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 and cross-country...

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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.

Services & 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
Alerts and Important Information
A fee collector is not always in attendance at the gate. Please plan ahead.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Brandywine Creek State Park
41 Adams Dam Road
Wilmington  DE  19803

Phone Number:

Information:  (302)577-3534