Delaware excels in outdoor recreation with new campsites opening up all the time. As the state evolves, so do the communities focused on providing family fun. As such, the camping experience you seek, be it a secluded adventure void of modern amenities or a resort inspired campsite where nature doesn’t force you to give up your Wi-Fi, or maybe even something in between, is just around the bend. Here’s a look at the top 10 campgrounds in the state.
The glistening marina along Pepper Creek is home to Gulls Way Campground, a seasonal campsite that caters to families. Boaters and campers alike will enjoy the tranquility of this establishment which stands as a modern marvel in an agrarian landscape. This is a pet friendly facility with a brimming events calendar complete with on-premise parades, bake sales and musical performances. Other perks include easy access to a multitude of water sports like boating, skiing and crabbing.
This recently upgraded campground is now fully refurbished with a whole host of modern amenities. Its tranquil location overlooking Lums Pond gives it just the right amount of natural beauty to reflect while bonding with the family. This site is best utilized by RV campers and tent pitching campers. In addition to traditional amenities like modern showers, picnic tables and hiking trails, Lums Pond State Park Campground also maintains a unique feature---horse campsite, which are available upon request.
Traditional camping takes on a maritime twist at this marina that features 420 sites but only has a couple of cabins available. If you happen to own or have rented a steamboat, you’ll be truly impressed with the multitude of accommodations awaiting your stay at this facility. Owners of recreational vehicles will also thrive here. The campground features a seasonal schedule, staying open from May until October. The glistening marina makes it a beautiful sight to behold. Other draws include a crabbing dock, a swimming pool, volleyball and Saturday night community events.
If you have tiny tots and you like the idea of camping in a modern situation where amenities are presented at every turn, this fun, young campground is definitely your spot. Family vacations here include themed entertainment, frequent visits from Yogi Bear, heat, air conditioning, showers, coffee, TV and a slew of convenient add-on features like electrical outlets and kitchenettes. The grounds are adorned in even more amenities ranging from an arcade to a swimming pool to playgrounds and fire pits. While not necessarily designed for those who like to rough it, if you want the experience of camping with a child friendly filter applied, this campground version of Disney World is recommended.
Proudly owning and operating over 1,000 local campsites, the Treasure Beach organization really knows the camping business. Both the Fenwick Island and Selbyville location come with rave reviews. Their lakefront properties are affordably priced, especially when you take into consideration the multitude of amenities available on-premise. Outdoor recreation is at just about every turn along the way. Campers can enjoy crabbing, boating, flea markets, a skateboard park, game room, swimming pool and basic hygiene amenities including bathhouses and a Laundromat. Family tenting is available for campers who don’t have RV’s at a rate of just $40 per night.
Glamping enthusiasts, rejoice. The trend has made its way across the Delaware borders and from the looks of this resort, it’s here to stay. Sun Outdoors Rehoboth Bay has everything a trendy glamper needs to get the camp party started. Here, you’ll find luxury cottages, RV sites and tent areas surrounded by resort inspired amenities. Biking, hiking, canoeing, fishing and relaxing at the splash bar are just some of the many recreational activities on-site. You can even pamper your four-legged friend as you make your way through the resort. If you like the idea of a camping experience where nature and technology intertwine and the idea of gathering around a tiki hut connecting with the outdoors and the Wi-Fi appeals to you, then you’ll love the Resort at Sun Outdoors Rehoboth Bay.
This conveniently located campground features easy access to much of the state’s excitement. Catch the beaches, the speedway and the boardwalks on your way here or on your return home. Meanwhile, the campground itself is simply lovely. The atmosphere is rugged yet sophisticated with cabins galore to choose from. The rates are slightly higher than other campgrounds on the list but the atmosphere, amenities and ample space make it worth the while. Amenities include a splash pad, pavilion, bark park and convenience store. There’s something for your whole family here, including the dog. As an added bonus, this is the official campgrounds for Dover International Speedway fans.
It’s not every day that you find a petting zoo at a campground, but at Holly Lake’s, expect the unexpected. Its rustic, vintage presence is guaranteed to conjure thoughts of your own childhood while emblazoning memories your own children will someday cherish. This place is truly an all encompassing, lakeside wonder featuring log cabins, bunk beds and a great deal of nature. Pure outdoor enthusiasts will revel in the ambience.
This hidden gem of a campground takes the cake with its location in that it’s a 30-minute drive or less from almost every imaginable Delaware attraction. This is an excellent place to locate if you’re in town for Punkin Chunkin, Apple Scrapple or a Dover Downs event. They feature a wide range of camping types such as tents, RV space and cottages. Plus, they’re open year-round. On-site amenities like a swimming pool, game room, picnic area and 10,000-square-foot activity hall make it a safe bet for virtually every type of camper. This campground even hosts events making it a unique place to host a wedding reception or a family reunion.
This is a different sort of family fun at the beach. In lieu of pitching a blanket and building a sand castle, campers can enjoy pitching a tent and gathering around a fire pit. Camping here is seasonal but their cabins and mobile houses sport reasonable rates and their calendar is abundant with family friendly activities. On-premise amenities include but aren’t limited to a swimming pool, game room, playground, Wi-Fi in select areas and a convenient shuttle bus. The 2.5-mile walk to the beach is a fun bonus feature as well.