Baldcypress Nature Center

Trap Pond State Park

33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, DE 19956
Phone: (302) 875-5163

Property History

The land surrounding Trap Pond was once covered in freshwater wetlands, and the park retains much of that natural beauty and mystery today. The millpond was created in the late 1700s to power a sawmill used to process the large baldcypress trees harvested in the area. The Civilian Conservation Corps began clearing the area for recreation in the 1930s. Trap Pond became Delaware’s first state park in 1951.