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The New England coastal state of Delaware may be small in size, but it's big on charm. Lighthouses, elegant mansions, and scenic state parks are all within an easy drive for someone looking to explore The First State. It's the perfect area to travel in a motorhome rental, allowing you to soak up the atmosphere of each beachside town or inland hamlet.

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RV Rental in Northern Delaware

With its many beaches, northern Delaware offers much to see in an RV rental. RVshare can help you find RV rental prices in northern Delaware and throughout the state (and even the country). You can rent a small RV and tour the area yourself, or rent a campervan in northern Delaware for an easy way to navigate the state's highways and byways.

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

The Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Smyrna is home to many deer, wild turkey, and a variety of birds, including terns, wood warblers, herons, and egrets. Visitors are able to hunt, fish, view wildlife, and practice their photography skills on animals of all varieties. The variety of habitats at the refuge include everything from salt marshes to man-made freshwater pools to woodlands. Be sure to stop by the visitor center for more information about the wildlife refuge, and wear comfortable shoes to enjoy some of the five walking trails and observation towers.

Where to Camp

There isn't camping right at Bombay Hook -- the closest is about a half hour drive away at Killens Pond State Park.

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Killens Pond State Park

Killens Pond State Park offers campers fishing and boating at the 66-acre millpond. As for swimming, the Killens Pond Water Park features a zero-depth pool entrance, the Floating Lily Pad Fun Walk, and a tot pool with ground water jets and smaller slides for the littlest swimmers. The waterpark also has four 54-foot tall slides for older guests.

Nature lovers can also visit the nature center, and make time for hiking and wildlife viewing around the park.

Where to Camp

Camping is available on-site at the Killens Pond State Park.

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DuPont Mansions

Northern Delaware has been home to the DuPont family for generations. Three of the family's impressive mansions are in the area and are worth a stop to visit the museums and grounds.

The Nemours Mansion and Gardens in Wilmington has rare French furniture and definite 18th century French flair. The 102-room mansion was inspired by Versailles' Petit Trianon. Wander the grounds, which are modeled after formal French gardens, and admire gilded statues and fountains as you make your way to the main house.

The Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library is thought to be the grandest of the Wilmington DuPont mansions and is home to the Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens and 85,000 other American decorative arts in its 175 rooms. Children can visit the Enchanted Woods, and there is a Touch-It Room, where kids can -- for once -- actually touch museum exhibits without a scolding. The grounds feature 60 acres of naturalistic gardens and flowers.

The Hagley Museum and Library on the shores of the Brandywine River is where the DuPonts got their start. The gunpowder works founded by E.I. DuPont in the early 1800s was located on the site, and now shows restored mills, and the home and gardens of the DuPont family.

Where to Camp

Head south to Lums Pond for camping.

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Lums Pond

Lums Pond State Park is the perfect place to explore in a campervan rental! Lums Pond is the largest freshwater pond in the state. The park offers visitors fishing, hiking, and the Go Ape! Treetop Adventure Course. The Treetop Adventure Course lets the adventurous try five zip lines, and work their way through the park (even over the water!) on Double Stirrups, the Zigzag Trapeze, the Flying Carpet, the Canyon Crossing, and two Tarzan swings.

Where to Camp

Lums Pond has camping on-site at the park.

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Rent a camper in northern Delaware and see living history at Fort Delaware State Park.

Fort Delaware State Park

Visit Fort Delaware in Delaware City. The fort was a Union fortress that once held Confederate prisoners of war. Originally, the fort was meant to protect the ports of Wilmington and Philadelphia.

Access to the fort is by ferry from Delaware City to Pea Patch Island, where you then head to the fortress. You'll be met with costumed interpreters who help guests understand what life was like in the 1860s. Hammer cannon parts with the blacksmith or clean clothes with the laundress. Watch as the Columbiad gun fires live gunpowder. See artifacts from Pea Patch Island and the Fort's past.

You can bring a picnic lunch along -- tables and grills are available. Vending machine drinks and snacks are available, but no restaurant or concession stand is located on the island so plan ahead for food.

Where to Camp

Camp at Lums Pond.

First State National Historic Park

The First State National Historic Park is actually seven sites located throughout Delaware. If you're visiting northern Delaware, six of the seven sites are located in the area. Begin with Beaver Valley in Wilmington and see the 1,100 acres of woods and pastures first owned by William Penn. Move south through parks located in Wilmington, New Castle, and Dover for a good lesson in early American history.

Where to Camp

Once again, Lums Pond offers nearby camping.

RV Rental Locations in Northern Delaware

RVshare can help you find RV rental locations in northern Delaware, and around the country. You can rent a motorhome or find cheap RVs for rent using RVshare's website, which connects you with possibilities in whatever area you're interested in exploring.

Private RV Rentals in Northern Delaware

RVshare facilitates private RV rentals in northern Delaware by connecting people who own RVs with people interested in renting them. You can use the search feature to find RV rentals by owner across the country. Try it and plan your next getaway!


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