Silver Lake is one of two freshwater lakes in Rehoboth, Sussex County, Delaware, along with Lake Comegys. The two lakes were created by melting glaciers and are currently used as a bird sanctuary.
Silver Lake Park and Recreation Area is a 182-acre park with a swimming beach, playground, picnic pavilion, boat port, and numerous hiking and bike routes. Dover is the state capital of Delaware, and it has a rich history in addition to all the facilities one would expect from a city of its size.
The Nanticoke Tribe held summer encampments around Silver Lake to gather shellfish from the ocean, and various Native American artifacts have been found along the lake’s shores. Lake Comegys and Silver Lake are natural freshwater remnants of receding glaciers from the last Ice Age and are notable for their close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean.
Bass, catfish, crappie, sunfish, perch, and striped bass are just a few of the fish species found in the lake, which will please anglers. For lake use, boats, kayaks, and canoes all require a city permit.