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Trap Pond State Park


Tropical Storm Isaias Advisories

The latest weather projections from the National Weather Service have the major impacts of the storm hitting Delaware in the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 4th, sometime around 2 a.m., and continuing through Tuesday evening. This weather event includes heavy rains, minor coastal flooding and sustained winds of 40 to 50 miles per hour, with higher gusts.

Camping Advisory: We recommend that you take all necessary precautions to secure and protect your camping equipment and if possible, move to higher ground during this period. A liberal cancellation policy is in effect; cancellations may be made by contacting 1-877-987-2757. Full refunds will be issued for all cancellations.

Surf Fishing and Swimming Advisory: All surf fishing crossings will close at sunset on Monday, August 3, and all guarded swimming beaches are closed Tuesday, August 4. In addition, the Killens Pond Water Park is also closed on Tuesday, August 4, with refunds for any advanced tickets purchased.

Find Your Adventure at Trap Pond

Kayakers paddle the Terrapin Branch Water Trail at Trap Pond State Park

Paddle the Pond

Take in the sights, sounds, and smells as you journey into the cypress swamp. Paddle a canoe or kayak down the Terrapin Branch Water Trail to get up close and personal with the baldcypress trees and the diverse flora and fauna that live there.

Passengers njoying a pontoon boat tour at Trap Pond State Park

Take a Pontoon Tour

Join a park staff member and board a pontoon boat to travel across the pond and into the cypress swamp. Learn about the history and wildlife of the park from the comfort of an elevated pontoon boat.

View from the water along the Bob Trail

Explore the Bob Trail

Hike or bike the 4.6-mile Bob Trail through the park. The trail is an excellent place for birdwatching, and you’ll enjoy pondside views of the cypress swamp. Visitors can enjoy free bike rentals during the summer months.

The Baldcypress Nature Center at Trap Pond State Park

Visit the Baldcypress

Trap Pond has a rich history that has shaped the culture and community of the area. Stop by the Baldcypress Nature Center to discover past cultures and learn about the importance of watersheds.

Fall foliage at Trap Pond State Park

Experience the Seasons

Trap Pond State Park is different every season! Witness the beauty of the pond year-round as you enjoy fall foliage, fresh winter snowfall, spring frog calls or summer nesting songbirds.

Tent camping among the trees at Trap Pond State Park

Superintendent’s Pick: Camping

Plan a getaway to Trap Pond State Park! The park’s peaceful campground has tent sites, RV sites, cabins, and yurts. See beautiful fall colors from your campsite, catch a sunset from Cypress Point, hear the calls of owls and migrating birds, or watch falling snow from the warmth of your cabin.

About the Park

Once used as an industrial logging pond starting in the late 1700s, Trap Pond is home to the northern-most, naturally occurring, stand of Baldcypress trees. Trap Pond hosts a high diversity of plant and tree species and is an excellent fishery for bass and other warm-water fish species. The park boasts nearly nine miles of canoe and kayak trails, and kayaks, canoes, boats and paddleboards are available for rent. A ramp allows boaters to launch and fishing docks are available at multiple locations. Guided tours of the cypress swamp, numerous cemeteries and an1800s church tell the history of the area. Birders and wildlife watchers can enjoy the plentiful woodlands while more than 12 miles of trails await hikers, bikers and equestrians. The campground features tent and RV sites along with cabins and yurts for a variety of woodland stays. Disc golf, playgrounds, pavilions, a picnic area and two primitive youth camps round out the recreation opportunities. The Baldcypress Nature Center which offers exhibits and interpretive programs about the park’s natural and cultural history, is also available for special event rentals.

Amateur Photo Contest

Trap Pond Partners is holding an amateur photo contest at Trap Pond State Park in memory of Kenneth (Ken) O’Neal who was an active member. The contest will run from June 1st through September 15th. Photos must be taken at Trap Pond State Park or its’ managed areas of Trussum Pond or Barns Woods. Winning photos will be displayed at the Nature Center for the Partners annual meeting in November. For more information and to register please visit the Trap Pond Partners web site.

