For the hikers, the 1.1 mile Seahawk Trail takes you through a conifer and hardwood forest, and lands you in a meadow. The 1.2 mile Seahorse Trail also takes you through dense forest and meadow areas. Your pup will love this adventure, just be sure to keep them leashed throughout the park.
Water lovers can head to the pier that extends in to Indian River Bay for clamming, crabbing, boating, and water sports. Clamming spots can be found to the west of the pier, while boat and kayak launches can be found to the east. You can fish and catch crabs right off the pier, and wade in the water for mussels and clams. Make sure to get your permits before you come to the park.
Other pupular activities at Holts Landing State Park are hunting in season, paddling and horseshoes. A soccer field is on site for the sports fanatics. Picnic tables and pavilions are near the pier area, but unfurtunately, dogs are not allowed in these areas. Restrooms are also nearby. Primitive-style campsites are available for youth groups only.
To get into Holts Landing State Park, there is a $4 daily fee for residents. Out of state visitors will have an $8 daily fee. Cash only is accepted the the park entrance. You can also use an annual Delaware State Parks pass available for $35 for residents, and $70 for those residing out of state.
Dogs visiting Holts Landing State Park should be current on all inoculations, and have a license tag. Be sure to bring all the essentials, including water to share with your pup, and clean-up bags. Always pick up whatever your dog leaves behind, and help keep this park dog-friendly.
For a great time at a lovely Delaware park, bring Fido to visit Holts Landing State Park!