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KILLENS POND STATE PARK


About the Park

The centerpiece of Killens Pond State Park, conveniently located in central Delaware, is the 66-acre millpond, which was established in the late 1700s. Before the pond was created, the Murderkill River and surrounding hardwood forest were sites of several Native American homes and hunting camps. Killens Pond became a state park in 1965.

Fishing and Boating

boats at killens pond

The pond is home to largemouth bass, catfish, carp, perch, crappie, bluegills, and pickerel, all of which await the patient angler.* A convenient boat launching ramp is available, and canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats can be rented during the summer. Paddlers will also enjoy the park's water trail up the Murderkill River.

A fishing license required to fish in Delaware State Parks. Get info about fishing permits

Check prices or get more detailed info on how you can canoe, kayak, or paddle Killens Pond

Waterpark Thrills

The waterpark at Killens Pond State Park

Starting from 54 feet in the air, our two speed slides and two spiral slides with tunnels offer heart-pounding excitement for those who dare! The main pool's zero-depth entrance makes getting in and out easy, and smaller visitors will enjoy the tot pool and tot lot, featuring bubblers, ground water jets, small slides, and a pool-side waterplay system. A food concession and swim shop offer everything you need for a day full of waterpark fun. A separate per-person admission fee is charged at the waterpark. Visit our waterpark page

Camping and Cabins

The year-round wooded campground offers electric and water hookups, accommodating both tents and recreational vehicles, as well as a primitive walk-in camping loop for tents only. Family cabins sleep four and feature an efficiency kitchen with an eating area, bedroom, bath with shower, A/C, and heat. The roomier, deluxe Pond View Cottage has extra amenities and an outstanding view of the pond. Click for Camping Information

Recreational Activities

Hiking and biking trails and a cross-country running course wind through several types of habitat featuring native plants and animals. Game courts and ball fields satisfy the athlete, and an 18-hole disc golf course challenges players to test their skill with a flying disc. The park also features playground equipment and picnic areas, and four pavilions are available to reserve for larger group events. Educational and recreational programs are conducted throughout the year at the Killens Pond Nature Center, which also features a permanent exhibit of local reptiles and amphibians and is also available for meetings and private events. Rent the Killens Pond Nature Center

Nature Preserve

Fork Branch Nature Preserve – contains mature upland forest and is the second largest forest tract in the St. Jones River watershed and coastal plain pond wetlands. Barred owls nest in the mature floodplain forest (Barred owls are a species of conservation concern due to the little mature floodplain remaining in Delaware) and it is also home to a variety of migratory and resident birds including Red-shouldered Hawk, another species of conservation concern, Prothonotary Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, White-breasted Nuthatch and Pileated Woodpecker..

The preserve is located at the corner of Kenton and West Denneys roads, along the Maidstone Branch in the St. Jones River Watershed.

Amenities: Loop Trail (pedestrian only). Parking on site.

Acreage: 257 acres

Upcoming Events

Memorial Weekend Hayrides

Friday, May 24, 2019

6:00 PM

Memorial Weekend Hayrides Friday, May 24 6 and 7 p.m. Campground Staying at the campground? Looking for a fun family activity? Join us for a hayride through the park. Rides last approximately 40 minutes. $4 per person

Add to Calendar 5/24/2019 6:00:00 PM 5/24/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Memorial Weekend Hayrides Memorial Weekend Hayrides Friday, May 24 6 and 7 p.m. Campground Staying at the campground? Looking for a fun family activity? Join us for a hayride through the park. Rides last approximately 40 minutes. $4 per person Killens Pond State Park

Crackling Campfire

Friday, May 24, 2019

8:00 PM

Crackling Campfire Friday, May 24th 8 p.m. Who doesn't like a good story around the fire? We will tell some fun stories while you enjoy a warm fire. The program is free. S'mores will be for sale at $2 per person. Located at the campground amphitheater.

Add to Calendar 5/24/2019 8:00:00 PM 5/24/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Crackling Campfire Crackling Campfire Friday, May 24th 8 p.m. Who doesn't like a good story around the fire? We will tell some fun stories while you enjoy a warm fire. The program is free. S'mores will be for sale at $2 per person. Located at the campground amphitheater. Killens Pond State Park

Kayak and a Campfire

Saturday, May 25, 2019

7:00 PM

Kayak and a Campfire Saturday, May 25 7 p.m. Enjoy a guided kayak program on Killens Pond at sunset, paired with a cozy campfire afterwards. Participants must be 12 years or older. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required; call (302) 284-4299. $20 per person

Add to Calendar 5/25/2019 7:00:00 PM 5/25/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Kayak and a Campfire Kayak and a Campfire Saturday, May 25 7 p.m. Enjoy a guided kayak program on Killens Pond at sunset, paired with a cozy campfire afterwards. Participants must be 12 years or older. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required; call (302) 284-4299. $20 per person Killens Pond State Park