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, a popular island tent site, 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

Reader's Digest recommends Trap Pond's campground as the most scenic campsite in Delaware.

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

Family Programs By Appointment

Select programs are available by appointment only for families and household groups. Wagon Rides, Dipnetting, and Tree Hikes are available at no charge. Family and Household Pontoon Tours are $50 per tour. Please contact the nature center at 302-875-5163 to register.

Upcoming Events

Summer Wagon Rides

Saturday, May 28, 2022

5:00 PM

Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Summer Wagon Rides

Saturday, June 4, 2022

5:00 PM

Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Campground Activity Hour

Saturday, June 11, 2022

2:00 PM

Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Summer Wagon Rides

Saturday, June 11, 2022

5:00 PM

Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Swamp Canoe Tour

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

5:00 PM

Paddle through the northernmost stand of Baldcypress trees in the U.S. Learn why this type of swamp occurs no further north and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the swamp. No experience necessary. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $15 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar America/New_York Swamp Canoe Tour Paddle through the northernmost stand of Baldcypress trees in the U.S. Learn why this type of swamp occurs no further north and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the swamp. No experience necessary. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $15 per person Trap Pond State Park

Campground Activity Hour

Saturday, June 18, 2022

2:00 PM

Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Summer Wagon Rides

Saturday, June 18, 2022

5:00 PM

Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Youth Fishing Tournament

Sunday, June 19, 2022

8:00 AM

Meet at the boathouse for free fishing instruction and other activities from 8-9 a.m. Fishing tournament will begin at 9 and run until 11. Catch and release will be encouraged. Equipment can be provided (please mention when you register), or bring your own. Open to ages 15 and under. Register at the Baldcrypress Nature Center on or by the morning of the program or call us at 302-875-5163. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Youth Fishing Tournament Meet at the boathouse for free fishing instruction and other activities from 8-9 a.m. Fishing tournament will begin at 9 and run until 11. Catch and release will be encouraged. Equipment can be provided (please mention when you register), or bring your own. Open to ages 15 and under. Register at the Baldcrypress Nature Center on or by the morning of the program or call us at 302-875-5163. Free Trap Pond State Park

Tie Dye T-Shirts

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

5:00 PM

Create your very own Trap Pond Tie-Dye T-shirts. Instructions and all materials will be provided. Register online. $15 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar America/New_York Tie Dye T-Shirts Create your very own Trap Pond Tie-Dye T-shirts. Instructions and all materials will be provided. Register online. $15 per person Trap Pond State Park

Fish Tales

Saturday, June 25, 2022

1:00 PM

Net some of our aquatic pond creatures from the shoreline. Meet at the boat house for this hour-long program. Bring shoes and clothes that can get muddy. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Fish Tales Net some of our aquatic pond creatures from the shoreline. Meet at the boat house for this hour-long program. Bring shoes and clothes that can get muddy. Free Trap Pond State Park

Campground Activity Hour

Saturday, June 25, 2022

2:00 PM

Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Summer Wagon Rides

Saturday, June 25, 2022

5:00 PM

Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Learn to Paddle

Sunday, June 26, 2022

9:00 AM

Investigate the basics of getting out on the water in a canoe or kayak. Boat and gear selection, safety considerations, launching, paddling skills and paddling locations for both canoe and kayak will be covered. Includes 1 hour of on-water instruction. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $20 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar America/New_York Learn to Paddle Investigate the basics of getting out on the water in a canoe or kayak. Boat and gear selection, safety considerations, launching, paddling skills and paddling locations for both canoe and kayak will be covered. Includes 1 hour of on-water instruction. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $20 per person Trap Pond State Park

New Moon Paddle

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

8:00 PM

Experience the dark night solitude of the cypress swamp, with only the starlight to guide your way. Your choice of canoe or kayak. Prior paddling experience recommended. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $25 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar America/New_York New Moon Paddle Experience the dark night solitude of the cypress swamp, with only the starlight to guide your way. Your choice of canoe or kayak. Prior paddling experience recommended. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $25 per person Trap Pond State Park

Saturday Morning Bird Walk

Saturday, July 2, 2022

8:00 AM

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 Walk 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

