Delaware Campgrounds, Campsites, and RV Parks Reviews

Delaware Campgrounds, Campsites, and RV Parks Reviews

Delaware Campgrounds might not be the first that comes to your mind when planning a camp trip. Still, with miles of coastline, state forest, waterways with available camping areas, the place has plenty of opportunities to offer, making it an ideal destination for those who long for relaxation, adventures, and making memorable trips just like you.

Why you should Camp at Delaware Campgrounds?

Why you should Camp at Delaware Campgrounds
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Delaware offers plenty of campground options that you could choose from, from places like public State park to Private and Family owned Camp areas and Resorts. 

Visiting here would expose you to various fun yet affordable locations across the sites for tents, RV hookup, Yurts, and even Lodges. You could camp either on beaches, near waterways or along the trails of the Del SPs. 

There would be no dull moments in (DE), especially if you prefer camp trips to Hotel trips! Because apart from camping, this place also offers different exciting activities such as Biking, Boating, Clamming, Cultural/Recreation/Nature Programs, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Kayaking, Crabbing, Picnicking, School Group Programs, Surf Fishing, Off-Roading, Surfing, Ocean or pool swimming, and Windsurfing.

Tent and RV Campgrounds at Delaware State Parks Review

Tent and RV Campgrounds at Delaware State Parks Review
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Delaware SPs offers an exciting camp witness; its 17 SPs offer five distinct yet friendly grounds with full RV services. Whatever your camp style, you could enjoy your overnight stay under the stars in a tent, RV, Lodge, yurt, or even a cottage. Here we have provided reviews of the areas that you might want to visit.

Cape Henlopen State Park
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Cape Henlopen, situated just 43 miles southeast of Dover, is one of the United States’ first public lands. You could recognize it for its beautiful natural features preserved by Pennsylvania founder William Penn for the local citizenry’s enjoyment approximately three and a half centuries ago. The area served several purposes but remained accessible to the public. 

Cape Henlopen’s offers sites for large rigs with services, 20 walk-in tent sites adjacent to the Walking Dunes Trail, and 12 Lodges with a communal bathhouse. Situated along the pine-covered dunes; It is a type of ground accommodation for all kinds of campers.

Everyone has access to the bathhouses with bath areas, a recycling station, dump stations, and even a kid’s playground. You could appreciate the shaded sites on a hot summer, meanwhile being on a sea means that you could have fun under the sun along with the sands. But if you need a break from the waterways, there’s a Seaside Nature Center, Fort Miles Museum, and Historical Area packed with activities that await you.

This Park is ADA Accessible and allows alcohol, fires, and pets. It also offers drinking water, a market, picnic tables, bath areas, and toilets. You do not need to bring firewoods; there are available woods in the area you could use. 

And yes, it offers RV and trailer amenities such as a Sanitary dump station, sewer services, water services, 30 amp services, 50 amp services, and Pull-Through Sites maximum vehicle length of 50 ft.

The Lodges are in secluded places at the edge of Cape Henlopen. If you want to enjoy the parts of seashore camping without the discomfort of tents or less-than-comfortable sleeping bags on the ground, then renting a Lodge is the right option for you!

These Lodges could accommodate a group of six, with beds in both bedrooms. Here you could spend your evenings on your own oversized screened-in dining porch, a right spot for relaxed meals and card games after a great and tiring trip on the shores of the East Coast. 

They offer a front room with a queen-size bed and sofa for two visitors and a back room with two bunk beds for four visitors. All Lodges have a screened porch with dining table, Air-Condition, Electric Heating, Compact refrigerator, power lighting, Outdoor grill, Drinking and cooking water outside, picnic table, restrooms, bath and shower facilities at a bathhouse. 

Lodges are available year-round; you could rent them up to 14 (D) and reservable up to 1 year ahead of time. Every summer, the minimum stay is one week, while at other times of the year, the rentals for weekend camps must include both (Fri and Sat) nights. Special season weekends require a minimum stay of at least three nights (Fri to Sun). 

Helpful info: Animals are not allowed in cabins.

CAMPSITE HISTORY AND INTERESTING FACTS

In 1964, it became one of the national parks in (DE). And during these times, the Park serves as an ideal destination where campers, hikers, tourists, travelers, and nature lovers like you could explore and appreciate the dunes, tidal marshes, and pine woods in the same way the Founders did long ago.

CAMPSITE NATURAL ASSETS

Explore the Point Overlook: Here, you could see where the Del Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, and you could explore the Point, which makes a great place for viewing birds, dolphins, seals, and many more. Here, you could also see both the East End Breakwater and the Harbor of Refuge lighthouses. In winter, you could hike around the Point on the bay and ocean.

Tour the Fort Miles Historical Area: To get a glimpse of history, you could visit Cape Henlopen; it was once a World War II coastal defense site! You could take a tour of Battery 519, and you could climb to the top of the Observation Tower to discover the roles the towers played in Fort Miles. 

Bike and Loop the Park: Here, you could borrow a bike for free! Yes, you read it right. You could bike the loop trail around the Park to witness diverse ecosystems, including the maritime forests, dunes, and beach! It’s a great way to embrace the rich history of the Park.

Visit the Nature Center and Touch Tank: You could get up close with native marine life in the touch tank! You could learn about the Park’s habitats and the creatures that live here. 

Walking at the Fishing Pier: Before, the pier helped mines during World War II. But now, during these times, it offers 24-hour access to fishing in Del Bay. You could cast your line from the pier, or you could take a walk to witness the beauty of the Del Bay.

Hiking at Gordons Trail: It is a 3.2-mile accessible trail that offers breathtaking views of the Park’s dynamic coastal habitats, including dunes, forests, and wetlands. You could hike or bike across the elevated boardwalk and even look for wildlife along the trail.

