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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 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
Nature Center, Public Programs, Fishing, Hiking, Biking, Birdwatching, Disc Golf, Concert Series, Sledding, Cross-country skiing, Picnicking, Horseshoes, Volleyball
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), Fort Delaware State Park
  • Entrance Fees: In effect March 1 through November 30.Credit Cards are accepted, Cash only if fee booth is open.
  • Park Hours: 8:00 AM to sunset.
  • Park Office: 302-368-6900, Office located at 750 Thompson Station Rd. Newark, DE 19711
  • 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.

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