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Division of Parks and Recreation

The Division of Parks and Recreation oversees more than 20,000 acres in 16 state parks, manages state nature preserves, and monitors conservation easements protecting more than 4,000 acres of land. The division preserves cultural and historic resources, from a Civil War-era fort to elegant estates. And it provides a wide variety of recreational and educational opportunities for Delawareans and visitors. Find more information on state park programs and amenities at DEStateParks.com.


News From Delaware State Parks

  • Delaware State Parks Annual Passes, Surf Fishing Permits to go on Sale Nov. 29 November 22, 2022
     Starting Tuesday, Nov. 29, DNREC’s Delaware State Parks annual passes and surf fishing permits may be purchased at any state park office Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Passes and permits may also be purchased online.   The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today that 2023 Delaware State […]
  • DNREC to Host Public Meeting Dec. 5 on Proposed Restaurant for Cape Henlopen State Park November 21, 2022
    The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will host a public meeting to solicit feedback on the potential of a new restaurant at Cape Henlopen State Park Monday, Dec. 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cape Henlopen High School auditorium. The post DNREC to Host Public Meeting Dec. 5 on Proposed […]
  • DNREC’s Low-Digit Surf Fishing Tag Auction to Start Nov. 22 November 15, 2022
    The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold its annual auction of low-digit surf fishing plates starting Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 9 a.m., at usgovbid.com. The online auction benefits Delaware State Parks. Between Nov. 22 and Dec. 9, bidders will have the option to bid on 15 tags The post DNREC’s Low-Digit […]
  • DNREC to Pilot Changes to Delaware Surf Fishing Permit Program for 2023 November 2, 2022
     The DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation worked with stakeholders in 2022 to find best practices to allow more anglers to drive-on surf fish at Delaware State Parks beaches while protecting the natural resource. The post DNREC to Pilot Changes to Delaware Surf Fishing Permit Program for 2023 appeared first on State of Delaware News.

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