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Every year, Cape Henlopen State Park draws thousands of visitors to a pretty patch of coastline in Delaware's southeast. Campers come from far and wide to swim at pristine beaches, fish from a bayside pier, kayak and windsurf on beautiful waters, and find any other way they can to explore this 7,000-acre state park.

Located less than one hour southeast of the state capital, Dover, Cape Henlopen is easily accessible for travelers from the metropolitan areas of Philaadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. Better yet, the park's large campground offers 140 sites with water and electric hookups.

So if you're planning a coastal RV camping getaway in Delaware, search for an RV in Sussex County and set a course for this much-loved state park.

Getting Outdoors

If you're setting out on an RV camping adventure at Cape Henlopen State Park, you might like to start your vacation with a trip to the Seaside Nature Center. Boasting a 495-gallon two-level touch tank that also offers viewing windows, the center is the place to go if you want to catch a close glimpse of stingrays, horseshoe crabs, and a variety of other marine species. Five other 1,000-gallon tanks contain species of local fish, making this a great spot for kids to learn and enjoy themselves at the same time.

If you're more of an "outdoorsy" type, you'll no doubt want to head straight for the beach. This park is home to some of the best beaches in Delaware, offering a chance for visitors to either relax or tackle any one of several outdoor activities.

If you're feeling lazy, find a spot on the sand to spread out a towel and catch a few rays of sun. Surf fishing is another popular pastime for those keen to cast a line from the fishing pier or straight from the beach, but please note that fishing is only allowed in certain areas of the park and, in some places, only during specific hours.

For those who prefer slightly more active pastimes, the activities just keep on coming. You could take a dip in the ocean, head out to explore on a kayak or stand-up paddleboard, wait for the breeze to pick up so you can go windsurfing, or maybe try your luck clamming. There's a designated swimming beach near the Lewes park entrance, and lifeguard patrols run from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Camping at Cape Henlopen State Park

If you want to camp with an RV at Cape Henlopen State Park, there are 140 standard sites available. The campground is set in a scenic location amid pine-covered sand dunes, and the beach is never too far away from most sites.

Water and 50- and 100-amp electric hookups are provided, with fire rings and picnic tables available as well. Pets are welcome but must be kept leashed at all times.

Other highlights include a kids' play area, a camp store stocking essential supplies, laundry facilities, and multiple dump stations.

The campground features a one-way circulation pattern to make it easier and safer for you to navigate with your RV. However, please note that the maximum RV length allowed varies between sites. While most are back-in sites with vehicle length limits varying from 15 to 45 feet, there is also a small number of 90-plus-foot pull-through sites, so check if there are any restrictions when choosing your site.

If you need a break from sleeping in an RV, 12 camping cabins are available. And if you decide you'd like to rough it in a tent for a night or two, 22 walk-in tent-only sites are also provided.

Exploring the Area

When you've finally had your fill of the beautiful scenery and myriad recreational activities on offer in Cape Henlopen State Park, load up your camper and hit the road. But don't worry — you won't be driving for long before you find another attraction worth stopping at and checking out.

Steer your rental RV to the southwest and you can be in Trap Pond State Park, with its excellent hiking trails and fishing, within an hour. If you're really looking to immerse yourself in nature and get up close and personal with a variety of wildlife, the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is just a short trek to the north.

Of course, if you'd rather head for the urban jungle, you could be touring the Philadelphia Museum of Art in a little over two hours, or head west for a two-and-a-half-hour drive to the national monuments of Washington D.C.

There's lots to explore in this part of the world, so what are you waiting for?

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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