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Cape Henlopen State Park

Delaware State Park

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Situated at the mouth of the Delaware Bay sits Cape Henlopen State Park and more than six miles of coastline. The "Point" of Cape Henlopen, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, shaped the history of this landscape. For thousnds of years, native people lived off the land's abundant and rich resources and in the late 1600s, William Penn's family granted the land and allowed citizens to harvest many of the same resources. The area's strategic position led to the construction of Fort Miles during World War II with its iconic fire control towers along the Atlantic coast and, which served as a federal defensive site, training area and testing location both during and after the war. A diverse collection of habitats makes up the coastal ecosystem of Cape Henlopen State Park. Barrier dune, coastal beaches, and maritime forest are home to many species of plants and animals. Visitors can visit the Seaside Nature Center to participate in an interpretive program or learn about the park's native plants and animals.

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Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
15099 Cape Henlopen Dr.
Lewes DE 19958