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LUMS POND STATE PARK


About the Park

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.

pavilion at Lums Pond

Halloween Hoot!

Halloween Hoot!

At the campground.Halloween camping is a hoot! Campers be sure to bring candy for trick or treating and compete to win best decorated campsite! Music, games, pumpkin decorating, crafts and more. Trick-or-treating at the campground begins at 3 p.m. $6 per person; free for campers and 2 years and under Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Noon

Add to Calendar 10/27/2018 12:00:00 PM 10/27/2018 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Halloween Hoot! At the campground.Halloween camping is a hoot! Campers be sure to bring candy for trick or treating and compete to win best decorated campsite! Music, games, pumpkin decorating, crafts and more. Trick-or-treating at the campground begins at 3 p.m. $6 per person; free for campers and 2 years and under Lums Pond State Park


Going Ape

Ziplining at Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course at Lums Pond State Park

The Go Ape ziplining course allows visitors to see the park from a whole new perspective – from the treetops! The main course, for ages 10 and up, is a 2- to 3-hour adventure featuring rope ladders, treetop crossings, Tarzan swings and four zip lines that take you over the pond. Younger climbers can experience safe climbing fun on the Treetop Junior course.

Camping

Camping at Lums Pond State Park

The newly-renovated campground offers sites with three-point hookups (water, electric and sewer), as well as four horse campsites without hookups. If you prefer a bed to a bedroll, stay in one of our yurts! These round stationary structures with canvas walls feature a single and double bed bunked together, a double bed-sized futon, an outdoor seating area, and outdoor deck.

Fishing and Boating

As the largest freshwater pond in Delaware, Lums Pond is one of the best fishing spots in the state, with anglers landing crappie, bluegill, perch, pickerel, largemouth bass, and more. Striped bass is stocked periodically. Fishing permits are required. Click for information about fishing licenses. WARNING: The State online automated fishing license system is NOT compatible with mobile devices or iPads and may encounter printing issues with touch screen computers and apple products.

Bring your own boat, or rent one of ours: rowboats, canoes, kayaks and pedal boats are available, and a boat launching ramp and two piers allow easy access to the water. The Summit North Marina on the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal offers private slips for 250 boats and fuel sales, boat storage and repair services.

Horseback Riding

The Little Jersey Trail is a shared-use trail designated for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The campground has four horse campsites where riders can enjoy a getaway without the need for daily trailering.

  • Access to the riding trail is limited to park operating hours (8 a.m. to sunset.)
  • Vehicles and trailers used for the transport of horses must park in designated areas.
  • Riding trails may be closed due to hazardous conditions or at the Division’s discretion.
  • Riders are responsible for cleaning up after their horses on roadways and in parking areas.

The Lums Pond Equestrian Center, operated by Sunset Stables, offers riding lessons, day camps, trail rides, birthday parties and a tack shop. Open by appointment. Visit the Sunset Stables website

Sport Fields and Courts

Football, soccer, softball, and cricket fields may be rented through the park office for a $50 fee. Tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts are first-come, first-served. Horseshoe, volleyball, and softball equipment may be rented for $25 during the summer season. Individuals renting equipment must be at least 18 years of age, present a valid driver's license as proof of age, and may leave either the driver's license or $50 as a deposit.

Nature Store

Lums Pond’s nature store, located in the park office, stocks t-shirts, hats, and sweatshirts, books related to gardening, fishing and camping, a wide assortment of children's books and toys, and nature-themed gifts.

Nature Preserve

Lums Pond Woods Nature Preserve – This Nature Preserve is a great example of a Northern Coastal Plain/Piedmont Basic Mesic hardwood Forest. Delmarva Bays are scattered throughout the forest. This Nature Preserve captures all the mature woodlands within the Park.

Amenities: Loop Trail (pedestrian, bike, horse) in and outside of Nature Preserve. Parking in park.

Acreage: 181 acres

Upcoming Events

Pond Side Hayrides

Friday, October 19, 2018

5 p.m.

