Reviews of White Clay Creek State Park (Tourist Attraction)

Park Office, Thompson Station Road, 880 New London Rd, Newark, DE 19711, United States

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REVIEWS OF White Clay Creek State Park IN Delaware

Karen Brown

Really enjoyed this park! It's beautiful with nature around if you stop to look. Saw deer a turtle and several types of birds. Very peaceful and loved the trails.

James J. Colgan III

This 2-state state park is a great location in the greater Philadelphia / Wilmington area. The wide creek is an important feature in the park - on both sides. The Delaware side (with permission - contact the office) allows mineral collecting, such as panning garnets and magnetite from the creek.

Steven J

No directions what so ever

Randall Ewing

My brother and I walked a nice chunk of the park on a path I hadnt previously been on. I have always enjoyed this park for the fishing and the general atmosphere and it's really close for the Newark, Pike Creek, and Hockessin people.

Eric Baker

Great disc golf course. Random draw doubles league every Wednesday during the summer. Check out Delaware Disc Golf on Facebook for details.


Great park for walking/hiking. Most trails aren't paved, however you won't get a trail that gives you a more natural feel anywhere else in Delaware. Lived 10 minutes from the park my whole life, and I'm still finding new trails to explore to this day.

Megan Mannino

Great place to go for a walk or hike. Sometimes crowded, which can be annoying. Very flat, so not a rigorous walking route. Good for peaceful, thoughtful walk.

Wize Minds

A beautiful place to visit, an awesome waterfall on the Delaware side great place to go fishing and relax . Rangers are there checking up on us as they should which makes it feel really safe knowing. Both Pennsylvania and Delaware sides are frequently monitored by Rangers just to note.They take their jobs serious but if your following rules and codes you'll be ok. They make it fun to chat with and try to help .Have all your licenses ready because they diligently seek out violations and rule breakers . Which makes me very happy,I pay for my licenses, support the Gaming commission and regulations and so should everyone else who want to participate.

Dave Atkinson

Great place to mountain bike or hike, portapots at parking areas, many miles of trails. There is a small fee for most of the year. Think it's $3 per day, but not sure as I buy a pass. Watch out for the panther if you believe reported sightings over the years.

Sandra Rivera

Nice good trails

Ian Crowley

Miles and miles of great hiking and biking trails. I could spend all day hiking the only hilly part of Delaware here at WCCSP. Multiple trail heads and parking areas make a great way to break up longer hikes. Trails are well maintained for the most part, though some areas could use better signage.

A. Ann Sleeper

The Delaware White Clay Creek is part of the state's park system. There are miles of well maintained trails. You can walk, run, or mountain bike many of these trails without needing to cross roadways. If you're willing to cross the road, though, you can travel for miles. The paths are varied, including paved, gravel, and dirt. Some are wide and flat, others narrow and hilly, but generally easy/moderate effort. They pass through forest, along meadows, and many branches of the creek. Some paths link to the Pennsylvania White Clay Creek Preserve. Fee based lots, some with bathroom facilities or porta potties, allow for easy access to trail heads. Ongoing improvement projects are expanding trails. A great way to get away for some exercise in nature!

s ritchie

Very beautiful place. Great place for walking or riding

Scott Butz

Beautiful park. Has a great disc golf corse.

George Wolff

Great place to stretch legs, exercise and enjoy the scenery and wildlife. Park is kept clean for being close to civilization

Dave Singer

White Clay Creek State Park's North College Avenue entrance is less than a mile from Main Street in Newark, yet it is very quiet and peaceful. I've seen trout, pike, catfish, deer, fox, ducks and ducklings geese, woodpeckers, eagles, huge snapping turtles the size of my bed pillow, and even a baby barred owl "brancher" too young to fly but able to climb trees by flapping its wings to provide lift while sinking its claws into the bark, inching higher and higher (as shown in a series if pictures posted to Google Maps).

Mike K.

