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Killens Pond State Park
KILLENS POND STATE PARK
KILLENS POND STATE PARK
5025 Killens Pond Road
Felton, Delaware   19943

Phone: 302-284-4526
Toll Free: 302-739-9220
Reservations: 302-284-4526
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Natural and recreational opportunities abound at Killens Pond State Park, centrally located in the heart of Kent County. The park's centerpiece is the 66-acre millpond which features boating and fishing. The all new Killens Pond Water Park offers resort entertainment in a serene, natural setting. Only about an 1? hour drive from either the northern or southern boundary, Killens Pond makes a perfect home base for exploring the First State. Open year-round, the park's campground and cozy cabins are popular retreats no matter what the season.
History of the Area
The millpond was established in the late 1700's. Prior to the pond's creation, the Murderkill River and surrounding hardwood forest were sites of several Native American homes and hunting camps. According to legend, the river's unusual name refers to a local tribe's massacre of a Dutch trading party at the mouth of the river in 1648. Now a peaceful oasis, Killens Pond became a state park in 1965.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bike Trailsyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
 Water/Electric Sitesyes
WinterActivitiesyes
Cabins
Cabins

These family cabins sleep four and feature an efficiency kitchen with an eating area, bedroom, bath with shower, A/C, and heat. A picnic table, grill and porch are located outside. Cabin renters will receive a voucher for free one-hour boat rental.

The roomier, deluxe Pond View Cottage has extra amenities and an outstanding view of the Pond!

The cabins are available year round with a maximum stay of two consecutive weeks. During the summer season, from the Friday of Memorial Day weekend to the Friday of Labor Day weekend, cabins must be rented for a one week period beginning on Friday. All other times of the year cabins may be rented for any number of nights up to 14 days. All reservations for a Friday must also include a Saturday.Reservations are accepted up to seven (7) months prior to the date of arrival.

Since animals are not allowed in cabins, campers should not bring their pets.
Camping
Killens Pond State Park

The wooded campground is a popular attraction at Killens Pond. This year-round facility boasts 59 sites which feature electric and water hookups, accommodating both tents and recreational vehicles. In addition, there is a primitive camping loop for tents only which features 17 walk-in sites.
Swimming
The new Killens Pond Water Park is not just a pool-it's an entirely new water experience! Gently sloping from ground level, the innovatively designed main pool's zero-depth entrance makes getting in and out easy. It also features three lap lanes along with exciting interactive water features such as the Floating Lily Pad Fun Walk. For maximum water excitement, two 27-foot high, 205-foot long twisting and turning water slides end in a specially designed splash pool. At the tot pool and tot lot, bubblers, ground water jets, small slides, and a pool-side waterplay system give smaller visitors lots of fun ways to enjoy a warm summer's day. After working up an appetite, hungry swimmers can enjoy a variety of menu items at the new food concession. The Swim Shop is the place for all your sunning and swimming needs.
Boating
Boating

Exploring by boat is easy, thanks to a convenient boat launching ramp. Canoes, rowboats, kayaks, and pedal boats can be rented during the summer.Boat Rental Hours.

Weekends in May, September and mid-October: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day:

Noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday

10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday through Sunday


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Recreational Activities

More recreational activities can be found throughout the woodlands and grassy fields surrounding the pond. Hiking trails and a cross-country running course wind through several types of habitat featuring native plants and animals. A number of game courts and ball fields satisfy the athlete, and an 18-hole disc golf course challenges players to test their skill with a flying disk. The Life Course Trail offers a healthy challenge. The 3.2-mile Pondside Trail is carpeted with pine needles and sand and winds along the banks of the park's 66-acre mill pond.

Playground equipment and picnic areas are the perfect place for pleasant lunch or dinner break and four pavilions can be reserved for larger group events. A bike path from Route 13 to the main entrance provides a leisurely passage into and out of the park. There is also a new extension that leads to the water park and sports complex areas.

A number of recreational programs are conducted during the summer. Autumn hayrides are available by reservation after Labor Day through mid-November, providing a memorable view of the vivid fall foliage.

Killens Pond Water Park

Located at Killens Pond State Park, Killens Pond Water Park is a summer fun experience for the whole family. Gently sloping from ground level, the innovatively-designed pool's zero-depth entrance provides easy access to the water. Three lap lanes give serious swimmers more than enough room to find their stroke. From the Mushroom Fountain to the adventure-filled Floating Lily Pad Fun Walk, the pool's exciting interactive water features give visitors of all ages plenty of reasons to head for the park.

Bubblers, ground water jets, small slides, and a pool-side waterplay system give smaller visitors lots of fun ways to enjoy a warm summer's day. The tot pool and tot lot are especially designed for younger swimmers.

For maximum water excitement, swirl down one of our two 27-foot high, 205-foot long twisting and turning water slides, ending with a splash in a specially designed splash pool. More trellises provide cooling shade around the main pool, while a large grassy area offers plenty of open areas for sunbathers. Relax at one of our picnic tables or enjoy an active game of "beach" volleyball on our sand court.

Swim Shop, Food and More!

After working up an appetite, hungry swimmers can enjoy a variety of scrumptious menu items at the food concession. And the Swim Shop is the place for all your sunning and swimming needs. We carry a variety of exclusive lines of swimwear, sun care products, and novelty items. The Water Park also features a bathhouse with showers, changing facilities, restrooms, and baby changing stations. Keeping accessibility in mind, lower hand and hair dryers, and lower toilet facilities are also available.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 21 one of our favorite water parks by Completely satisfied
We have been coming to the water park since 2004 and we just love it.
May 2 burned camper
Camp Ground is Great but if you take a shower beware the water is so hot you will not need soap very uncomfortable. also 10 oclock quiet time is a joke People where loud and up til 2 oclock hard to sleep
July 13 Not Good at all!!
Very dirty pool. It may be cheap, but not worth the money!
September 16 Best
Love the park and is keep clean
June 4 One of our favorite camp spots
Sites are big and clean - park is very nice. Very relaxing and enjoyable year round.
March 13 Beautiful Woodland Trails by america57
My husband travels to Delaware on business and I like to travel with him. We stay in a dog friendly hotel. My dog Louie and I have discovered the beautiful wooded trails of Killens Pond. You can walk and walk for hours without ever coming upon another person and if you do meet someone they will give you a friendly smile and hello and go on as they too are enchanted by the woodland beauty.


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