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Trap Pond State Park


About the Park

Trap Pond was once the site of a large freshwater wetland and still hosts the country's northernmost natural stand of baldcypress trees. The pond was created in the late 1700s to power a sawmill used in harvesting the baldcypress. The federal government purchased the pond and surrounding farmland during the 1930s, and the Civilian Conservation Corps began to develop the area for recreation. Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951.

Boating and Fishing

Canoing and kayaking are popular at Trap Pond State Park

Rowboats, pedal boats, canoes and kayaks can be rented for use within the park during the summer season, and park interpreters host narrated pontoon boat tours on summer weekends and holidays. One of the streams that flows into Trap Pond has been marked as a wilderness canoe trail. A boat launching ramp accommodates small motorized boats for fishing or exploring the pond. Anglers may land a variety of fish, from pickerel, crappie, and bluegills to catfish, American eel and largemouth bass. Fishing license required. Get info about fishing permits.

Camping

Island campsite at Trap Pond State Park

Trap Pond’s campground offers a wide variety of sites beneath its tall loblolly pines, including RV and tent sites with water and electric, walk-in tent sites, two popular island tent sites, and primitive camping areas for youth groups (available by reservation only). Waterfront climate- controlled camping cabins, each with a living area and bedroom, are available year-round. Yurts, round stationary structures with canvas walls, allow a rustic camping experience without having to pitch your own tent. Click for info and reservations

Recreation

Hiking, biking, and horse trails provide plenty of ways to explore the park. Birdwatchers may spot Bald Eagles, Pileated Woodpeckers, orioles, Wood Ducks, tanagers, and a variety of warblers, depending on the season. Shaded picnic areas overlook the pond, and three pavilions may be reserved for group events. Additional recreation areas include volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, a disc golf course, athletic fields, and a children’s playground. The Baldcypress Nature Center features a variety of displays and programs, and hosts a popular concert series during the summer.

Nature Preserve

Nanticoke River Nature Preserve – is located along Butler Mill Branch, a tributary of the Nanticoke River. It is comprised of upland forest and Atlantic White Cedar.

Amenities: Loop Trail (pedestrian only). Parking along road.

Acreage: 23 acres

Upcoming Events

Fundamentals of Hiking

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Join us at the nature center to get started hiking. Preparation, gear and locations will be covered. Wear comfortable shoes. Program will include a different short hike each week. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Fundamentals of Hiking Join us at the nature center to get started hiking. Preparation, gear and locations will be covered. Wear comfortable shoes. Program will include a different short hike each week. Free Trap Pond State Park

Early Spring Wagon Rides

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hat and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Early Spring Wagon Rides Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hat and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free Trap Pond State Park

Bethesda Church Tour

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Take an in-depth tour of the historic Bethesda Church. Look over old photographs and learn the importance of small churches in the local history. Meet at the Bethesda Church. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Bethesda Church Tour Take an in-depth tour of the historic Bethesda Church. Look over old photographs and learn the importance of small churches in the local history. Meet at the Bethesda Church. Free Trap Pond State Park

Join the Trap Pond Partners

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Are you interested in helping your local park, participating in fun get-togethers, or promoting interesting programs in the community? Help develop programs, participate in volunteer efforts, and help organize special events. We need your energy and help. The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com

Add to Calendar America/New_York Join the Trap Pond Partners Are you interested in helping your local park, participating in fun get-togethers, or promoting interesting programs in the community? Help develop programs, participate in volunteer efforts, and help organize special events. We need your energy and help. The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com Trap Pond State Park

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Search far and wide, by any measure, it is time to start your quest for treasure. Join us at the Nature Center for a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts and a wagon ride. Call the Nature Center to pre-register. 302-875-5163 $6 per person.

