Fox Point State Park

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Fox Point State Park

Delaware

(302) 761-6963

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Overview

Fox Point State Park can easily be described at extraordinary. You can stand at any of the park's overlooks and see all the way to Philadelphia looking north and well beyond the Delaware Memorial Bridge look south. There just aren't that many easily accessible places in Delaware where such a spectacular view is readily available. The entire family can enjoy a relaxing day strolling, picnicking and just watching the river go by. Horseshoe pits, a volleyball court and a play area for the kids are some of the more active pursuits available. Two pavilions can be rented for larger gatherings.

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

Map of Fox Point (DE)

Latitude, Longitude: 39.783048, -75.471933

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    The paved trail is suitable for hikers, bikers, strollers, and rollers. Trail users can view tugboats, freighters, and tankers on the busy Delaware River while traveling along a gentle grade on a paved path. Wayside exhibits offer educational stops. From this trail, visitors can see the Delaware Memorial Bridge to the south.

  • Hiking

    The paved trail is suitable for hikers, bikers, strollers, and rollers. Trail users can view tugboats, freighters, and tankers on the busy Delaware River while traveling along a gentle grade on a paved path. Wayside exhibits offer educational stops. From this trail, visitors can see the Delaware Memorial Bridge to the south. Fox Point State Park serves as the northern terminus of the ninety-mile-long Coastal Heritage Greenway that runs down to Cape Henlopen State Park. The greenway highlights Delaware's natural, cultural and recreational diversity.

  • Historic Sites

    The Delaware River has long been a working river and Fox Point State Park provides front row seats for watching the river at work. With the shipping channel a scant hundred yards away, the view of the tugs and tankers will truly be up close and personal. In addition, the park features interpretive displays describing the functions of the various watercraft plying the river.

  • Picnicking

    Two pavillions can be rented for large gatherings. Visit the park website or call the park office for more information on rental fees.

Seasonality/Weather

The Chesapeake and Delaware Bays moderate Delaware's climate. The state experiences four distinct seasons. Winter can be bitterly cold. Highs during this season average near freezing with low temperatures near 0 F. Spring comes to this region in mid to late March. This is a pleasant time to visit with moderate temperatures and low humidity. Summer brings temperatures ranging from 80 to 90 F. Humidity is highest inland with ocean breezes cooling the shoreline. Fall brings cooler temperatures and low humidity. The forested regions of the state often have brilliant foliage displays.

Directions

Driving

From points north: Take I-495 south to exit 4B (Edgemoor Road). At top of ramp, bear right onto Edgemoor Road. At first intersection, turn left onto Hay Rd. Park entrance is 0.4 miles straight ahead.

From points south: Take I-495 north to exit 4 (Edgemoor Road). Bear left on exit ramp. At stop sign, turn left onto Hay Rd. Park entrance is 0.2 miles straight ahead.

From I-95: Take exit 9 (Marsh Road). Turn south onto Marsh Road. Continue on Marsh Road crossing Washington Street, Philadelphia Pike and Hillcrest Road. Bear left onto Edgemoor Road. Cross Governor Printz Boulevard. At stop sign, turn left onto Hay Rd. Park entrance is 0.3 miles straight ahead.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(302) 761-6963

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