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Camping at Lums Pond
This campground is currently closed for major reconstruction and is scheduled to open on June 15, 2016. Upgrades to the campground include; water, electric and sewage hook-ups to most sites, walk in tent sites and a new bathhouse. Reservations are being accepted for stays after June 15th.
Lums Pond State Park
Reserve your campsite, cabin, cottage or yurt online or by calling
3355 Red Lion Road
1068 Howell School Road
Bear, DE 19701
Phone: (302) 368-6989
RV and Tent Camping
With great fishing, boating, hiking and the exciting new Go Ape! Treetop Adventure Course, as well as nearby Fort Delaware State Park, you may decide to stay here for a while! The 68-site campground offers modern showers, a dumping station, picnic tables and grills. The sites are all large, and six of them now have electric hookups.
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.
The yurts are available year-round, with a maximum stay of two consecutive weeks. Weekend reservations must include two nights -- Friday and Saturday, OR Saturday and Sunday. All other times of the year, yurts may be rented for any number of nights up to 14 days. Reservations are accepted up to 7 months prior to the date of arrival.
Since animals are not allowed in yurts, guests should leave pets at home.
Each yurt has parking space for two vehicles. Additional vehicles must park at the overflow parking lot adjacent to the campground registrar fee booth.
You may erect one tent on the yurt grounds for a maximum capacity of eight people per yurt site.
Lums Pond offers 4 horse campsites where riders can enjoy a getaway without the need for daily trailering! Learn more about riding at Lums Pond and other Delaware State Parks.
Reserve Online! Make your camping reservations online or call the Campground Reservation System at 1-877-98 PARKS.
Camping Rates at Lums Pond State Park
Download our 2016 Rate Sheet and Calendar for this park
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The Lums Pond State Park campground entrance is off of Red Lion Road (RT 71) between the intersections of Howell School Road and Summit Bridge Road (RT896).
To the Campground
The campground entrance is off of Red Lion Road (RT 71) between the intersections of Howell School Road and Summit Bridge Road (RT896).
From points North
- ROUTE 95 SOUTH TO EXIT 1 A (MIDDLETOWN)
- TAKE ROUTE 896 SOUTH, 6 1/2 MILES (past Howell School Road and Park Entrance Signs)
- MAKE A LEFT TURN ONTO ROUTE 71 NORTH (RED LION ROAD)
- THE CAMPROUND ENTRANCE IS ON THE LEFT, APPROX. 1 MILE
From points South
- ROUTE 13 NORTH
- MAK A LEFT AT ROUTE 896 301 JUNCTION (ALS KNOWN AS BOYD'S CORNER)
- CROSS THE SUMMIT BRIDGE (IT GOES OVER T C & D CANAL)
- MAKE A RIGHT ONTO ROUTE 71 NORTH/ RED LION ROAD (1ST LIGHT AFTER BRIDGE)
- THE CAMPGROUND ENTRANCE IS ON THE LEFT, APROX. 1 MILE
Emerald Ash Borer
Help us protect our trees by preventing the spread of harmful insect pests to Delaware's parks and forests. Use the firewood sold at the campground or from local sources near the park you are visiting. Please do not bring firewood with you into Delaware. LEARN MORE