Hoopes is patrolled with a lot more security than Springton. Very few access areas, and no where to park nearby.
The city of Wilmington owns the Reservoir, it is the largest supply of drinking water for New Castle County, Delaware. Wilmington Security patrols, also, private Security from the Homeowners also patrols the area.
Unlike Springton, it is not an easy place to get into unless you are just dropped off along the road and get into the wooded area without being seen
Fished Hoopes in my late teens/early 20's. Outstanding fishing but it's just not worth it anymore. The city of Wilmington owns it so Wilmington Cops patrol along with the County police. Then you also have to contend with the fish and game guys.