Wetland Critters

Sunday, May 26, 2019

11:00 AM

Wetland Critters Sunday, May 26th 11 a.m. Visit the Nature Center for a program which includes an encounter with some of our resident herps! Free

Add to Calendar 5/26/2019 11:00:00 AM 5/26/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Wetland Critters Wetland Critters Sunday, May 26th 11 a.m. Visit the Nature Center for a program which includes an encounter with some of our resident herps! Free Killens Pond State Park

National Trails Day Hike

Saturday, June 1, 2019

11:00 AM

Join hikers across the country on National Trails Day! Hike the Pondside Trail at Killens Pond State Park with a naturalist, enjoy views of the pond as we hike through the forested trails that surround it. Please wear sneakers and bring a water bottle. The Pondside Trail is about 3 miles at moderate difficulty. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash. FREE!

Add to Calendar 6/1/2019 11:00:00 AM 6/1/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York National Trails Day Hike Join hikers across the country on National Trails Day! Hike the Pondside Trail at Killens Pond State Park with a naturalist, enjoy views of the pond as we hike through the forested trails that surround it. Please wear sneakers and bring a water bottle. The Pondside Trail is about 3 miles at moderate difficulty. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash. FREE! Killens Pond State Park

Swim Lesson

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

6:30 PM

Session I: Basic/Advanced Swim- Ages 5-11 Session II: Toddler and Me- Ages 6 Months- 3 years with parent/guardian Tuesdays and Thursdays June 11-June 27 Cost: $60 per session (Includes 6 lessons and park entrance fee) For more information or to register please call 302-284-4526.

Add to Calendar 6/11/2019 6:30:00 PM 6/11/2019 7:15:00 PM America/New_York Swim Lesson Session I: Basic/Advanced Swim- Ages 5-11 Session II: Toddler and Me- Ages 6 Months- 3 years with parent/guardian Tuesdays and Thursdays June 11-June 27 Cost: $60 per session (Includes 6 lessons and park entrance fee) For more information or to register please call 302-284-4526. Killens Pond State Park

Swim Lessons

Thursday, June 13, 2019

6:30 PM

Session I: Basic/Advanced Swim- Ages 5-11 Session II: Toddler and Me- Ages 6 Months- 3 years with parent/guardian Tuesdays and Thursdays June 11-June 27 Cost: $60 per session (Includes 6 lessons and park entrance fee) For more information or to register please call 302-284-4526.

Add to Calendar 6/13/2019 6:30:00 PM 6/13/2019 7:15:00 PM America/New_York Swim Lessons Session I: Basic/Advanced Swim- Ages 5-11 Session II: Toddler and Me- Ages 6 Months- 3 years with parent/guardian Tuesdays and Thursdays June 11-June 27 Cost: $60 per session (Includes 6 lessons and park entrance fee) For more information or to register please call 302-284-4526. Killens Pond State Park

Stone Jack Ballers

Friday, June 14, 2019

6:30 PM

Bring the family and friends out to the park's Sports Complex for our Summer Concert Series on Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Friends of Killens Pond will be selling raffle tickets, ice cream, and sodas. Park entrance fees are in effect. For more information, visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site.

Add to Calendar 6/14/2019 6:30:00 PM 6/14/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Stone Jack Ballers Bring the family and friends out to the park's Sports Complex for our Summer Concert Series on Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Friends of Killens Pond will be selling raffle tickets, ice cream, and sodas. Park entrance fees are in effect. For more information, visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site. Killens Pond State Park

Time Travelers - Avery's Rest

Saturday, June 15, 2019

1:00 PM

Join us at the Nature Center to learn about the archaeological finds discovered at the Avery's Rest site near Rehoboth Beach. Please pre-register by calling 302-284-4299. The Discovery and Recovery of theBurials at Avery’s Rest 1p.m Mr. Dan Griffith, former director of the Delaware Division ofHistorical and Cultural Affairs and an archaeologist with over 40 years ofexperience in Delaware will detail how the burials were discovered and theexcavation process. ; DNA Research of the Avery's RestBurials 2p.m Ms. Raquel Fleskes, an anthropologydoctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania, will present her talk whichwill explain the genetic profile and results for the Avery’s Rest site humanremains. ; ;

Add to Calendar 6/15/2019 1:00:00 PM 6/15/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Time Travelers - Avery's Rest Join us at the Nature Center to learn about the archaeological finds discovered at the Avery's Rest site near Rehoboth Beach. Please pre-register by calling 302-284-4299. The Discovery and Recovery of theBurials at Avery’s Rest 1p.m Mr. Dan Griffith, former director of the Delaware Division ofHistorical and Cultural Affairs and an archaeologist with over 40 years ofexperience in Delaware will detail how the burials were discovered and theexcavation process. ; DNA Research of the Avery's RestBurials 2p.m Ms. Raquel Fleskes, an anthropologydoctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania, will present her talk whichwill explain the genetic profile and results for the Avery’s Rest site humanremains. ; ; Killens Pond State Park

Ultimate Survivor

Monday, June 17, 2019

8:30 AM

Learn all the ins and outs of camping in a primitive setting! By the end of the week campers will know how to pitch a tent, fire safety, shelter building, and much more! The week will end with an overnight on Thursday at the Nature Center to put our camping skills to the ultimate test. Dinner on Thursday, breakfast and lunch on Friday will be provided.