Name

Cape Henlopen SP Campground

Address

15099 Cape Henlopen Drive Lewes, DE 19958

Check-in Time

1 PM

Checkout Time

12 NOON

Operating Times

Year-Round

Operating Hours

PARK:  

  • Open from 8 AM until sunset.

PARK OFFICE:

  • April to September: 8 AM to 4:30 PM Daily
  • October: 8 AM to 4 PM November to  March:  8 AM to 4 PM (Mon – Fri)

SEASIDE NATURE CENTER: 

  • Open from 8 AM to 4 PM.
  • Closed: Mon and Tue

SEASHORE: 

  • Memorial Sat to Labor Mon
  • 9 AM to 5 PM (Daily)

Rate

  • Vehicles: $5-$10 Daily
  • Cabins: $70 – $130

Reservations

Visit www.reserveamerica.com or call 1-877-98 PARKS (1-877-987-2757)

Hotline

(302) 645-8983

Delaware Seashore State Park
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For those fond of camping close to a seashore, here’s Delaware Seashore SP; It consists of two grounds on each side of the Indian River Inlet: Del’s most popular seashore camping area. If your vehicle has bigger rigs, you should head to the North Inlet ground, which features three-point services and standard sites and state parks without services.

Meanwhile, there are available tent campsites on the South Inlet Campground.

The south and north are both open year-round and just steps away from the seashore. It also offers bathhouses and a laundry facility, restaurants, a marina, and biking trails.

It is an ADA Accessible SP with available drinking water, picnic tables, market, trash, WIFI, toilets, and bath areas. This place also allows alcohol, fires, and bringing of pets. 

And yes, it is accessible by campervan and trailers; they offer amenities such as a Sanitary dump station, Sewer services, Water services, 30 amp services, 50 amp services, and Pull-Through Sites and State Park with a maximum vehicle length of 45 ft.

CAMPSITE HISTORY AND INTERESTING FACTS

During the year 1939, two jetties to stabilize the Indian River Inlet, at its location now. The SP Commission created the Indian River SP in 1965, and later on, became Delaware Seashore SP during 1967.

CAMPSITE NATURAL ASSETS

Sightseeing from the Bridge: You could walk to the top of the Indian River Inlet bridge to witness the breathtaking view of Del Seashore.

Take a tour at the Life-Saving Station: You could take a step back in time to visit the Indian River Life-Saving Station and get a glimpse of the daily lives of the surfmen that patrolled out the coasts and high seas rescue for about a 100-year ago.

Paddle the Bay: You could Paddle a kayak from Savages Ditch to explore the wide salt marsh islands of Rehoboth Bay and see the diamondback terrapins and a wide variety of nesting birds, such as laughing gulls, snowy egrets, tricolored herons, and glossy ibis.

Go Fishing: You could partake in a pastime that has become part of (DE) Seashore’s legacy – fishing! You could 

Explore Burtons Island: You could hike through the Burton Island Nature Preserve and explore the changing scenery as you meander from salt marsh to maritime forest habitats.

Enjoy the Waves: Grab your boards because this place is a great place for surfing! Here, you could also witness the beautiful sunrise at the North Inlet area seashore.

Name

(DE) Seashore SP (North and South Inlet Campground)

Address

39415 Inlet Road Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Check-in Time

1 PM

Checkout Time

12 NOON

Operating Times

Year-Round

Operating Hours

PARK: 

  • Open year-round from 8 AM. until sunset.

PARK OFFICE:

  • April 1 to October 31: 8 AM to 4 PM Daily
  • November 1 to March 31: 8 AM to 4 PM (Mon-Fri)

INDIAN RIVER LIFE-SAVING MUSEUM:

  • November to March: 8 AM to 4 PM (Wed-Fri), 9 AM to 3 PM (Sat)
  • April 1 – October 31: 8 AM to 4:30 PM Daily

BEACH: 

  • Memorial Sat to Labor Mon
  • 9 AM to 5 PM (Daily)

Rate

  • In-state vehicle: $5 Daily
  • Out-of-state park vehicle: $10 Daily

Reservations

Hotline

302) 227-2800

Killens Pond State Parks
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Situated in central (DE) is a 66-care water reservoir known as Killens SP’s heart in the 1700s. 

The most popular attraction at Killens is the wooded camp area. It features 59 sites that could accommodate both tents and RV campers. But there’s also a primitive camp loop used for tent trips only; it offers 17 walk-in sites.

It is an ADA Accessible SP, with a Market, Drinking water, trash, toilets, bath area, picnic tables, firewoods, wi-fi, the trash that allows alcohols, pets, and fires. Some sites offer RV and Trailers amenities such as a Sanitary dump station, Sewer services, Water, 30 amp Hookups, 50 amp services, and Pull-Through Sites with a maximum vehicle length of 45 ft.

On weekends, they would require you to camp for at least two nights, and on Special season weekends, you are required to camp for at least three nights (Fri to Sun).

They’re also available family cabins that could accommodate at least four visitors. They feature an efficient kitchen with an eating area, a bedroom, bath with shower, Air Conditioner, and heater. Outside, you could also see a picnic table, grill, and porch. Dogs are allowed, but only in cabin 10—cabins located at 3015 Paradise Alley Road, Harrington, DE 19952.

CAMPSITE HISTORY AND INTERESTING FACTS

It became a park in 1965, but before the Killens built. The Murderkill River and surrounding hardwood forest were once sites of several Native American homes and hunting camps.

CAMPSITE NATURAL ASSETS

Hiking Trail: You could hike this 2.6-mile trail loops around the edge of the Park’s 66-acre water reservoir; it offers beautiful views of the waterways. You could look and listen for Pileated Woodpecker, prothonotary warbler, or barred owl. To enjoy the fall foliage, you must visit this place during autumn.