This place is a hidden gem for mountain biking. Never in a million years would I think Delaware had some of the best single track on the East Coast. There are so many trails its gonna take me awhile to explore them all. Nice to have somewhere this awesome so close to where I live. Ride or die baby!

Gail Grosh

Great rélaxing atmosphere

Lester Jones

A nice park. Parking is $4 for cars

brenda messing

Very peaceful with bike trails

Katie McLaughlin

Great bike trails. Be careful of choosing your appropriate level of advancement.

Pete Koczera

Incredible place to wander for a day, and easy access to Newark for a bite and a beer after.

Wilmer Contreras

Is really a nice park

Henning Schoesler

Nice area

Addison Yanito

Great state park with the perfect beginner disc golf course.

Jeff Farro

What a little gem... Such a fun mix of flowy fun and tech features. Pump track, terrain park, skinny and log rides...

Jer Del

Absolutely huge park with a little something for everyone. I have lived in Newark for years and still don't think I've gone down every trail. Seamlessly connects to trails that go through the PA preserve as well if you're feeling extra adventurous.

Chris Black

A really nice park for walking or biking right outside of Newark.

Barry Zias

Nice big park. Took a 6 mile walk and didn't cover all the trails. Their are some good hills to get your heart rate up. Clean restrooms and very nice picnic shelters. Great place for a hike or family outing.

Brian Starrett

Love the Wednesday night concert series and the trails for hiking /walking my dogs

Greg Aluise

Always beautiful and tranquil. Love this place.

Lyn R

Great family park that offers picnic area, kids playground, hiking trails, disc golf, they have summer concerts in the band shell and there are restrooms.

Prussian Wojak

Beautiful. Had XC there. If love the natural world you go here.

First Yest

absolutely beautiful place to go. experience nature on the trails through the woods and along the creek.

Ted Schonbrunner

Great facility well kept very enjoyable experience

Donald Hess

Great mountain bike riding....20 miles today.

Ramachandran B

It's a beautiful place with decent trails! Especially the nature preserve is great, that the trail runs alongside the creek.

Rohan D'Souza

Great Delaware park.

Evan Gnihslew

great bike trails

DJ Bryant

We always have a blessed time in the parks!


Absolutely beautiful. This park has plenty of parking, trails for all abilities, and a big playground. Great day trip for families.

Dennis Sweitzer

Well marked trails and easy access.

Todd Myers

Mountain biking! Long and flowing alternating with technical and tightly treed equals awesome all around.

Janet Sadriu

Lovely place for hiking, biking, fishing or just relaxing.

Joshua Bynum

I love this park. It's so peaceful and serene. The trails are really nice. You can park at one of many places around the whole park. There's some history to it which is cool. If you're a hiker this would be a place for you, It's just a very enjoyable time.

Scott Denbow

The best state park in New Castle County. Plenty of hiking trails, biking, nature and seasonal hayrides / bonfires. Season pass holder for almost 20 years!

Bert Tompkins

Thick forests, flowing streams, near town, having no fees, and no hassles. Hikers, bikers, swimmers, fishers, etc happily relax here.

Michael Duffy

Great spot, been coming here since it was known as Carpenter Park. Close to everything but walk five minutes from the parking lot and you're away from it all...

Julie Williams

I love the hiking trails here. Well marked and diverse terrain in a short distance.

stephen donohoe

Great place to take a nice hike and Rangers are great.

Frank Mayer

Well maintained and easy access.

Robert Speace

Great place for a walk,hike lots of wild life ,fishing spots,views

Lindsay Cummings

I love the trails here

Alex Rupple

We love coming here and taking our pup on nice long walks to tire her out

Riz G

Well maintained park and beautiful

Paul Meikle

Great local park/preserve. Better in Pa. than De. though, too many ridiculous stupid rules on the De. side. More than likely because of De. leaning to the left.

