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Killens Pond State Park


Find Your Adventure at Killens Pond

Couple hiking the Killens Pond State Park Pondside Trail

Hike the Pondside Trail

This 2.6 mile trail loops around the edge of the park’s 66-acre millpond, and offers beautiful views of the pond and surrounding habitats. As you hike, look and listen for Pileated Woodpecker, prothonotary warbler or barred owl. Visit in autumn to enjoy spectacular fall foliage.

Kayak crossing the pond at Killes Pond State Park

Paddle or Boat the Pond

Killens Pond is the perfect place to kayak, canoe, boat, or peddleboat. Watch for resident nesting bald eagles overhead or perched in the tall pines along the ponds edge. Head towards the Murderkill River for a terrific paddle, and watch for a small stand of baldcypress trees.

The Killens Pond Nature Center features environmentally-conscious architecture and amazing views of the pond.

Visit the Nature Center

Stop by the park’s nature center to see live animals and learn about the creatures that live here. Pack a picnic, and enjoy lunch with a view on the Nature Center’s outdoor deck. Join a park naturalist for an educational program, including guided hikes, kayak tours, and more.

The Killens Pond Waterpark is a popular Kent County destination.

Make a Splash in the Waterpark

Don’t miss the Killens Pond Waterpark! Complete with four speed slides, a leisure pool, and a tot lot for younger visitors, the waterpark offers excitement and relaxation for everyone.

 

 

 

Crappie in the waters at Killens Pond

Fish from the Spillway

Cast a line for bass, crappie and sunfish. This fishing spot is reminiscent of local waterways where Native Americans fished, hunted, and lived. The abundance of life around the water allowed Native Americans to thrive in the area that is now Killens Pond State Park.

The Pondside Bridge at Killens Pond offers great views of the pond.

Superintendent’s Pick: Pondside Bridge

Hike to the Pondside Bridge and see where the Murderkill River meets Killens Pond! Scan the shoreline for a water snake basking in the sun or hunting small fish and frogs. Access the bridge from the Pondside Trail or the cross country course.

About the Park

Named for its centerpiece, the 66-acre Killens Pond, this state park features a waterpark, various watercraft rentals and the popular Pondside Loop Trail. The Lenape people once lived here, and the pond was created when the Murderkill River was dammed to power grist and sawmills. It is now home to a variety of fish, including bass, crappie and sunfish. The new state-of-the art elevated boardwalk allows pedestrians and bikers a safe passage along Killens Pond Road while benches and bump outs allow for wildlife watching and fishing. Kayakers and boaters can launch from the boat launch at the far end of the walkway. The waterpark features four tall slides, a main pool and baby pool, and a tot lot. The campground provides a reprieve in the woods and Delaware’s State tree, the American Holly, is plentiful. Visitors to the park’s nature center can see live animal exhibits that feature native reptiles and amphibians. The Pileated Woodpecker, Prothonotary Warbler and Barred Owl can often be heard in the woods at the park.

Friends of Killens Pond State Park Photo Contest

Entries due between April 20 - 27, 2024
Photos will be on display for the month of May.

Photos must be taken in a state park and cannot display any people, domestic animals, man-made structures, or items. No photo-shopping or altering of photos is allowed.

Photos should be submitted on white matting with outer dimensions not to exceed 16”x20”. There is a $10 entry fee per photo (cash or check). All submissions must be submitted at the Killens Park Nature Center and include your name and phone number on the back. Please contact the Killens Nature Center at 302-284-4299 with any questions. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Killens Pond State Park.

Fishing and Boating

boats at killens pond

The pond is home to largemouth bass, catfish, carp, perch, crappie, bluegills, and pickerel, all of which await the patient angler.* A convenient boat launching ramp is available, and canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats can be rented during the summer. Paddlers will also enjoy the park's water trail up the Murderkill River.

A fishing license required to fish in Delaware State Parks. Get info about fishing permits

Check prices or get more detailed info on how you can canoe, kayak, or paddle Killens Pond

Waterpark Thrills

The waterpark at Killens Pond State Park

Starting from 54 feet in the air, our two speed slides and two spiral slides with tunnels offer heart-pounding excitement for those who dare! The main pool's zero-depth entrance makes getting in and out easy, and smaller visitors will enjoy the tot pool and tot lot, featuring bubblers, ground water jets, small slides, and a pool-side waterplay system. A food concession and swim shop offer everything you need for a day full of waterpark fun. A separate per-person admission fee is charged at the waterpark. Visit our waterpark page