Add to Calendar America/New_York St. Patrick's Day Celebration Search far and wide, by any measure, it is time to start your quest for treasure. Join us at the Nature Center for a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts and a wagon ride. Call the Nature Center to pre-register. 302-875-5163 $6 per person. Trap Pond State Park

Early Spring Wagon Rides

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hat and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Early Spring Wagon Rides Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hat and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free Trap Pond State Park

Bethesda Church Tour

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Take an in-depth tour of the historic Bethesda Church. Look over old photographs and learn the importance of small churches in the local history. Meet at the Bethesda Church. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Bethesda Church Tour Take an in-depth tour of the historic Bethesda Church. Look over old photographs and learn the importance of small churches in the local history. Meet at the Bethesda Church. Free Trap Pond State Park

Fundamentals of Hiking

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Join us at the nature center to get started hiking. Preparation, gear and locations will be covered. Wear comfortable shoes. Program will include a different short hike each week. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Fundamentals of Hiking Join us at the nature center to get started hiking. Preparation, gear and locations will be covered. Wear comfortable shoes. Program will include a different short hike each week. Free Trap Pond State Park

Spring Wreath Making

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Make your own spring wreath for the season supplies provided. Register at least 48 hours in advance. 302-875-5163 $10 per person.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Spring Wreath Making Make your own spring wreath for the season supplies provided. Register at least 48 hours in advance. 302-875-5163 $10 per person. Trap Pond State Park

Featured Program: Spring Tea Party at the Bethesda Church

Saturday, March 28, 2020

2:00:00 PM

Come enjoy a sampling of various teas and snacks as you mingle with friends and enjoy the historic Bethesda Church. Register at least 48 hours in advance. We are also offering free tours of Bethesda Church on March 8 and March 15!

Add to Calendar America/New_York Featured Program: Spring Tea Party at the Bethesda Church Come enjoy a sampling of various teas and snacks as you mingle with friends and enjoy the historic Bethesda Church. Register at least 48 hours in advance. We are also offering free tours of Bethesda Church on March 8 and March 15! Trap Pond State Park

Spring Tea Party at the Bethesda Church

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Come enjoy a sampling of various teas and snacks as you mingle with friends and enjoy the historic Bethesda Church. Register at least 48 hours in advance. 302-875-5163 $5 per person.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Spring Tea Party at the Bethesda Church Come enjoy a sampling of various teas and snacks as you mingle with friends and enjoy the historic Bethesda Church. Register at least 48 hours in advance. 302-875-5163 $5 per person. Trap Pond State Park

Wagon Rides

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free Trap Pond State Park

Spring Soap Making

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Join us at the Nature Center to learn the melt-and-pour method of making decorative soaps. Springs scents and dried botanicals will make for the perfect soaps. Register at least 48 hours in advance. 302-875-5163 $10 per person.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Spring Soap Making Join us at the Nature Center to learn the melt-and-pour method of making decorative soaps. Springs scents and dried botanicals will make for the perfect soaps. Register at least 48 hours in advance. 302-875-5163 $10 per person. Trap Pond State Park

Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Calling all birders! Meet us at the Nature Center for a leisurely walk along the pond to learn some basics of bird watching. Experienced birders are welcome too! We will supply binoculars and bird guides. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Saturday Morning Bird Walks Calling all birders! Meet us at the Nature Center for a leisurely walk along the pond to learn some basics of bird watching. Experienced birders are welcome too! We will supply binoculars and bird guides. Free Trap Pond State Park

Wagon Rides

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free Trap Pond State Park

Spring Egg Hunt

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Meet at the Nature Center for our 8th Annual Spring Egg Hunt for children 12 and under. Egg hunt starts promptly at 1:15pm, followed by crafts. Bring your own basket, call at least 24 hours in advance to register. 302-875-5163 $2 per child

Add to Calendar America/New_York Spring Egg Hunt Meet at the Nature Center for our 8th Annual Spring Egg Hunt for children 12 and under. Egg hunt starts promptly at 1:15pm, followed by crafts. Bring your own basket, call at least 24 hours in advance to register. 302-875-5163 $2 per child Trap Pond State Park

