Start the New Year with a Hike


DELAWARE: First Day Hikes will continue the tradition of self-guided hikes at each Delaware State Park. Each park will also have a welcome station, where you can check in to be counted and pick up your First Day Hike sticker or magnet. Sites will also offer a send off time, where you can gather with…

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DNREC To Reinstate Entry Fees & Park Pass Requirements Beginning Friday


The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today that it will reinstate entry fees and park pass requirements at all Delaware State Parks and require a Conservation Access Pass to enter state wildlife areas starting Friday, May 8. DNREC also announced that those receiving Unemployment Insurance benefits can receive an annual park pass…

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DNREC limits the number of visitors to state parks over coronavirus

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has announced that steps are being taken to limit the numbers of visitors within state parks and wildlife areas, following crowding and public health concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Starting Friday, April 10, administrators of parks and wildlife areas recommended to DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin that…

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DNREC & DDA Propose New Firearms Regulations – Public Hearing Monday, March 12

UPDATED – 3/11/18 – A public hearing will be held Monday at the DNREC Auditorium in Dover to discuss proposed firearms regulations by DNREC and the Department of Agriculture.  Delaware’s Supreme Court overturned a Superior Court ruling and expanded the scope of visitors’ ability to possess firearms in the state’s parks – under DNREC authority…

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