Camping and Cabins

The year-round wooded campground offers electric and water hookups, accommodating both tents and recreational vehicles, as well as a primitive walk-in camping loop for tents only. Family cabins sleep four and feature an efficiency kitchen with an eating area, bedroom, bath with shower, A/C, and heat. The roomier, deluxe Pond View Cottage has extra amenities and an outstanding view of the pond. Click for Camping Information

Recreational Activities

Hiking and biking trails and a cross-country running course wind through several types of habitat featuring native plants and animals. Game courts and ball fields satisfy the athlete, and an 18-hole disc golf course challenges players to test their skill with a flying disc. The park also features playground equipment and picnic areas, and four pavilions are available to reserve for larger group events. Educational and recreational programs are conducted throughout the year at the Killens Pond Nature Center, which also features a permanent exhibit of local reptiles and amphibians and is also available for meetings and private events. Rent the Killens Pond Nature Center

Nature Preserve

Fork Branch Nature Preserve – contains mature upland forest and is the second largest forest tract in the St. Jones River watershed and coastal plain pond wetlands. Barred owls nest in the mature floodplain forest (Barred owls are a species of conservation concern due to the little mature floodplain remaining in Delaware) and it is also home to a variety of migratory and resident birds including Red-shouldered Hawk, another species of conservation concern, Prothonotary Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, White-breasted Nuthatch and Pileated Woodpecker..

The preserve is located at the corner of Kenton and West Denneys roads, along the Maidstone Branch in the St. Jones River Watershed.

Amenities: Loop Trail (pedestrian only). Parking on site.

Acreage: 257 acres

Upcoming Events

Night Hike: Full Moon

Saturday, June 22, 2024

8:30 PM

We be learning about the moon on this hike. We will look to get a good a view of the moon as well. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/22/2024 8:30:00 PM 6/22/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike: Full Moon We be learning about the moon on this hike. We will look to get a good a view of the moon as well. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond

SUNday Funday

Sunday, June 23, 2024

11:00 AM

Ever wonder why you can see the sun in the day if it is a star? Ever wonder if it is actually bad to stare at the sun? Join a naturalist as we learn all about the sun and answer these and more questions about the sun. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free with paid park entry

Add to Calendar 6/23/2024 11:00:00 AM 6/23/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York SUNday Funday Ever wonder why you can see the sun in the day if it is a star? Ever wonder if it is actually bad to stare at the sun? Join a naturalist as we learn all about the sun and answer these and more questions about the sun. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free with paid park entry Killens Pond

Guided Kayak Paddle

Saturday, June 29, 2024

7:00 PM

Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler

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Add to Calendar 6/29/2024 7:00:00 PM 6/29/2024 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Guided Kayak Paddle Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler Killens Pond

Night Hike: Owls

Saturday, July 6, 2024

8:00 PM

Owls are masters of the night. Join us to learn about owls and if we are lucky, hear one! Program will include a 1.5 mile hike. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $7 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/6/2024 8:00:00 PM 7/6/2024 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike: Owls Owls are masters of the night. Join us to learn about owls and if we are lucky, hear one! Program will include a 1.5 mile hike. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $7 per person Killens Pond

Know it Owls

Sunday, July 7, 2024

11:00 AM

Think you know everything about owls?! Come test your knowledge and maybe learn something about owls and their many adaptations. Program is held at the Nature Center. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 7/7/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/7/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Know it Owls Think you know everything about owls?! Come test your knowledge and maybe learn something about owls and their many adaptations. Program is held at the Nature Center. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free, with paid park admission! Killens Pond

Discovery Hike

Saturday, July 13, 2024

11:00 AM

Take a hike and explore! Join us as we experience nature hands, eyes and ears-on. Discovery Hikes are geared for children ages 5-10 with an adult. Dress ready to explore. Meet at the nature center. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 7/13/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/13/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discovery Hike Take a hike and explore! Join us as we experience nature hands, eyes and ears-on. Discovery Hikes are geared for children ages 5-10 with an adult. Dress ready to explore. Meet at the nature center. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free, with paid park admission! Killens Pond

Naturalist Nature Hike

Sunday, July 14, 2024

11:00 AM

Join naturalists to hike the trails of Killens Pond State Park. Hikewill meet at the camground and will be about 0.6 miles. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 7/14/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/14/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Naturalist Nature Hike Join naturalists to hike the trails of Killens Pond State Park. Hikewill meet at the camground and will be about 0.6 miles. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free, with paid park admission! Killens Pond

Tales and Trails: Adventures in Nature

Saturday, July 20, 2024

11:00 AM

Have you ever been on a hike and wondered what something is? In this program we will learn about what kind of things you can find on a hike and then see what we can find. Each program will have a story and activity component. Come prepared for hands-on activities both inside and outside. Pre-registration is mandatory, and an adult must be present for the duration of the program. Ages 3-6. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per child.