Join the Trap Pond Partners.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Are you interested in helping your local park, participating in fun get-togethers, or promoting interesting programs in the community? Help develop programs, participate in volunteer efforts, and help organize special events. We need your energy and help. The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com

Add to Calendar America/New_York Join the Trap Pond Partners. Are you interested in helping your local park, participating in fun get-togethers, or promoting interesting programs in the community? Help develop programs, participate in volunteer efforts, and help organize special events. We need your energy and help. The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com Trap Pond State Park

Family Jeep Jamboree

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Bring your family and participate in our second annual Jeep Jamboree. Plenty of Jeeps and Jeep Clubs will be on hand in the main picnic area. Free activities include wagon rides, off road vendors, and a youth fishing tournament. Keep an eye on the Trap Pond Facebook page for further details.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Family Jeep Jamboree Bring your family and participate in our second annual Jeep Jamboree. Plenty of Jeeps and Jeep Clubs will be on hand in the main picnic area. Free activities include wagon rides, off road vendors, and a youth fishing tournament. Keep an eye on the Trap Pond Facebook page for further details. Trap Pond State Park

Wagon Rides

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free Trap Pond State Park

Spring Youth Fishing Tournaments

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Open to ages 15 and under. Proper catch and release methods will be stressed. Prizes will be available in a number of different categories. Bring your own tackle and bait, or borrow ours. These free programs will meet at the boathouse. Registration and instruction begins at 8am first cast for the tournament is 9. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Spring Youth Fishing Tournaments Open to ages 15 and under. Proper catch and release methods will be stressed. Prizes will be available in a number of different categories. Bring your own tackle and bait, or borrow ours. These free programs will meet at the boathouse. Registration and instruction begins at 8am first cast for the tournament is 9. Free Trap Pond State Park

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour

Friday, April 17, 2020

Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the baldcypress tree.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Evening Pontoon Boat Tour Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the baldcypress tree.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Upcycle Trash into Treasure

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Re-purpose common household items and learn to reuse old materials. Supplies will be provided. Register at least 24 hours in advance. 302-875-5163 Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Upcycle Trash into Treasure Re-purpose common household items and learn to reuse old materials. Supplies will be provided. Register at least 24 hours in advance. 302-875-5163 Free Trap Pond State Park

Wildlife from the Water

Saturday, April 18, 2020

What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wildlife from the Water What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Upcycle T-shirts to Totes

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Don't throw away those old t-shirts, re-purpose them into a new tote bag. Supplies will be provided or you can bring a shirt along. Register at least 24 hours in advance. 302-875-5163 Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Upcycle T-shirts to Totes Don't throw away those old t-shirts, re-purpose them into a new tote bag. Supplies will be provided or you can bring a shirt along. Register at least 24 hours in advance. 302-875-5163 Free Trap Pond State Park

Reptile Meet and Greet

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Meet and greet the reptiles that live at the Nature Center, then create your own reptile craft to take home. $4 per person.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Reptile Meet and Greet Meet and greet the reptiles that live at the Nature Center, then create your own reptile craft to take home. $4 per person. Trap Pond State Park

Boating through History

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Boating through History Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Wagon Rides

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free Trap Pond State Park

Birding by Boat

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Bring your binoculars and field guides as we explore the swamp and search for some of its feathered inhabitants.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Birding by Boat Bring your binoculars and field guides as we explore the swamp and search for some of its feathered inhabitants.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Aquatic Mammals

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Aquatic Mammals Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Swamp Canoe Tour

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Enjoy an easy two-hour, guided canoe trip of Trap Pond. Look for Great Blue Herons, eagles and other wildlife as we paddle along the pond's edge. Basic instruction will be given at the beginning of the program. $15 per person. Call ahead to register for these trips. 302-875-5163