Back by popular demand! Groups can enjoy an evening hayride on the main side of Lums Pond followed by a campfire at the pond’s edge. Call to schedule your group (302)368-6989. $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 10/19/18 05:00 PM 10/19/18 07:00 PM America/New_York Pond Side Hayrides Back by popular demand! Groups can enjoy an evening hayride on the main side of Lums Pond followed by a campfire at the pond’s edge. Call to schedule your group (302)368-6989. $125 per wagon Lums Pond State Park

Pond Side Hayrides

Saturday, October 20, 2018

5 p.m.

Back by popular demand! Groups can enjoy an evening hayride on the main side of Lums Pond followed by a campfire at the pond’s edge. Call to schedule your group (302)368-6989. $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 10/20/18 05:00 PM 10/20/18 07:00 PM America/New_York Pond Side Hayrides Back by popular demand! Groups can enjoy an evening hayride on the main side of Lums Pond followed by a campfire at the pond’s edge. Call to schedule your group (302)368-6989. $125 per wagon Lums Pond State Park

Harvest Weekend at the Nature Center!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

12 p.m.

Stop by the nature center anytime between 12-3pm for a fun afternoon of hayrides and fall crafts! Last hayride runs at 2:30pm. No registration required. Free to kids 2 and under and campers at Lums Pond! $5 per person

Add to Calendar 10/20/2018 12:00:00 PM 10/20/2018 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Harvest Weekend at the Nature Center! Stop by the nature center anytime between 12-3pm for a fun afternoon of hayrides and fall crafts! Last hayride runs at 2:30pm. No registration required. Free to kids 2 and under and campers at Lums Pond! $5 per person Lums Pond State Park

Pond Side Hayrides

Sunday, October 21, 2018

5 p.m.

Back by popular demand! Groups can enjoy an evening hayride on the main side of Lums Pond followed by a campfire at the pond’s edge. Call to schedule your group (302)368-6989. $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 10/21/18 05:00 PM 10/21/18 07:00 PM America/New_York Pond Side Hayrides Back by popular demand! Groups can enjoy an evening hayride on the main side of Lums Pond followed by a campfire at the pond’s edge. Call to schedule your group (302)368-6989. $125 per wagon Lums Pond State Park

Campground Event: Mini Scarecrow Making

Sunday, October 21, 2018

1 p.m.

Part of our Harvest Weekend at the campground! Campers will enjoy making mini scarecrows to decorate their campsite or home! Meets at the program stage in the center of the campground. One free scarecrow per campsite. Additional scarecrows $3 each. Call Park Office (302) 368-6989 or check park social media for weather updates.

Add to Calendar 10/21/2018 1:00:00 PM 10/21/2018 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Campground Event: Mini Scarecrow Making Part of our Harvest Weekend at the campground! Campers will enjoy making mini scarecrows to decorate their campsite or home! Meets at the program stage in the center of the campground. One free scarecrow per campsite. Additional scarecrows $3 each. Call Park Office (302) 368-6989 or check park social media for weather updates. Lums Pond State Park

Halloween Hoot!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Noon

At the campground.Halloween camping is a hoot! Campers be sure to bring candy for trick or treating and compete to win best decorated campsite! Music, games, pumpkin decorating, crafts and more. Trick-or-treating at the campground begins at 3 p.m. $6 per person; free for campers and 2 years and under

Add to Calendar 10/27/2018 12:00:00 PM 10/27/2018 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Halloween Hoot! At the campground.Halloween camping is a hoot! Campers be sure to bring candy for trick or treating and compete to win best decorated campsite! Music, games, pumpkin decorating, crafts and more. Trick-or-treating at the campground begins at 3 p.m. $6 per person; free for campers and 2 years and under Lums Pond State Park

Campground Event: Halloween Hoot!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

12 p.m.

Halloween camping is a hoot! Part of our Halloween Hoot weekend at the campground! Campers be sure to bring candy for trick-or-treating and compete to win best decorated campsite! $6 per person; Event is free for campers and 2 years and under. 12-3pm Music, games, pumpkin decorating, crafts, and more. 2:30 pm Last hayride2:45 pm Best Campsite awarded3:00 pm Trick -or-treating begins*Campers and non campers welcome for self guided trick-or-treating around campground at designated sites.

