Picture of Killens Pond

Killens Pond State Park


Park Closed on Saturday, 12/5

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will close Killens Pond State Park Saturday, Dec. 5 for the 2020 Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) Cross Country state championship races. The park will reopen at 8 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 6.

For the safety of the competing teams and to limit community spread of COVID-19, DIAA has announced that no spectators will be permitted at this year’s championships. Instead, the races will be live streamed by the DIAA. The DIAA will broadcast Division II Girls 10:30 a.m., Division II Boys at noon, Division I Girls 1:30 p.m. and Division I Boys 3 p.m.

To support the DIAA mandate, the park will be closed during the championship Saturday to avoid any large gatherings.

To watch the races or for more information about the championship, visit www.doe.k12.de.us/diaa.

Find Your Adventure at Killens Pond

Couple hiking the Killens Pond State Park Pondside Trail

Hike the Pondside Trail

This 2.6 mile trail loops around the edge of the park’s 66-acre millpond, and offers beautiful views of the pond and surrounding habitats. As you hike, look and listen for Pileated Woodpecker, prothonotary warbler or barred owl. Visit in autumn to enjoy spectacular fall foliage.

Kayak crossing the pond at Killes Pond State Park

Paddle or Boat the Pond

Killens Pond is the perfect place to kayak, canoe, boat, or peddleboat. Watch for resident nesting bald eagles overhead or perched in the tall pines along the ponds edge. Head towards the Murderkill River for a terrific paddle, and watch for a small stand of baldcypress trees.

The Killens Pond Nature Center features environmentally-conscious architecture and amazing views of the pond.

Visit the Nature Center

Stop by the park’s nature center to see live animals and learn about the creatures that live here. Pack a picnic, and enjoy lunch with a view on the Nature Center’s outdoor deck. Join a park naturalist for an educational program, including guided hikes, kayak tours, and more.

The Killens Pond Waterpark is a popular Kent County destination.

Make a Splash in the Waterpark

Don’t miss the Killens Pond Waterpark! Complete with four speed slides, a leisure pool, and a tot lot for younger visitors, the waterpark offers excitement and relaxation for everyone.

 

 

 

Crappie in the waters at Killens Pond

Fish from the Spillway

Cast a line for bass, crappie and sunfish. This fishing spot is reminiscent of local waterways where Native Americans fished, hunted, and lived. The abundance of life around the water allowed Native Americans to thrive in the area that is now Killens Pond State Park.

The Pondside Bridge at Killens Pond offers great views of the pond.

Superintendent’s Pick: Pondside Bridge

Hike to the Pondside Bridge and see where the Murderkill River meets Killens Pond! Scan the shoreline for a water snake basking in the sun or hunting small fish and frogs. Access the bridge from the Pondside Trail or the cross country course.

About the Park

Named for its centerpiece, the 66-acre Killens Pond, this state park features a waterpark, various watercraft rentals and the popular Pondside Loop Trail. The Lenape people once lived here, and the pond was created when the Murderkill River was dammed to power grist and sawmills. It is now home to a variety of fish, including bass, crappie and sunfish. The new state-of-the art elevated boardwalk allows pedestrians and bikers a safe passage along Killens Pond Road while benches and bump outs allow for wildlife watching and fishing. Kayakers and boaters can launch from the boat launch at the far end of the walkway. The waterpark features four tall slides, a main pool and baby pool, and a tot lot. The campground provides a reprieve in the woods and Delaware’s State tree, the American Holly, is plentiful. Visitors to the park’s nature center can see live animal exhibits that feature native reptiles and amphibians. The Pileated Woodpecker, Prothonotary Warbler and Barred Owl can often be heard in the woods at the park.

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

Moonlight Kayak Tour

Thursday, June 24, 2021

7:00 PM

Join us as we paddle by the light of the Full Moon! We will meet at the nature center and then head to the boats. You will get wet and muddy; closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Please bring a headlamp. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Pre-registration is required. Call the nature center 302- 284-4299 to register. $20 per paddler

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Add to Calendar 6/24/2021 7:00:00 PM 6/24/2021 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Moonlight Kayak Tour Join us as we paddle by the light of the Full Moon! We will meet at the nature center and then head to the boats. You will get wet and muddy; closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Please bring a headlamp. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Pre-registration is required. Call the nature center 302- 284-4299 to register. $20 per paddler Killens Pond State Park

Slinging Daisies

Friday, June 25, 2021

6:30 PM

Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates.

