Bellevue State Park

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Bellevue State Park

Delaware

(302) 761-6963

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Overview

Bellevue Hall mansion commands a grand view of this historic estate, and its present form reflects alterations made by William du Pont, Jr. Mr. du Pont surrounded his home with the finest facilities: tennis courts, equestrian stables, gardens, and a picturesque pond, amid woodlands and fields overlooking the Delaware River.

The Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation has retained the historic charm of Bellevue while providing many opportunities for recreation. Walking and jogging are popular activities at any time of the year. A 1-1/8 mile fitness track circles a catch-and-release fishing pond stocked with bass, catfish, and sunfish, while the nearby exercise trail offers a refreshing workout. Hiking trails allow you to explore other parts of the estate. If you prefer cycling, both paved and unpaved paths lead you on a leisurely tour.

The park is open daily 8 a.m. to sunset. Normal park office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Map of Bellevue (DE)

Latitude, Longitude: 39.779582, -75.498557

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Activities

  • Camping

    Horse camping sites are available: no electric or water hookups. Please call for reservations.

  • Fishing

    There is a catch-and-release fishing pond stocked with bass, catfish, and sunfish available for public use.

  • Golfing

    Disc golf is available.

  • Hiking

    Miles of trails wind throughout the historical estate.

  • Historic Sites

    Discover how William du Pont, Jr. transformed the mansion from a Gothic Revival castle into a replica of President James Madison's home, Montpelier.

  • Horseback Riding

    Bellevue boasts a modern equestrian facility, with indoor and outdoor arenas for riding lessons. There are approximately 150 miles of trails open for horse riding on state-owned lands managed by the Division of Parks & Recreation, the Division of Fish & Wildlife, and the Forest Service. Before you set out on a trail ride, it is recommended that you call the Park, Forest or Fish & Wildlife Area to learn of any seasonal restrictions that might affect trail use. Horse camping sites are available: no electric or water hookups. Please call for reservations.

  • Picnicking

    Bellevue is a delightful place for a picnic. Tables are located throughout the park, and pavilions can be reserved for larger groups. The Hunter Barn provides indoor picnic facilities upon reservation. Or, simply spread a blanket on the lawn to enjoy old-fashioned outdoor dining.

  • Tennis

    The Delaware Tennis Center is a not-for-profit community tennis center. It has been recognized three times as one of the Top 50 Tennis Welcome Centers in the country. This recognition means that DTC offers every tennis player, regardless of level, a program that's affordable, professional and fun. The club's beautiful, historical setting features eight clay courts adjacent to Bellevue Mansion.

  • Winter Sports

    Come in the winter for some fun sledding opportunities.

Directions

Driving

Bellevue State Park is located at 800 Carr Road, Wilmington, DE 19809.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(302) 761-6963

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