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DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation posts record year for camping

Date Posted: Friday, January 12th, 2018
Categories:  Division of Parks and Recreation DNREC

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.




DNREC winter reminder: Dunes in state parks closed to sledding and snowboarding

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
Categories:  Division of Parks and Recreation DNREC

With winter now in full force and predictions of snow in the forecast, DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation reminds residents and visitors that sledding or snowboarding are illegal on dunes within Delaware state parks.




DNREC’S Division of Parks & Recreation to host open house on Fort Miles Master Plan

Date Posted: Friday, September 29th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Parks and Recreation DNREC News Sussex County

DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation, in partnership with the Fort Miles Historical Association, will host an open house on October 16 for public review and comment on proposed capital improvements to the Fort Miles Museum and Historic Area in Cape Henlopen State Park.




MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor Carney Announces Statewide Eco Tour

Date Posted: Monday, September 25th, 2017
Categories:  Governor John Carney News Office of the Governor

Wilmington, Del. – Governor John Carney announced on Friday that he will travel throughout Delaware on an Eco Tour to continue to promote outdoor recreational activities that Delawareans and visitors can enjoy into the fall. Governor Carney will be meeting with outdoor experts and small business owners, and engaging with participants during the tour. *Media […]




Camping growing in popularity at DNREC’s Delaware State Parks

Date Posted: Thursday, June 15th, 2017
Categories:  Division of Parks and Recreation DNREC

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.





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