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Add to Calendar 7/20/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/20/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Tales and Trails: Adventures in Nature Have you ever been on a hike and wondered what something is? In this program we will learn about what kind of things you can find on a hike and then see what we can find. Each program will have a story and activity component. Come prepared for hands-on activities both inside and outside. Pre-registration is mandatory, and an adult must be present for the duration of the program. Ages 3-6. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per child. Killens Pond

Paint by Day Fundraiser Hosted by the Friends of Killens Pond

Saturday, July 20, 2024

1:00 PM

Help the Friends of Killens Pond State Park raise money and have fun doing it! We will be exploring watercolor and alcohol paints with local artist Jennifer Boland. We will be painting a sunny beach scene. All materials will be provided. All experience and skill levels encouraged. Program will meet at the nature center and will last about 2 hours. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information. $40/painter.

Add to Calendar 7/20/2024 1:00:00 PM 7/20/2024 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Paint by Day Fundraiser Hosted by the Friends of Killens Pond Help the Friends of Killens Pond State Park raise money and have fun doing it! We will be exploring watercolor and alcohol paints with local artist Jennifer Boland. We will be painting a sunny beach scene. All materials will be provided. All experience and skill levels encouraged. Program will meet at the nature center and will last about 2 hours. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information. $40/painter. Killens Pond

Introduction to Forest Bathing

Saturday, July 27, 2024

11:00 AM

This one-hour Introduction to Forest Bathing will be a condensed version of the longer 2 or 3 hour guided nature and forest therapy walks. The walk will provide a taste of the healing and wellness benefits of forest bathing. We will move slowly and cover a short distance, connecting to nature with an open heart and with our senses through a series of guided, sensory invitations. Research has shown that 'bathing in the environment of the forest' has many positive health benefits. The process of re-remembering and re-knowing our bodily connection to nature can lead to reduced stress, a decrease in blood pressure, a reduction in anxiety & depression and an increased feeling of comfort and calm. This program will be led by Jane M. Wandless, ANFT Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov to register.

Add to Calendar 7/27/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/27/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Introduction to Forest Bathing This one-hour Introduction to Forest Bathing will be a condensed version of the longer 2 or 3 hour guided nature and forest therapy walks. The walk will provide a taste of the healing and wellness benefits of forest bathing. We will move slowly and cover a short distance, connecting to nature with an open heart and with our senses through a series of guided, sensory invitations. Research has shown that 'bathing in the environment of the forest' has many positive health benefits. The process of re-remembering and re-knowing our bodily connection to nature can lead to reduced stress, a decrease in blood pressure, a reduction in anxiety & depression and an increased feeling of comfort and calm. This program will be led by Jane M. Wandless, ANFT Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov to register. Killens Pond

Guided Kayak Paddle

Saturday, July 27, 2024

7:00 PM

Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet.. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler

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Add to Calendar 7/27/2024 7:00:00 PM 7/27/2024 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Guided Kayak Paddle Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet.. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler Killens Pond

Fantastic Frogs

Sunday, July 28, 2024

11:00 AM

What makes frogs and their relatives, toads, unique and which types can you find in Kent County, Delaware? We will answer these and more questions in this program all about frogs. This program includes appearances by our ambassador amphibians. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 7/28/2024 11:00:00 AM 7/28/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Fantastic Frogs What makes frogs and their relatives, toads, unique and which types can you find in Kent County, Delaware? We will answer these and more questions in this program all about frogs. This program includes appearances by our ambassador amphibians. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free, with paid park admission! Killens Pond

Night Hike: Night Vision

Saturday, August 3, 2024

8:30 PM

Learn about eyeshine and try to spot some animal eyes at night. Hike will be about 1.5 miles. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $7 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/3/2024 8:30:00 PM 8/3/2024 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike: Night Vision Learn about eyeshine and try to spot some animal eyes at night. Hike will be about 1.5 miles. Exact meeting location will be provided after registration. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $7 per person Killens Pond

Naturalist Nature Hike

Sunday, August 11, 2024

11:00 AM

Join naturalists to hike the trails of Killens Pond State Park. Hike will meet at the nature center and will be about 1.5 miles. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 8/11/2024 11:00:00 AM 8/11/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Naturalist Nature Hike Join naturalists to hike the trails of Killens Pond State Park. Hike will meet at the nature center and will be about 1.5 miles. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free, with paid park admission! Killens Pond

Tales and Trails: Incredible Journey

Saturday, August 17, 2024

11:00 AM

What do monarch butterflies and birds have in common? The both go on a journey called migration. Come and find out what happens on their incredible journey. Each program will have a story and activity component. Come prepared for hands-on activities both inside and outside. Pre-registration is mandatory, and an adult must be present for the duration of the program. Ages 3-6. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per child.

