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    Cape Henlopen State Park

    Lewes, Delaware

    Cape Henlopen State Park

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    Lewes
    Nearby City
    1.5-4 nautical miles
    Distance
    Difficult
    Skill Level
    The waters surrounding Cape Henlopen differ from day to day and are very unpredictable. Some days are calm, but other times paddlers must grapple with standing waves and whirlpools. These hazards stretch around the cape and also out to the Harbor of Refuge Light. It is best to time this trip with slack tide. The mouth of Delaware Bay is a major thoroughfare for cargo ships making trips to and from Wilmington and Philadelphia, so be wary of boat traffic.
    Hazards/Cautions
    Cape Henlopen State Park (destateparks.com/park/cape-henlopen; 302-645-8983).
    Local Contacts
    NOAA Electronic Chart US5DE10M / Paper Chart #12216
    Local Maps

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