Cape Henlopen State Park Maps

Lewes, DE

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Cape Henlopen State Park Description

When the current lands of the state of Delaware were granted to William Penn sometime after 1682, Penn proclaimed that Cape Henlopen and its natural resources were to be for the common usage of the citizens of Lewes and Sussex County, thus establishing some of the nation's first "public lands." It has remained in the public domain ever since, playing a major role in local shipping and in the nation's military history. The historic Henlopen Lighthouse no longer helps to guide vessels through the treacherous bay waters, but the two stone "breakwaters" barriers off the point of the Cape, complete

: 38.786, -75.102
: 5,193 acres (21.02 km²)
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: Cape Henlopen State Park