The 6 Best Camping Spots in Delaware

Camping is a great way to see some of Delaware's best parks and natural areas. With awesome campgrounds throughout the state, you'll want to hit them all!

1. Cape Henlopen State Park

This newly renovated campground is only minutes from the beach, but surrounded by maritime forest. 

2. Trap Pond State Park

This serene campground is located beside beautiful baldcpyress swamps, so be sure to take a kayak out to explore the water during your visit. 

3. Redden State Forest


Redden State Forest is Delaware's largest state forest with over 12,400 acres and 44 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and bird watching. The campsites are spacious, secluded, and best of all, free! 

4. Delaware Seashore State Park

You can literally walk to the beach from this campground, and you can catch this view of the Indian River Inlet Bridge from your campsite. 

5. Killens Pond State Park

Killens Pond offers a quiet getaway beneath the hardwood forest.

6. Lums Pond State Park

Camp beside Delaware's largest millpond and try kayaking, hiking, fishing, or ziplining while you're there!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Abby ShepardExplorer

Photographer + Blogger + Ice Cream Enthusiast +Marketing Director at Delaware State Parks