Add to Calendar America/New_York Swamp Canoe Tour Enjoy an easy two-hour, guided canoe trip of Trap Pond. Look for Great Blue Herons, eagles and other wildlife as we paddle along the pond's edge. Basic instruction will be given at the beginning of the program. $15 per person. Call ahead to register for these trips. 302-875-5163 Trap Pond State Park

Pontoon Grab Bag

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Pontoon Grab Bag Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Featured Program: Earth Day Hikes

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

4:00:00 PM

Join a Trap Pond naturalist for a hike to celebrate Earth Day. Call early to reserve your spots. Hikes offered at 4, 5, and 6 p.m.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Featured Program: Earth Day Hikes Join a Trap Pond naturalist for a hike to celebrate Earth Day. Call early to reserve your spots. Hikes offered at 4, 5, and 6 p.m. Trap Pond State Park

Earth Day Hikes

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

At 5, 6 and 7 PM. Join a Trap Pond naturalist for a hike to celebrate Earth Day. Call early to reserve your spots. 302-875-5163 Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Earth Day Hikes At 5, 6 and 7 PM. Join a Trap Pond naturalist for a hike to celebrate Earth Day. Call early to reserve your spots. 302-875-5163 Free Trap Pond State Park

Tree Invaders

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The Spotted Lantern Fly has already invaded Delaware. Learn how to identify, report, and stop the spread of this damaging insect. Call to reserve your spot. 302-875-5163 Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Tree Invaders The Spotted Lantern Fly has already invaded Delaware. Learn how to identify, report, and stop the spread of this damaging insect. Call to reserve your spot. 302-875-5163 Free Trap Pond State Park

Baldcypress Pontoon Boat Tour

Friday, April 24, 2020

Enjoy the Bald-cypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the bald-cypress tree.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Baldcypress Pontoon Boat Tour Enjoy the Bald-cypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the bald-cypress tree.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Wildlife from the Water

Saturday, April 25, 2020

What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wildlife from the Water What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Native Plantings

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Learn what and how to plant to support local insects and wildlife. After the indoor learning experience we will plant natives at the park. Program if free and lunch is provided, however, be prepared to get down and dirty as we provide volunteer labor to replant disturbed areas of the park with native plants. Registration is limited, call early to reserve your spot. 302-875-5163 Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Native Plantings Learn what and how to plant to support local insects and wildlife. After the indoor learning experience we will plant natives at the park. Program if free and lunch is provided, however, be prepared to get down and dirty as we provide volunteer labor to replant disturbed areas of the park with native plants. Registration is limited, call early to reserve your spot. 302-875-5163 Free Trap Pond State Park

Boating through History

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Boating through History Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Wagon Rides

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free Trap Pond State Park

Aquatic Mammals

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Aquatic Mammals Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Pontoon Grab Bag

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Pontoon Grab Bag Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour

Friday, May 1, 2020

Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the baldcypress tree.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Evening Pontoon Boat Tour Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the baldcypress tree.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Calling all birders! Meet us at the Nature Center for a leisurely walk along the pond to learn some basics of bird watching. Experienced birders are welcome too! We will supply binoculars and bird guides. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Saturday Morning Bird Walks Calling all birders! Meet us at the Nature Center for a leisurely walk along the pond to learn some basics of bird watching. Experienced birders are welcome too! We will supply binoculars and bird guides. Free Trap Pond State Park

Trap Pond Partners Bike Rally

Saturday, May 2, 2020

The Trap Pond Partners annual Bike Rally will be taking place on Saturday, May 2. Bring your bike, your friends and family to what has become a great annual tradition. Enjoy food, live music, and free prizes and giveaways. Show your support and get your T-Shirt. Business sponsorships are welcome. Please call the Nature Center for more information.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Trap Pond Partners Bike Rally The Trap Pond Partners annual Bike Rally will be taking place on Saturday, May 2. Bring your bike, your friends and family to what has become a great annual tradition. Enjoy food, live music, and free prizes and giveaways. Show your support and get your T-Shirt. Business sponsorships are welcome. Please call the Nature Center for more information. Trap Pond State Park

