Lums Pond State Park

1068 Howell School Road
302-368-6989

Lums Pond State Park is built around the largest freshwater pond in Delaware. The park features excellent camping, fishing, sports facilities, hiking trails, and an unforgettable Go Ape! Treetop Adventure Course featuring rope ladders, treetop crossings, Tarzan swings and 5 zip lines — four of them over water! Lums Pond itself covers 200 acres, and although there is no swimming allowed, boat rentals and fishing provide water-bound recreation. A boat launching ramp and two piers allow easy access to the water.

Park History:

Before the pond existed, St. Georges Creek flowed through the hardwood forest and was the site of several Native American hunting camps. The creek was dammed in the early 1800's when the C & D canal was built. Water from the pond was used to fill the locks of the canal and power a small mill. This area was first used as a state park in 1963.

Hiking, Picnicking and Learning:

Hikers have the opportunity to explore a variety of habitats along the 7.5 mile Swamp Forest Trail circling the pond. Lums also features over 10 miles of multi-purpose trails (horses, bikes, hikers, and snowmobiles). The Whale Wallow Nature Center hosts a variety of programs for visitors during the summer season (Nature Center will be open daily from noon-6 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day.). For outdoor dining, picnic areas are scattered throughout the park, and three pavilions can be reserved for larger groups.

Hours: Open Daily 8 a.m. to Sunset


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Summer Camp - Lums Pond State Park

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:00am
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Lums Pond Adventures: Fossils, Fairies, and Frogs

Monday, Jun 17, 2019 at 8:30am
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Lums Pond Adventures: Fossils, Fairies, and Frogs

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 at 8:30am
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Lums Pond Adventures: Fossils, Fairies, and Frogs

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 8:30am
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Lums Pond Adventures: Fossils, Fairies, and Frogs

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019 at 8:30am
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Lums Pond Adventures: Fossils, Fairies, and Frogs

Friday, Jun 21, 2019 at 8:30am
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Fish, Fish, Fish - Lums Pond State Park

Monday, Jun 24, 2019 at 8:30am
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Fish, Fish, Fish - Lums Pond State Park

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 at 8:30am
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Fish, Fish, Fish - Lums Pond State Park

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 at 8:30am
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Fish, Fish, Fish - Lums Pond State Park

Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 at 8:30am
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Fish, Fish, Fish - Lums Pond State Park

Friday, Jun 28, 2019 at 8:30am
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Ultimate Games Camp - Lums Pond State Park

Monday, Jul 1, 2019 at 8:30am
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Ultimate Games Camp - Lums Pond State Park

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019 at 8:30am
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Ultimate Games Camp - Lums Pond State Park

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 at 8:30am
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Pirates of the Pond - Lums Pond State Park

Monday, Jul 8, 2019 at 8:30am
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Pirates of the Pond - Lums Pond State Park

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 8:30am
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Pirates of the Pond - Lums Pond State Park

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 at 8:30am
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Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 at 8:30am
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Friday, Jul 12, 2019 at 8:30am
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Wildlife Ranger Adventures - Lums Pond State Park

Monday, Jul 15, 2019 at 8:30am
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Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 at 8:30am
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Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 at 8:30am
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Wildlife Ranger Adventures - Lums Pond State Park

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 8:30am
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Wildlife Ranger Adventures - Lums Pond State Park

Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 8:30am
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Awesome Outdoors Camp - Lums Pond State Park

Monday, Jul 22, 2019 at 8:30am
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Awesome Outdoors Camp - Lums Pond State Park

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 at 8:30am
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Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 at 8:30am
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Awesome Outdoors Camp - Lums Pond State Park

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 at 8:30am
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Awesome Outdoors Camp - Lums Pond State Park

Friday, Jul 26, 2019 at 8:30am
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Slither, Slime, and Climb: Animal Adaptation Camp - Lums Pond State Park

Monday, Jul 29, 2019 at 8:30am
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Slither, Slime, and Climb: Animal Adaptation Camp - Lums Pond State Park

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019 at 8:30am
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Slither, Slime, and Climb: Animal Adaptation Camp - Lums Pond State Park

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 at 8:30am
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Slither, Slime, and Climb: Animal Adaptation Camp - Lums Pond State Park

Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 at 8:30am
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Slither, Slime, and Climb: Animal Adaptation Camp - Lums Pond State Park

Friday, Aug 2, 2019 at 8:30am
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Lums Pond Water Warriors - Lums Pond State Park

Monday, Aug 5, 2019 at 8:30am
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Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 at 8:30am
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Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019 at 8:30am
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Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 at 8:30am
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Friday, Aug 9, 2019 at 8:30am
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