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White Clay Creek State Park
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750 Thompson Station Road
Newark, Delaware   19711

Phone: 302-368-6900
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A Relaxing Oasis

Come to White Clay Creek to escape the encroaching development of New Castle County. The park's lush greenery and sparkling streams offer a refreshing change of pace and countless opportunities for outdoor fun and relaxation.


There are plenty of year-round activities available at White Clay Creek. The Nature Center hosts fun and interesting public programs, and visitors can enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, birdwatching or disc golf.

Families may take advantage of the large picnic area and pavilion for a reunion or to host a casual barbecue with friends, followed by an evening concert or other special event throughout the summer. Sledding and cross-country skiing are among the many winter activities available at the park.

Guided Tours
Judge Morris Estate

This house, circa 1790, is the former home of Judge Hugh M. Morris, a Delaware native, respected attorney and distinguished federal judge. Today, the estate is perfect for special events or business gatherings. Guests will enjoy the charm of this historic home and the serenity of the grounds and nearby pond.Private Tours

Private tours of the Judge Morris Estate are available for groups up to 15 people. Multiple tours can be arranged for larger groups. To schedule a tour, call the Nature Center Manager at White Clay Creek State Park (302)368-6560.Judge Morris House Tour

Discover the lovely Judge Morris Estate, a Delaware State Park treasure. Tour the house, learn its history, hear tales of its residents, and enjoy the Colonial Revival-style estate that the Morris family called "home." The Judge Morris House Tour is available year-round and lasts about 40 minutes.

Morris Family Tour

Meet the Morris family! Get to know Hugh, Emma, and their daughter, Mary as you tour their home. Find out who "wore the pants" in the family, who believed in using both head and heart to make important decisions, and who was the shrewd investor. The Morris Family Tour is available year-round and lasts about 60 minutes.

Chestnut Hill Farm Tour

The history of this property extends more than two centuries into the past. Explore the house, discover traces of former owners, and investigate old photographs to reveal evidence of its origin, growth, decline and rescue. The Chestnut Hill Farm Tour is available as weather permits, and lasts about 1? hours.
Scenic Trails

Hiking is one of the most popular activities in the park. Thirty-seven miles of trails lead explorers to historic sites and scenic vistas overlooking lush valleys and impressive rock outcrops.

Hikers and mountain bike riders can travel through the Middle Run Valley Natural Area to Possum Hill, follow the Lifecourse Fitness Trail in Carpenter Recreation Area, or hike the Pomeroy Rail-Trail to the pedestrian bridge over White Clay Creek.

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