Paddle.

Visit the Nature Center: You could stop by the Park’s nature center to see live animals and learn about their habitats. You could also enjoy lunch with a view of the Nature Center’s outdoor deck. You could also join a park naturalist for an educational program, including guided hikes, kayak tours, and many more.

Make a Splash in the Waterpark: Never miss the Killens Waterpark! It consists of four-speed slides, a leisure swimming area, and a tot lot for younger visitors; the waterpark offers excitement and relaxation waiting for you!

Fish from the Spillway: Prepare your rods and cast a line for crappie, bass, and sunfish. 

Hike to Killen’s side Bridge: By hiking to the bridge, you could see where the Murderkill River meets Killens. You could scan the shoreline for a water snake basking in the sun or hunting small fish and frogs. You could access the bridge from the Killens side Trail or the cross country course.

Name

Killens Pond SP

Address

99715025 Killens Pond Road Felton, DE 19943

Check-in Time

1 PM

Checkout Time

12 NOON

Operating Times

Year-Round

Operating Hours

PARK: 

  • Open daily from 8 AM. until sunset.

PARK OFFICE HOURS:

  • April to October: 8 AM to 4 PM Daily
  • November to  March: 8 AM to 4 PM (Mon-Fri)

NATURE CENTER:

  • May to September: 10 AM to 4 PM (Mon-Fri), 10 AM to 6 PM (Sat-Sun)
  • November to March: 10 AM to 4 PM (Tue-Sun)
  • CLOSED: Mon and special seasons

BOAT RENTAL: 

Memorial to Labor

  • 10 AM to 6 PM Daily
  • May, September to Mid October: 10 AM to 6 PM (Weekends only)
  • CLOSED: Mid-October to April

WATERPARK: 

  • Mid-June to Mid-August

Rate

  • In-state: $4 Daily
  • Out-of-state: $8 Daily
  • Cabins:  $60 –  $105 a night

Reservations

Hotline

  • (302) 284-4526
  • (302) 284-3412
Lums Pond State Park
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Lums SP, situated in an oak and poplar woodland, surrounds Delaware’s largest freshwater reservoir. Being one of the First most diversified parks, you could find recreational opportunities at every corner of this famous spot.

Lumps SP offers an ADA accessible camp area with available Drinking Water, Market, Picnic Table, Wi-fi access, bath areas, Toilets, Firewoods, and trash. This area also allows bringing pets, alcohol, and making fire.  

And yes, it is accessible by RVs and Trailers. It offers amenities such as a Sanitary Dump, Sewer services, 30 amp services, 50 amp services, Water services, and Pull-Through Sites with a maximum vehicle length of 60 ft.

On weekends, they would require you to camp for at least two nights, and on special season weekends, you are required to camp for at least three nights (Fri to Sun).

CAMPSITE HISTORY AND INTERESTING FACTS

It became a national park in 1963, but before Lumps existed, St. George’s Creek flowed through the hardwood forest and was once the site of some Native American hunting camps. Before, the water fills the locks of the canal and powers a small mill.

CAMPSITE NATURAL ASSETS

Hiking at the Swamp Forest Trail: You could explore Delaware’s largest water reservoir and witness stunning views along this 6.4-mile trail that weaves through diverse habitats along the lake’s edge.

Biking at bike trails: This place offers bike trails for all skill levels. If you are an advanced biker, then you could try the more challenging swamp Forest Trail; they also offer an 8-mile long Little Jersey Trail that even beginners could enjoy.

Paddle the Pond: You could ride a Kayak, canoe, or pedal boat around the lums and witness wildlife. You could spot turtles basking on logs, Great Blue Herons, and even osprey flying overhead.

Zip through the trees:  If you are up for more adventure, then you should try this! You could zip through the trees of Go Ape’s Treetop Adventure Course. Witness the beauty of nature with a twist!

Get Outside: This Park offers numerous recreational activities. You could plan a picnic and bond with your pets at the dog park!

Visit the Nature Center: You could stop by the nature center to learn about the Park’s native wildlife. You could also get a glimpse of live reptiles and freshwater fish tanks. 

Fishing: Being the largest freshwater reservoir with anglers landing crappie, bluegill, pickerel, largemouth bass stocked, the Lums is one of the greatest fishing areas in the town! Striped bass stocked. To fish within the Lumps, you would need a fishing license

Horseback Riding: They offer Little Jersey Trail; it is a shared-use trail designated for hiking, biking, and even horseback riding.

Sports Fields and Courts: You could enjoy outdoor activities like Football, soccer, softball, and cricket in fields that could rent for $50. You could also play indoor sports such as Tennis, basketball, and volleyball on first-come-first-served courts.

Name

Lums Pond SP

Address

1068 Howell School Road Bear, DE 19701

Check-in Time

1 PM

Checkout Time

12 NOON

Operating Times

Year-Round

Operating Hours

PARK:

  • Open year-round from 8 AM. until sunset. 

PARK OFFICE:

  • April to October: 8 AM to 4 PM (7 d
  • November to  March: 8 AM to 4 PM (Mon-Fri)

NATURE CENTER:

  • March to Labor season: Noon to 4 PM. (Wed-Sun) 
  • Labor season to February: Noon to 3 PM (Wed-Sun)

Rate

Vehicles: $4-$8 Daily

Reservations

Hotline

(302) 368-6989

Trap Pond State Park
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(TPSP) One SPs has the most scenic sites in (DE), boasting its 142 campsites on the waterways’ northern shore. Tents and recreational vehicle accommodation are available beneath the loblolly pines—two primitive camping areas for youth groups.

