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LUMS POND STATE PARK
LUMS POND STATE PARK
1068 Howell School Road
Bear, Delaware   19701

Phone: 302-368-6989
Toll Free: 302-739-9220
Reservations: 302-368-6989
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Lums Pond State Park
'Sunset'
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Lums Pond State Park is built around the largest freshwater pond in Delaware. The park features excellent fishing, sports facilities, hiking trails and more on its 1790 acres on the north side of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Lums Pond itself covers 200 acres, and although there is no swimming allowed, boat rentals and fishing provide water-bound recreation in the summer months. A boat launching ramp and two piers allow easy access to the water.

Before the pond existed, St. Georges Creek flowed through the hardwood forest and was the site of several Native American hunting camps. The creek was dammed in the early 1800's when the C & D canal was built. Water from the pond was used to fill the locks of the canal and power a small mill. This area was first used as a state park in 1963.
History of the Area
Before the pond existed, St. Georges Creek flowed through the hardwood forest and was the site of several Native American hunting camps. The creek was dammed in the early 1800's when the C & D canal was built. Water from the pond was used to fill the locks of the canal and power a small mill. This area was first used as a state park in 1963.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Bike Trailsyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
 Electric Sitesyes
WinterActivitiesyes
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Trails
Hikers have the opportunity to explore a variety of habitats along the 7.5 mile Swamp Forest Trail circling the pond. Lums also features over 10 miles of multi-purpose trails (horses, bikes, hikers, and snowmobiles). The Whale Wallow Nature Center hosts a variety of programs for visitors during the summer season (Nature Center will be open daily from noon-6 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day.). For outdoor dining, picnic areas are scattered throughout the park, and three pavilions can be reserved for larger groups.
Things To Do in the Area
Old Forge Hill Farm - Street, MDHorseback Riding
We are family owned and operated and offer a beautiful, relaxed family oriented atmosphere. Emphasizing personalized attention and individualized quality care for all, we are proud to say that our farm offers something for everyone.
30.4 miles from park*
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
January 15 by Hike Lover
I did a winter hike today and it was so beautiful. The trails were in good shape, even with the snow!!! This park is so well taken care of - Thanks.
October 20 Very nice place to camp by Tim
The camp site is very nice and the bathrooms are very big and clean. The free fire pits are great too. I go there all the time.
October 11 One of our favorites! by angelimno33
We take our pop-up camper there several times a year, love it!


Area Fishing Related Businesses
Eastern Marine
931 S Chapel St
Newark, DE
(302) 737-6603
Captain's Choice
15 Melanie Dr
New Castle, DE
(302) 325-1227
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USA Parks
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Delaware
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Northern Region
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Lums Pond State Park
Lums Pond State Park