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White Clay Creek State Park, Newark

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State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
White Clay Creek State Park is a Delaware state park along White Clay Creek on 3,647 acres (1,476 ha) in New Castle County, near Newark, Delaware in the United States. North of the park is Pennsylvania's White Clay Creek Preserve, and the two were originally operated as bi-state parks to jointly protect the creek, but now they operate separately. The White Clay Creek is federally protected as part of the National Park Service's National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. White Clay Creek State Park offers 37 miles (60 km) of nature and fitness trails which are open to hiking and mountain biking 365 days a year with access at a number of seasonal day-use fee parking lots. Fee season is in effect March 1 - November 30. Fees are $4 for in-state vehicle or $8 for out of state vehicles. Annual passes can be purchased at any DE State Park Office or online. The park also preserves a number of historic structures and operates a nature center. It is part of the Northeastern coastal forests ecoregion.
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  • Very nice trail, shaded for the majority of it. Has dirt, gravel and pavement. We did 6 miles in about 2 1/2 hours. This trail is only about 20 minutes from us so we will be back  more »
  • I did the tri state trail and had a great time with it. Probably took me about 1.5 hours to hike through three states  more »
  • Nice big park. Took a 6 mile walk and didn't cover all the trails. Their are some good hills to get your heart rate up. Clean restrooms and very nice picnic shelters. Great place for a hike or family outing.
  • A beautiful place to visit, an awesome waterfall on the Delaware side great place to go fishing and relax . Rangers are there checking up on us as they should which makes it feel really safe knowing. Both Pennsylvania and Delaware sides are frequently monitored by Rangers just to note.They take their jobs serious but if your following rules and codes you'll be ok. They make it fun to chat with and try to help .Have all your licenses ready because they diligently seek out violations and rule breakers . Which makes me very happy,I pay for my licenses, support the Gaming commission and regulations and so should everyone else who want to participate.
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