(TPSP) offers ADA or wheelchair accessible camp places with available Drinking Water, Market, Picnic Table, Wi-fi access, bath areas, Toilets, Firewoods, and trash. This area also allows bringing pets, alcohol, and making fire.  

Since it is accessible by RVs and Trailers, it offers amenities such as Sanitary DumpSewer and Water, and 30 amp services, 50 amp services, and Pull-Through Sites, a maximum vehicle length of 60 ft. 

You could also enjoy your camp at rustic two-room camp cabins at (TPSP) situated next to the water. It offers a screened-in porch, dining tables, benches, and chairs. It also offers a double bed and bunk beds good for four adults.

 Each unit has an Air Conditioner and heater for seasonal comfort. Outside, you could see a picnic table, grill, and potable water, and you could also find convenient bath and shower facilities.

The Lodges are available from March 1 to November 30 to rent for up to 14 days. 

During the peak summer season, the minimum camp is one week. If you plan to stay in Lodges, do not bring pets; Animals are not allowed inside the Lodges. The Lodges are at 15702 Goose Nest Road, Laurel, DE 19956.

CAMPSITE HISTORY AND INTERESTING FACTS

(TP) was created in the 1700s to power a sawmill used in harvesting the bald cypress, and it is once the site of large freshwater. During 1930, the federal government purchased the waterway and surrounding farmland, then the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began to develop the area for recreational use. And in 1951, (TPSP) became one of DE’s SPs.

CAMPSITE NATURAL ASSETS

Paddle: You could take in the sights, sounds, and smells as you journey into the cypress swamp. You could paddle a canoe or kayak down the Terrapin Branch Water Trail to get up close with the bald cypress trees and the diverse flora and fauna that live there.

Take a Pontoon Tour: You could join a park staff member and board a pontoon boat so that you could travel across the (TPSP) and into the cypress swamp. Here, you could learn about the Park’s history and wildlife from the comfort of a high pontoon boat.

Explore the Bob Trail: You could either hike or bike the 4.6-mile Bob Trail through the Park. It is an excellent trail and spot for birdwatching, and you’ll enjoy views of the cypress swamp. Visitors like you could enjoy free bike rentals during the summer season.

Witness the beauty of changing Seasons: The beauty of (TPSP) changes from season to season! Witness the beauty of the (TP) year-round as you enjoy the fall foliage, fresh winter snowfall, spring frog, or summer nesting songbirds.

Camp: Plan a getaway to TPSP! The Park’s peaceful ground has tent sites, RV sites, Lodges, and yurts. See beautiful fall colors from your campsite, catch a sunset from Cypress Point, hear the sounds of owls and migrating birds, or watch falling snow from the warmth of your Lodge.

Name

Trap Pond SP

Address

33587 Baldcypress Lane Laurel, DE 19956

Check-in Time

1 PM

Checkout Time

12

Operating Times

Year-Round

Rate

  • Vehicles: $4- $8 Daily
  • Lodges: $55-$67

Operating Hours

PARK: 

  • Open daily from 8 AM. until sunset.

PARK OFFICE: 

  • April 15 to October 31: 8 AM to 4 PM (Mon-Thurs), 8 AM to 10 PM (Fri & Sat), 8 AM to 6 PM (Sun)
  • November to Mid-April: 8 AM to 4 PM (Mon-Sat)

NATURE CENTER:

  • Noon to 4 PM. (Wed-Sun) 
  • Labor Day to February: Noon to 3 PM (Wed-Sun)

BOAT RENTAL: 

  • Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day
  • Mon to Thurs: 9 AM – 6 PM (Last rental is until 5 PM)
  • Fri to Sun: 9 AM – 7 PM (Last rental at 6 PM)
  • CLOSED: October 19, 2020, to April 30, 2021

Reservations

Hotline

(302) 875-5153

Family Campgrounds, RV Parks, and Campsite in Delaware State Park Reviews

Deep Branch Family Campground
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Situated just minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean, Deep Branch boasts both open and wooded sites with RVs and tents’ services. It also features facilities on site, including a laundry, bath-house with bath areas, a dump station, and a kid’s playground. 

However, the camp area isn’t directly on the beach; It’s just a drive away from all the great spots that area has to offer! You could enjoy swimming and sunbathing, shopping at the tax-free outlet malls, fishing in (DE) Bay, or just eating out at various local restaurants within the area.

(DBFC) offers an ADA accessible camp area with available Drinking Water, Market, Picnic Table, Wi-fi access, bath areas, Toilets, Firewoods, and trash. This area also allows bringing pets, alcohol, and making fire. It also offers camp stores with cafes and supplies, a Game Room, Pavilion for Outdoor Events, Play Area, Heated Bath House, Inground Pool, and a Laundry Room. 

Since it is accessible by RVs and Trailers, it offers amenities such as Sanitary Dump.

Water services, 30 amp services, and Pull-Through Sites with a maximum vehicle length of 30 ft. However; It has no sewer and 50 amp services. 

They also offer Lodges with Microwave ovens, refrigerators, air conditioners, and Heat Units. There are a two-night minimum camp and a three-night minimum camp on all Lodge rentals on special seasons.  

A deposit for the first night’s camp requires advance rentals. If you are not ready for an overnight camp trip in these Lodges and camp areas, Hotels and Inns are available around the area where you could spend your night comfortably.

CAMPSITE HISTORY AND INTERESTING FACTS

For the first three decades, the area is known as Eagle’s Nest Family Ground. Pastor Bill’s ministry began at the camp area, and the Bible studies that he led grew into other ministry outreaches in the community. He founded Eagle’s Nest Fellowship Church, adjacent to the camp area, Eagle’s Nest Christian School and Early Learning Center. Also, He was instrumental in securing the license for 88.7 The Bridge, a non-commercial Christian radio station serving all of Delmarva.