Nick Crisci

Nice place to walk. Alot of people ride mountain bikes on the hiking trail.

Tim Hodgdon

One of the best parks around, just beautiful. Very well maintained, fun and beginner friendly disc-golf course. Definitely worth a visit.

Ashley Frye

We had tons of fun. Lots of different parking lots to park close to whatever trail you want to take. I picked up a map at the main office and we took a walk along the creek and over the wood bridge. We're definitely coming back. I originally found this place after finding the full moon hike advertised online. For 5 bucks you walk an hour with the parks naturalist. She told us about certain trees and critters in the area and took us to some really nice spots to see the moon. It was awesome, highly recommend that too. I went alone as an adult and still had a good time

Noor Zahid

Nice place

Crystal Thomsen

Beautiful and full of wonderful little dreamy spots

R Houseman

Hiking, biking and horse riding is permitted Read the signs as some trails prohibit biking and or horse riding. I hiked 14 miles here today and the trail are mostly very good however at least one bridge is out and some trails are a bit overgrown. If you park in Pennsylvania parking is free but if you park in Delaware there is a parking fee.

Skip Coon

Fantastic Mountain biking!

Mike Schwander

Lots to do here and the staff really seems to care about the park and its visitors. I brought in a group to do a park clean up and the entire group combined couldn't find enough litter to fill a single walmart bag. White clay is a beautiful and clean park.

Rodrigo Basilio

super recommend this place to everyone. water very clean and very good to fish with family this and my son fished a trout

Ross Wilcox

Was there to attend a cross country meet. Park has lots of trails though wooded areas, picnic area, and other facilities at the carpenter center

Rev. Dr. David Cole

A beautiful natural wood with some of the most scenic water features you could hope to imagine. Well worth a pilgrimage.

Kevin P

I take an old friend of mine there trout fishing Every Spring. . . nice place to go. Out of the way, quiet, a lot of people jogging, riding bikes, doing their own thing while we sit there and fish. Very peaceful - you see Eagles geese ducks otters and also catch trout. Beautiful place to go spend the day!

Katie Griffin

Easy access to creek ! Perfect place the whole family can enjoy!

Daniel Cooper

Amazing day. Great friendly people!!


The family and I love going to this park. There are so many hiking and biking trails right along the creek. It is very cool when you start a trail in DE and end up in PA. There is so much to do and see here.

kirk nelson

Great place for walking/hiking. Very nice trails

Aaron B.

Very nice area. We'll kept. E joyed the disc golf course especially. Plenty of parking.

Christopher Whallon

Beautiful in the Spring. Many trails to enjoy. Ample parking and facilities. Few trash cans and some litter problems.

Jenn Brant

Great band , food plentiful as we were there for UD comp picnic,greens as far as the eye could see :) great evening!!

Jonathan Seel

Beautiful state park all year round

Kathy Kutchen

Very peaceful!

Alexander Mustico

Great state park with lots of beautiful trails and nature.

Ali Kilby

Fun trails but very narrow. Some gorgeous views

Ernest G. Wilson II

The locals do everything they can to pretend it's their private sanctuary. You used to be able to drive a car through there now they have it locked up most of the time. It's a very pretty area but a shame that it became such a private local area instead of a public place that everyone could enjoy. It is still a nice sanctuary for animals even if the locals don't want you in.

Joshua Simmons

This is the go to nature park for anyone in the Newark area. There are so many areas to this park that you can spend years visiting and never see it all. There are open fields and walking tracks as well as beautiful swamp paths and creekside sitting areas. If you like nature focused parks and are in the area this is the one to visit.

Sam Richeson

The water was great and the fish were happy!

Kortney Diduch

Lots of places to explore. Seems to be never ending! Great for exercise or nature walks and adventures.

Alex Rodriguez

Fast flowing biking trails. Wish they would have mike marker signs on the trail. Watch out for walkers and hikers. It could use some trail trimming too. Very overgrown.

