Cape Henlopen Tower  LbNA # 1908 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateAug 7 2002
LocationLewes, DE
Found By Sheba
Last Found Apr 20 2008
Hike Distance?

Cape Henlopen Tower

The Cape Henlopen Tower Letterbox
Placed by Daphne's Family and Lizzy
Location: Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware
(Reported MIA in April, 2005)

Enter Cape Henlopen State Park and obtain a park map at the entrance. (You may have to pay a parking fee of $2.50 for in-state cars, $5.00 for out-of-state cars.) Follow the map to the Observation Tower. Climb to the top of the tower and, after enjoying the view, look south along the coast toward twin towers in the direction of Rehoboth Beach. Facing that direction, look down to your left and locate the paved bike path that appears to lead in that same direction. Follow that path. In a short while, you will come to old railroad tracks embedded in the path. Follow the path beyond these tracks, counting 25 (adult) steps, and stop. Directly to your left, you will see a large, gnarly pine tree, the Guardian of the Letterbox. (If you come to a fork in the path, you have missed the tracks.) Search no higher than your head for the treasure it guards. [Reported now at base of the tree.]