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Get ready for a thrilling journey across Delaware’s stunning state parks with the exciting DE Card Quest! This unique adventure invites you to explore the natural beauty of Delaware while collecting exclusive trading cards that highlight the essence of each park. Whether you’re an avid hiker, a nature enthusiast, or just looking for a fun family activity, DE Card Quest offers a memorable experience for all.

What is DE Card Quest?

DE Card Quest is more than just a card-collecting activity—it’s a way to engage with Delaware’s diverse state parks and create lasting memories. Each card features captivating photos and fascinating facts about the park it represents. As you visit each park, you’ll have the opportunity to collect these special cards, trade them with fellow adventurers, and complete your set.

How to Get Started

  1. Collect Your First Card: Begin your quest by visiting any Delaware state park. Simply chat with a friendly staff member at the park office to receive your first trading card for free. These cards are not just lying around, so make sure to ask for yours!
  2. Trade and Connect: Meet other DE Card Quest participants and swap cards to complete your collection. This is a fantastic way to make new friends and share stories about your adventures.
  3. Fast Track Your Collection: Can’t wait to complete your set? Visit park retail locations to purchase the complete set of cards. These packs are available while supplies last and make the perfect gift for nature lovers and collectors alike.

Where to Find Cards

  • Main Locations: Cards are available at park offices. Locate the nearest state park and start your quest.
  • Special Locations: For parks without offices, cards can be found at nearby designated spots:
    • Delaware Seashore, Holts Landing & Fenwick Island: Available at Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum
    • Fox Point: Available at Bellevue State Park
    • Fort DuPont: Available at Fort Delaware
    • First State Heritage Park: Available at The Bell House
  • Brandywine Zoo: Don’t miss the latest addition to the DE Card Quest! Collect the unique card featuring the playful lemurs of the Madagascar exhibit, available exclusively at the Brandywine Zoo admissions office. Keep an eye out for Lants, the Giant Anteater, another exciting addition to this special location.

Engage and Share Your Adventure

  • Tag Us: Share your DE Card Quest adventures on social media using the hashtag #DECardQuest. Tag @destateparks on Instagram and Facebook, and you might see your journey featured!
  • Stay Updated: Follow Delaware State Parks on social media for updates on new cards and activities. There’s always something new to discover, so stay connected to keep your quest exciting.

Watch the Video!

 Watch our short film on Youtube and follow the adventure crew on their 14 hour journey to visit all 17 state parks, along with the brandywine zoo in one day! A 15 mile journey all squished into a 3 minute film; isn’t that impressive? If not physically, take some three minutes and join the fun virtually!

Join the Quest Today!

There’s no end date to this adventure—start your DE Card Quest this summer and continue exploring all year round. Each park visit is a chance to collect unique cards, connect with other nature enthusiasts, and create cherished memories.

Whether you’re a seasoned park visitor or new to Delaware’s natural wonders, DE Card Quest offers a fun and engaging way to experience the state’s beautiful landscapes. Lace up your hiking boots, grab your first trading card, and embark on an unforgettable journey with Delaware State Parks. Ready, set, quest!

Information sourced from: DE Card Quest