Daniel Haer

Always an amazing place to ride bikes

Matthew Dietz

Very fond memories fishing here every trout season with my Dad when he was at his best and well. I like to remember that version of him. Last one of the few Nice areas in the Delaware area.

Austin Mount-Campbell

Great state park. Lots of trails and things to explore.

Ron Wismer

One of the best attractions of living in Newark is white clay park

Shavon Bailey

Clean bathrooms very quiet

Dianne Carroll

Would like to see offleash area for

Andrew Mock

Very clean park with frisbee golf and many hiking trails to enjoy the parks beautiful surroundings.

Vijesh Kumar

Excellent place for peaceful time

Kenya Nettingham

Love this place every time. One of my favorite places to mtn bike. Very approachable for the entire family.

Nickle Rick!!!!

Great place to get out and go take a nature walk, but watch out for ticks.

Juan Gentile

Nice park.

Chris Sanfino

Good bicycle riding on the Delaware Pennsylvania border.

g schu

great park great trails reasonable price for a yearly pass going here

Maria Pierce

Just a wonderful place. They have trails you can hike , walk your dog/dogs, jog or let the kids run off a lil extra is my main reason.

Robert Pennock

Have to pay throughout the park...need to have cash with you $4 Delaware resident $8 out of aware of the self pay areas they will ticket!

Thomas Kraus

Love state parks, this one I love so much, have great trout fishing

Matt Campbell

Went for trout stocking. Too many people not enough trout get stocked and the stocking locations are false. Pike Creek has no legal place to fish or a place for them to stock, yet its listed for stocking. White clay itself is beautiful and very fun to trout fish when it is actually stocked on the correct days listed, instead of days you take off work to fish it and they don't actually stock it until the following day. Or they only stock it where it's easiest to walk to, instead of like before when they would go to all kinds of places up and down the stream.

Quazonia Quarles

Very spacious and clean park. I went there for an outing with others and had a very pleasant day.

Leon Anderson

Beautiful relaxing place nice place to go with the family beautiful scenery very clean atmosphere

Brandon Oney

Very nice if you like alot of nature, friendly staff. Ms Barbara Is very nice and pleasant very knowledgeable about rocks and minerals, great place for kids to learn and crush rocks

Ricky Hanson

Peaceful and clean. Great for hiking and biking.

Matthew Anderson

Most beautiful place ever!

Brett M

My kids were very reluctant on this park since when we pulled up it was mostly a nice pRking lot. Once we found the trail it was a pleasant surprise a nice easy walk through the woods and not to far from civilization encase of emergency. Hard to see from majority of the trail but there is nice river that runs through here

Maria Valentino

Hiked with the kiddo through to PA, had a great time!

Gabe Wilson

An absolutely beautiful trail with plenty of great spots for photography.

Kai Sparkman

Pavilion was great near the playground near the bathrooms and open space for children to play


Short drive from philly and great trails! We have to go back and tackle some more!

Zak Parsons

Some of the best biking trails on the east coast

Jeffery Conley

Nice place to mountain bike on single track trails.

Celine Li

Beautiful park with great hiking trails and a lot of nice people walking with their dogs.

Linda Guthrie

This was my second time at white clay creek. You need a State Park sticker to park in the lot or park on the side of the road if you do not. At Thompson Bridge, there's no porta potty or trash cans. However, you are able to fly fish in designated areas. There are plenty of trout and trophy to catch.

Alan Smail

Be sure to wear proper attire as there are several trails that shoot off of the main trail and they're hard to resist.

Anthony Wojciechowski

A great place to hike and play Frisbee golf. There summer concerts are always a great way to spend the evening

Autumn McGarity

GORGEOUS! From PA side or DE side!

Michael Pratola

Great flowing and maintained mountain bike trails

Joseph Alberti

Great park. Lots to do. Playground for the kids. Fishing when permitted. Great trails for hiking. If you like birding then this is a place for you too. Great disc golf course. Plays all year and changes greatly through the year. Fairways can be tight and missing can hurt for sure.