Add to Calendar 6/17/2019 8:30:00 AM 6/21/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Ultimate Survivor Learn all the ins and outs of camping in a primitive setting! By the end of the week campers will know how to pitch a tent, fire safety, shelter building, and much more! The week will end with an overnight on Thursday at the Nature Center to put our camping skills to the ultimate test. Dinner on Thursday, breakfast and lunch on Friday will be provided. Killens Pond State Park

Swim Lesson

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

6:30 PM

Session I: Basic/Advanced Swim- Ages 5-11 Session II: Toddler and Me- Ages 6 Months- 3 years with parent/guardian Tuesdays and Thursdays June 11-June 27 Cost: $60 per session (Includes 6 lessons and park entrance fee) For more information or to register please call 302-284-4526.

Add to Calendar 6/18/2019 6:30:00 PM 6/18/2019 7:15:00 PM America/New_York Swim Lesson Session I: Basic/Advanced Swim- Ages 5-11 Session II: Toddler and Me- Ages 6 Months- 3 years with parent/guardian Tuesdays and Thursdays June 11-June 27 Cost: $60 per session (Includes 6 lessons and park entrance fee) For more information or to register please call 302-284-4526. Killens Pond State Park

Swim Lessons

Thursday, June 20, 2019

6:30 PM

Session I: Basic/Advanced Swim- Ages 5-11 Session II: Toddler and Me- Ages 6 Months- 3 years with parent/guardian Tuesdays and Thursdays June 11-June 27 Cost: $60 per session (Includes 6 lessons and park entrance fee) For more information or to register please call 302-284-4526.

Add to Calendar 6/20/2019 6:30:00 PM 6/20/2019 7:15:00 PM America/New_York Swim Lessons Session I: Basic/Advanced Swim- Ages 5-11 Session II: Toddler and Me- Ages 6 Months- 3 years with parent/guardian Tuesdays and Thursdays June 11-June 27 Cost: $60 per session (Includes 6 lessons and park entrance fee) For more information or to register please call 302-284-4526. Killens Pond State Park

Josh Wilson

Friday, June 21, 2019

6:30 PM

Bring the family and friends out to the park's Sports Complex for our Summer Concert Series on Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Friends of Killens Pond will be selling raffle tickets, ice cream, and sodas. Park entrance fees are in effect. For more information, visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site.

Add to Calendar 6/21/2019 6:30:00 PM 6/21/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Josh Wilson Bring the family and friends out to the park's Sports Complex for our Summer Concert Series on Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Friends of Killens Pond will be selling raffle tickets, ice cream, and sodas. Park entrance fees are in effect. For more information, visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site. Killens Pond State Park

Super Swimmers - FULL

Monday, June 24, 2019

8:30 AM

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Add to Calendar 6/24/2019 8:30:00 AM 6/28/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Super Swimmers - FULL This camp is full. Please select another camp. Killens Pond State Park

Water Park Theme Night - Cinco de Mayo

Monday, June 24, 2019

6:00 PM

Didn't get enough of Cinco de Mayo in May? Join us in June! Join the staff on special themed nights for good food, games, and poolside fun!$5 per person

Add to Calendar 6/24/2019 6:00:00 PM 6/24/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Water Park Theme Night - Cinco de Mayo Didn't get enough of Cinco de Mayo in May? Join us in June! Join the staff on special themed nights for good food, games, and poolside fun!$5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Swim Lesson

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

6:30 PM

Session I: Basic/Advanced Swim- Ages 5-11 Session II: Toddler and Me- Ages 6 Months- 3 years with parent/guardian Tuesdays and Thursdays June 11-June 27 Cost: $60 per session (Includes 6 lessons and park entrance fee) For more information or to register please call 302-284-4526.

Add to Calendar 6/25/2019 6:30:00 PM 6/25/2019 7:15:00 PM America/New_York Swim Lesson Session I: Basic/Advanced Swim- Ages 5-11 Session II: Toddler and Me- Ages 6 Months- 3 years with parent/guardian Tuesdays and Thursdays June 11-June 27 Cost: $60 per session (Includes 6 lessons and park entrance fee) For more information or to register please call 302-284-4526. Killens Pond State Park

Swim Lessons

Thursday, June 27, 2019

6:30 PM

Session I: Basic/Advanced Swim- Ages 5-11 Session II: Toddler and Me- Ages 6 Months- 3 years with parent/guardian Tuesdays and Thursdays June 11-June 27 Cost: $60 per session (Includes 6 lessons and park entrance fee) For more information or to register please call 302-284-4526.

