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Delaware
Northern Region
Lums Pond State Park
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 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
Places To Find Supplies
Waynebrook Inn - Honey Brook, PARestaurant
Come experience the rich history and refined hospitality of the Waynebrook Inn, Est. 1865. Our charming full service hotel has been splendidly refurbished and is nestled in the midst of beautiful Amish farm country near Lancaster in historic Chester County. At the Waynebrook you can experience that rarity among country inns along with the amenities of a full service hotel...the elegance and beguiling charm of American Inns of yesteryear coupled with the modern conveniences today's travelers demand.
38.5 miles from park*


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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.
Web Site: oldforgehillfarm.tripod.com/
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!
April 22 by smokey
The park is in great need of dedicated volunteers that can help us with maintenance of trails,(reporting downed trees, unsafe conditions) the disc golf course, campground,Nature Center staffing,Park Watch, etc. Check out www.destateparks.com for information on volunteering.
April 21 WWW.SUNSETSTABLE.COM by SUE
HORSEBACK RIDING AT LUMS POND STATE PARK IN DELAWARE-
March 26 Great Park by Anna
The lake the park is named for is absolutely beautiful. There are also free barbeques and boat rentals. If you choose a barbeque by the lake, there are plenty of trees and a decent amount of privacy. Camping is also great, although there is little cover if it rains.
March 1 Generally a disappointment. by Wayneinator
They have extended the fee periods to get more money, but do not seem to be using it to maintain the park. The bathrooms, though plentiful are usually filthy and the picnic areas are in disrepair. There are just too many people in the park to enjoy it, especially if you are like me and want to have a little solitude of some sort. I have also found that the trails are not maintained well at all and there is no enforcement for keeping mountianbikers and horses off of the hiker only sections. Many of the trail markers are broken or unreadable and if a tree falls on the trail expect it to remain there for far too long.
April 28 the pond by mark
lums pond is a great place to vist


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


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Waynebrook Inn - Honey Brook, PAHotels/Motels
Come experience the rich history and refined hospitality of the Waynebrook Inn, Est. 1865. Our charming full service hotel has been splendidly refurbished and is nestled in the midst of beautiful Amish farm country near Lancaster in historic Chester County. At the Waynebrook you can experience that rarity among country inns along with the amenities of a full service hotel...the elegance and beguiling charm of American Inns of yesteryear coupled with the modern conveniences today's travelers demand.
Web Site: WaynebrookInn.com
38.5 miles from park*
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