Delaware is the state that started it all. Home to Paul Revere’s legendary journey and is packed with American history to discover. The First State has some nice accommodations for your RV trips, as well as from country life to beach life – the smaller state packs a punch for those looking to get away from it all to relax and unwind.
Let’s take a look at my top five favorite RV parks and campgrounds so you can take in the beauty of this little wonder of a state.
5 of the best RV parks in Delaware
Treasure Beach RV Park & Campground (Selbyville)
With over a thousand sites, Treasure Beach RV Park and Campground is a small town unto itself located right next to Ocean City. Treasure Beach also has all the amenities you would expect from a park with over a thousand sites, including its basic services and cable TV. There are bathhouses, extensive laundry facilities, propane filling, convenience store, even a skate park.
You can spend time in the clubhouse or game room, relax by the pool, or enjoy one of their craft shows in July. The fun and activities of Ocean City and Fenwick Island are just around the corner so you can enjoy fishing, crabbing, or great food and shopping.
Cape Henlopen State Park (Lewes)
If you want to walk in history, then take a walk along Cape Henlopen Beach in Lewes. Patriot William Penn declared the beaches of Cape Henlopen a public land in 1682, nearly a century before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The State Park does not have electrical hookups, but many of the sites do have water, all located on pine-covered dunes. Showers and a dump station are available.
Enjoy the beaches of the ancestors of America and explore rare bird species. Explore the Seaside Nature Center and its five 1,000-gallon tanks, interact with the exhibits, and check out the Osprey Cam. Cape Henlopen is also the eastern terminus of the American Discovery Trail if you’re ready to start the 6,800-mile journey.
Leisure Point Resort (long neck)
If you are looking for a place to spend a few nights or a few months on the Atlantic coast of Delaware, then Leisure Point Resort is the place for you. Shaded campsites offer all their amenities, such as electricity, water, sewage, and cable TV. There are many amenities and activities such as basketball courts, showers, volleyball, and a clubhouse.
You can also enjoy some activities specific to the Delaware coast, such as fishing, crabbing, and clamming. Bring your boat or charter one to put in Leisure Point’s 319-boat marina. With these facilities and activities, Leisure Point has been awarded five stars by Coast to Coast for six consecutive years.
Trap Pond State Park (Laurel)
You might not imagine wetlands as part of the Delaware landscape, but Trap Pond State Park has more than 2,000 acres of shallow ponds and bald cypress trees. The grounds provide 130 sites with electrical and water connections. There are dump stations, showers, playgrounds, picnic areas, and a boat ramp for you to enter. There are many hiking trails around the area to explore the wetlands and their surroundings.
Take the boat for watersports, fishing, or strolling around Trap Pond. You can also rent canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats to explore the marshy waters. Trap Pond is also great for bird watchers, hosting herons, warblers, owls and much more – guests have even been known to see a bald eagle on occasion.
Delaware Seashore State Park (Rehoboth Beach)
Thousands of visitors a year flock to Rehoboth Beach each year to enjoy the sights, sounds and fun of Rehoboth Beach. Delaware Seashore State Park gives you an initial experience with this wonderful Delaware beach. The State Park offers sites throughout the year, during peak season from April to November you can enjoy full service with water, electricity and sewer hookups. They also offer showers, laundry and vending machines.
Enjoy your days and nights with all the activities Rehoboth Beach has to offer. Enjoy the sand between your toes or people watch on the boardwalk. Visit the Rehoboth Beach Museum with rotating exhibits or enjoy some of the city parks. Try to arrive in late October to enjoy the fun of the Sea Witch Halloween Festival.
Delaware may be the state where residents claim to get from one end to the other in less than 20 minutes, but there is plenty for RVers to do, especially during summers if you love the beach, tax-free shopping, and getting away from it all.