Add to Calendar 6/27/2019 6:30:00 PM 6/27/2019 7:15:00 PM America/New_York Swim Lessons Session I: Basic/Advanced Swim- Ages 5-11 Session II: Toddler and Me- Ages 6 Months- 3 years with parent/guardian Tuesdays and Thursdays June 11-June 27 Cost: $60 per session (Includes 6 lessons and park entrance fee) For more information or to register please call 302-284-4526. Killens Pond State Park

Smooth Sound Dance Band

Friday, June 28, 2019

6:30 PM

Bring the family and friends out to the park's Sports Complex for our Summer Concert Series on Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Friends of Killens Pond will be selling raffle tickets, ice cream, and sodas. Park entrance fees are in effect. For more information, visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site.

Add to Calendar 6/28/2019 6:30:00 PM 6/28/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Smooth Sound Dance Band Bring the family and friends out to the park's Sports Complex for our Summer Concert Series on Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Friends of Killens Pond will be selling raffle tickets, ice cream, and sodas. Park entrance fees are in effect. For more information, visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site. Killens Pond State Park

Holiday Kayak and Campfire

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

7:30 PM

Celebrate the holiday early with a guided paddle followed by a cozy campfire. Participants must be ages 12 years or older.$20 per person

Add to Calendar 7/3/2019 7:30:00 PM 7/3/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Holiday Kayak and Campfire Celebrate the holiday early with a guided paddle followed by a cozy campfire. Participants must be ages 12 years or older.$20 per person Killens Pond State Park

Live Reptile and Amphibian Show

Thursday, July 4, 2019

11:00 AM

They are scaly, slimy, and alive! Meet some of our native reptiles and amphibians for a morning of family fun and learning.FREE!

Add to Calendar 7/4/2019 11:00:00 AM 7/4/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Live Reptile and Amphibian Show They are scaly, slimy, and alive! Meet some of our native reptiles and amphibians for a morning of family fun and learning.FREE! Killens Pond State Park

Mojoe

Friday, July 5, 2019

6:30 PM

Bring the family and friends out to the park's Sports Complex for our Summer Concert Series on Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Friends of Killens Pond will be selling raffle tickets, ice cream, and sodas. Park entrance fees are in effect. For more information, visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site.

Add to Calendar 7/5/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/5/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Mojoe Bring the family and friends out to the park's Sports Complex for our Summer Concert Series on Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Friends of Killens Pond will be selling raffle tickets, ice cream, and sodas. Park entrance fees are in effect. For more information, visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site. Killens Pond State Park

Wonders of the Wetlands

Saturday, July 6, 2019

11:00 AM

What is a wetland?! Join us as we explore the very question. Learn all about the wonders of the wetlands!FREE!

Add to Calendar 7/6/2019 11:00:00 AM 7/6/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Wonders of the Wetlands What is a wetland?! Join us as we explore the very question. Learn all about the wonders of the wetlands!FREE! Killens Pond State Park

Campground Hayrides

Saturday, July 6, 2019

6:30 PM

Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride.$4 per person

Add to Calendar 7/6/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/6/2019 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Campground Hayrides Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride.$4 per person Killens Pond State Park

Night Hike

Saturday, July 6, 2019

8:00 PM

Meet at the Campground Amphitheater for an enjoyable walk in the woods. The forest is a different world after dark. Hikes last between 1-1.5 hours, and participants should wear closed toe shoes. Recommended for ages 6+FREE!

Add to Calendar 7/6/2019 8:00:00 PM 7/6/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike Meet at the Campground Amphitheater for an enjoyable walk in the woods. The forest is a different world after dark. Hikes last between 1-1.5 hours, and participants should wear closed toe shoes. Recommended for ages 6+FREE! Killens Pond State Park

Dinner and a Paddle!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

6:00 PM

Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the deck of the Nature Center. Then paddle the pond with a Naturalist keeping an eye open for turtles and birds of prey. Kayaking begins promptly at 7 p.m.$15 per person

Add to Calendar 7/7/2019 6:00:00 PM 7/7/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Dinner and a Paddle! Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the deck of the Nature Center. Then paddle the pond with a Naturalist keeping an eye open for turtles and birds of prey. Kayaking begins promptly at 7 p.m.$15 per person Killens Pond State Park

Wings and Things

Monday, July 8, 2019

8:30 AM

We can discover the wonders of nature through fun crafts and games! We will explore the pond to the fullest through hiking and boating. Getting up close to the wild things that call this place home!

