massey's Landing
Whether you want to camp in your RV or "glamp" in a safari tent or luxury cottage, you will absolutely love Massey's Landing! Hurry up and book your spot before they sell out - this glampground has so many amenities that it is quickly becoming one of the most popular campgrounds in Delaware.
20628 Long Beach Drive
4. Malone's Bayside Marina
If you want to camp right on the water, Malone's is your place! With a boat ramp and a waterway, plus a full service bait shop, this is a fisherman's dream vacation spot.
36085 Long Neck Road, Millsboro, Delaware
5. Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes
At Cape Henlopen State Park, you're free to camp primitively, or rent one of their cabins. The sandy park is great for beach lovers and history lovers, as you'll be just steps away from the surf and from Fort Miles Historic Area. Plus, you can stroll around the charming town of Lewes!
6. Killens Pond State Park, Felton
Killens Pond is a great campground in Delaware for families, because of the amazing amenities. A nature center and a waterpark mean there won't be any slow days, unless you'd rather hike the miles of trails around the beautiful pond.
7. Trap Pond State Park, Laurel
Trap Pond is another amazing State Park! Rent a paddleboard or a boat and get up close to the unique baldcypress trees. Laurel itself is a town surrounded by endless natural beauty, so you'll be sure to dig the scenery.
8. Indian River Inlet, Delaware Seashore State Park
The Indian River Inlet marina offers tent, RV, and luxury cottages to meet any of your camping needs. Drop right in the water from your site and kayak the seemingly endless Rehoboth Bay. Even if you're new to kayaking, you'll want to give it a try after seeing paddlers floating by your campsite!
9. Lums Pond State Park, Bear
Lums Pond State Park features Delaware's largest pond, and the nature center and GoAple treetop adventure course really make this park a must-see.Be aware, though, that Lums Pond is actually
Delaware's most haunted campground
, so pitch a tent and enjoy the sounds of the night... if you dare.
We’re so lucky to have these amazing state parks! They’re so well maintained and loved… even the ones that are a little more
off the beaten path.
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