September 19, 2003
Volume 33, Number 259
Division of Parks and Recreation
Contact: Clyde Shipman, State Parks
Operations Manager, phone: (302) 632-0237.
or Becky Webb, Fort Delaware State Park, phone: (302) 834-7941
Delaware State Parks Sustain Minimal Hurricane Damage;
Flooding and Dock Damage Close Fort Delaware State Park For Weekend
Other than downed trees and power outages, Delaware's state parks
survived Hurricane Isabel with minimal damage, according to Clyde Shipman,
manager of state park operations.
State parks in New Castle County, including White Clay Creek, Brandywine
Creek, Lums Pond, Rockford Park and Brandywine Park in Wilmington, had
numerous downed trees which may delay opening some areas and trails in those
parks. Park crews have been working since Friday a.m. to remove trees and
Campgrounds at Cape Henlopen, Delaware Seashore, Trap Pond, Killens Pond and
Lums Pond state parks were reopened Friday afternoon on a first come, first
served basis. Reservations will be accepted again beginning Monday.
Fort Delaware State Park will be closed for the weekend because of flooding
in the fort and damage to the dock at Pea Patch Island. The Division of
Parks and Recreation plans to have it reopened by Wednesday for school
groups and next weekend for the public.
The beach parks – Cape Henlopen, Delaware Seashore, Fenwick Island and Holts
Landing – will be open to the public for the weekend.
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