Add to Calendar 6/25/2021 6:30:00 PM 6/25/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Slinging Daisies Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates. Killens Pond State Park

Wetland Critters

Saturday, June 26, 2021

2:00 PM

Enjoy a naturalist-led program complete with a close-up look at some of our nature center resident reptiles and amphibians! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited;pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/26/2021 2:00:00 PM 6/26/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Wetland Critters Enjoy a naturalist-led program complete with a close-up look at some of our nature center resident reptiles and amphibians! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited;pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Wetland Critters

Sunday, June 27, 2021

2:00 PM

Enjoy a naturalist-led program complete with a close-up look at some of our nature center resident reptiles and amphibians! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited;pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 6/27/2021 2:00:00 PM 6/27/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Wetland Critters Enjoy a naturalist-led program complete with a close-up look at some of our nature center resident reptiles and amphibians! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited;pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

The HoneyBadgers

Friday, July 2, 2021

6:30 PM

Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates.

Add to Calendar 7/2/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/2/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York The HoneyBadgers Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates. Killens Pond State Park

Hike with a Geek!

Saturday, July 3, 2021

2:00 PM

Get away from those screens and take a hike today! Before heading out, learn some hiking safety tips and what to watch out for over the summer. During your hike, you'll look for things in nature that have inspired video games. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited;pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 7/3/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/3/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike with a Geek! Get away from those screens and take a hike today! Before heading out, learn some hiking safety tips and what to watch out for over the summer. During your hike, you'll look for things in nature that have inspired video games. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited;pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Hike with a Geek!

Sunday, July 4, 2021

2:00 PM

Get away from those screens and take a hike today! Before heading out, learn some hiking safety tips and what to watch out for over the summer. During your hike, you'll look for things in nature that have inspired video games. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited;pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 7/4/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/4/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike with a Geek! Get away from those screens and take a hike today! Before heading out, learn some hiking safety tips and what to watch out for over the summer. During your hike, you'll look for things in nature that have inspired video games. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited;pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Mr. Lincoln's Soldiers Muster at Killens Pond

Thursday, July 8, 2021

11:00 AM

The Union Army has arrived at Killens Pond. As the war rages in Virginia, a recruiting party has arrived from Fort Delaware to enlist new soldiers into the Delaware Regiments. Visit today with costumed interpreters from Fort Delaware State Park and learn about the life of the common Civil War soldier, discover military drills, and consider whether you'd sign on the dotted line. The Union must be preserved! For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. Free

Add to Calendar 7/8/2021 11:00:00 AM 7/8/2021 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Mr. Lincoln's Soldiers Muster at Killens Pond The Union Army has arrived at Killens Pond. As the war rages in Virginia, a recruiting party has arrived from Fort Delaware to enlist new soldiers into the Delaware Regiments. Visit today with costumed interpreters from Fort Delaware State Park and learn about the life of the common Civil War soldier, discover military drills, and consider whether you'd sign on the dotted line. The Union must be preserved! For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. Free Killens Pond State Park

Evening Kayak Paddle

Thursday, July 8, 2021

6:00 PM

Summer fun is yours on a guided kayak tour! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. DonΓÇÖt forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Pre- registration and pre-payment are required for all kayak programs; call 302- 284-4299. $20 per paddler

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Add to Calendar 7/8/2021 6:00:00 PM 7/8/2021 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Evening Kayak Paddle Summer fun is yours on a guided kayak tour! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. DonΓÇÖt forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Pre- registration and pre-payment are required for all kayak programs; call 302- 284-4299. $20 per paddler Killens Pond State Park

Diamond Swign Jazz

Friday, July 9, 2021

6:30 PM

Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates.