Deep Branch is managed and owned by Pastor Bill Sammons. He founded the ground almost 30 years ago. He was inspired to start the camp area after discovering Mary Jane visited a Christian ground close to Charlotte, NC. He left rested and energized by the witness and wanted to offer a similar place at the Delaware beaches. You could find rest at Deep Branch Family Campground, not only from their amenities and those of the Coastal Delaware region but also because of their staff and fellow campers’ interaction and friendship.

CAMPSITE NATURAL ASSETS

Stayin camp: You could rent a Lodge, a vehicle, or you could bring​ your rig or tent to enjoy your camp fully. 

Explore Bay Ocean: You could have fun in the beautiful seashores, lighthouses, tax-free shopping Outlets, restaurants, and Indoor and outdoor activities!

Enjoy different water sports: Here, you could enjoy fishing, surfing, paddleboarding, kayaking, and other activities just minutes away from the campground. 

Play Games: Enjoy different games, including bocce, horseshoes, volleyball, and corn hole.

Name

Deep Branch Family Campground

Address

13184 Eagle’s Nest Trail, Milton, DE 19968

Check-in Time

4:00 PM (Lodges)

Checkout Time

11:00 AM Sun ONLY: 12:30 PM (Lodges)

Operating Times

2021 Camp Season (April 30 – October 31, 2021)

Operating Hours

CAMP STORE: 

  • Mon to Thurs: 8 AM to 7 PM
  • Fri and Sat: 8 AM to 9 PM
  • Sun: 12 noon to 7 PM

POOL: 

  • Mon to Wed: Noon to 7 PM
  • Tue and Thurs: 10 AM to 7 PM 
  • Fri and Sat: 10 AM to 9 PM
  • Sun: Noon to 7 PM

Rate

CAMPSITE: 

  • Nightly: $35/unit
  • Minimum night camp: 2 Night Minimum camp on Weekends, and a 3 Night Minimum camp Over special seasons (72-hour cancellation policy for refund)
  • Weekly: $219.00/unit
  • Monthly: ​$600.00/unit 
  • A deposit on the first night’s camp requires for bookings.
  • Seasonal: $2,400.00 (Discounted to $2280 if paid in full by 2/15/21)
  • LodgeS: Nightly $55-$85, Weekly $350-$470

Reservations

Hotline

302-684-4031

Big Oaks Family Campgrounds
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Situated just close to Rehoboth Beach, Big Oaks is a great vacation area; it is just minutes away from Lewes, Dewey, Bethany, and Rehoboth Beach. 

This seasonal camp area offers tent sites with water and power services. Pop-up sites that offer water, power, and full junction RV sites. 

Although visitors usually stay here for easy access, the place offers numerous activities to keep you entertained.

These activities include art contests, bingo, shuffleboard, and billiards; it also offers an on-site playground and pool that kids would enjoy; take note; there’s free ice cream every summer!

Tent sites offer water and power, a picnic table, a fire ring, Pop-Up Sites offering water and electricity, and picnic tables. It is full of Junction Sites with water, power, sewer, picnic table, and a fire ring.

Lodges feature an air conditioner, small refrigerator, microwave, double bed, bunk beds, and picnic table and fire ring located outside with a grated top for cooking. Each Lodge accommodates a maximum of six, and rates include two adults, two dependent children under 18, and one vehicle. Pets are not allowed inside the Lodges.

Mobile Homes offer power, air conditioner, full kitchen, bath, queen bed, pull-out couch or futon, one set of bunk beds or two twins, a TV with cable. Every two bedrooms mobile home sleeps a maximum of 6 people. They also offer a one-bedroom mobile home that sleeps a maximum of four people. 

To get there, you could travel south on Route 1 towards Rehoboth; you could pass under signal lights at the junction of Route 24, and make a U-turn at first crossover by the Pizza Hut, then you could take first right onto Wolfe Neck Road. The entrance would be 1/4 mile down Wolfe Neck Road on the left.

Towing a Trailer: You could travel South on Route 1, towards Rehoboth, you could turn left at the Walgreens (Munchy Branch Road), and then follow the road to the stop sign. You could make a right onto Wolfe Neck Road. The entrance would be 1/4 mile down Wolfe Neck Road on the left.

CAMPSITE HISTORY AND INTERESTING FACTS

Big Oaks is a family-owned campsite located at Hartwell lake that opens for over 50 years, and is just two and a half meters away from Rehoboth Seashore!

CAMPSITE NATURAL ASSETS

Big Oaks is just minutes away from Lewes, Dewey, Bethany, and Rehoboth Beach, where you could enjoy activities including swimming, sunbathing, surfing, and many more.

Name

Big Oaks Family Campgrounds

Address

35567 Big Oaks Lane Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Check-in Time

  • 3 PM (Lodges) 
  • 5 PM (Mobile Homes)

Checkout Time

NOON (Lodges and Mobile Homes)

Operating Times

May to October

Rate

TENT SITES:

  • Nightly rate: $41
  • Weekly rate: $277 (7 nights)

POP-UP SITES:

  • Nightly rate: $57
  • Weekly rate: $389 (7 nights).
  • Air conditioning sites: $60 a night $410 a week

FULL HOOKUP SITES:

  • 30 amp WES: $67 a night, $459 a week
  • 30 amp WES with cable:  $69 a night/ $473 a week
  • 50 amp WES: $72 a night, $494 a week
  • 50 amp WES and cable: $74 a night, $508 a week

LodgeS:

  • Nightly rate: $99 
  • Weekly: $650 (7 nights)

MOBILE HOMES:

  • Nightly rate: $200
  • Weekly: $1,110

Reservations

302-645-6838 (No email or online bookings)

Hotline

302-645-6838

Massey’s Landing Resort
(Credits to ML)

This resort offers a camp area that features amenities such as restrooms and bath areas. Still, aside from those, this area offers special amenities and services, including a swim-up cocktail bar, a private beach, on-site restaurants, pet services, and an arcade. Take note, Rehoboth on the Atlantic Ocean is just 30 minutes away! 