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Add to Calendar 8/17/2024 11:00:00 AM 8/17/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Tales and Trails: Incredible Journey What do monarch butterflies and birds have in common? The both go on a journey called migration. Come and find out what happens on their incredible journey. Each program will have a story and activity component. Come prepared for hands-on activities both inside and outside. Pre-registration is mandatory, and an adult must be present for the duration of the program. Ages 3-6. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per child. Killens Pond

Live Reptile and Amphibian Show!

Sunday, August 18, 2024

11:00 AM

They are scaly, slimy and alive! Meet some of our native reptiles and amphibians for a morning of family fun and learning. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/18/2024 11:00:00 AM 8/18/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Live Reptile and Amphibian Show! They are scaly, slimy and alive! Meet some of our native reptiles and amphibians for a morning of family fun and learning. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per person Killens Pond

Guided Kayak Paddle

Saturday, August 24, 2024

7:00 PM

Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet.. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler

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Add to Calendar 8/24/2024 7:00:00 PM 8/24/2024 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Guided Kayak Paddle Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet.. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler Killens Pond

Magnificiant Migrating Monarchs

Sunday, August 25, 2024

11:00 AM

Join naturalists to learn about the most spectacular migration in the insect world! Discover the life cycle of Monarch butterflies, complete a butterfly craft, and explore the amazing migration they take. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 8/25/2024 11:00:00 AM 8/25/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Magnificiant Migrating Monarchs Join naturalists to learn about the most spectacular migration in the insect world! Discover the life cycle of Monarch butterflies, complete a butterfly craft, and explore the amazing migration they take. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free, with paid park admission! Killens Pond

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, August 31, 2024

5:00 PM

Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/31/2024 5:00:00 PM 8/31/2024 5:30:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person Killens Pond

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, August 31, 2024

6:00 PM

Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/31/2024 6:00:00 PM 8/31/2024 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person Killens Pond

Guided Kayak Paddle

Sunday, September 1, 2024

7:00 PM

Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet.. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler

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Add to Calendar 9/1/2024 7:00:00 PM 9/1/2024 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Guided Kayak Paddle Enjoy a guided kayak tour of the pond! You will get wet.. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don’t forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $20 per paddler Killens Pond

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, September 7, 2024

5:00 PM

Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 9/7/2024 5:00:00 PM 9/7/2024 5:30:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person Killens Pond

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, September 7, 2024

6:00 PM

Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 9/7/2024 6:00:00 PM 9/7/2024 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person Killens Pond

Night Hike: Nocturnal Animals

Saturday, September 7, 2024

7:00 PM

Cloaked in darkness, twinkling stars overhead, some animals are active only at night. How do they survive and thrive in this low-light environment? Join naturalists to uncover ways animals live in darkness and then take a hike to look and listen for different nocturnal animals. Hike will be about 1.5 miles. Exact meeting location will be provided upon registration. Pre-registration required. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $7 per participant.

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Add to Calendar 9/7/2024 7:00:00 PM 9/7/2024 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike: Nocturnal Animals Cloaked in darkness, twinkling stars overhead, some animals are active only at night. How do they survive and thrive in this low-light environment? Join naturalists to uncover ways animals live in darkness and then take a hike to look and listen for different nocturnal animals. Hike will be about 1.5 miles. Exact meeting location will be provided upon registration. Pre-registration required. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $7 per participant. Killens Pond

Beginner Fishing

Sunday, September 8, 2024

10:00 AM

Want to learn how to fish? Now's your chance! Join us as we guide you through the basics of fishing, like casting, baiting hooks and reeling one in. We will provide rods, but feel free to bring your own if you have one. A valid non-tidal fishing license will be required for any participant 16 years or older. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $10 per participant

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Add to Calendar 9/8/2024 10:00:00 AM 9/8/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Beginner Fishing Want to learn how to fish? Now's your chance! Join us as we guide you through the basics of fishing, like casting, baiting hooks and reeling one in. We will provide rods, but feel free to bring your own if you have one. A valid non-tidal fishing license will be required for any participant 16 years or older. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $10 per participant Killens Pond

