Parks and Natural Areas in Kent County, Delaware


Brecknock Park
80 Old Camden Road, Camden, 744-2495,
86 acres


Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve
818 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, 739-3436,
Includes the Blackbird Creek and St. Jones reserves

Silver Lake
Kings Highway and Washington Street, Dover, 736-7050,
Boating, fishing, volleyball and a fitness court.

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St. Jones Reserve
818 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, 739-3436,
Home of the St. Jones Center for Estuarine Studies.

Ted Harvey Conservation Area
Ted Harvey Wildlife Area Road, Dover,
2,700 acres

Killens Pond State Park and Water Park
5025 Killens Pond Road, Felton, 284-3412,
Water slides, two pools


Taber State Forest
1953 Burrsville Road, Harrington, 349-5754,
1,240 acres

Little Creek

Little Creek Wildlife Area
Little Creek, 284-1077,
4,700 acres of wildlands popular with hunters

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Abbott’s Mill Nature Center
15411 Abbott’s Pond Road, Milford, 422-0847,
313 acres features and old grist mill and pond

DuPont Nature Center and
the Mispillion Harbor Reserve
2992 Lighthouse Road, Milford, 422-1329,
A prime area for viewing shorebirds

Milford Neck Wildlife Area
Milford Neck Road and Pritchett Road, Milford, 284-1077,
5,500 acres

Port Mahon

Port Mahon Preserve
Port Mahon Road, Port Mahon, 654-4707
340 acres of beaches, marshes and creeks


Big Oak Park
417 Big Oak Road, Smyrna, 744-2495,
90-acres feature the Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation

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Blackbird State Forest
502 Blackbird Forest Road, Smyrna, 653-6505,

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna, 653-9345,
The 16,000-acre refuge is a mecca for birders.

Woodland Beach Wildlife Area
4876 Hay Point Landing Road, Smyrna, 653-2882,
6,300 acres is home to the Aquatic Resources Education Center.


McGinnis Pond
31 acres


Norman G, Wilder Wildlife Area
782 Kersey Road, Viola,
4,400 acres for hunting, riding horses

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