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“Pretty...but needs better signage”

Cape Henlopen State Park
Ranked #1 of 52 things to do in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature Center.
Reviewed 25 October 2013

$8/ day for out-of-state (allows you entrance into any state park that day)

Had difficulty finding where to park for the trailheads. Found the trailhead to the lovely Pinelands Trail completely by accident; from the main road you can't see the trailhead. Website is also not updated; the Nature Center was closed so was the Gordon Pond trail, but had to find this out the hard way. I asked at the main gate for other trails, the attendant suggested I park at the beach for another trail...which took me 20 minutes to find because there are two different beach parking lots and because the trailhead is marked only by a nondescript wood post. The trails were easy to follow once you can find the entrance, but still it was unusual not to see signs indicating that a trailhead was nearby. Also, I had to rely on my smartphone to see how long the trails would be -- strange that they would not give a general map or at least the trail distance at the trailhead. I just wanted to park my car and get a few good hikes in, and it was very difficult to figure out how to do this -- can't imagine navigating in the busy season.

Enjoyable day but why are they hiding the trails? Insider only park?? C'mon, put up some signs and roll out the welcome mat for visitors!

Thank cf131
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We rode our bikes through the park and it was flat and beautiful. The trees smelled wonderful and there were lots of places to park our bikes and walk to the ocean.

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Reviewed 16 October 2013

beautiful beach with shower and bathroom facilities. Also different beach areas for dogs, SUV's and fishing. Camping, Coast Guard historical sites. Bird watching and brilliant sunsets over Delaware Bay.

Thank Tinymommy1
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Beautiful clean beaches.
Good nature trails.
Fun and educating exhibits.
Well marked areas for bicycles
Good, inexpensive campsites.
A good all-around park.

Thank delawarefoodforager
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

The park is lovely with great trails for bike riding/walking - great place to take young children. Not particularly crowded. Fun place for a quick overnight camping trip,with campsites close to the ocean.

Thank prontoeli
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