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Located three miles north of Wilmington, Brandywine Creek State Park has around 14 miles of trails, great for hiking.

Brandywine Creek State Park also has Tulip Tree Woods, Freshwater Marsh, and Flint Woods, three nature preserves inside its borders, giving it an abundance of wildlife.

Area: 933 acres

List of Park Activities:

  • Birding
  • Camping (primitive only)
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Day Camps
  • Disc Golf
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature/Cultural/Historical Programs
  • Picnicking
  • School Group Programs
  • Summer Day Camps
  • Sledding
  • Tubing

List of Amenities:

  • Canoe/Kayak Launch
  • Day Use Areas
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Drinking Water
  • Hiking/Biking/Interpretive Trails
  • Nature Center
  • Nature Store
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Tables
  • Primitive Campsites
  • Restrooms
  • Shelters
  • Stocked Trout Stream
  • Visitors Center


Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

Q: What are the park’s operating hours?
A: Open daily, from 8:00 AM to sunset (which varies every day)

Q: Can you fish in Brandywine Creek?
A: Yes! Trout in Wilson’s Run is one of the more famous ones you can hook, though a fishing license and trout stamp are required.

Q: Which trails are located inside the park?
A: You can find the Rocky Run, Greenway, and Brandywine Trails within the park.

Q: Is the park a good place for bird-watching?
A: Yes, many hawk species fly over the park when they migrate, usually between the middle of September to the middle of November. American Kestrels, Blue Birds and Eastern Meadowlark can also be spotted inside the park.

Q: Is there a place to glimpse unusual trees in the area?
A: Yes. The Tulip Tree Woods Nature Preserve’s forest canopy also American Beech, Red Oak, Black Oak, and White Oak, among others.