Campground Activity Hour

Saturday, July 2, 2022

2:00 PM

Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Summer Wagon Rides

Saturday, July 2, 2022

5:00 PM

Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Concrete Stepping Stones

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

5:00 PM

Learn the process of making concrete stepping stones for your yard, garden or campsite. Take home a kit to create your own personalized stone. Register online. $10 per stepping stone

Register Online

Add to Calendar America/New_York Concrete Stepping Stones Learn the process of making concrete stepping stones for your yard, garden or campsite. Take home a kit to create your own personalized stone. Register online. $10 per stepping stone Trap Pond State Park

Moonlight Paddle

Thursday, July 7, 2022

7:30 PM

Paddle the pond after hours. Experience the sights, sounds and wildlife of the moonlit swamp. Your choice of canoe or kayak. Prior paddling experience recommended. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $25 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar America/New_York Moonlight Paddle Paddle the pond after hours. Experience the sights, sounds and wildlife of the moonlit swamp. Your choice of canoe or kayak. Prior paddling experience recommended. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $25 per person Trap Pond State Park

Campground Activity Hour

Saturday, July 9, 2022

2:00 PM

Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Summer Wagon Rides

Saturday, July 9, 2022

5:00 PM

Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Swamp Livin

Sunday, July 10, 2022

2:00 PM

Trap Pond is only a small remnant of a large cypress swamp that covered much of lower Delaware. Get a glimpse of life when folks used the swamp resources to make a living. Register online. $5 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar America/New_York Swamp Livin Trap Pond is only a small remnant of a large cypress swamp that covered much of lower Delaware. Get a glimpse of life when folks used the swamp resources to make a living. Register online. $5 per person Trap Pond State Park

Trussum Pond Paddle

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

1:00 PM

Navigate through cypress knees and past beaver lodges as we paddle this favorite local pond. Meet at the Trussum Pond Parking area. Call the nature center at 302- 875-5163 with questions. Prior paddling experience recommended. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $25 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar America/New_York Trussum Pond Paddle Navigate through cypress knees and past beaver lodges as we paddle this favorite local pond. Meet at the Trussum Pond Parking area. Call the nature center at 302- 875-5163 with questions. Prior paddling experience recommended. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $25 per person Trap Pond State Park

Campground Activity Hour

Saturday, July 16, 2022

2:00 PM

Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Summer Wagon Rides

Saturday, July 16, 2022

5:00 PM

Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Youth Fishing Tournament

Sunday, July 17, 2022

8:00 AM

Meet at the boathouse for free fishing instruction and other activities from 8-9 a.m. Fishing tournament will begin at 9 and run until 11. Catch and release will be encouraged. Equipment can be provided (please mention when you register), or bring your own. Open to ages 15 and under. Register at the Baldcrypress Nature Center on or by the morning of the program or call us at 302-875-5163. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Youth Fishing Tournament Meet at the boathouse for free fishing instruction and other activities from 8-9 a.m. Fishing tournament will begin at 9 and run until 11. Catch and release will be encouraged. Equipment can be provided (please mention when you register), or bring your own. Open to ages 15 and under. Register at the Baldcrypress Nature Center on or by the morning of the program or call us at 302-875-5163. Free Trap Pond State Park

Bethesda Church and Cemetery Tour

Sunday, July 17, 2022

2:00 PM

Meet at the Bethesda Church parking area to tour the church and cemetery. Learn about the tight knit community that was here before the park. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to reserve your spot. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Bethesda Church and Cemetery Tour Meet at the Bethesda Church parking area to tour the church and cemetery. Learn about the tight knit community that was here before the park. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to reserve your spot. Free Trap Pond State Park

Tie Dye T-Shirts

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

5:00 PM

Create your very own Trap Pond Tie-Dye T-shirts. Instructions and all materials will be provided. Register online. $15 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar America/New_York Tie Dye T-Shirts Create your very own Trap Pond Tie-Dye T-shirts. Instructions and all materials will be provided. Register online. $15 per person Trap Pond State Park

