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Delaware Seashore State Park, DE

Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Tue Jul 05 2016
350 site(s) found


One of Delaware's most popular destinations, Delaware Seashore State Park welcomes visitors to experience six miles of ocean and bay shoreline. The park borders the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and Rehoboth and Indian River Bays to the west. The Indian River Life-Saving Station is a historic site within the park, and doubles as the park's nature center. Tours and educational programs are offered year-round. For a convenient stay nestled between the Delaware resorts, reserve a campsite in our modern family campground, just a short walk away from the beach.

Delaware Seashore State Park campground boasts 151 RV sites, 94 standard campsites without hook-ups; and 37 tent camping only sites. Two bathhouses with hot and cold running water (April - November) serve the campground, equiped with laundry facilities. The campground itself faces the Indian River Inlet, a popular site for fishing. At our camp store, summer campers may purchase forgotten necessities or food-stuffs.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Bath House
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Bus Shelter
  • Camp Store
  • Campground Registration
  • Coin Laundry
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Ice Sales
  • Ocean Fishing
  • Parking
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Toilet, Flush
  • Volleyball
  • Water Drinking
Alerts and Important Information
  • Check in time at Delaware Seashore campground is 1p.m. or later. There will be no early check-ins permitted.
  • If arriving more than 24 hours late, please contact the park at 302-227-2800.
  • One vehicle will be permitted per site. Vehicle must display valid camp pass. Additional vehicle/boat trailers etc. must be parked in extra car parking area.
  • Open fires are not permitted. Cooking fires are permitted in a gas or charcoal grill only.
  • During winter months some amenities may not be available like water. Please contact the park prior to arrival for complete information.
  • During November through March camping units must be self-contained (they must have a portable toilet or holding tank). Tents are not permitted under any circumstances during this period.
  • Pets must be on a 6 ft leash at all times and are not to be left unattended at any time. Owners must clean up after their pets.
  • Proof of disability is required in order to reserve a disabled site. Proof must be provided at time of Check-in.
  • Trash must be removed from the campsite. Dumpsters are provided throughout the campground. Burning trash and excessive litter is prohibited. Dumping or disposal of dish/bath water, septic wastes or other effluents on ground is prohibited.
  • 7:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. visitors must pay an entrance fee when applicable. Visitation may be limited during peak camping season (July-August). Vistors refers to people who are visiting campers with no intention of staying overnight.
  • Quiet hours are from 10:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.

Delaware now requires a fishing license to cover both salt water and fresh water fishing. This includes recreational clamming and crabbing. The license may be purchased at agents authorized by the Division of Fish & Wildlife or at State Park offices. For more information call 302-739-9914 or visit Division of Fish & Wildlife

The edge of the campground is approximately 400 yards from the beach. Lifeguard on duty between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. Within walking distance to Indian River Inlet.

America the Beautiful Access Pass discounts are available by calling the Call Center at 1-877-987-2757

Rates: Please be advised, rates may vary for DE Residents vs. Non-Residents.

The newly renovated North Inlet Campground will open spring of 2015 completing the reconstruction of Delaware Seashore State Park.

The new campground will include 80 three-point hook-up sites, a playground, promenade along the Inlet and a separate fishing walkway.

The separate pedestrian/bike path traverses the Indian River Inlet Bridge to the swimming beach on the south side or the take a short walk to purchase fresh fish or dine at the beautiful Indian River Marina.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.65, -75.06611
38°39'0"N, 75°3'58"W

108 mies east of cheasapeake Bay Bridge; 94 miles south of Wilmington, Delaware; 35 miles south of Dover, Delaware.

Five miles south of Dewey Beach, State Rt. 1. Cross Indian River Inlet Bridge, turn right at base of bridge. Please be aware of ongoing bridge construction.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Delaware Seashore State Park
39415 INLET RD

Phone Number:

Information:  (302)227-2800