Since the area is accessible by RVs and trailers, they offer amenities including Sanitary Dump, Sewer and Water services, 30 amp services, 50 amp services, and Pull-Through Sites vehicle length 90 ft. 

It offers Pull-through RV Sites; each site is spacious enough for your whole family! You could camp and play as long as you want. Each site comes with a fire ring, stone pad, picnic table, and space for one vehicle.

It has Back-in or Standard RV sites, an average site with plenty of room to set up your camp, which offers lots of amenities. These spacious suites can house up to 45-foot RV on their stone pads; it comes with 50, 30, 20 amp service, space for vehicles, cable TV, sewer hook up, water junction, picnic table, and fire ring. 

And Deluxe RV sites; It is a luxurious site with paved patios and outdoor furniture. All sites have a spot for RVs that measures up to 45 ft, and each site comes with a picnic table, stone parking pads, and space for one vehicle.

CAMPSITE HISTORY AND INTERESTING FACTS

Massey’s Landing Resort is an upscale RV resort and waterfront camp area on Rehoboth Bay’s shores situated close to Delaware’s Beaches.

Camp options include glamping safari tents and waterfront RV sites; there are also cottages available for rent.

CAMPSITE NATURAL ASSETS

Have fun in Private places: You could relax and have fun on the shore of Rehoboth Bay without battling traffic and crowds! Here, you could enjoy a stress-free getaway while laying out your beach towel and enjoying the view. 

Biking: It is one of the great ways to explore the whole site. No bikes? Well, that is not a problem! Here you could pick up one of their rental bikes within sight. For safety purposes, All children 16 and under need to wear a helmet! Another good thing is all of their bikes have lights, so you could enjoy the night breeze while riding a bike. 

Canoeing and Kayaking: Within its approximately two miles of waterfront, Massey’s Landing is a great canoeing and kayaking place. You could launch your vessel just right from the camp area and witness all the natural beauty surrounding it.

Name

Massey’s Landing Resort

Address

20628 Long Beach Drive Millsboro, DE 19966

Operating Times

Year-Round

Reservations

Hotline

302-947-2600

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort
(Credits to Mobile Rving)

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Resort offers an ADA accessible camp area with available Drinking Water, Market, Picnic Table, Wi-fi access, bath areas, Toilets, Firewoods, and trash. This area also allows bringing pets, alcohol, and making fire.  

It boasts amenities including a swimming area, a dog run, a playground, horseshoe pits, and a game room, as well as clean bathrooms, a laundry facility, and a volleyball area.  

And yes, it is accessible by RVs and Trailers; it offers amenities such as a Sanitary Dump, Sewer services, Water services, 30 amp services, and 50 amp services Pull-Through Sites with a maximum vehicle length of 60 ft. 

Whether it is an RV Club, scout troop, family reunion, camping club, church retreat, wedding, or other gatherings, Delaware Jellystone’s variety of RV, tent, and Lodge options could accommodate all kinds of groups.

It also offers Lodges including Cozy Lodges; a Lodge with a maximum capacity of 5 visitors offers a Full bath, Flat-screen TV with cable, microwave, refrigerator, and pot. It also offers a 10’X24′ 6′ wooden picnic table, a 23″ fire ring. The Lodge rates include two adults, two children ages 4-18. Children under three are free. 

Comfort Lodge; It is a Lodge with a maximum capacity of 6 visitors that offers a small kitchenette, includes a two-burner cooktop, Shower, Heater, air and TV, a Picnic table, and a Fire Ring.

Luxury Lodge; It is a Lodge with a maximum capacity of 6 visitors that offers a kitchenette with a refrigerator, cooktop, microwave, sink. It also offers a separate bedroom, seat in the living room, a 10’X36′.6′ wooden picnic table, and a 23″ fire ring. The rates basis is two adults, two children ages 4-18, and Children under three free.

It is an accessible luxury Lodge; It is a Lodge with a maximum capacity of 6 visitors that offers Bunk Beds, two full beds, and a single twin bed. 

It also features a small kitchenette, two-burner stove, refrigerator, sink, cookware, dishes, glassware, utensils, microwave, pot, toaster, bathroom with a shower, heat, and air, picnic table, and fire ring. Pets are allowed in or around Lodges, except service animals. 

If you are not ready for an overnight camp trip in these Lodges and camp areas, Hotels and Inns are available around the area where you could spend your night comfortably.

CAMPSITE HISTORY AND INTERESTING FACTS

Within its 32 acres of grounds that could accommodate big rigs and tents, Delaware seashore Jellystone Park Camp-Resort offers Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, which is an ideal getaway destination.

CAMPSITE NATURAL ASSETS

It offers nearby nature attractions, including seashores and hiking trails.

Name

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort

Address

8295 Brick Granary Rd Lincoln, DE  19960

Check-in Time

2 PM

Checkout Time

Before 11 AM

Operating Times

Year-round

Reservations

Visit www.campspot.com for Lodges and contact 302-491-6614 for the campsite.

Hotline

302-491-6614

Treasure Beach RV Parks and Campground
(Credits to TD)

It is situated just a mile west of Fenwick Island, a destination for sea lovers who prefer a quiet and peaceful ocean-atmosphere. The area also offers two lifeguarded swimming areas and a splash pad, a playground, jumping pillow, bike rentals, fishing and crabbing piers, paddleboat rentals, and more.  

