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Blackbird State Forest and Education Center

502 Blackbird Forest Road

Blackbird State Forest, located on the border of New Castle and Kent Counties, is Delaware's northernmost state forest. It is only a 30-minute commute from Wilmington and Newark. It has nine tracts totaling over 5,400 acres and contains a mixture of oaks, yellow-poplar, maple, gums, and hickories. Our northern regional office is located on the Tybout Tract on Blackbird Forest Road.

Blackbird is a popular site for outdoor recreation. Its 40 miles of trails are used extensively for hiking, running, bicycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. There is also a 2,200 foot paved nature trail designed for wheelchair accessibility. The trail system at Blackbird interconnects five primitive campsites and four picnic sites, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Blackbird is also open to hunting and catch-and-release fishing.


Justin Zacheis

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
Not too bad, they have a pavilion and Little Grill for parties cookout and such, the fishing ponds need to be redone, need more trails and campsites, and could use more things for people to do, but not a bad place

dj buckner

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
What a beautiful place! No entrance fee, lots of trails, bring your own water. Free primitve camping.

Jason Moore

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Hidden gem. The staff is great also. Definitely more primitive then you average campsite which is awesome.

Joe Macaron

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017
Great easy 2.2 mile hiking trail well marked with portapoty and water spigot in the parking lot. Be aware of hunting seasons! Check website before you hike. Catch and release fishing pond very short walk from parking lot. You might even see some deer and horseback riders. There is also a 4+ mile Blue Loop Trail.

Wendy Johnson

Saturday, April 21, 2018
We love our lil local getaway 💕

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