Yurts are available at Lums Pond and Trap Pond State Parks. Yurts are round stationary structures with canvas walls that feature: a single and double bed bunked together, a double bed size futon, an outdoor seating area, and outdoor deck. Yurts are a fun and easy alternative to pitching a tent yourself, but still allow you to experience the rustic feel of camping outdoors. Perfect for the new camper!
- Maximum 5 people per yurt
- Available year-round at Lums Pond
- Available March 1 through November 30 at Trap Pond
- Maximum stay: two consecutive weeks
- Weekend reservations must include both Friday and Saturday nights
- Reservations are accepted up to one year prior to the date of arrival.
- Since animals are not allowed in yurts, guests should leave their pets at home.
What to Bring
- Linens: two sets of double size and one set of twin size sheets, blankets, and pillows.
- Cooking supplies: food, cooking and eating utensils, pots and pans, dishes, dish detergent, towels, trash bags.
- Small appliances: toaster, coffee maker, toaster oven.
- Personal items: clothing, toiletries, towels, insect spray, wet weather gear.
- Miscellaneous items: flashlight, matches, binoculars, first aid kit, lawn chairs, 1-3 gallon water container, board or card games, clothesline and pins, cooler and ice, charcoal.
- Fans: during hot weather, fans are advisable and may be used inside yurt.
During Your Stay
- All park and campground rules, regulations, and policies apply to yurt users.
- Quiet time is 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
- Smoking and pets are prohibited on yurt campsites.
- Visitors are permitted between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Visitors will be charged applicable park entrance fees.
- Renters are responsible for disposing of their trash in the campground dumpster.
- We encourage all visitors to reduce, reuse and recycle.
- Yurt furnishings may not be removed. Occupants will be held liable for any damage done to the tent, site or equipment.
Safety Notice: Cooking inside yurts is not permitted.
Pets are not allowed in the yurts.
Yurts At Lums Pond State Park
Each yurt has parking space for two vehicles. Additional vehicles must park at the overflow parking lot adjacent to the campground registrar fee booth.
Tents are not permitted on yurt campsites at Lums Pond.
Yurts At Trap Pond State Park
Parking is located within a short walking distance of the yurts. Cars may not be driven directly to the sites. Handcarts are available for transporting luggage from the parking area to the campsites.
Tents are not permitted on yurt campsites at Trap Pond.
- Trap Pond State Park Campground/Park Office
- 15702 Goose Nest Rd
- Laurel, DE 19956
Campsite rates are for up to four people. Additional persons are $2 per night, up to a maximum of eight people per site.
Campgrounds at Cape Henlopen, Killens Pond, Lums Pond and Trap Pond State Park are open year-round. The Cottages at Indian River Marina are also open year-round, and the campground at Delaware Seashore State Park is open year-round, although during the winter months, it is open for self-contained units only.
Campsites can only be registered to park visitors 18 years of age or older who will be staying on site for the duration of the reservation. Campsites cannot be re-sold or transferred to nonregistered persons or third parties. Any unauthorized re-sale or transfer to a non-registered party without the Division’s express permission may result in cancellation of the reservation without a refund.
Reservations can be placed for campgrounds, cabins, yurts, the Cottages at Indian River Marina, and Fort Delaware tours, and Killen's Pond Waterpark..
Don't Bring Firewood
Help us protect our trees by preventing the spread of harmful insect pests to Delaware's parks and forests. Due to recent quarantines and threats of invasive insects that are detrimental to Delaware’s agriculture, outside firewood is no longer permitted in Delaware State Park campgrounds. Firewood is available for purchase at all State Park campgrounds.
Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive insect that is dangerous and destructive to the agriculture, horticulture and forests in the State of Delaware and surrounding states. Specific targets of this insect are grapevines, fruit trees, hops and trees. The SLF will lay eggs on any flat surface such as tree trunks, vehicles, boats, grills, bicycles, and coolers, so they can be easily transported. The Delaware Department of Agriculture has quarantined eleven zip code areas in Delaware to eradicate, control, and prevent the spread of SLF in Delaware and to surrounding states. Thirteen counties in southeastern Pennsylvania and Mercer, Warren and Hunterdon Counties in New Jersey also have quarantine requirements. If you live or will travel through these counties on your way to camp in Delaware State Parks please check with your state agriculture department for specific quarantine regulations.
Several other invasive insects may be spread by transporting firewood. Emerald Ash Borer, Asian Longhorn Beetle, Southern Bark Beetle and Sirex Wood Wasp all pose a serious threat to native trees and forest ecosystems. You can protect our valuable forest resources by not transporting firewood.
The most effective way that campers can help stop the spread of these invasive insects is to check your vehicles and gear for SLF egg masses and to refrain from transporting wood, including firewood. When you travel to a campground, use the firewood that is sold there to prevent the spread of these destructive insects.
