Lums Pond State Park

1,790 acres — 17.0 miles of trails

What’s to love

Take a quick trip down I95 and you can kayak, canoe or sail this 200-acre pond—the largest in Delaware. You’ll find plenty of boats available to rent here, as well as horses, picnic pavilions, and 62 campsites. The park has tons of other amenities, too, including sports fields, a disc golf course, and a brand new adventure course with 5 ziplines.

Want to get away from the commotion? Not a problem. The park features a 7.5-mile loop trail around the pond and 10 additional miles of multi-use trails.

Tips and quirks

  • Interested in camping but not sure where to start? This is the ideal spot! Several of the campsites available to rent here offer electricity, and the campground has modern bath houses with full showers (and vending machines).
  • Looking for something even easier? Consider renting one of the two yurts adjacent to the pond. Yurts have permanent wood floors and come equipped with a bunk bed (you bring sheets or a sleeping bag), futon, air conditioning unit, and a fireplace with cooking grill. They’re super inexpensive and offer a the easiest camping experience possible. And your rental includes a two-person kayak!
  • You can also visit the Whale Wallow Nature Center between Memorial and Labor days. Just don’t ask me where the name comes from.
  • As usual, DE state park fees apply during warm-weather seasons: $4 for in-state plates, $8 for out-of-state.

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Last updated: April 16, 2021