Add to Calendar 10/27/2018 12:00:00 PM 10/27/2018 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Campground Event: Halloween Hoot! Halloween camping is a hoot! Part of our Halloween Hoot weekend at the campground! Campers be sure to bring candy for trick-or-treating and compete to win best decorated campsite! $6 per person; Event is free for campers and 2 years and under. 12-3pm Music, games, pumpkin decorating, crafts, and more. 2:30 pm Last hayride2:45 pm Best Campsite awarded3:00 pm Trick -or-treating begins*Campers and non campers welcome for self guided trick-or-treating around campground at designated sites. Lums Pond State Park

Pond Side Hayrides

Saturday, November 3, 2018

5 p.m.

Back by popular demand! Groups can enjoy an evening hayride on the main side of Lums Pond followed by a campfire at the pond’s edge. Call to schedule your group (302)368-6989. $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 11/3/18 05:00 PM 11/3/18 07:00 PM America/New_York Pond Side Hayrides Back by popular demand! Groups can enjoy an evening hayride on the main side of Lums Pond followed by a campfire at the pond’s edge. Call to schedule your group (302)368-6989. $125 per wagon Lums Pond State Park

Reptile Hour!

Saturday, November 3, 2018

1 p.m.

Stop by the nature center for an hour of fun facts, activities, and crafts about reptiles. Get a close-up look at our resident turtle and snake during this exciting program! Free with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 11/3/2018 1:00:00 PM 11/3/2018 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Reptile Hour! Stop by the nature center for an hour of fun facts, activities, and crafts about reptiles. Get a close-up look at our resident turtle and snake during this exciting program! Free with paid park entrance fee. Lums Pond State Park

Pond Side Hayrides

Sunday, November 4, 2018

5 p.m.

Back by popular demand! Groups can enjoy an evening hayride on the main side of Lums Pond followed by a campfire at the pond’s edge. Call to schedule your group (302)368-6989. $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 11/4/18 05:00 PM 11/4/18 07:00 PM America/New_York Pond Side Hayrides Back by popular demand! Groups can enjoy an evening hayride on the main side of Lums Pond followed by a campfire at the pond’s edge. Call to schedule your group (302)368-6989. $125 per wagon Lums Pond State Park

Pond Side Hayrides

Monday, November 5, 2018

5 p.m.

Back by popular demand! Groups can enjoy an evening hayride on the main side of Lums Pond followed by a campfire at the pond’s edge. Call to schedule your group (302)368-6989. $125 per wagon

Add to Calendar 11/5/18 05:00 PM 11/5/18 07:00 PM America/New_York Pond Side Hayrides Back by popular demand! Groups can enjoy an evening hayride on the main side of Lums Pond followed by a campfire at the pond’s edge. Call to schedule your group (302)368-6989. $125 per wagon Lums Pond State Park

Campground Event: Concert at the Campground

Saturday, November 10, 2018

5:30 p.m.

Join us for a special holiday weekend concert at the campground. Bring your picnic dinner and enjoy a free concert in honor of our Veterans.

Add to Calendar 11/10/2018 5:30:00 PM 11/10/2018 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Campground Event: Concert at the Campground Join us for a special holiday weekend concert at the campground. Bring your picnic dinner and enjoy a free concert in honor of our Veterans. Lums Pond State Park

Volunteer Day: Bluebird Trails!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

1 p.m.

This fall we will be cleaning out our blue bird boxes and learning more about the park’s blue bird box project. Meet at the Nature Center. Please pre-register by calling the park office (302)368-6989.

Add to Calendar 11/18/2018 1:00:00 PM 11/18/2018 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Volunteer Day: Bluebird Trails! This fall we will be cleaning out our blue bird boxes and learning more about the park’s blue bird box project. Meet at the Nature Center. Please pre-register by calling the park office (302)368-6989. Lums Pond State Park

Frosty Moon Hike

Friday, November 23, 2018

7 p.m.

Bring your family or friends to stroll the park after dark on this holiday weekend. Free program. Pre-registration required. Call (302)368-6989. Meeting location giving at registration.

Add to Calendar 11/23/2018 7:00:00 PM 11/23/2018 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Frosty Moon Hike Bring your family or friends to stroll the park after dark on this holiday weekend. Free program. Pre-registration required. Call (302)368-6989. Meeting location giving at registration. Lums Pond State Park

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