Add to Calendar 7/8/2019 8:30:00 AM 7/12/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Wings and Things We can discover the wonders of nature through fun crafts and games! We will explore the pond to the fullest through hiking and boating. Getting up close to the wild things that call this place home! Killens Pond State Park

Swim Lessons

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

6:30 PM

Session III: Basic/Advanced Swim - Ages 5-11 Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 9- July 25 Cost: $60 per session (Includes 6 Lessons and Park Entrance Fee) For more information or to register please call 302-284-4526.

Add to Calendar 7/9/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/9/2019 7:15:00 PM America/New_York Swim Lessons Session III: Basic/Advanced Swim - Ages 5-11 Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 9- July 25 Cost: $60 per session (Includes 6 Lessons and Park Entrance Fee) For more information or to register please call 302-284-4526. Killens Pond State Park

Swim Lessons

Thursday, July 11, 2019

6:30 PM

Session III: Basic/Advanced Swim - Ages 5-11Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 9- July 25Cost: $60 per session (Includes 6 Lessons and Park Entrance Fee)For more information or to register please call 302-284-4526.

Add to Calendar 7/11/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/11/2019 7:15:00 PM America/New_York Swim Lessons Session III: Basic/Advanced Swim - Ages 5-11Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 9- July 25Cost: $60 per session (Includes 6 Lessons and Park Entrance Fee)For more information or to register please call 302-284-4526. Killens Pond State Park

Second Chance Blues

Friday, July 12, 2019

6:30 PM

Bring the family and friends out to the park's Sports Complex for our Summer Concert Series on Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Friends of Killens Pond will be selling raffle tickets, ice cream, and sodas. Park entrance fees are in effect. For more information, visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site.

Add to Calendar 7/12/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/12/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Second Chance Blues Bring the family and friends out to the park's Sports Complex for our Summer Concert Series on Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Friends of Killens Pond will be selling raffle tickets, ice cream, and sodas. Park entrance fees are in effect. For more information, visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site. Killens Pond State Park

Campground Hayrides

Saturday, July 13, 2019

6:30 PM

Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride.$4 per person

Add to Calendar 7/13/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/13/2019 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Campground Hayrides Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride.$4 per person Killens Pond State Park

Campfire Programs

Saturday, July 13, 2019

8:00 PM

Campground AmphitheaterJoin a Naturalist around the campfire and learn about the animals and plants of Delaware! Topics to vary weekly.FREE!

Add to Calendar 7/13/2019 8:00:00 PM 7/13/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Campfire Programs Campground AmphitheaterJoin a Naturalist around the campfire and learn about the animals and plants of Delaware! Topics to vary weekly.FREE! Killens Pond State Park

Under the Pond

Sunday, July 14, 2019

11:00 AM

Fish aren't the only swimmers in the pond! Join us as we explore the secret world of Killens Pond. Make sure to wear plenty of sunscreen.FREE!

Add to Calendar 7/14/2019 11:00:00 AM 7/14/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Under the Pond Fish aren't the only swimmers in the pond! Join us as we explore the secret world of Killens Pond. Make sure to wear plenty of sunscreen.FREE! Killens Pond State Park

Fishing Frenzy

Monday, July 15, 2019

8:30 AM

Explore all the great fishing spots in Delaware state parks by travelling to Silver Lake, Lums Pond, Trap Pond, and Cape Henlopen! We will learn techniques for fishing with poles and nets of many sizes, come with us to experience the pro angler inside your heart. Travel Times: Silver Lake (20 minutes), Trap Pond (45 minutes), Lums Pond (1 hour), and Cape Henlopen (1 hour).

Add to Calendar 7/15/2019 8:30:00 AM 7/19/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Fishing Frenzy Explore all the great fishing spots in Delaware state parks by travelling to Silver Lake, Lums Pond, Trap Pond, and Cape Henlopen! We will learn techniques for fishing with poles and nets of many sizes, come with us to experience the pro angler inside your heart. Travel Times: Silver Lake (20 minutes), Trap Pond (45 minutes), Lums Pond (1 hour), and Cape Henlopen (1 hour). Killens Pond State Park

Swim Lessons

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

6:30 PM

Session III: Basic/Advanced Swim - Ages 5-11 Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 9- July 25 Cost: $60 per session (Includes 6 Lessons and Park Entrance Fee) For more information or to register please call 302-284-4526.

Add to Calendar 7/16/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/16/2019 7:15:00 PM America/New_York Swim Lessons Session III: Basic/Advanced Swim - Ages 5-11 Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 9- July 25 Cost: $60 per session (Includes 6 Lessons and Park Entrance Fee) For more information or to register please call 302-284-4526. Killens Pond State Park

Swim Lessons

Thursday, July 18, 2019

6:30 PM

Session III: Basic/Advanced Swim - Ages 5-11Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 9- July 25Cost: $60 per session (Includes 6 Lessons and Park Entrance Fee)For more information or to register please call 302-284-4526.

