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White Clay Creek State Park, DE

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Come to White Clay Creek to escape the encroaching development of New Castle County. The park's lush greenery and sparkling streams offer a refreshing change of pace and countless opportunities for outdoor fun and relaxation.Hiking is one of the most popular activities in the ...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Thu Apr 30 2015   Later Dates

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Entrance fee in effect March 1 – Nov. 30.
Park hours are 8 a.m. to sunset.

Rates: Please be advised, rates may vary for DE Residents vs. Non-Residents.

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Carpenter Recreation Area Pavilion 150 Accessible
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Overview

Description

Come to White Clay Creek to escape the encroaching development of New Castle County. The park's lush greenery and sparkling streams offer a refreshing change of pace and countless opportunities for outdoor fun and relaxation.

Geography:

Hiking is one of the most popular activities in the park. Thirty-seven miles of trails lead explorers to historic sites and scenic vistas overlooking lush valleys and impressive rock outcrops.Hikers and mountain bike riders can enjoy trails at Possum Hill and the Judge Morris Estate, or follow the Pomeroy Rail-Trail to the pedestrian bridge over White Clay Creek.

Recreation:

There are plenty of year-round activities available at White Clay Creek. The Nature Center hosts fun and interesting public programs, and visitors can enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, birdwatching or disc golf. Families may take advantage of the large picnic area and pavilion for a reunion or to host a casual barbecue with friends, followed by an evening concert or other special event throughout the summer. Sledding and cross-country skiing are among the many winter activities available at the park.

Facilities:

Judge Morris Estate, Nature Center, Walter S. Carpenter Recreation Area

Nearby Attractions:

Deerfield Golf Course
University of Delaware
Auburn Heights
Downtown Newark – (many restaurants on Main Street)
White Clay Creek Preserve (Pennsylvania)

Booking Window
Wed Oct 01 2014 - Wed Sep 30 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 Tue Apr 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Non Peak Sat Nov 01 2014 Tue Mar 31 2015
Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
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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
Apr 01 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
Pavilion $120.00-$140.00
Non Peak Season
Nov 01 2014 -
Mar 31 2015
Pavilion $120.00-$140.00
Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Oct 31 2015
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):
39.71284, -75.77562
39°42'46"N, 75°46'32"W

The Carpenter Recreation Area is located Rt.896, 3 miles northwest of Newark. The physical address for the Carpenter Recreation Area is 880 New London Rd. (also known as Rt. 896), Newark, DE 19711
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

White Clay Creek State Park
425 Wedgewood Road
Newark  DE  19711

Phone Number:

Project Office: (302) 368-6900
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