Add to Calendar 7/9/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/9/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Diamond Swign Jazz Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates. Killens Pond State Park

Summer Bugs

Saturday, July 10, 2021

2:00 PM

When spending so much time outdoors in the summer it can help to know which insects are friends and which ones are not. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited;pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 7/10/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/10/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Bugs When spending so much time outdoors in the summer it can help to know which insects are friends and which ones are not. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited;pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Summer Bugs

Sunday, July 11, 2021

2:00 PM

When spending so much time outdoors in the summer it can help to know which insects are friends and which ones are not. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited;pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 7/11/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/11/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Bugs When spending so much time outdoors in the summer it can help to know which insects are friends and which ones are not. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited;pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

A Touch of Brass

Friday, July 16, 2021

6:30 PM

Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates.

Add to Calendar 7/16/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/16/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York A Touch of Brass Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates. Killens Pond State Park

KPSP Native American History

Saturday, July 17, 2021

2:00 PM

The history of the Killens Pond area didn't start with the Dutch settlements in the 1630s. Join us to learn about the Lenape, a nation of Indigenous people who have lived along the Delaware River for thousands of years! Program will be held on the nature center deck. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 7/17/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/17/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York KPSP Native American History The history of the Killens Pond area didn't start with the Dutch settlements in the 1630s. Join us to learn about the Lenape, a nation of Indigenous people who have lived along the Delaware River for thousands of years! Program will be held on the nature center deck. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

KPSP Native American History

Sunday, July 18, 2021

2:00 PM

The history of the Killens Pond area didn't start with the Dutch settlements in the 1630s. Join us to learn about the Lenape, a nation of Indigenous people who have lived along the Delaware River for thousands of years! Program will be held on the nature center deck. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 7/18/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/18/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York KPSP Native American History The history of the Killens Pond area didn't start with the Dutch settlements in the 1630s. Join us to learn about the Lenape, a nation of Indigenous people who have lived along the Delaware River for thousands of years! Program will be held on the nature center deck. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Evening Kayak Paddle

Thursday, July 22, 2021

6:00 PM

Summer fun is yours on a guided kayak tour! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. DonΓÇÖt forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Pre- registration and pre-payment are required for all kayak programs; call 302- 284-4299. $20 per paddler

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Add to Calendar 7/22/2021 6:00:00 PM 7/22/2021 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Evening Kayak Paddle Summer fun is yours on a guided kayak tour! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. DonΓÇÖt forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Pre- registration and pre-payment are required for all kayak programs; call 302- 284-4299. $20 per paddler Killens Pond State Park

Ginger

Friday, July 23, 2021

6:30 PM

Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates.

Add to Calendar 7/23/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/23/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Ginger Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates. Killens Pond State Park

Live Reptile and Amphibian Show!

Saturday, July 24, 2021

2:00 PM

They are scaly, slimy and alive! Meet some of our native reptiles and amphibians for an afternoon of family fun and learning. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/24/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/24/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Live Reptile and Amphibian Show! They are scaly, slimy and alive! Meet some of our native reptiles and amphibians for an afternoon of family fun and learning. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Live Reptile and Amphibian Show!

Sunday, July 25, 2021

2:00 PM

They are scaly, slimy and alive! Meet some of our native reptiles and amphibians for an afternoon of family fun and learning. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/25/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/25/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Live Reptile and Amphibian Show! They are scaly, slimy and alive! Meet some of our native reptiles and amphibians for an afternoon of family fun and learning. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

John Palombo

Friday, July 30, 2021

6:30 PM

Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates.

Add to Calendar 7/30/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/30/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York John Palombo Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates. Killens Pond State Park

Fungus Among Us

Saturday, July 31, 2021

2:00 PM

Have you ever noticed a fungus at your feet and wondered what kind it was? Join us on a short hike where we'll look for fungi and mushrooms, talk about what makes them different, and see if we can identify some fungi native to the Killens Pond area! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 7/31/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/31/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fungus Among Us Have you ever noticed a fungus at your feet and wondered what kind it was? Join us on a short hike where we'll look for fungi and mushrooms, talk about what makes them different, and see if we can identify some fungi native to the Killens Pond area! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Fungus Among Us

Sunday, August 1, 2021

2:00 PM

Have you ever noticed a fungus at your feet and wondered what kind it was? Join us on a short hike where we'll look for fungi and mushrooms, talk about what makes them different, and see if we can identify some fungi native to the Killens Pond area! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 8/1/2021 2:00:00 PM 8/1/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Fungus Among Us Have you ever noticed a fungus at your feet and wondered what kind it was? Join us on a short hike where we'll look for fungi and mushrooms, talk about what makes them different, and see if we can identify some fungi native to the Killens Pond area! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Bryan Scar & The Barn Owls

Friday, August 6, 2021

6:30 PM

Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates.

