Most of these permit forms are available online, and you can print the form from the Parks and Recreation Department website, complete it, and send it to the county parks and recreation office where you plan to perform metal detectors. I always like to put this on every list I make with the best places to detect metals in a particular area, because sometimes private land is just the best option. It`s best if you own land or know someone who owns land in the state you want to visit, but we may not all be so lucky. An alternative is that you can ask people you meet if you can spot metal on their land, and some people might just say yes. I find it helpful that you tell them that you will share the winnings with them if you find something great! Delaware doesn`t have many laws governing metal detection in the state. For treasure hunters, this is certainly an advantage. However, there are some limitations that you should be aware of. This park covers 2,825 hectares on the beach of the Atlantic Ocean, which millions of people visit every year. Fortunately, as one of the few Delaware state parks located on the coast, metal detection is fully allowed in the park as long as it is east of the dune line. Metal detection is not allowed in Delaware state parks, which are not ocean beaches.
Woodland Beach sells itself as “Delaware`s unknown treasure,” although luckily I found it for you! The town itself is a small coastal community along Delaware Bay, but it`s on the beach that my interest lies. This is a clean beach in a beautiful part of the county – perfect for a morning or evening metal detection trip! Well, it`s not a place you could visit day in and day out, as you rely on enough people coming every day to find something for you, but it`s a nice place to visit a few times a year. Delaware State Parks are among the most beautiful in America. They can also be among the most productive for a treasure hunter. Many Delaware state parks contain popular hiking trails. These are excellent places for metal detection. The typical path can produce arrowheads, old coins, and jewelry. In most cases, these jewels come from new visitors and therefore the jewels must be handed over to the park`s lost and found office. For Delaware, the former are a big problem. I mean, they are literally known as the first state because they were the first to ratify the Constitution! And of course, Delaware is always on my mind first when it comes to big East Coast beaches where I can pull out my sand shovel and metal detector. Delaware has long had my favorite beaches on the East Coast where I can go scavenger hunting with my metal detector. I found tons of coins and a few trinkets, one summer I even found a penny of mercury from 1930 on vacation! Whenever I`m in Delaware I can`t help but visit at least a few of the places on this list, I think I`m leaving money on the table during a trade deal if I didn`t at least try.
Saint Johnstown was founded as a small railroad town. It served mainly the Queen Anne`s Railroad. When this railway ceased operations, the city followed suit. Today, metal detector enthusiasts can expect to find abandoned railway tools scattered around the abandoned city. Metal detection at historic sites is largely prohibited in Delaware. In some cases, you may be able to obtain permission to detect metals on a historic website by contacting the governing body directly. The same goes for national parks. TITLE 7ConservationArchaeological and geological resourcesCHAPTER 53. ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESOURCES IN THE STATESubChapter II. Archaeological Resources on or on Crown Lands5303.