White Clay Creek State Park & Chambers House Nature Center
- Enviro. Programs / Exhibits
- Catch & Release Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Wildlife Watching
- Dog Friendly
425 Wedgewood Road
Newark, DE 19711
White Clay Creek State Park is well known for its 37 miles of trails, 18-hole disc golf course, and 3,300-plus acres. But it's perhaps best known for its rich connection to history and the famed Mason-Dixon Line. Civil War reenactments are not uncommon here, nor is fishing the White Clay Creek, which was added to the Wild and Scenic Rivers System in 2001.
The park's main entrance is located off Route 896, just north of Wedgewood Road. To locate the Chambers House Nature Center, simply drive north on Route 896, turn right on Hopkins Bridge Road, and then turn left onto Creek Road. White Clay Creek State Park also offers five additional parking lots for easy trail access. We recommend browsing the park's online map to see which access point is best for your excursion.
Perhaps the most popular trail in the park is the four-mile Twin Valley Trail. This will deliver you to the famous ArcCorner Monument, a concrete surveying post put down in 1892 to mark where the northern curve of Delaware's state line intersects with those of Maryland and Pennsylvania. The only downside to traveling this route is that vehicles can often be heard. Try exploring the Possum Hill Tract for more of a purist experience.
Visit the Friends of White Clay Creek State Park online at WhiteClayFriends.org. To view a detailed map of White Clay Creek State Park's disc-golf course, please visit DEDiscGolf.com/WhiteClay.html.
As in any state, we suggest you consult current fish advisories before eating local fish. These can be found at Delaware.gov, keyword "fish advisories." And whenever in doubt, simply practice catch-and-release fishing, a fun pastime by all accounts.
Photo by the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary
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