Kathy Everett

Beautiful park. Love the summer concert series.

Steve Da Cunha

White Clay isn't the biggest or most impressive state park but it still has plenty to offer. I've gone into White Clay for several years and never tire of it.

Wendy Stanley

kids got nice fish on youth fishing day

Angela Ferelli

Perfect for a sunday morning hike - they have a nice trail which goes to the border of PA.

Mark Hopkins

This park and adjacent preserve include some of the most beautiful places around. There are great trails to walk, run or ride. I run there every Saturday with friends. Trailheads are accessible with good parking. I frequently ride my mountain bike to the preserve, then ride the trails into Newark for lunch. If it snows, just double my comment about the natural beauty. The flat trails along the creek are well worth checking out. This park connects to other parks in the Delaware system, check out the maps. Note that hunting is allowed in parts of the Park and Preserve, so carefully read any signs and respect trail closings due to active hunting. No hunting is allowed on Sunday.

Daniel Amigo

Plenty of open walking trails and scenic.

Brad T

Great spot for a run or bike. Can also home. Very large park with pavilion for rent. Good deer hunting in the fall.

Kody Swanson

Great park but the portapotty is always dirty.

Gallifrey Dragons

It's beautiful here!


Lovely park for hiking, biking, running, etc. Trails are clearly marked and everything is well maintained for safety. A simply beautiful place for those looking to get immersed in all the nature that Delaware has to offer!

Michael zebley

Great place to hike and bike. I take my dog here often as well.

John MTB

This is a 4 star review beast on a mountain bikers perspective. The only thing that it really lacking in my opinion is more technical areas and/or obstacle. there was one small section with Some balance or walk type stuff but it was small. It is a pretty good place to take a beginner or friends.

Laura Harrington

Trails are so fun. Good for all levels. Beautiful year round.

Joe Budusky

Cool course,super windy day,better luck next time!!

Jacob Ouellette

One of my favorite places to be.

Seth Fuhr

Very nice state park. Over 30 miles of well maintained hiking trails which lead through beautiful forest and past White Clay Creek. Biking is allowed on some of the trails and some parts of the creek are great swimming holes in the summer.

Saugat Roy

Nice picnic spot for families and friends

Chris Cano

Very nice trail system- for mountain biking or hiking. Trails, parking lots are well maintained.

mark steinmetz

Great park.

Anne Mitchell

It's a bare bones state park, but a very beautiful one. Each part has its own beauty that packs a punch. There's the open and wooded areas where the amphitheater is. Just near by to that is the aforementioned creek. Along it on either side is a dirt, and paved path. Car accessible in a few places. White clay is massive, and I have yet to venture all of it, but being in the center of its urban setting, it's a nice get away. The University of Delaware is its neighbor, and is encompassed almost entirely by Newark. As I said, it's bare bones, so aside from the events that are held, the only activities are done on foot, or peddled. Amazing hiking trails, disc golf course (my favorite one in Delaware, next to Cape Henlopen), fishing, and great places to chill. Ordinarily, I set up my hammock wherever I respectfully please, and read. Visit this place. It has a lot of personality, and beauty to offer. Just be kind to our wonderful park, it deserves it.

Erin Padilla

Loved it. So did the kids.

Ed Bruno

Nice walk in the woods. Well maintained park

Dave Shellenbarger

Beautiful park with walking trails and stream.

Ken Shaw

Beautiful seanary

Stephen Selph

Nature at its best

Shiladitya Sarkar

Excellent place for family time.

Victoria Fiorenza

Good mix of paved, gravel, and natural trails through forested and fielded areas. Usually not too crowded. Keep an eye out for bikers on the trails, as some points are narrow and steep, and there is not enough thoroughfare for hiker and biker.

chilly d

Gorgeous and very friendly disc golf course


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