National Parks / Natural World

White Clay Creek State Park Newark

Where is it at?

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White Clay Creek State Park
880 New London Road
Newark
DE
19711
Tel: 302-368-6900

Directions

The park office is located at 750 Thompson Station Road in Newark. The Nature Center is located at 1475 Creek Road. Make sure you check with the Nature Center first because some portions of Creek Road are no longer available to vehicles.

Where are we going today?

Beautiful park fun ALL YEAR ROUND? Yep! Don't let those snowy days put you off enjoying nature. Sometimes it's the most beautiful time of the year!

White Clay Creek State Park has super fun year-round activities for the whole family. Start your trip at the Nature Center which host interesting and fun programs.  You can also grab your free map of the trails!

Maybe you want to stroll under the full moon at Full Moon Hot Chocolate Hike? Or the very festive Snowflake Tea and House Tour.  In December you can even have brunch with...you ready...SANTA!

During summer, the whole family can pack up a tasty picnic and enjoy a family lunch at the picnic tables, or spend some time on the lake and see if you can even catch your lunch! (We have faith in you!)  Grab your binoculars as the area is great for bird-watching, or try your hand at disc golf!

If you love spending time out in nature, there are over 37 miles of amazing trails to explore! Try and find the historic sites, or enjoy the view at the scenic vistas which overlook amazing rock outcrops and lush valleys.  Mountain bikers and hikers can enjoy trails around Judge Morris Estate, or Possum Hill - as well as the other scenic trips.

Winter time? Don't let that stop you! Sledding and cross-country skiing are just some of the super fun winter activities that you and the family can enjoy at White Clay Creek State Park.

So turn off those TV’s, and really enjoy the incredible Delaware nature! Don’t forget your camera!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$3 per day for Delaware vehicle. $6 for out-of-state.
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

8am to sunset. Park office hours weekdays 9am - 3pm

All year round.

Teachers corner

The park offer great home school science classes, as well as great sessions that cover topics like survival, geology, animals, as well as Explorer Programs! .

I'm Hungry!

Picnic time! Don't forget to pack up some tasty lunches for you all and enjoy it under the lovely Delaware sky! .

Any Top Tips?

The trails range from easy to hard so check them all our before starting on one! .

What people are saying?

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    the water was so clean looking and cool a real treat for a olden retriever and his water loving friend, ; )- (me)

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    Awesome place for trail running. They even offer a discount to military personnel on their annual passes; which is completely awesome of them in my opinion. There are so many trails to run and get lost on. I highly recommend this spot for runners of all aptitudes.

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    This park is the closest area i have found in Delaware to home (pa). Love the trails, they are well marked and once you get use to the area its easy to find your way around.

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    Great place for hiking, biking, and geo-cacheing.

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