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Fort Dupont State Park

Route 9
Delaware City, DE 19706

302-834-7941

Fort DuPont State Park, named for Rear Admiral Samuel Francis du Pont, was an active military base from the Civil War through World War II. Following World War II, Fort DuPont was turned over to the State of Delaware. It has been used for various purposes, including as the Governor Bacon Health Center. Portions of the land were dedicated as a state park in 1992.

Activities:

Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Picnicking

Amenities:

Boat Ramp
Day Use Area
Historic Site
Picnic Tables
Porta-Potties
Trails
Wheelchair Accessibility

Fishing and Boating

TThe park is bounded on two sides by the scenic Delaware River and the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Use the boat launch to get out on the water to fish and explore the Delaware River

Recreation

The River View Trail takes you alongside the Delaware River and affords a glimpse of the site's rich historic past. Six gun batteries were built at Fort DuPont during what is known as the “Endicott Period” (1898-1910), and five of them can be seen along the trail: Batteries Read and Gibson, completed in 1898; Batteries Rodney and Best, and Battery Elder, completed in 1899; and Battery Elder, completed in 1904.

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