The Park offers an ADA and wheelchair accessible camp area with available Drinking Water, Market, Picnic Table, Wi-fi access, bath areas, Toilets, Firewoods, and trash. This area also allows bringing pets, alcohol, and making fire.  

It is accessible by RVs and Trailers. It offers RV amenities such as a Sanitary Dump, Sewer services, and Water services, 30 amp services, 50 amp services, and Pull-Through Sites with a maximum vehicle length of 60 ft.

They offer numerous sites that you could choose from, including Premium Pull-through.

It is top of a line pull-thru RV site that offers a concrete drive, hardscaped patio, fire pit, and private patio furniture to use during your camp. Group Pull-Thru Sites; A cluster of four RV pull-thru sites and paved RV pads includes a common area and custom fire pit. Just right for a trip with family or even alone. 

Deluxe Pull-Thru Sites; It is a spacious pull-through RV site with grass and gravel surface and brand new utilities. 

Bayfront sites; It is one of a kind RV site with panoramic bay views, grass & gravel surface. Deluxe Waterfront sites; Located on a tranquil canal with boat dockage, including grass & concrete pad surface. 

Premium Waterfront; Canal waterfront site angled concrete pad, blacktop parking spot, and bulkhead boat dockage. Lakefront, where you could enjoy the wildlife from your site located on Lake Red Beard’s serene banks to include mixed surfaces of concrete, gravel & grass. Deluxe; It is an RV site with that something “extra,” to include prime location, concrete pad, or both. And lastly, Deluxe Buddy Site; an RV site with that something “extra,” to include prime location, concrete pad, or both.

If you are not ready for an overnight camp trip in these Lodges and camp areas, Hotels and Inns are available around the area where you could spend your night comfortably.

CAMPSITE HISTORY AND INTERESTING FACTS

Treasure Park boasts more than 100 acres of camp on Assawoman Bay’s shores and offers roughly 1,000 Delaware camping sites, mostly located on the waterfront. It is a family-owned camp area open since 1972.

CAMPSITE NATURAL ASSETS

Since it is a seashore camp, expect to witness scenic seashores while staying at Treasure park.

Name

Treasure Beach RV Park

Address

37291 Lighthouse Rd. West Fenwick Island, DE 19975

Operating Times

Park Hours: 24/7 (April 23 to October 19)

Operating Hours

Park Office: 8 AM – 3 PM (Mon to Fri)

Rate

  • Premium Pull-through: $110- $125 a night
  • Group Pull-Thru Sites: $100 – $135 a night 
  • Deluxe Pull-Thru Sites: $100 – $125  a night 
  • Bayfront sites: $120 – $135 a night
  • Deluxe Waterfront sites: $99 – $115 a night Premium Waterfront: $115- $130 a night
  • Lakefront: $95 – $110 a night 
  • Deluxe: $ 95 – $105 a night 
  • Deluxe Buddy Site: $83- $105 a night
  • Guests: $5 and $10 overnight

NOTE: Rate depends on the season

Reservations

contact (302) 436-8001 for RV site bookings

Hotline

(302) 436-8001 

Holly Lake Campground
(Credits to USA Restaurants)

Lake sites situated in Millsboro, Delaware, is just two and a half-hour drive from metropolitan Philadelphia; Washington DC, or Baltimore.

It sits just minutes down the road from the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay; Holly Lake boasts hundreds of sites for tents and RVs and 30 Lodges, all jammed into the woods. It could accommodate the largest camp units to the smallest of tents. 

Tent sites offer water and power, and RV sites offer water, septic, and 30 or 50 amps service. Camp here would give you access to clean bathhouses, a laundromat, game room, camp store, swimming area, and fun activities like Frisbee and mini-golf. Holly Lake sites also make a great Delaware beach camp base for exploring nearby Lewes, Rehoboth, and Dewey beaches.

Here, You could enjoy sunbathing, fishing, sailing, crabbing, clamming, outlet shopping, or a stroll on the Rehoboth Boardwalk in the “Nation’s Summer Capital.”

It also offers amenities including a laundromat, the camp store, game room, swimming area, clean bathhouses, planned activities, miniature and frisbee area, and the petting zoo.

They offer an authentic log Lodge for a dry camp witness to accommodate 4-6 visitors with amenities. Each Lodge offers a small refrigerator, air conditioner, and a microwave oven. You could find a charcoal grill, a picnic table, a fire ring, and even a water spigot outside each Lodge. 

Each Lodge offers a full-size bed; the 4pax (visitors) Lodges have one set of bunk beds (2 twin size), and the 6pax (visitors) Lodges have two sets of bunk beds (4 twin size).

CAMPSITE HISTORY AND INTERESTING FACTS

Outlets, Rehoboth shore, and boardwalk and boat water access are just 10 minutes away from here. There is so much to do in Holly Lakes you can just stay in the miniature park golf, disc, corn haul, petting zoo, and many more.

CAMPSITE NATURAL ASSETS

Since the camp area is within Holly Lake, expect a fun camping witness and water activities. Take note; It is just nine miles away from Rehoboth seashore.

Name

Holly Lake Campground

Address

32087 Holly Lake Road Millsboro, DE 19966

Operating Hours

Office Hours

  • 8 AM – 4 PM (Mon to Sat)
  • Sun: 8am – 1pm

Rate

RV sites:

  • Rates Based on Groups of 5
  • $10.00 for each additional visitors

Non-Sewer:

  • $45.00 Daily
  • $270.00 Weekly

30 Amp Standard Sites:

  • $60.00 Daily
  • $360.00 Weekly
  • $3250.00 Full Season

50 Amp Sites:

  • $70.00 Daily
  • $420.00 Weekly
  • $3550.00 Full Season

Lodges: 

  • $93.00 – 4pax Lodge
  • $115.00 – 6pax Lodge

Daily (Fee Fri to Sun):

  • $100.00 – 4pax Lodge
  • $125.00 – 4pax Lodge

Reservations

Call or contact 1-800-227-7170 (Online bookings are not available at the moment)

Hotline

1-800-227-7170

(Credits to TA)

Homestead has a great family vibe conveniently situated just inland from Cape Henlopen SP and Rehoboth Beach. This Delaware camping spot features camp Lodges, full-service RV sites, pop-ups, and tent sites.