Add to Calendar 7/18/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/18/2019 7:15:00 PM America/New_York Swim Lessons Session III: Basic/Advanced Swim - Ages 5-11Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 9- July 25Cost: $60 per session (Includes 6 Lessons and Park Entrance Fee)For more information or to register please call 302-284-4526. Killens Pond State Park

Mystic Warriors

Friday, July 19, 2019

6:30 PM

Bring the family and friends out to the park's Sports Complex for our Summer Concert Series on Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Friends of Killens Pond will be selling raffle tickets, ice cream, and sodas. Park entrance fees are in effect. For more information, visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site.

Add to Calendar 7/19/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/19/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Mystic Warriors Bring the family and friends out to the park's Sports Complex for our Summer Concert Series on Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Friends of Killens Pond will be selling raffle tickets, ice cream, and sodas. Park entrance fees are in effect. For more information, visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site. Killens Pond State Park

Campground Hayrides

Saturday, July 20, 2019

6:30 PM

Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride.$4 per person

Add to Calendar 7/20/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/20/2019 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Campground Hayrides Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride.$4 per person Killens Pond State Park

Night Hike

Saturday, July 20, 2019

8:00 PM

Meet at the Campground Amphitheater for an enjoyable walk in the woods. The forest is a different world after dark. Hikes last between 1-1.5 hours, and participants should wear closed toe shoes. Recommended for ages 6+FREE!

Add to Calendar 7/20/2019 8:00:00 PM 7/20/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike Meet at the Campground Amphitheater for an enjoyable walk in the woods. The forest is a different world after dark. Hikes last between 1-1.5 hours, and participants should wear closed toe shoes. Recommended for ages 6+FREE! Killens Pond State Park

Best of Boat Worlds

Monday, July 22, 2019

8:30 AM

In this travelling camp we will be experiencing all of the different ways to be out on the water. Enjoy a pontoon boat tour at Trap Pond State Park, take a ride on some canoes here at Killens and slide on into peddle boats at Lums Pond! Travel Times: Trap Pond (45 minutes), Lums Pond (1 hour).

Add to Calendar 7/22/2019 8:30:00 AM 7/26/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Best of Boat Worlds In this travelling camp we will be experiencing all of the different ways to be out on the water. Enjoy a pontoon boat tour at Trap Pond State Park, take a ride on some canoes here at Killens and slide on into peddle boats at Lums Pond! Travel Times: Trap Pond (45 minutes), Lums Pond (1 hour). Killens Pond State Park

Swim Lessons

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

6:30 PM

Session III: Basic/Advanced Swim - Ages 5-11 Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 9- July 25 Cost: $60 per session (Includes 6 Lessons and Park Entrance Fee) For more information or to register please call 302-284-4526.

Add to Calendar 7/23/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/23/2019 7:15:00 PM America/New_York Swim Lessons Session III: Basic/Advanced Swim - Ages 5-11 Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 9- July 25 Cost: $60 per session (Includes 6 Lessons and Park Entrance Fee) For more information or to register please call 302-284-4526. Killens Pond State Park

Swim Lessons

Thursday, July 25, 2019

6:30 PM

Session III: Basic/Advanced Swim - Ages 5-11Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 9- July 25Cost: $60 per session (Includes 6 Lessons and Park Entrance Fee)For more information or to register please call 302-284-4526.

Add to Calendar 7/25/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/25/2019 7:15:00 PM America/New_York Swim Lessons Session III: Basic/Advanced Swim - Ages 5-11Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 9- July 25Cost: $60 per session (Includes 6 Lessons and Park Entrance Fee)For more information or to register please call 302-284-4526. Killens Pond State Park

Clifford Keith

Friday, July 26, 2019

6:30 PM

Bring the family and friends out to the park's Sports Complex for our Summer Concert Series on Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Friends of Killens Pond will be selling raffle tickets, ice cream, and sodas. Park entrance fees are in effect. For more information, visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site.

Add to Calendar 7/26/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/26/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Clifford Keith Bring the family and friends out to the park's Sports Complex for our Summer Concert Series on Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Friends of Killens Pond will be selling raffle tickets, ice cream, and sodas. Park entrance fees are in effect. For more information, visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site. Killens Pond State Park

Campground Hayrides

Saturday, July 27, 2019

6:30 PM

Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride.$4 per person

Add to Calendar 7/27/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/27/2019 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Campground Hayrides Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride.$4 per person Killens Pond State Park

Campfire Programs

Saturday, July 27, 2019

8:00 PM

Campground AmphitheaterJoin a Naturalist around the campfire and learn about the animals and plants of Delaware! Topics to vary weekly.FREE!

Add to Calendar 7/27/2019 8:00:00 PM 7/27/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Campfire Programs Campground AmphitheaterJoin a Naturalist around the campfire and learn about the animals and plants of Delaware! Topics to vary weekly.FREE! Killens Pond State Park

Superheroes - FULL

Monday, July 29, 2019

8:30 AM

This camp is full. Please select another camp.