Fish Tales

Saturday, July 23, 2022

1:00 PM

Net some of our aquatic pond creatures from the shoreline. Meet at the boat house for this hour-long program. Bring shoes and clothes that can get muddy. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Fish Tales Net some of our aquatic pond creatures from the shoreline. Meet at the boat house for this hour-long program. Bring shoes and clothes that can get muddy. Free Trap Pond State Park

Campground Activity Hour

Saturday, July 23, 2022

2:00 PM

Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Summer Wagon Rides

Saturday, July 23, 2022

5:00 PM

Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Learn to Paddle

Sunday, July 24, 2022

9:00 AM

Investigate the basics of getting out on the water in a canoe or kayak. Boat and gear selection, safety considerations, launching, paddling skills and paddling locations for both canoe and kayak will be covered. Includes 1 hour of on-water instruction. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $20 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar America/New_York Learn to Paddle Investigate the basics of getting out on the water in a canoe or kayak. Boat and gear selection, safety considerations, launching, paddling skills and paddling locations for both canoe and kayak will be covered. Includes 1 hour of on-water instruction. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $20 per person Trap Pond State Park

Swamp Canoe Tour

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

5:00 PM

Paddle through the northernmost stand of Baldcypress trees in the U.S. Learn why this type of swamp occurs no further north and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the swamp. No experience necessary. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $15 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar America/New_York Swamp Canoe Tour Paddle through the northernmost stand of Baldcypress trees in the U.S. Learn why this type of swamp occurs no further north and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the swamp. No experience necessary. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $15 per person Trap Pond State Park

New Moon Paddle

Thursday, July 28, 2022

8:00 PM

Experience the dark night solitude of the cypress swamp, with only the starlight to guide your way. Your choice of canoe or kayak. Prior paddling experience recommended. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $25 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar America/New_York New Moon Paddle Experience the dark night solitude of the cypress swamp, with only the starlight to guide your way. Your choice of canoe or kayak. Prior paddling experience recommended. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $25 per person Trap Pond State Park

Campground Activity Hour

Saturday, July 30, 2022

2:00 PM

Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Summer Wagon Rides

Saturday, July 30, 2022

5:00 PM

Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Concrete Stepping Stones

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

5:00 PM

Learn the process of making concrete stepping stones for your yard, garden or campsite. Take home a kit to create your own personalized stone. Register online. $10 per stepping stone

Register Online

Add to Calendar America/New_York Concrete Stepping Stones Learn the process of making concrete stepping stones for your yard, garden or campsite. Take home a kit to create your own personalized stone. Register online. $10 per stepping stone Trap Pond State Park

Saturday Morning Bird Walk

Saturday, August 6, 2022

8:00 AM

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 Walk 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

Campground Activity Hour

Saturday, August 6, 2022

2:00 PM

Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Summer Wagon Rides

Saturday, August 6, 2022

5:00 PM

Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Trussum Pond Paddle

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

1:00 PM

Navigate through cypress knees and past beaver lodges as we paddle this favorite local pond. Meet at the Trussum Pond Parking area. Call the nature center at 302- 875-5163 with questions. Prior paddling experience recommended. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $25 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar America/New_York Trussum Pond Paddle Navigate through cypress knees and past beaver lodges as we paddle this favorite local pond. Meet at the Trussum Pond Parking area. Call the nature center at 302- 875-5163 with questions. Prior paddling experience recommended. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $25 per person Trap Pond State Park

Moonlight Paddle

Thursday, August 11, 2022

7:30 PM

Paddle the pond after hours. Experience the sights, sounds and wildlife of the moonlit swamp. Your choice of canoe or kayak. Prior paddling experience recommended. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $25 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar America/New_York Moonlight Paddle Paddle the pond after hours. Experience the sights, sounds and wildlife of the moonlit swamp. Your choice of canoe or kayak. Prior paddling experience recommended. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $25 per person Trap Pond State Park