Add to Calendar 8/6/2021 6:30:00 PM 8/6/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Bryan Scar & The Barn Owls Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates. Killens Pond State Park

The Charles Tilton Site: The Household of a Free African American in Central Delaware at the Turn of the 19th Century

Saturday, August 7, 2021

2:00 PM

At the start of the 1800s, Charles Tilton lived with his family on a farm that is now part of Killens Pond State Park. This program will discuss what we know of the site and the Tilton family from archeological studies and historical documents. Program will be held on the nature center deck. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 8/7/2021 2:00:00 PM 8/7/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York The Charles Tilton Site: The Household of a Free African American in Central Delaware at the Turn of the 19th Century At the start of the 1800s, Charles Tilton lived with his family on a farm that is now part of Killens Pond State Park. This program will discuss what we know of the site and the Tilton family from archeological studies and historical documents. Program will be held on the nature center deck. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

The Charles Tilton Site: The Household of a Free African American in Central Delaware at the Turn of the 19th Century

Sunday, August 8, 2021

2:00 PM

At the start of the 1800s, Charles Tilton lived with his family on a farm that is now part of Killens Pond State Park. This program will discuss what we know of the site and the Tilton family from archeological studies and historical documents. Program will be held on the nature center deck. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 8/8/2021 2:00:00 PM 8/8/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York The Charles Tilton Site: The Household of a Free African American in Central Delaware at the Turn of the 19th Century At the start of the 1800s, Charles Tilton lived with his family on a farm that is now part of Killens Pond State Park. This program will discuss what we know of the site and the Tilton family from archeological studies and historical documents. Program will be held on the nature center deck. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Evening Kayak Paddle

Thursday, August 12, 2021

6:00 PM

Summer fun is yours on a guided kayak tour! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. DonΓÇÖt forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Pre- registration and pre-payment are required for all kayak programs; call 302- 284-4299. $20 per paddler

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Add to Calendar 8/12/2021 6:00:00 PM 8/12/2021 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Evening Kayak Paddle Summer fun is yours on a guided kayak tour! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. DonΓÇÖt forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Pre- registration and pre-payment are required for all kayak programs; call 302- 284-4299. $20 per paddler Killens Pond State Park

Milford Community Band

Friday, August 13, 2021

6:30 PM

Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates.

Add to Calendar 8/13/2021 6:30:00 PM 8/13/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Milford Community Band Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates. Killens Pond State Park

Wonders of the Wetlands

Sunday, August 15, 2021

2:00 PM

What is a wetland?! Join us as we explore that very question. Learn all about the wonders of the wetlands! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 8/15/2021 2:00:00 PM 8/15/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Wonders of the Wetlands What is a wetland?! Join us as we explore that very question. Learn all about the wonders of the wetlands! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. Free with camping stay or paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Mr. Lincoln's Soldiers Muster at Killens Pond

Thursday, August 19, 2021

11:00 AM

The Union Army has arrived at Killens Pond. As the war rages in Virginia, a recruiting party has arrived from Fort Delaware to enlist new soldiers into the Delaware Regiments. Visit today with costumed interpreters from Fort Delaware State Park and learn about the life of the common Civil War soldier, discover military drills, and consider whether you'd sign on the dotted line. The Union must be preserved! For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. Free

Add to Calendar 8/19/2021 11:00:00 AM 8/19/2021 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Mr. Lincoln's Soldiers Muster at Killens Pond The Union Army has arrived at Killens Pond. As the war rages in Virginia, a recruiting party has arrived from Fort Delaware to enlist new soldiers into the Delaware Regiments. Visit today with costumed interpreters from Fort Delaware State Park and learn about the life of the common Civil War soldier, discover military drills, and consider whether you'd sign on the dotted line. The Union must be preserved! For more information, contact the Fort Delaware State Park office at 302-834-7941. Free Killens Pond State Park

Paco Samb and Super Ngewel

Friday, August 20, 2021

6:30 PM

Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates.

