Known for its meadowland views and blue gneiss stone walls built in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Brandywine Creek State Park sits within northern Delaware’s piedmont region with more than 14 miles of trail and a remnant old-growth forest. Brandywine Creek State Park oversees four Nature Preserves including Flint Woods, the Carney Tract, Tulip Tree Woods and FreshWater Marsh.

Chipmunks can often be seen around the park’s stone walls, which were used to mark property lines when the land supported a rich agricultural industry. Another popular industry that once took place on the park lands was milling along the park’s namesake creek. The rolling meadows provide habitat to native pollinators, ground nesting birds and rare native plants, some of which can be seen by taking a stroll through the pollinator garden.

American Kestrels, Blue Birds and Eastern Meadowlark are common sights for birders. Wilson’s Run is stocked annually for anglers and the sweeping meadows are perfect for disc golf.

Location

Brandywine Creek Delaware
41 Adams Dam Rd. Wilmington, DE 19801

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Hours

The park is open daily from 8 a.m. until sunset.

Park Office/Nature Center Hours:

Open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Holiday Closures:

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas
  • New Years Day

Fees

In-state: $4 Daily

Out-of-state: $8 Daily

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Contact Details

Phone: (302) 577-3534

Email: DNREC_ParksWeb@delaware.gov

Official Website: Brandywine Creek Delaware

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Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Brandywine Creek:

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The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips

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