Add to Calendar 7/29/2019 8:30:00 AM 8/2/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Superheroes - FULL This camp is full. Please select another camp. Killens Pond State Park

Water Park Themed Nights - Water Park Luau

Monday, July 29, 2019

6:00 PM

Get your Hawaiian dream on with decor and games featuring the Luau way of life! Join the staff on special themed nights for good food, games, and poolside fun!$5 per person

Add to Calendar 7/29/2019 6:00:00 PM 7/29/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Water Park Themed Nights - Water Park Luau Get your Hawaiian dream on with decor and games featuring the Luau way of life! Join the staff on special themed nights for good food, games, and poolside fun!$5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Milford Community Band

Friday, August 2, 2019

6:30 PM

Bring the family and friends out to the park's Sports Complex for our Summer Concert Series on Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Friends of Killens Pond will be selling raffle tickets, ice cream, and sodas. Park entrance fees are in effect. For more information, visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site.

Add to Calendar 8/2/2019 6:30:00 PM 8/9/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Milford Community Band Bring the family and friends out to the park's Sports Complex for our Summer Concert Series on Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Friends of Killens Pond will be selling raffle tickets, ice cream, and sodas. Park entrance fees are in effect. For more information, visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site. Killens Pond State Park

Wonders of the Wetlands

Saturday, August 3, 2019

11:00 AM

What is a wetland?! Join us as we explore the very question. Learn all about the wonders of the wetlands!FREE!

Add to Calendar 8/3/2019 11:00:00 AM 8/3/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Wonders of the Wetlands What is a wetland?! Join us as we explore the very question. Learn all about the wonders of the wetlands!FREE! Killens Pond State Park

Campground Hayrides

Saturday, August 3, 2019

6:30 PM

Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride.$4 per person

Add to Calendar 8/3/2019 6:30:00 PM 8/3/2019 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Campground Hayrides Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride.$4 per person Killens Pond State Park

Night Hike

Saturday, August 3, 2019

8:00 PM

Meet at the Campground Amphitheater for an enjoyable walk in the woods. The forest is a different world after dark. Hikes last between 1-1.5 hours, and participants should wear closed toe shoes. Recommended for ages 6+FREE!

Add to Calendar 8/3/2019 8:00:00 PM 8/3/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike Meet at the Campground Amphitheater for an enjoyable walk in the woods. The forest is a different world after dark. Hikes last between 1-1.5 hours, and participants should wear closed toe shoes. Recommended for ages 6+FREE! Killens Pond State Park

Paint by Day Fundraiser

Sunday, August 4, 2019

1:00 PM

Come out and join us to paint a picture. Parents and children are welcome. We will have an art teacher to guide us with our masterpieces. Light refreshments will be served.$30 per canvasPre-Registration is required; please call 302-284-4299 to reserve your spot!

Add to Calendar 8/4/2019 1:00:00 PM 8/4/2019 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Paint by Day Fundraiser Come out and join us to paint a picture. Parents and children are welcome. We will have an art teacher to guide us with our masterpieces. Light refreshments will be served.$30 per canvasPre-Registration is required; please call 302-284-4299 to reserve your spot! Killens Pond State Park

Time Travelers

Monday, August 5, 2019

8:30 AM

Travel back in time in this week of camp with trips to Fort Delaware, the John Dickinson Plantation, and Fort Miles in Cape Henlopen. Travel times: Fort Delaware (1 hour), John Dickinson (30 minutes), Fort Miles (1 hour).

Add to Calendar 8/5/2019 8:30:00 AM 8/9/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Time Travelers Travel back in time in this week of camp with trips to Fort Delaware, the John Dickinson Plantation, and Fort Miles in Cape Henlopen. Travel times: Fort Delaware (1 hour), John Dickinson (30 minutes), Fort Miles (1 hour). Killens Pond State Park

Slinging Daisies

Friday, August 9, 2019

6:30 PM

Bring the family and friends out to the park's Sports Complex for our Summer Concert Series on Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Friends of Killens Pond will be selling raffle tickets, ice cream, and sodas. Park entrance fees are in effect. For more information, visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site.

Add to Calendar 8/9/2019 6:30:00 PM 8/9/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Slinging Daisies Bring the family and friends out to the park's Sports Complex for our Summer Concert Series on Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Friends of Killens Pond will be selling raffle tickets, ice cream, and sodas. Park entrance fees are in effect. For more information, visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site. Killens Pond State Park

Campground Hayrides

Saturday, August 10, 2019

6:30 PM

Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride.$4 per person

Add to Calendar 8/10/2019 6:30:00 PM 8/10/2019 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Campground Hayrides Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride.$4 per person Killens Pond State Park

Campfire Programs

Saturday, August 10, 2019

8:00 PM

Campground AmphitheaterJoin a Naturalist around the campfire and learn about the animals and plants of Delaware! Topics to vary weekly.FREE!

