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Delaware State Parks waive entry fee on Black Friday

Delaware Public Media


Instead of camping outside a big box store this Black Friday, you may want to consider pitching a tent in the woods.


All Delaware State Parks will open their gates at 8:00 o’clock Friday morning with free admission (although there is still a fee for camping).

This will be Delaware's second foray into the “Opt Outside” campaign, which was started by the recreational retail chain REI last year as a way to get people outdoors (and possibly sell some gear).


Ray Bivens is the director of Delaware State Parks. He said the diversity of parks means there’s something for everyone.


“We have historic barns. Cape Henlopen has Fort Miles. These places just naturally attract folks. And you make memories as a family, you explore, you learn and it’s healthy,” Bivens said.


Delaware is one of 13 state parks systems taking part in the Opt-Outside campaign this year.


You can share your outdoor photos on the state parks' Facebookpage using the hashtag #OptOutside.


Annual Delaware State Parks passes also go on sale Friday, although you’ll have to wait until parks’ offices reopen on Saturday to buy one in-person.


You can find more information HERE.


Check out to upload your #OptOutside photos.





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