Add to Calendar 8/20/2021 6:30:00 PM 8/20/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Paco Samb and Super Ngewel Join us Friday evenings this summer for free concerts in the park! Bring a chair, a mask, and anything else you need to make yourself comfortable - bug spray, dinner, or even your pet. Concerts will be held at the Sports Complex Bandshell. Concerts are free with paid park entry. Call 302-284-4299 for inclement weather updates. Killens Pond State Park

Pleasant Pollinator Practices: World Honeybee Day

Saturday, August 21, 2021

2:00 PM

Think your garden could be doing a little more work? Want to help all the butterflies and friendly bees you see? To celebrate World Honeybee Day learn plants and practices that will better benefit the pollinators in your area. You will make and take home a pollinator home. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center.Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/21/2021 2:00:00 PM 8/21/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Pleasant Pollinator Practices: World Honeybee Day Think your garden could be doing a little more work? Want to help all the butterflies and friendly bees you see? To celebrate World Honeybee Day learn plants and practices that will better benefit the pollinators in your area. You will make and take home a pollinator home. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center.Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Pleasant Pollinator Practices: World Honeybee Day

Sunday, August 22, 2021

2:00 PM

Think your garden could be doing a little more work? Want to help all the butterflies and friendly bees you see? To celebrate World Honeybee Day learn plants and practices that will better benefit the pollinators in your area. You will make and take home a pollinator home. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center.Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/22/2021 2:00:00 PM 8/22/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Pleasant Pollinator Practices: World Honeybee Day Think your garden could be doing a little more work? Want to help all the butterflies and friendly bees you see? To celebrate World Honeybee Day learn plants and practices that will better benefit the pollinators in your area. You will make and take home a pollinator home. Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center.Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Evening Kayak Paddle

Thursday, August 26, 2021

6:00 PM

Summer fun is yours on a guided kayak tour! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. DonΓÇÖt forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Pre- registration and pre-payment are required for all kayak programs; call 302- 284-4299. $20 per paddler

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Add to Calendar 8/26/2021 6:00:00 PM 8/26/2021 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Evening Kayak Paddle Summer fun is yours on a guided kayak tour! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. DonΓÇÖt forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Pre- registration and pre-payment are required for all kayak programs; call 302- 284-4299. $20 per paddler Killens Pond State Park

Animal Anatomy: Adaptations

Saturday, August 28, 2021

2:00 PM

Have you ever wished superpowers were real? What if I told you they are?! Come check out some cool animals with outstanding abilities! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/28/2021 2:00:00 PM 8/28/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Animal Anatomy: Adaptations Have you ever wished superpowers were real? What if I told you they are?! Come check out some cool animals with outstanding abilities! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Animal Anatomy: Adaptations

Sunday, August 29, 2021

2:00 PM

Have you ever wished superpowers were real? What if I told you they are?! Come check out some cool animals with outstanding abilities! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/29/2021 2:00:00 PM 8/29/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Animal Anatomy: Adaptations Have you ever wished superpowers were real? What if I told you they are?! Come check out some cool animals with outstanding abilities! Saturday at the campground amphitheater; Sunday at the nature center. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Call 302-284-4299 for more information or to register. $5 per person Killens Pond State Park

Puppies in the Pool

Monday, September 6, 2021

4:00 PM

Dogs of all ages welcome! One day per owner. Stat or County dog license and proof of current rabies vaccine required to enter. Leashes required. Bring dogs that play well with others. $7 per dog and owner, $3 for each additional owner

Add to Calendar 9/6/2021 4:00:00 PM 9/6/2021 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Puppies in the Pool Dogs of all ages welcome! One day per owner. Stat or County dog license and proof of current rabies vaccine required to enter. Leashes required. Bring dogs that play well with others. $7 per dog and owner, $3 for each additional owner Killens Pond State Park

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