Brandywine Creek State Park, DE

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Brandywine Creek State Park maintains 14 miles of trails for fitness, wildlife observation, and photography; try the Rocky Run Trail or the Greenways Trail that winds along the creek.The open fields are excellent for picnics, kite flying, and disc golf; and in the winter, for sledding...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Fri Apr 03 2015   Later Dates

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Brandywine Creek State Park Pavilion 120
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Brandywine Creek State Park Picnic Area 60
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Overview

Description

Brandywine Creek State Park maintains 14 miles of trails for fitness, wildlife observation, and photography; try the Rocky Run Trail or the Greenways Trail that winds along the creek.The open fields are excellent for picnics, kite flying, and disc golf; and in the winter, for sledding and cross-country skiing.
Anglers can fish for small mouth bass, bluegill, and crappie in Brandywine Creek and for trout in Wilsons Run. (A fishing license and trout stamp are required. Canoeing and tubing are popular ways to experience the Brandywine, too. Canoeing is offered through the park's interpretive programs; please check our program pages or call (302) 655-5740 for a schedule.
This 933-acre park is divided by grey stone walls built of local stone in the late 1800's. At that time the property was a dairy farm owned by the du Pont family.

Geography:

This park is located in the heart of Delaware’s Piedmont area where gentle slopes, rolling hills and lush forest come together.
Delaware's first two nature preserves are located within Brandywine Creek State Park: Tulip Tree Woods, a majestic stand of 190-year-old tulip poplar, and Freshwater Marsh.
An extensive meadow management program provides the perfect setting for a variety of habitats including an active bluebird population and an outstanding place to see wildflowers, songbirds, deer, and other flora and fauna. Many species of hawks can be seen migrating over the valley from mid-September to mid-November.

Recreation:

Brandywine Creek offers 14 miles of hiking, biking, and horsebackriding trails, fishing, 18 holes of Disc Golf, canoe lauch, drinking water, restrooms, picnic tables, pavilion rentals, picnic area rentals, primitive camping rentals for Youth Groups, visitors center,meeting facilities, public and school group programs.
The open fields are excellent for picnics, kite flying, and disc golf; and in the winter, for sledding and cross-country skiing.

Facilities:

One Pavilion, primitive youth group camping, picnic area, amphitheater rentals, nature center, meeting facility rentals.

Nearby Attractions:

Hagley Museum, Longwood Gardens, Brandywine River Museum, Brandywine Zoo, Winterthur Museum, Delaware Museum of Natural History, Brandywine Battlefield.

Booking Window

Pavilion

Thu Sep 04 2014 - Thu Sep 03 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Picnic Area

Thu Sep 04 2014 - Thu Sep 03 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Sun Dec 13 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Station
  • Fishing
  • Fishing River
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Difficult
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Historic Sites
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting
  • Information Center
  • Interpretive Center
  • Interpretive Display
  • Jogging/Running
  • Meeting Hall
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Study
  • Nature Trails
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Ranger Station
  • Recreation Programs
  • Stargazing
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Art & Museum
  • Canoe Rental
  • Churches
  • Cultural Activities
  • Emergency Services
  • Golf
  • Horse Rentals
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hospital
  • Laundry
  • Medical Clinic
  • Motel
  • Museum
  • Musical Performances
  • Playground
  • Recycling Station
  • Rent Boats
  • Rent Canoes/Kayaks
  • Restaurant
  • Rock Climbing
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Tennis
  • Town
  • Winery Tours
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Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Cancellation Policy
  • A cancellation fee of $10 applies if cancellation occurs prior to 31 days before arrival date. Balance of payments will be refunded.
  • A cancellation fee of a one-day camping fee is charged if cancellation is within 30 days of arrival date; the balance of payment received will be refunded.
  • A cabin reservation carries a $35 cancellation fee; the balance of payment received will be refunded.
  • A reservation at the Cottages at Indian River Marina carries a cancellation fee of one-half of the total rental fee.
  • Early departures forfeit all balances.
  • No refunds will be given unless Delaware State Parks or the reservation call center is notified of the cancellation.
  • The park reserves the right to hold a campsite, cabin or yurt for no more than 24 hours after a customer's expected arrival date; after that time, the reservation will be cancelled. The park must receive notice of the late arrival to hold the reservation after the designated arrival time.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
Picnic Area $75.00
Pavilion $120.00-$140.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 13 2015
Picnic Area $75.00
Pavilion $120.00-$140.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.8, -75.58333
39°48'0"N, 75°35'0"W

From I95 North or South/202:
Exit on 202 North to Mt. Lebanon Rd. (about 5 minutes from exit, see Talleyville fire co. on right, Taco Bell in median, and Boston Market on left) make that left at the traffic light. At second stop sign, at the bottom of the hill, make a right. Go over bridge and bear to the right. Park entrance will be on the right side.

From Concord Pike/Route 141:
Take Concord Pike North to 141 intersection (Zeneca Corp) Turn left onto Route 141 South. At next light make a right (Rockland Rd.) Follow Rockland Rd. to split in road. Bear right at split, park entrance approx. ¾ miles on the right

From Concord Pike/Naamans Road:
Follow Naamans Rd. (Route 92) West across Concord Pike (Route 202) Make first available left and continue on Route 92 (apprx. 3 miles) At four way stop sign make a left onto Adams Dam Rd., park entrance over hill on left

From Prices Corner/Newark:
Kirkwood Highway to Route 141 North. Route 141 North to Route 100 North. Route 100 through two lights and a stop sign (3-4 miles). At stop sign make a right onto Adams Dam Rd., park entrance over hill on left.

From Dover:
Please take Route 1 north and follow it to I 95 north. Follow to I 95 north. Stay on I 95 north then exit onto Route 141 north and follow it for about 15-20 minutes. Follow to Route 100 north, which will be a left hand turn at a traffic light. Follow to the 4 way stop signs, the intersection of Rt. 100 & Rt.92 & Adams Dam Rd. Make a right hand turn onto Adams Dam Road. The entrance to the park is up on your left hand side about 1 minute after the turn
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Road
Wilmington  DE  19803

Phone Number:

Information:  (302)577-3534
Additional Information
Special Events

The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • Salesianum Cross Country Invitational Race occurs annually on the first Saturday of October, it is an all day event with approximately 1500 runners and 2000 spectators. The other areas of the park are not utilized for this event such as the Thompsons Bridge Parking Lot area of the park as well as the Rockland Parking Lot area of the park. on Oct 04 2014