St. Jones Reserve

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The St. Jones Reserve component of the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) is located on the north shore of the St. Jones River, off Kitts Hummock Road, south of Dover in Kent County and includes a portion of Delaware Bay.

The St. Jones Center for Estuarine Studies at the Reserve is open to the public and provides hiking trails, hands-on interactive activities and exhibits, restoration demonstration areas as well as a variety of programs and volunteer opportunities for the community, teachers, students, and families.

DNERR hosts their annual Blackbird Creek Fall Festival the third Saturday of October, at the Blackbird Creek Reserve in Townsend.

Find and register for public programs via Eventbrite.

Contact Information & Directions

St. Jones Reserve

818 Kitts Hummock Rd.
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302-739-6377
Hours: Trails are open from dawn to dusk 7 days a week. Visitor Center open: 8 am to 4 pm, Monday – Friday (Closed Weekends & Holidays)

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