2017 was a record-breaking year for camping, cabins, and cottage stays in Delaware’s state parks. Visitor stays grew by 19 percent, with more than 16,500 additional overnight stays occurring in 2017, compared to 2016.
Thirteen students, their families, officers, and instructors recently celebrated the completion of the week-long DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police’s Advanced Youth Academy.
Governor John Carney and DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin joined about 60 children and families who were first-time campers during the Governor’s Campout at Trap Pond State Park this weekend.
Statistics show camping is gaining in popularity at DNREC’s five state park campgrounds. So far in 2017, 5,658 visitors have camped for 2,391 nights in Delaware’s five campground parks and Indian River Marina Cottages, an increase of 7 percent in camping nights over 2016. In addition, reservations in 2017 have been booked up to a year in advance.
DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announced today that the popular Cape Henlopen State Park campground has closed to make way for a third and final phase of improvements.
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