These sites offer water and power offers amenities such as two Olympic size swimming areas, a fishing area and dock, a splash pad, horseshoe pits, and a dog park. 

By just roaming outside the camp area, you could find all of Sussex Shore’s best attractions, including dining, shores, and boardwalks.

The site offers picnic tables, toilets, firewoods, and wi-fi. It also allows bringing of pets and making fire. 

Since it is accessible by RVs and Trailers, this place offers amenities such as a sanitary dump station, water services, 50 and 30 amp services, and Pull-Through Sites with a maximum vehicle length of 80 ft.

But if you are not ready for an overnight camp trip in these Lodges and camp areas, Hotels and Inns are available around the area where you could spend your night comfortably.

CAMPSITE HISTORY AND INTERESTING FACTS

Homestead offers many amenities throughout the Park, including two large swimming areas; a family swimming area and an adults-only swimming area, a large splash pad, and a wi-fi lounge.

 A laundry facility complete with a change machine, regulation cornhole pits and cornhole pavilion, full basketball court, batting cage, catch and release fishing area and dock, and two dog parks. 

A new game room featuring a 60+ multi arcade machine, ping-pong, air hockey, skee ball, basketball hoop shoot, billiards table, smart tv for video game console junction, and vending machines complete with drinks and snacks.

CAMPSITE NATURAL ASSETS

For pet owners out there, Homestead offers two bark parks for your furry friends.

One Park for larger breeds and the other one is for smaller breeds.

Name

Homestead Campground

Address

25165 Prettyman Road, Georgetown, DE 19947

Operating Times

May 1 to September 30

Rate

Pull–thru to Full services (sewer, water, and power):

  • $75.00 a Night (Sun to Thurs)
  • $80.00 a Night (Fri to Sat)
  • $90.00 a Night (special season)
  • $499.00 a week
  • $1,300.00 a month

Note: special season rates apply Fri to Sun on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends and Fri, June 25 to Mon, July 5.

Wild camp (power and water):

  • $60.00 a Night (Sun to Thurs)
  • $65.00 a Night (Fri and Sun)
  • $75.00 a Night (special season)
  • $399.00 a week
  • $475.00 a Week (Week of 4th of July to June 25 through July 11)
  • $1,200.00 a month

Reservations

Hotline

302-684-4278

Preparation Before Camping to Delaware State Parks

Preparation Before Camping to Delaware State Parks
(Credits to: Ksl Tv )

Although there are types of people who find thrill and excitement in a short camp trip, people still find it hassle and stressful. So, to help you plan your trip accordingly, we have prepared a list of the things that you might need on a camp or tent trip.

RV ESSENTIALS

Traveling from place to place could be stressful sometimes. For you to have a comfortable trip, here is the list and review of equipment and appliances in your RV that might need a bit of upgrading. 

RV GPS – If you are tired of wasting your time by being lost to destinations; We recommend getting the best GPS for your RV. 

RV Air conditioner – To avoid the greasy feeling during your summer getaways, we recommend choosing the best air conditioner that suits you and your RV. 

Rv Sofa Bed – Being away from home could be uncomfortable. But by just choosing the sofa bed and mattress for your RV, you could now sleep and feel at home even if you are in the middle of your getaway. 

RV Dehumidifier – To escape the hassle and discomfort of humid weather; We recommend getting the best RV Dehumidifier; it would keep your RV ventilated and help you sleep comfortably.

CAMPING ESSENTIALS

In preparing for a getaway, there are always some things that get forgotten. To help you pack accordingly, we have listed down essential things that you don’t want to leave. 

Clothes and Body essentials

  • Good pair of shoes, we recommend using rubber or hiking shoes. 
  • Some extra clothes.
  • Sunscreens and hats and sunglasses and other sun protection. 
  • A bottle of bug or insect repellents
  • Rain protections such as umbrella and waterproof coats and jackets.

Hygiene and safety essentials

  • Bring your toiletries, including shampoos, soaps, and hair conditioners.
  • First aid kit and basic medicines. 
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • A Toothbrush accompanied by toothpaste sachet.
  • Face and body towels, wet and dry tissue or wipes.

Kitchenware essentials

  • Tables and chairs. 
  • Portable Stove
  • Fuels, lighters, or matches. 
  • A cooler box or any food storage.
  • A chopping board, a kettle, pots, and pans for cooking
  • Plates, mugs, bowls, spoons, forks, and knives.
  • A Sponge and dishwashing soap. 
  • Can or bottle opener.

Tent and other overnight essentials

  • Spare batteries, power banks, cables, and chargers.  
  • Tent repair kit for emergency purposes. 
  • Beddings like sleeping bags, mats or Camp beds, pillows, comforters, and an air pump only if you have an airbed and things that make your sleep comfortable.

Conclusion

Visiting Delaware would give you a unique yet exciting witness, from its numerous sites, coastlines, and waterways that would never bore you out. It is a great spot for people who love traveling within the coastlines and waterways and for people who want to relax yet want to have fun. 

We hope to give you a glimpse and review of what (DE) could offer through this article. We also hope that this would serve as your guide on planning your trip to Delaware.

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