Campground Activity Hour

Saturday, August 13, 2022

2:00 PM

Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Summer Wagon Rides

Saturday, August 13, 2022

5:00 PM

Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Youth Fishing Tournament

Sunday, August 14, 2022

8:00 AM

Meet at the boathouse for free fishing instruction and other activities from 8-9 a.m. Fishing tournament will begin at 9 and run until 11. Catch and release will be encouraged. Equipment can be provided (please mention when you register), or bring your own. Open to ages 15 and under. Register at the Baldcrypress Nature Center on or by the morning of the program or call us at 302-875-5163. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Youth Fishing Tournament Meet at the boathouse for free fishing instruction and other activities from 8-9 a.m. Fishing tournament will begin at 9 and run until 11. Catch and release will be encouraged. Equipment can be provided (please mention when you register), or bring your own. Open to ages 15 and under. Register at the Baldcrypress Nature Center on or by the morning of the program or call us at 302-875-5163. Free Trap Pond State Park

Tie Dye T-Shirts

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

5:00 PM

Create your very own Trap Pond Tie-Dye T-shirts. Instructions and all materials will be provided. Register online. $15 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar America/New_York Tie Dye T-Shirts Create your very own Trap Pond Tie-Dye T-shirts. Instructions and all materials will be provided. Register online. $15 per person Trap Pond State Park

Fish Tales

Saturday, August 20, 2022

1:00 PM

Net some of our aquatic pond creatures from the shoreline. Meet at the boat house for this hour-long program. Bring shoes and clothes that can get muddy. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Fish Tales Net some of our aquatic pond creatures from the shoreline. Meet at the boat house for this hour-long program. Bring shoes and clothes that can get muddy. Free Trap Pond State Park

Campground Activity Hour

Saturday, August 20, 2022

2:00 PM

Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Summer Wagon Rides

Saturday, August 20, 2022

5:00 PM

Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Bethesda Church and Cemetery Tour

Sunday, August 21, 2022

2:00 PM

Meet at the Bethesda Church parking area to tour the church and cemetery. Learn about the tight knit community that was here before the park. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to reserve your spot. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Bethesda Church and Cemetery Tour Meet at the Bethesda Church parking area to tour the church and cemetery. Learn about the tight knit community that was here before the park. Call the nature center at 302-875-5163 to reserve your spot. Free Trap Pond State Park

Swamp Canoe Tour

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

5:00 PM

Paddle through the northernmost stand of Baldcypress trees in the U.S. Learn why this type of swamp occurs no further north and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the swamp. No experience necessary. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $15 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar America/New_York Swamp Canoe Tour Paddle through the northernmost stand of Baldcypress trees in the U.S. Learn why this type of swamp occurs no further north and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the swamp. No experience necessary. Minimum age of 12 with accompanying adult. Register online. $15 per person Trap Pond State Park

Campground Activity Hour

Saturday, August 27, 2022

2:00 PM

Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Summer Wagon Rides

Saturday, August 27, 2022

5:00 PM

Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

Swamp Livin

Sunday, August 28, 2022

2:00 PM

Trap Pond is only a small remnant of a large cypress swamp that covered much of lower Delaware. Get a glimpse of life when folks used the swamp resources to make a living. Register online. $5 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar America/New_York Swamp Livin Trap Pond is only a small remnant of a large cypress swamp that covered much of lower Delaware. Get a glimpse of life when folks used the swamp resources to make a living. Register online. $5 per person Trap Pond State Park

Insects: So Tiny, So Mighty

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

1:00 PM

Learn about the incredible strength and amazing abilities found among our insect friends. Meet at the campground pavilion. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Insects: So Tiny, So Mighty Learn about the incredible strength and amazing abilities found among our insect friends. Meet at the campground pavilion. Free Trap Pond State Park

Campground Activity Hour

Saturday, September 3, 2022

2:00 PM

Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Join us for a different activity, talk, or workshop each week. Check the Trap Pond facebook or weekly campground activity sheet for details. Non-campers, please park in campground overflow parking. Free Trap Pond State Park

Summer Wagon Rides

Saturday, September 3, 2022

5:00 PM

Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Summer Wagon Rides Take a ride to Jason Beach in our farm wagon, in true farmer fashion. Sign up at the camp store at least one hour prior to the ride to join. Wagon rides offered every day during the summer from May 28 - September 3, no rides on June 4. Free Trap Pond State Park

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