For more information, visit the Delaware Department of Agriculture website: Agriculture.delaware.gov or de.gov/hitchhikerbug.
- Reservations may be made up to one year in advance of arrival date. The reservation window is based on the same date one year from the date of arrival. The new date begins, for both the Call Center and Online reservations, at the opening time of the Call Center. Therefore, Internet users do not have an earlier "window" than callers.
- Reservations may be made up to the day prior to arrival. For Call Center users, cutoff is close-of-business the day before arrival. For Internet reservations, the cutoff is midnight the day before arrival.
- All family campsites, cabins, camping cabins and yurts can be reserved. All campgrounds are site-specific (you pick a particular site prior to arrival) with the exception of Overflow Camp at Delaware Seashore State Park, which is site general (find the best open site).
- There is a $10 cancellation fee for campsites and a $35 fee for cabins if cancellation occurs prior to 30 days before arrival date. Cancellation within 30 days of arrival results in a charge of one night's camping or cabin fee. Early departures forfeit any remaining balance.
- Please review maps of your destination campground to select possible sites prior to making a reservation.
General Camping Policies
Delaware State Parks are here for your enjoyment. Please be considerate of others and dispose of litter properly. Remember...take only pictures and leave only footprints.
- Each campsite may have up to 8 people. There is an additional $2.00 per day charge for each person over the first four.
- Campsites can only be registered to park visitors 18 years of age or older who will be staying on site for the duration of the reservation. Campsites cannot be re-sold or transferred to nonregistered persons or third parties. Any unauthorized re-sale or transfer to a non-registered party without the Division’s express permission may result in cancellation of the reservation without a refund.
- Camping is permitted for a maximum of 14 days within a 21-day period per park.
- Each campsite can accommodate 1 mobile camping unit and 1 tent (limited only by the size of the site) or 2 tents with a maximum of 300 square feet of floor space.
- Only one vehicle may be parked at each campsite. Additional vehicles may be parked in the visitor overflow parking lot.
- NOTE: We do not allow any motorized golf carts in the campground with the exception of approved ADA vehicles from park management.
- Check-in time for campsites is 1 p.m.
- Check-in time for cabins and yurts is 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the park office.
- Check-out time for campsites is 12:00 noon on the date the camping permit expires.
- Check-out time for cabins and yurts is 11 a.m. on the date the camping permit expires.
- Campers registering before 6:00 AM will be charged for the previous night.
- Pets are permitted in Delaware State Park campgrounds, but must be attended at all times. Pets are not allowed in cabins or yurts, except Cabins 9 and 10 at Killens Pond State Park, Cabins 9 and 10 at Trap Pond State Park, and Waterfront Cottages 11 and 12 at the Cottages of Indian River Marina at Delaware Seashore State Park. For specific policies about pets at each park, consult the campground registration booth or park office. Pets are not allowed at the Killen's Pond Waterpark.
Open Burning Notice
Campfires and open fires may be banned in selected campgrounds during extremely dry conditions. Please contact the campground immediately prior to your visit for fire status. Charcoal fires in grills are permitted during bans unless otherwise noted.
Campfires should be contained within the fire ring, and should not be left unattended.
Campfires are not permitted at Delaware Seashore State Park at any time.
Reservation Changes Policy
You may change a reservation once at no charge. For each subsequent change, a fee of $10 will be charged. Changes may be a date or site change at any state park that offers family camping, cottages, cabins, or yurts. The transaction amount must remain the same as the original reservation charge to qualify as a change.
Changes to your reservation may be made online, or through the call center unless it is same day at which point please call the park office.
Cancellations and Refunds
- A cancellation fee of $10 will apply if cancellation occurs 31 days or more before arrival date. Balance of payments will be refunded.
- A cancellation fee equivalent to a one-day campsite fee will be charged if cancellation is within 30 days of arrival date. Balance of payments will be refunded.
- A $35 fee will be applied for cancellation of a cabin, camping cabin or yurt reservation. Balance of payments will be refunded.
- A $300 fee will be applied for cancellation of a waterfront cottage 121 days or more in advance of arrival date. The customer will forfeit ½ of the published rental fee if the reservation is cancelled less than 121 days prior to arrival date.
- Early departures forfeit all balances.
- Refunds for cancellations may only be issued by the Division of Parks and Recreation or by the Call Center.
- The park reserves the right to hold a campsite, cabin or yurt for 24 hours after your expected arrival date before your reservation is cancelled and returned to inventory.
- Cancellations will result in the issuance of a refund of the balance of fees paid. The refund will be applied by the same instrument by which payment was made (i.e. credit card payments will receive a credit using the same credit card. Checks and money orders will receive a check refund.) Refunds by check require a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks for delivery. The Request for Refund procedures must be followed for refunds made by check.
- Customers may not cancel a reservation and rebook the stay for the same dates in order to receive a promotional discount.
- Designated officials in each park and specified Dover staff may authorize a complete refund in case of emergency or early departure.