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Boat Rental Fee Information


About Boat Rentals

Boat rentals are available at Lums Pond, Killens Pond, Trap Pond, Cape Henlopen and Fenwick Island State Parks daily during the summer and on weekends in May and September (weather permitting). Try your hand at canoeing, rowing, kayaking, or sailing or grab a friend and get in a paddle boat! You must be 18 years of age to rent a watercraft in Delaware State Parks.

Please check with the Park Office for availability of activities and amenities when planning your visit.

Boating at Lums Pond State Park

With the pond being the major focus of the park, water-borne recreation is important at Lums. Sailboats, rowboats, canoes, kayaks and pedal boats are available for rent. Whether you rent a boat or bring your own, Lums offers some of the best freshwater fishing in the state. Anglers can chase largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish, or pickerel. Striped bass is stocked periodically, offering fisherman yet another challenge. Several youth fishing tournaments are held yearly. Boating is also a great way to explore the parks natural wonders. The pond itself is home to several beaver colonies. Waterfowl are numerous at the park throughout the year.

More information about Lums Pond

Lums Pond Boat Rental Fees

You must be 18 or older to rent a boat in Delaware State Parks.

Half-Hourly Rate Hourly Rate Daily Rate
Rowboats N/A $7 $35
Canoes N/A $8 $40
Pedal Boat $6 $10 $50
Kayak N/A $9 (Single)
$11 (Tandem)
$45 (Single)
$55 (Tandem)
Sailboat* N/A $14 $70

*Written test must be passed to rent sailboats


Boat Rental Hours of Operation

Boat rentals are available Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays mid-August through Labor Day: 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Weekends in May and September: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed October through April


Boating at Killens Pond State Park

The pond is home to largemouth bass, catfish, carp, perch, crappie, bluegills, and pickerel, all of which await the patient angler. Exploring by boat is easy, thanks to a convenient boat launching ramp. Canoes, rowboats, kayaks, and pedal boats can be rented during the summer. The Murderkill River Canoe Trail provides a challenge for the more adventurous paddler.

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Killens Pond Boat Rental Fees

You must be 18 or older to rent a boat in Delaware State Parks.

Half-Hourly Rate Hourly Rate Daily Rate
Rowboats N/A $5 $25
Canoes N/A $6 $30
Pedal Boat $5 $8 $40
Kayak N/A $6 (Single)
$8 (Tandem)
$30 (Single)
$40 (Tandem)

Boat Rental Hours of Operation

Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day:

  • Monday to Thursday:
    Paddleboats only
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Register at the Park Office
  • Friday to Sunday:
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Weekends in May, September and mid-October:

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Last rental is a half hour before closing time. 
Hours subject to change due to inclement weather.

Kayaking at Cape Henlopen State Park

Launch from the beach and travel the shoreline to the Point, or head out to the Inner Breakwater and the Henlopen Lighthouse. Paddlers can observe schools of minnows, horseshoe crabs crawling on the bottom, or catch a glimpse of breaching dolphins. The area offers many wildlife viewing and birding opportunities.
All kayaks are sit-on-top style, and paddlers should dress to get wet. Secure footwear is required, close-toed shoes recommended, no flip-flops.
Paddler Note: Check the weather, wind, and tides. Be aware of currents near the Point and fishing lines near the pier. The Point beaches are closed during the summer months for the protection of nesting shorebirds. Please observe all sign postings and respect wildlife.

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Cape Henlopen Kayak Rental Fees

You must be 18 or older to rent a boat in Delaware State Parks.
Children between the ages of 8-13 must be in a tandem kayak with a paying adult. Children under 18 must be accompanied by paying adult.

Hourly Rate Daily Rate
Kayak $15 (Single)
$30 (Tandem)
N/A
N/A

KAYAK Rental Hours of Operation

Kayak rentals are available June 14 – September 1, 2013 and Saturdays in September.
June 14 - September 1:
Daily,
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

September:
Saturdays only, 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed October through May. For more information call (302) 645-6852 or (302) 644-6720.

Boating at Trap Pond State Park

Boating among the baldcypress is a favorite pastime at the park. Rowboats, pedal boats, canoes and kayaks can be rented during the summer season, and the park interpreter hosts narrated pontoon boat tours on weekends and holidays, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. A boat launching ramp can accommodate small motorized boats for fishing or scenic excursions. Anglers on the water or shore may land largemouth bass, pickerel, crappie, and bluegills. One of the streams that flows into Trap Pond has been marked as a wilderness canoe trail for those who wish to explore the swamp's interior.

More information about Trap Pond

Trap Pond Boat Rental Fees

You must be 18 or older to rent a boat in Delaware State Parks.

Half-Hourly Rate Hourly Rate Daily Rate
Rowboats N/A $5 $25
Canoes N/A $6 $30
Pedal Boat $5 $8 $40
Kayak N/A $6 (Single)
$8 (Tandem)
$30 (Single)
$40 (Tandem)

Boat Rental Hours of Operation

Boat rentals are available Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Memorial Day through Labor Day
Wednesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed October through April