DE State Parks Guide

DE State Parks Guide

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The new GeoChallenge feature and Brandywine Zoo section are here!

The Official Delaware State Parks Pocket Ranger® App was created in a collaborative effort between the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and ParksByNature Network™.

Outdoor enthusiasts can now experience nature in a whole new way with this FREE mobile guide powered by Pocket Ranger® technology. This all-inclusive app offers an environmentally friendly way to enjoy the parks. Users can decide which park to visit using a comprehensive list of activities or search for nearby parks or parks within a particular region. Advanced GPS Map technology invites users to track trails, mark waypoints, and locate landmarks in the great outdoors, while interactive features guide users through the parks and keep them informed.

Park goers can access rich GPS features, such as:

•Advanced GPS Maps, complete with an accuracy and distance indicator, which allow users to access trail data, record tracks from hikes, runs, or bike rides, and view elapsed time and distance traveled.
•Easy-to-cache GPS Terrain Map tiles, which ensure that navigation remains possible in the event of lost mobile reception.
•Photo waypoint feature allowing users to snap a photo and mark and record the coordinates of plant life, animal species or landscape views. Post or share these remarkable finds with family and friends with the click of a button.
•Friend Finder feature that allows users to keep track of friends and family around the parks.
•Built-in compass to help direct users through the parks.
•Potentially life-saving Alert feature that supplies users’ GPS coordinates to designated contacts in case of an emergency.

The new GeoChallenge feature offers:

•A fun, eco-conscious way to explore the parks, utilizing advanced GPS features to guide users through a series of outdoor sites and destinations, creating the ultimate virtual tour.
•An all new, totally unique way to discover the intrinsic beauty of the parks.
•The opportunity to earn prizes along the way to redeem toward big rewards.

The new Brandywine Zoo section provides:

•Highlights of all of the zoo’s animals and their GPS locations.
•A detailed zoo map.
•Essential visitor information.
•A fun GeoChallenge to guide you through the zoo.

Pocket Ranger® technology also provides plenty of other standard features that make exploring the great outdoors a breeze, including:

•Thorough information on all State Parks including general policy, contact information, activities, trails, park maps and much more.
•Detailed, cacheable maps of park facilities, trails and campgrounds.
•Up-to-date news and information on park advisories and weather information.
•Sharing features that allow users to share current positions, waypoints and recorded tracks via Facebook, Twitter, or email.
•A Calendar of Events, updated in real time, listing all State Park events with the ability to filter by desired park. Users can also create their own schedule that can include any event from any park.
•Access to online reservations that make it easy to secure overnight visits.
•Plus so much more!

With the Pocket Ranger® in hand, prepare to bask in the vast natural wonders of Delaware’s State Parks!

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•The enhanced pro features on the app are designed to function in areas with little to no mobile reception; however, some of the features require mobile data reception in order to function properly.
•Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Recently changed in this version

-Battery life enhancements
-Bug and app crashing fixes

Comments and ratings for DE State Parks Guide
  • (62 stars)

    by Jim Parker on 15/03/2014

    Love this new service and use it on my weekend trips to the parks.I like the advanced features of GPS and marking my fishing spots when surf fishing. Very useful and it's free!!!

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    by Frank J. Won on 30/11/2013

    The app does not work. It force closes on its own.

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    by Geoff R. on 27/09/2013

    Whenever I try to open it, it force closes.

  • (62 stars)

    by Jenelle Candidi on 12/09/2013

    Force closes every time I try to open the events calander

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    by Kelly Hunt on 13/07/2013

    This app saved my sons life with the life-saving Alert...This is a must app when going out hiking...Keeps your family safe. I high recommend....

  • (62 stars)

    by A Google User on 28/10/2012

    Wow what a great find I use the parks year round and the event calander keeps me updated and GPS accurate. THANKS

  • (62 stars)

    by John on 05/07/2011

    Unfortunately, this bloated application is thinly vieled "buy me ware before I do anything useful"-ware. Shame on DE Parks for their suppoert.