Trap Pond State Park

Laurel, Delaware

Open Daily 8 a.m. to Sunset


Phone: (302) 875-2392

Visitors who wish to stay overnight at the park may camp at one of the 142 campsites on the pond's northern shore. 130 of the sites are equipped with water and electric hookups. Tents and recreational vehicles can both be accommodated beneath the tall loblolly pines. Two primitive camping areas are also available for youth groups by reservation only.

There are also yurts available at the park. Yurts are round stationary structures with canvas walls that feature: a single and double bed bunked together, a double bed size futon, and 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 in your family. Some restrictions do apply; please contact the park office for additional information.

Trap Pond also offers Camping Cabins for your enjoyment.

The Trap Pond State Park oversees 2,685 acres of land that offer recreational opportunities to the public. Nearby Trussum Pond is nationally known for its scenic baldcypress stands and the James Branch Nature Preserve, downstream from Trap and Trussum Ponds, features some of the largest baldcypress trees in the state. In addition, the Barnes Woods Nature Preserve south of Seaford offers a self-guided nature trail through hardwood forests, along a tidal stream. A visit to the wetlands of Trap Pond State Park treats each guest to a wonderland of spectacular beauty.


Reserve Online! Make your camping reservations online or call the Campground Reservation System at 1-877-98 PARKS.

Delaware State Parks Camping Information.

Camping Rates

Accomodation Delaware Residents Non-Residents
10 secluded walk-in tent sites (without Hookups) $19 per night $23 per night
130 family sites (with water & electric hookups) $24 per night $28 per night
2 island walk-in tent sites (without Hookups) $24 per night $28 per night
2 yurts $40 per night/240 per week $49 per night/294 per week
8 camping cabins $50 per night/300 per week $59 per night/354 per week