Add to Calendar 8/10/2019 8:00:00 PM 8/10/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Campfire Programs Campground AmphitheaterJoin a Naturalist around the campfire and learn about the animals and plants of Delaware! Topics to vary weekly.FREE! Killens Pond State Park

Fungus Amung Us

Sunday, August 11, 2019

11:00 AM

Join us for fun(gi) filled program! Join our Naturalists for a hike while looking for mushrooms. Learn useful techniques for identifying fungi. Bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray.FREE!

Add to Calendar 8/11/2019 11:00:00 AM 8/11/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Fungus Amung Us Join us for fun(gi) filled program! Join our Naturalists for a hike while looking for mushrooms. Learn useful techniques for identifying fungi. Bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray.FREE! Killens Pond State Park

Water Park Theme Nights - Tropical Island

Monday, August 12, 2019

6:00 PM

Get a taste of paradise with an island themed night. Join the staff on special themed nights for good food, games, and poolside fun!$5 per person

Add to Calendar 8/12/2019 6:00:00 PM 8/12/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Water Park Theme Nights - Tropical Island Get a taste of paradise with an island themed night. Join the staff on special themed nights for good food, games, and poolside fun!$5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Ginger

Friday, August 16, 2019

6:30 PM

Bring the family and friends out to the park's Sports Complex for our Summer Concert Series on Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Friends of Killens Pond will be selling raffle tickets, ice cream, and sodas. Park entrance fees are in effect. For more information, visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site.

Add to Calendar 8/16/2019 6:30:00 PM 8/16/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Ginger Bring the family and friends out to the park's Sports Complex for our Summer Concert Series on Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Friends of Killens Pond will be selling raffle tickets, ice cream, and sodas. Park entrance fees are in effect. For more information, visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site. Killens Pond State Park

Campground Hayrides

Saturday, August 17, 2019

6:30 PM

Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride.$4 per person

Add to Calendar 8/17/2019 6:30:00 PM 8/17/2019 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Campground Hayrides Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride.$4 per person Killens Pond State Park

Night Hike

Saturday, August 17, 2019

8:00 PM

Meet at the Campground Amphitheater for an enjoyable walk in the woods. The forest is a different world after dark. Hikes last between 1-1.5 hours, and participants should wear closed toe shoes. Recommended for ages 6+FREE!

Add to Calendar 8/17/2019 8:00:00 PM 8/17/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike Meet at the Campground Amphitheater for an enjoyable walk in the woods. The forest is a different world after dark. Hikes last between 1-1.5 hours, and participants should wear closed toe shoes. Recommended for ages 6+FREE! Killens Pond State Park

Dinner and a Paddle!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

6:00 PM

Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the deck of the Nature Center. Then paddle the pond with a Naturalist keeping an eye open for turtles and birds of prey. Kayaking begins promptly at 7 p.m.$15 per person

Add to Calendar 8/18/2019 6:00:00 PM 8/18/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Dinner and a Paddle! Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the deck of the Nature Center. Then paddle the pond with a Naturalist keeping an eye open for turtles and birds of prey. Kayaking begins promptly at 7 p.m.$15 per person Killens Pond State Park

Campground Hayrides

Saturday, August 24, 2019

6:30 PM

Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride.$4 per person

Add to Calendar 8/24/2019 6:30:00 PM 8/24/2019 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Campground Hayrides Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride.$4 per person Killens Pond State Park

Campfire Programs

Saturday, August 24, 2019

8:00 PM

Campground AmphitheaterJoin a Naturalist around the campfire and learn about the animals and plants of Delaware! Topics to vary weekly.FREE!

Add to Calendar 8/24/2019 8:00:00 PM 8/24/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Campfire Programs Campground AmphitheaterJoin a Naturalist around the campfire and learn about the animals and plants of Delaware! Topics to vary weekly.FREE! Killens Pond State Park

Campground Hayrides

Saturday, August 31, 2019

6:30 PM

Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride.$4 per person

Add to Calendar 8/31/2019 6:30:00 PM 8/31/2019 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Campground Hayrides Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride.$4 per person Killens Pond State Park

Night Hike

Saturday, August 31, 2019

8:00 PM

Meet at the Campground Amphitheater for an enjoyable walk in the woods. The forest is a different world after dark. Hikes last between 1-1.5 hours, and participants should wear closed toe shoes. Recommended for ages 6+FREE!

Add to Calendar 8/31/2019 8:00:00 PM 8/31/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike Meet at the Campground Amphitheater for an enjoyable walk in the woods. The forest is a different world after dark. Hikes last between 1-1.5 hours, and participants should wear closed toe shoes. Recommended for ages 6+FREE! Killens Pond State Park

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