Additional Delaware Deer Hunting Seasons Opening in January

Firearm deer hunting seasons opening in January and continuing archery deer seasons provide the last chance for hunters to harvest deer during the 2020/21 hunting season.

Killens Pond State Park to Close to Public Saturday for Cross Country State Meet

Killens Pond State Park to Close to Public Saturday for Cross Country State Meet Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will close Killens Pond State Park Saturday, Dec. 5 for the 2020 Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Assoc…

DNREC Opens Brandywine Zoo Madagascar Exhibit

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control cut the ribbon on its new Madagascar exhibit Nov. 19, and officially welcomed its new tortoise and lemur inhabitants.

Piping Plovers Nesting in Delaware Reach New High Number

For the third consecutive year, Delaware recorded a new all-time high number of nesting piping plovers, small beach nesting birds on Delaware’s state endangered list.

DNREC Announces Temporary Brandywine Zoo Weekday Closures

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will close the Brandywine Zoo on weekdays from Tuesday, Sept. 8 through at least Monday, Sept. 21 for construction. The walkway for the new Madagascar Exhibit, which is currently under const…

DNREC to reopen The Point at Cape Henlopen Sept. 1

LEWES, Del. – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reopen The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean beach and dunes, and a half-mile along the bay shoreline, Tuesday, Sept. 1. The bayside beach wi…

DNREC Announces Killens Pond State Park Water Park to Reopen Friday After Cleaning, Negative Tests

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reopen the Killens Pond State Park Water Park on Friday, July 24, following its closure last week after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Through the Division of Public Healt…

DNREC Announces Killens Pond State Park Water Park to Open Saturday

Safety Measures, Including Limited Capacity and Hours, in Effect Until Further Notice  The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reopen the Killens Pond State Park Water Park on Saturday, July 11, with measures in effect t…

DNREC Releases Answers to Questions, Survey Results About Fenwick Island State Park Proposal

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has released the answers to publicly-asked questions about the possible location of an electrical interconnection facility at Fenwick Island State Park bringing power from a proposed offshor…

DNREC announces 15,500 surf-fishing permits issued this year, restricts sales locations

The Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control announces it has issued 15,500 of this year’s 17,000 available surf-fishing permits. In 2019, the Delaware’s Parks & Recreation Advisory Council established a 17,000 cap on annual surf…

DNREC Natural Resources Police Park Rangers arrest Rehoboth Beach man on multiple drug charges

K-9 Vos has first drug alert while on patrol DNREC Natural Resources Police Park Rangers arrested a Rehoboth Beach man on multiple drug and other charges Memorial Day at Cape Henlopen State Park after park rangers found two subjects in a closed primiti…

Beach restrictions to be lifted, visitor numbers limited in state parks for Memorial Day weekend

Delawareans will resume activities such as swimming and sunbathing on Delaware State Park beaches for Memorial Day weekend, with existing restrictions on beaches being lifted by the Governor effective Friday, May 22 at 5 p.m. Out-of-state visitors who …

DNREC Closes Park and Wildlife Area Amenities; Limits Outdoor Recreation Activities at Beaches

While most state parks, nature and wildlife areas continue to stay open during the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” emergency order, many amenities are closed.

Latest emergency order limits recreation options for out-of-state visitors; allows restricted surf fishing

Out-of-state visitors must self-quarantine for 14 days before engaging in fishing, hunting, golf, visiting state parks and wildlife areas.