Wildlife from the Water

Saturday, May 2, 2020

What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wildlife from the Water What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Boating through History

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Boating through History Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Wagon Rides

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free Trap Pond State Park

Aquatic Mammals

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Aquatic Mammals Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Pontoon Grab Bag

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Pontoon Grab Bag Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Night Sounds Pontoon Tour

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spooky swamp creatures.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Night Sounds Pontoon Tour Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spooky swamp creatures.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour

Friday, May 8, 2020

Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the baldcypress tree.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Evening Pontoon Boat Tour Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the baldcypress tree.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Wildlife from the Water

Saturday, May 9, 2020

What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wildlife from the Water What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Mother's Day Treats and Sweets

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Calling all sons and daughters! Have you found the perfect gift for Mother's Day? Join us at the Nature Center to make homemade treats and chocolate candies from the heart. Pre-register at least 48 hours in advance. 302-875-5163 $12 per person.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Mother's Day Treats and Sweets Calling all sons and daughters! Have you found the perfect gift for Mother's Day? Join us at the Nature Center to make homemade treats and chocolate candies from the heart. Pre-register at least 48 hours in advance. 302-875-5163 $12 per person. Trap Pond State Park

Boating through History

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Boating through History Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Wagon Rides

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free Trap Pond State Park

Birding by Boat

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Bring your binoculars and field guides as we explore the swamp and search for some of its feathered inhabitants.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Birding by Boat Bring your binoculars and field guides as we explore the swamp and search for some of its feathered inhabitants.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Aquatic Mammals

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Aquatic Mammals Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Pontoon Grab Bag

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Pontoon Grab Bag Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Join the Trap Pond Partners.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Are you interested in helping your local park, participating in fun get-togethers, or promoting interesting programs in the community? Help develop programs, participate in volunteer efforts, and help organize special events. We need your energy and help. The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com

Add to Calendar America/New_York Join the Trap Pond Partners. Are you interested in helping your local park, participating in fun get-togethers, or promoting interesting programs in the community? Help develop programs, participate in volunteer efforts, and help organize special events. We need your energy and help. The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com Trap Pond State Park

Night Sounds Pontoon Tour

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spooky swamp creatures.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Night Sounds Pontoon Tour Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spooky swamp creatures.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour

Friday, May 15, 2020

Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the baldcypress tree.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Evening Pontoon Boat Tour Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the baldcypress tree.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Wildlife from the Water

Saturday, May 16, 2020

What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wildlife from the Water What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Boating through History

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Boating through History Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Wagon Rides

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free Trap Pond State Park

Spring Youth Fishing Tournaments

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Open to ages 15 and under. Proper catch and release methods will be stressed. Prizes will be available in a number of different categories. Bring your own tackle and bait, or borrow ours. These free programs will meet at the boathouse. Registration and instruction begins at 8am first cast for the tournament is 9. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Spring Youth Fishing Tournaments Open to ages 15 and under. Proper catch and release methods will be stressed. Prizes will be available in a number of different categories. Bring your own tackle and bait, or borrow ours. These free programs will meet at the boathouse. Registration and instruction begins at 8am first cast for the tournament is 9. Free Trap Pond State Park

Aquatic Mammals

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Aquatic Mammals Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Swamp Canoe Tour

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Enjoy an easy two-hour, guided canoe trip of Trap Pond. Look for Great Blue Herons, eagles and other wildlife as we paddle along the pond's edge. Basic instruction will be given at the beginning of the program. $15 per person. Call ahead to register for these trips. 302-875-5163

