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Just 15 minutes west of the Atlantic Ocean lays a wonderful hidden treasure of Delaware's inland bays. The 203-acres area contains a variety of beautiful landscapes from bay shore beach to grassy fields and hardwood forests. Take the family for a day of fishing, clamming, or crabbing. Historically, the shores of the inland bays were home to Native Americans, who harvested seafood and hunted in the surrounding marshes and forests. After the European settlers arrived, agriculture developed slowly around the "little bays".

In 1965 the first parcel of land was transferred to the State Park Commission forming Holts Landing State Park. Tucked away on the south shore of the Indian River Bay, this small park showcases a terrific crabbing pier and has a convenient boat ramp. Take a short hike on the Sea Hawk Nature Trail through grassy marshlands and under a canopy of hardwood trees - you're likely to spot a heron or osprey flying overhead!

Clamming, Crabbing, Fishing, Boating, Picnicking, Hiking, Horseshoes
Nearby Attractions
Delaware Seashore State Park, Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum, tax-free shopping, Ocean Resort towns, Fenwick Island Lighthouse
  • Entrance Fees: In effect March 1 through November 30.Credit Cards are accepted.
  • Park Hours: 8:00 AM to sunset.
  • Park Office: 302-227-2800, Office located at 39415 Inlet Rd. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
  • Amusement devices (moon bounces, etc.) & Tents/Canopies: Additional space may be available for amusement devices (moon bounces etc.) or canopies. Visitors must contact the park office at least one week prior to the event for information on availability, cost, and to secure a space.

  • Delaware now requires a fishing license to cover both salt water and fresh water fishing. This includes recreational clamming and crabbing. The license may be purchased at agents authorized by the Division of Fish & Wildlife. For more information call 302-739-9918 or visit Division of Fish & Wildlife

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

    Holts Landing State Park camping trips are easy to plan with ReserveAmerica. Holts Landing State Park campground reservations can be made online. Click one of the links below to see available campsites at Holts Landing State Park or day pass availability.