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Fort DuPont State Park
Copyright: - Delaware Division of Parks & Recreation
Fort DuPont State Park
Description - Named for Rear Admiral Samuel Francis du Pont, the Fort was actively used as a military base from the Civil War through World War II. Following World War II, the Fort was turned over to the State of Delaware and has been used for various purposes, including the Governor Bacon Health Center. Portions of the land were dedicated as a State Park in 1992.

Attractions - The park features 322 acres along the scenic Delaware River and the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Open year-round, the park provides opportunities for passive recreation including picnicking, fishing, and hiking. A self-guided trail is available for visitors to explore the site's rich historic past. For those interested in more active recreation, the park provides both tennis and basketball courts.

Recreation - Visitors will find historical sights, nature trails, a picnic area, game courts, and fishing opportunities.

Climate - 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 degrees 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 degrees 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.

Location - Fort DuPont is located just south of Delaware City off Route 9.


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Filed By: Jersey Joe (West Deptford, NJ)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Trails were a little wet and muddy, probably due to recent heavy rains. Finding the fortifications was a suprise as we hiked the well marked trails. Could use some historical information at the various sites. Never saw any deer, but lots of bedding sites and tracks.


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Contact Information:
Fort DuPont State Park, Delaware Route 9 , Delaware City, DE, 19706, Phone: 302-834-7941

Additional Information:
Delaware State Parks - The Delaware State Park system includes fourteen parks with recreation facilities, many historic and cultural buildings, and an extensive trail system.
Northern Region - New Castle County - From big city sophistication to small-town serenity, Northern Region - New Castle County charms its visitors.

Links:
Delaware State Parks - Official Agency Website

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