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Parks & nature in Sussex County

Beach
“State park with beaches, trails, drive on & more! great for nature, walking and biking!”
44 locals recommend
Water Park
“Jungle Jim’s is the largest waterpark in the state of Delaware. It features a wave pool, water slides, an activity pool, a kiddie pool, as well as a lazy river. It also has a bumper boat pool, which is a version of bumper cars on water with the added bonus of each boat being equipped with a water gun. If you are wondering what to do in Rehoboth Beach with kids, this is a great place to visit. Besides all the water activities, there is miniature golf, batting cages, and a cafe. Jungle Jim’s is seasonally open beginning every May. ”
15 locals recommend
Campground
“Has a 66-acre millpond with boating fishing, hiking trails, cross country running courses, playground & picnic area and a18-hole disc golf course.The Killens Pond Water Park offers resort entertainment in a serene, natural setting. ”
8 locals recommend
Beach
“Located in Pot Nets Bayside in Long Neck, Delaware, It offers a unique bayside dining/bar experience with plenty of entertainment! Tiki hut–style hangout with a seafood-centric American menu, tropical drinks & draft beer. CUISINE American ”
12 locals recommend
Park
“Less crowded than Rehoboth Beach. No boardwalk. No lifeguards. PAy entrance fee and then park. Easy . . . ”
14 locals recommend
Park
“Fenwick Island State Park is a serene place to spend the day outdoors with so many opportunities for sunbathing, fishing, windsurfing and more. Tucked along the southern edge of the state, Fenwick Island’s many quiet beach homes and relaxing inns offer a different vibe and a respite from the crowded fervor of the town’s neighbor across the state line, Ocean City, Maryland.”
9 locals recommend
Park
“Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge Loop is a 1.6 mile loop trail located near Milton, Delaware and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.”
9 locals recommend
Park
“It's beautiful here. There's camping, boating, hiking and biking available. If you make arrangements a year ahead they have cool cabins!”
6 locals recommend
Mini Golf
“Nearby evening outing with mini golf, go carts, ice cream and short walk to beach and shops”
2 locals recommend
Store
“check out the beaches here....bathhouses and a fantastic new "Big Chill" restaurant with breath taking views of the ocean and shoreline on the east and the bay to the west.”
3 locals recommend
Beach
“Kayaking is a terrific and peaceful way to see the waterways in the area and possibly have a nearby dolphin experience if you are lucky. Easy to learn if you are a novice. Lots of wildlife to be seen.They also offer stand up paddleboards. ”
2 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Enjoy the birds, beaches, turtles, foxes and other wildlife. Take a tour of the WWII bunkers and gun emplacements. ”
3 locals recommend
Park
“When it comes to fun on the water, this is one Delaware destination that has it all. On its eastern side, Delaware Seashore State Park has 6 miles of ocean coastline and dunes, perfect for sunbathing, swimming, fishing or just chilling out. Right across the Coastal Highway to the west, the park faces Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay, both beloved by boaters and both great spots for all types of watersports, from paddleboarding to jet-skiing to water-skiing. On the ocean side of the 2,825-acre park, the two guarded swimming areas feature modern bathhouses with showers, changing rooms, snacks and beach-gear rental. Anglers love the park for its drive-on surf-fishing beaches (permit required), and also find plenty of good catches along the banks of the Indian River Inlet. The park’s Indian River Marina offers many services for boaters. Just north of the Indian River Inlet on the ocean side, the park has one of the few designated areas in the state for surfing. On the bayside, windsurfing and sailing (as well as crabbing and clamming) are popular pursuits. Away from the water, the action continues: Two picnic pavilions are available for family cookouts, and special programs, such as bay seining and marsh hikes, are held throughout the summer. In July, be sure to check out the popular Sandcastle Contest, where amateur contestants work their artful skills in sand. There’s so much to do at Delaware Seashore State Park that many visitors choose to stay throughout their trip, settling in at the recently updated camping areas near the Inlet, or reserving one of the Cottages at Indian River Marina, located on the north shore of the Indian River Inlet.”
2 locals recommend
Park
“Great for an evening walk to catch the sunset over the bay. Miles of trails for walking.”
5 locals recommend
Park
3 locals recommend
Zoo
“We love to walk our dogs, or bike to Gordon Pond, in the Cape Henlopen State Park. The area is so peaceful, and we always get to see amazing wildlife. The trail is actually 17 miles long, and expanding. A great place to get away from the crowded beaches, maybe on days you're recovering from that sunburn. ;) ”
4 locals recommend