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, September 14, 2024

5:00 PM

Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 9/14/2024 5:00:00 PM 9/14/2024 5:30:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person Killens Pond

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, September 14, 2024

6:00 PM

Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 9/14/2024 6:00:00 PM 9/14/2024 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person Killens Pond

Naturalist Nature Hike

Sunday, September 15, 2024

11:00 AM

Join naturalists to hike the trails of Killens Pond State Park. Hike will meet at the campground and will be about 1 mile. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 9/15/2024 11:00:00 AM 9/15/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Naturalist Nature Hike Join naturalists to hike the trails of Killens Pond State Park. Hike will meet at the campground and will be about 1 mile. Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free, with paid park admission! Killens Pond

Tales and Trails: What's In a Log

Saturday, September 21, 2024

11:00 AM

Did you know that fallen trees and stumps are home to many different creatures? Join us as we go on an adventure to find what creatures call these places home. Each program will have a story and activity component. Come prepared for hands-on activities both inside and outside. Pre-registration is mandatory, and an adult must be present for the duration of the program. Ages 3-6. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per child.

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Add to Calendar 9/21/2024 11:00:00 AM 9/21/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Tales and Trails: What's In a Log Did you know that fallen trees and stumps are home to many different creatures? Join us as we go on an adventure to find what creatures call these places home. Each program will have a story and activity component. Come prepared for hands-on activities both inside and outside. Pre-registration is mandatory, and an adult must be present for the duration of the program. Ages 3-6. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $5 per child. Killens Pond

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, September 21, 2024

5:00 PM

Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 9/21/2024 5:00:00 PM 9/21/2024 5:30:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person Killens Pond

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, September 21, 2024

6:00 PM

Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 9/21/2024 6:00:00 PM 9/21/2024 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person Killens Pond

Arthropod Adventures

Sunday, September 22, 2024

11:00 AM

Join a naturalist to learn all about arthropods! Who are they and are not, where you can find them, and why they are important to our environment. Program meets at the nature center. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 9/22/2024 11:00:00 AM 9/22/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Arthropod Adventures Join a naturalist to learn all about arthropods! Who are they and are not, where you can find them, and why they are important to our environment. Program meets at the nature center. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov for more information or to pre-register. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond

It's a Great Pumpkin

Saturday, September 28, 2024

11:00 AM

Join a naturalist to discover the life cycle of a pumpkin. Children will learn how pumpkins grow and take a look at what is inside them. Then everyone will get the opportunity to get creative with a pumpkin! Program will be held at the nature center. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $10 per participant

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Add to Calendar 9/28/2024 11:00:00 AM 9/28/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York It's a Great Pumpkin Join a naturalist to discover the life cycle of a pumpkin. Children will learn how pumpkins grow and take a look at what is inside them. Then everyone will get the opportunity to get creative with a pumpkin! Program will be held at the nature center. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $10 per participant Killens Pond

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, September 28, 2024

5:00 PM

Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 9/28/2024 5:00:00 PM 9/28/2024 5:30:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person Killens Pond

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, September 28, 2024

6:00 PM

Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 9/28/2024 6:00:00 PM 9/28/2024 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person Killens Pond

Going Batty!

Sunday, September 29, 2024

11:00 AM

What's that in the sky? Is it a bird or a plane? No, it's just your favorite flying mammal! Join us as we explore the world of bats: discussing their myths and mysteries, their impacts, and what you may be able to do to help them! Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov to register. Free, with paid park admission!

Add to Calendar 9/29/2024 11:00:00 AM 9/29/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Going Batty! What's that in the sky? Is it a bird or a plane? No, it's just your favorite flying mammal! Join us as we explore the world of bats: discussing their myths and mysteries, their impacts, and what you may be able to do to help them! Pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 or email DNREC_KPSPNatureCenter@delaware.gov to register. Free, with paid park admission! Killens Pond

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, October 5, 2024

5:00 PM

Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 10/5/2024 5:00:00 PM 10/5/2024 5:30:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person Killens Pond

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, October 5, 2024

6:00 PM

Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 10/5/2024 6:00:00 PM 10/5/2024 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person Killens Pond

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, October 12, 2024

5:00 PM

Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 10/12/2024 5:00:00 PM 10/12/2024 5:30:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person Killens Pond

Public Wagon Ride

Saturday, October 12, 2024

6:00 PM

Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person

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Add to Calendar 10/12/2024 6:00:00 PM 10/12/2024 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Public Wagon Ride Enjoy a 35-minute trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride - bring your own blankets if desired as there will be no hay added to the wagon benches. Weather permitting. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $6 per person Killens Pond

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