Trap Pond State Park

Laurel, Delaware

Open Daily 8 a.m. to Sunset

Boating and Paddling

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. In addition to paddling the pond, Trap Pond features three canoe trails for those who wish to explore the swamp's interior.

Trail Notes for Paddlers

Boat Rental Hours of Operation

Currently closed for the season

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
Capacity: 3 persons/400 lbs. max
N/A $7 $35
Capacity: 3 persons/900 lbs. max
N/A $8 $40

Pedal Boat
Capacity: 4 persons

$6 $10 $50
Paddle Boards N/A $8 N/A
Kayak N/A $9 (Single)
$11 (Tandem)
$45 (Single)
$55 (Tandem)
Pontoon Boat, Adults N/A $6/person, per ride N/A
Pontoon Boat, Children 12 and under N/A $3/person, Per ride N/A