Add to Calendar America/New_York Swamp Canoe Tour Enjoy an easy two-hour, guided canoe trip of Trap Pond. Look for Great Blue Herons, eagles and other wildlife as we paddle along the pond's edge. Basic instruction will be given at the beginning of the program. $15 per person. Call ahead to register for these trips. 302-875-5163 Trap Pond State Park

Pontoon Grab Bag

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Pontoon Grab Bag Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Night Sounds Pontoon Tour

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spooky swamp creatures.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Night Sounds Pontoon Tour Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spooky swamp creatures.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour

Friday, May 22, 2020

Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the baldcypress tree.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Evening Pontoon Boat Tour Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the baldcypress tree.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Friday Night Bingo

Friday, May 22, 2020

Try your luck at our weekly campground bingo games. Meet at the campground pavilion. .50 cents per card.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Friday Night Bingo Try your luck at our weekly campground bingo games. Meet at the campground pavilion. .50 cents per card. Trap Pond State Park

Featured Program: Summer Concert Kickoff!!

Saturday, May 23, 2020

6:30:00 PM

Gather with friends and family at the Baldcypress Nature Center for free live music. Don’t miss the first one!

Add to Calendar America/New_York Featured Program: Summer Concert Kickoff!! Gather with friends and family at the Baldcypress Nature Center for free live music. Don’t miss the first one! Trap Pond State Park

Campground Crafts

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Meet at the campground pavilion for a new craft each week. $2 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Campground Crafts Meet at the campground pavilion for a new craft each week. $2 per person Trap Pond State Park

Superintendent's Seasonal Welcome

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Meet the Trap Pond Superintendent and learn of the new improvements and happenings on the park. Program will take place at the Campground Pavilion and a brief question and answer session will follow. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Superintendent's Seasonal Welcome Meet the Trap Pond Superintendent and learn of the new improvements and happenings on the park. Program will take place at the Campground Pavilion and a brief question and answer session will follow. Free Trap Pond State Park

Wildlife from the Water

Saturday, May 23, 2020

What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wildlife from the Water What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Boating through History

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Boating through History Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Wagon Rides

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free Trap Pond State Park

Summer Concert Series Kickoff!

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Gather with friends and family at the Baldcypress Nature Center for free live music.. Don't miss the first one!!

Add to Calendar America/New_York Summer Concert Series Kickoff! Gather with friends and family at the Baldcypress Nature Center for free live music.. Don't miss the first one!! Trap Pond State Park

Aquatic Mammals

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Aquatic Mammals Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Pontoon Grab Bag

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Pontoon Grab Bag Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour

Friday, May 29, 2020

Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the baldcypress tree.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Evening Pontoon Boat Tour Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the baldcypress tree.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Friday Night Bingo

Friday, May 29, 2020

Try your luck at our weekly campground bingo games. Meet at the campground pavilion. .50 cents per card.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Friday Night Bingo Try your luck at our weekly campground bingo games. Meet at the campground pavilion. .50 cents per card. Trap Pond State Park

Campground Crafts

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Meet at the campground pavilion for a new craft each week. $2 per person

Add to Calendar America/New_York Campground Crafts Meet at the campground pavilion for a new craft each week. $2 per person Trap Pond State Park

Wildlife from the Water

Saturday, May 30, 2020

What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wildlife from the Water What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Boating through History

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Boating through History Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Wagon Rides

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion. (Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. Free Trap Pond State Park

Aquatic Mammals

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Aquatic Mammals Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Pontoon Grab Bag

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Pontoon Grab Bag Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week.Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults, and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a firstcomer, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. Trap Pond State Park

Trailblazers

Monday, June 22, 2020

9 a.m.

Calling all adventurers! Put your survival skills to the test during the three overnight stays in our primitive camping area with planned nightly activities (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night). Daytime activities will include hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing at Trap Pond, along with trips for a sailing adventure on the Rehoboth Bay and visit to Cape Henlopen Beach.

