Recreation in Sussex County
Some of the best golf in the state takes place down south. See the list below.
Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes
PARKS AND NATURAL AREAS
Assawoman Wildlife Area
37604 Mulberry Landing Road, Frankford, 539-3160, www.dnrec.delaware.gov
Three tracts total 3,100 acres on Little Assawoman Bay.
Beach Plum Island Nature Preserve
South Bayshore Drive, Lewes, www.destateparks.com
129 acres open seasonally for fishing.
Bethany Beach Nature Center
Del. 26, Bethany Beach, 537-7680, www.bethany-beach.net/naturecenter.htm
A 26-acre conservation area of mostly wetlands.
Cape Henlopen State Park
42 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, 645-8983, www.destateparks.com
Swimming, camping, Frisbee golf, picnic areas and the Seaside Nature Center.
Delaware Seashore State Park
130 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth, 227-2800, www.destateparks.com
DuPont Nature Center and the Mispillion Harbor Reserve
2992 Lighthouse Road, Milford, 422-1329, www.dupontnaturecenter.org
A prime area for viewing shorebirds.
Edward H. McCabe Preserve
100 W. 10 St., Milton, 654-4707, www.nature.org
143 acres of tidal marshes, upland forests and Atlantic white cedar swamp.
Fenwick Island State Park
Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, 227-2800, www.destateparks.com
Enjoy the ocean and inland bays on this barrier island.
Gordons Pond Trail
Trailheads at Cape Henlopen State Park and North Shores, www.destateparks.com
2.65-mile crushed stone/boardwalk trail includes three scenic overlooks.
Great Cypress Swamp
Del. 54 west of U.S. 113, Selbyville 12,400 acres.
Permission required to enter.
Holts Landing State Park
Road 346, Millville, 227-2800, www.destateparks.com
203 acres on Indian River Bay.
James Farm Ecological Preserve
Cedar Neck Road Ocean View, 226-8105, www.inlandbays.org
Two miles of trails.
Junction and Breakwater Trail
Wolfe Neck Road, Lewes, www.destateparks.com
A six-mile multi-use trail from Lewes to Rehoboth Beach.
Baywood Greens, Long Neck
Marshyhope Wildlife Area
Whitney Swamp Road and Sandy Hill Road, Bridgeville, www.dnrec.delaware.gov
1,000 acres for hunting.
Midlands Wildlife Area
Jones Store Road and Hardscrabble Road, Georgetown, www.fw.delaware.gov
Nanticoke Wildlife Area
Matts Road and Ellis Mill Road, Seaford, www.fw.delaware.gov
4,400 acres of wilderness.
Old Furnace Wildlife Area
Old Furnace Road and Fleetwood Pond Road, Seaford, www.fw.delaware.gov
Ponders Tract at Pemberton Forest Preserve
Del. 16, Milton, www.nature.org
908 acres are open mid-February through mid-August.
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
11978 Turkle Pond Road, Milton, 684-8419, www.primehook.fws.gov
Prime Hook Wildlife Area
Little Neck Road, Milford, www.fw.delaware.gov
700 acres of wilderness near Delaware Bay.
Redden State Forest & Education Center
18074 Redden Forest Drive, Georgetown, 856-2893, www.dda.delaware.gov/forestry
Delaware’s largest state-owned timberland.
Trap Pond State Park
33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, 875-5153, www.dnrec.state.de.us
Features the northernmost stand of bald cypress in the United States.
Delaware Center for the Inland Bays
39375 Inlet Road, Rehoboth Beach, 226-8105, www.inlandbays.org
Protects and preserves Delaware’s three shallow inland bays.
12613 Hunters Cove Road, Greenwood, 349-4334, www.owensstation.com
Only downstate, state-owned public shooting sports range.
PUBLIC GOLF COURSES
Bayside Resort Golf Club
11310 Signature Blvd, Selbyville, 436-3400, www.golfbayside.com
32267 Clubhouse Way, Long Neck, 947-9800, www.baywoodgreens.com
Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club
7 Clubhouse Drive, Ocean View, 537-5600, www.beartrapdunes.com
Bethany Bay Golf Club
Captain’s Court, Millville, 539-3833, www.bethany-bay.com
Heritage Shores Club
1 Heritage Shores Circle, Bridgeville, 337-7514, www.heritageshoresgolf.com
Hooper’s Landing Golf Course
1019 W. Locust St., Seaford, 629-2890, www.seafordde.com/index.cfm?ref=84100
Marsh Island Golf Club
21383 Camp Arrowhead Road, Lewes, 945-4653
Midway Par 3
34578 Pinnacle Road, Lewes, 645-7955, www.midwaypar3golf.com
Old Landing Golf Course
20836 Old Landing Road, Rehoboth Beach, 227-3131, www.oldlandinggolf.com
The Rookery North Golf Course
6152 S. Rehoboth Blvd., Milford, 422-9745, www.rookerygolf.com
The Rookery South Golf Course
27052 Broadkill Road, Milton, 684-3000, www.rookerygolf.com