Brandywine Creek State Park

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Brandywine Creek State Park
Delaware State Park
Brandywine Creek State Park farm.jpg
Farm, field and forest near the park headquarters.
Named for: Brandywine Creek
CountryUnited States
StateDelaware
CountyNew Castle
Location
 - coordinates39°48′25″N 75°34′28″W / 39.80694°N 75.57444°W / 39.80694; -75.57444Coordinates: 39°48′25″N 75°34′28″W / 39.80694°N 75.57444°W / 39.80694; -75.57444
 - elevation246 ft (75 m)
Area933 acres (378 ha)
Founded1965
Managed byDelaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
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Location of Brandywine Creek State Park in Delaware
Location of Brandywine Creek State Park in Delaware
Website : Brandywine Creek State Park
 
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Brandywine Creek State Park
Delaware State Park
Brandywine Creek State Park farm.jpg
Farm, field and forest near the park headquarters.
Named for: Brandywine Creek
CountryUnited States
StateDelaware
CountyNew Castle
Location
 - coordinates39°48′25″N 75°34′28″W / 39.80694°N 75.57444°W / 39.80694; -75.57444Coordinates: 39°48′25″N 75°34′28″W / 39.80694°N 75.57444°W / 39.80694; -75.57444
 - elevation246 ft (75 m)
Area933 acres (378 ha)
Founded1965
Managed byDelaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Locator Red.svg
Location of Brandywine Creek State Park in Delaware
Location of Brandywine Creek State Park in Delaware
Website : Brandywine Creek State Park

Brandywine Creek State Park is a state park, located 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Wilmington, Delaware along the Brandywine Creek. Open year-round, it is 933 acres (378 ha) in area and was a dairy farm owned by the Du Pont family before becoming a state park in 1965. It contains the first two nature preserves in Delaware. These nature preserves are Tulip Tree Woods and Freshwater Marsh. Flint Woods is a satellite area of the park and has become the park's third nature preserve. Flint Woods is home to species of rare song birds and an old growth forest. The park's forests are part of the Northeastern coastal forests ecoregion.[1]

Fourteen miles of trails run the park, the longest being the Rocky Run Trail and the Greenways Trail. Brandywine Creek has a large population of bass, and Wilson's Run is known for its trout. Nearby parks include White Clay Creek State Park, Wilmington State Parks, and Bellevue State Park.

Brandywine Creek Nature Center[edit]

The park's Brandywine Creek Nature Center offers natural history and environmental education programs for visitors, school and scout groups, and other organizations. Programs include nature crafts and lectures, hayrides, guided nature walks, children's programs, and birding programs.

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