Add to Calendar 10 14 America/New_York Trailblazers Calling all adventurers! Put your survival skills to the test during the three overnight stays in our primitive camping area with planned nightly activities (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night). Daytime activities will include hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing at Trap Pond, along with trips for a sailing adventure on the Rehoboth Bay and visit to Cape Henlopen Beach. Trap Pond State Park

Cardboard Boat Challenge

Monday, June 29, 2020

9 a.m.

Join us for Trap Pond’s first Cardboard Boat Challenge. Learn about the science behind cardboard boats. Build and test model size cardboard boats. Camp will conclude with the construction of the Day Camp Boat that the camp counselors will use to race in the Cardboard Boat Regatta at the Blades Marina this August.

Add to Calendar 7 14 America/New_York Cardboard Boat Challenge Join us for Trap Pond’s first Cardboard Boat Challenge. Learn about the science behind cardboard boats. Build and test model size cardboard boats. Camp will conclude with the construction of the Day Camp Boat that the camp counselors will use to race in the Cardboard Boat Regatta at the Blades Marina this August. Trap Pond State Park

Art in the Park

Monday, July 6, 2020

9 a.m.

Do you love arts and crafts? This is the camp for you. Enjoy adventures around the park to draw inspiration for your works of art. Paint pictures, do a variety of crafts, and even build a birdhouse to take home.

Add to Calendar 7 14 America/New_York Art in the Park Do you love arts and crafts? This is the camp for you. Enjoy adventures around the park to draw inspiration for your works of art. Paint pictures, do a variety of crafts, and even build a birdhouse to take home. Trap Pond State Park

Fishing Frenzy

Monday, July 13, 2020

9 a.m.

Beginners welcome for this spectacular camp. Learn the basics of knot tying, casting, and fish identification. We will fish from the banks, bridges, and docks as we learn about our aquatic pond life. Friday will feature our annual fishing tournament. Everyone’s a winner!

Add to Calendar 7 10 America/New_York Fishing Frenzy Beginners welcome for this spectacular camp. Learn the basics of knot tying, casting, and fish identification. We will fish from the banks, bridges, and docks as we learn about our aquatic pond life. Friday will feature our annual fishing tournament. Everyone’s a winner! Trap Pond State Park

Fishing Fanatics

Monday, July 20, 2020

9 a.m.

This traveling fishing camp is for our more experienced anglers. We will venture out to a new fishing hotspot each day. Bring your own gear or borrow ours. Destinations will include the Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier, the Nanticoke River, and a charter boat on the Atlantic Ocean.

Add to Calendar 11 15 America/New_York Fishing Fanatics This traveling fishing camp is for our more experienced anglers. We will venture out to a new fishing hotspot each day. Bring your own gear or borrow ours. Destinations will include the Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier, the Nanticoke River, and a charter boat on the Atlantic Ocean. Trap Pond State Park

Creature Feature

Monday, July 27, 2020

9 a.m.

This camp focuses on the wide array of creatures that live here at Trap Pond. We will travel to a local educational farm and have a guest appearance from our friends at the Brandywine Zoo. Our Trap Pond Partners will help campers learn about presenting a puppet show to an audience.

Add to Calendar 7 14 America/New_York Creature Feature This camp focuses on the wide array of creatures that live here at Trap Pond. We will travel to a local educational farm and have a guest appearance from our friends at the Brandywine Zoo. Our Trap Pond Partners will help campers learn about presenting a puppet show to an audience. Trap Pond State Park

Vets & Pets

Monday, August 3, 2020

9 a.m.

This camp is for those who aspire to work with animals or want to take good care of their pets. The animals we will learn about will include Monarch Butterflies, reptiles, domestic and even farm animals. Learn from animal care professionals.

Add to Calendar 7 14 America/New_York Vets & Pets This camp is for those who aspire to work with animals or want to take good care of their pets. The animals we will learn about will include Monarch Butterflies, reptiles, domestic and even farm animals. Learn from animal care professionals. Trap Pond State Park

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