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Killens Pond State Park


Special Notice 8/9/19

Killens Pond Road closed for construction July 22 – Aug. 16

Killens Pond Road, from Paradise Alley Road to Scrap Tavern Road, is closed to through traffic until August 16 for construction. Detour signs route traffic from the day-use side of the park to the campground throughout the construction period. Visitor access from Route 13 to the campground entrance on Paradise Alley Road and to the main park entrance from Killens Pond Road is not impacted. The bridge is closed to pedestrian traffic. The park is open during the construction period.

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.

Featured Program: International Archaeology Day Celebration

Hands-on-Pottery Sunday, October 20, 1 p.m. Experience how the First Nations peoples created clay vessels for cooking and storing foods. Practice making clay pots and take them home with you. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Free Treasure in the Attic – Stump the Archaeologists Show and Tell Sunday, October 20, 2 p.m. Have something old around your house and want to know what it is? Is it a treasure or trash? The archaeology staff will try to identify your item and tell you its use and age. They will not, however, provide monetary valuations. The archaeologists will also bring some of their favorite objects from our collections for you to see. Free Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Add to Calendar 10/20/2019 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Featured Program: International Archaeology Day Celebration Hands-on-Pottery Sunday, October 20, 1 p.m. Experience how the First Nations peoples created clay vessels for cooking and storing foods. Practice making clay pots and take them home with you. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Free Treasure in the Attic – Stump the Archaeologists Show and Tell Sunday, October 20, 2 p.m. Have something old around your house and want to know what it is? Is it a treasure or trash? The archaeology staff will try to identify your item and tell you its use and age. They will not, however, provide monetary valuations. The archaeologists will also bring some of their favorite objects from our collections for you to see. Free Killens Pond State 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

Friends of Killens Pond - Monthly Trails Day

Thursday, September 26, 2019

9:00 AM

2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. March through October.Weather permitting. For more information, or to register, please visit our Volunteer Calendar: https://destateparks.com/Volunteer/Calendars.

Add to Calendar 9/26/2019 9:00:00 AM 9/26/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Friends of Killens Pond - Monthly Trails Day 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. March through October.Weather permitting. For more information, or to register, please visit our Volunteer Calendar: https://destateparks.com/Volunteer/Calendars. Killens Pond State Park

Private Hayride

Saturday, September 28, 2019

5:00 PM

For groups larger than 8 people with a max of 25 per trip. Each private hayride includes a 45 minute wagon trip followed by a 50 minute campfire. For more information and to reserve your wagon, please call the Nature Center (302)-284-4299. Weather permitting. $125

Add to Calendar 9/28/2019 5:00:00 PM 9/28/2019 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Private Hayride For groups larger than 8 people with a max of 25 per trip. Each private hayride includes a 45 minute wagon trip followed by a 50 minute campfire. For more information and to reserve your wagon, please call the Nature Center (302)-284-4299. Weather permitting. $125 Killens Pond State Park

Fall Hayride

Saturday, September 28, 2019

7:00 PM

Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride. Keep your eyes peeled as you may see one of our wild neighbors! Pre-registration is required. $4 per person. Weather permitting

Add to Calendar 9/28/2019 7:00:00 PM 9/28/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Fall Hayride Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride. Keep your eyes peeled as you may see one of our wild neighbors! Pre-registration is required. $4 per person. Weather permitting Killens Pond State Park

Fall Hayride

Saturday, September 28, 2019

8:00 PM

Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride. Keep your eyes peeled as you may see one of our wild neighbors! Pre-registration is required. $4 per person. Weather permitting.

Add to Calendar 9/28/2019 8:00:00 PM 9/28/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Fall Hayride Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride. Keep your eyes peeled as you may see one of our wild neighbors! Pre-registration is required. $4 per person. Weather permitting. Killens Pond State Park

Composting for Beginners

Sunday, September 29, 2019

2:00 PM

Learn how to improve your garden with the help of a natural fertilizer- compost. Program will include a presentation on why composting is important, how to build your own compost bin, and how to get the best use out of it. Meet at the Nature Center.$2 per person

Add to Calendar 9/29/2019 2:00:00 PM 9/29/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Composting for Beginners Learn how to improve your garden with the help of a natural fertilizer- compost. Program will include a presentation on why composting is important, how to build your own compost bin, and how to get the best use out of it. Meet at the Nature Center.$2 per person Killens Pond State Park

Private Hayride

Sunday, September 29, 2019

5:00 PM

For groups larger than 8 people with a max of 25 per trip. Each private hayride includes a 45 minute wagon trip followed by a 50 minute campfire. For more information and to reserve your wagon, please call the Nature Center (302)-284-4299. Weather permitting. $125

Add to Calendar 9/29/2019 5:00:00 PM 9/29/2019 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Private Hayride For groups larger than 8 people with a max of 25 per trip. Each private hayride includes a 45 minute wagon trip followed by a 50 minute campfire. For more information and to reserve your wagon, please call the Nature Center (302)-284-4299. Weather permitting. $125 Killens Pond State Park

Fall Flight Hike

Saturday, October 5, 2019

7:30 AM

Join us as we go on a fall hike through the park looking for our feathered friends as they take flight! We will be looking for all types of birds as they start migrating for the winter. Beginners are welcome! Meet at the campground amphitheater. Free!

Add to Calendar 10/5/2019 7:30:00 AM 10/5/2019 8:30:00 AM America/New_York Fall Flight Hike Join us as we go on a fall hike through the park looking for our feathered friends as they take flight! We will be looking for all types of birds as they start migrating for the winter. Beginners are welcome! Meet at the campground amphitheater. Free! Killens Pond State Park

Private Hayride

Saturday, October 5, 2019

5:00 PM

For groups larger than 8 people with a max of 25 per trip. Each private hayride includes a 45 minute wagon trip followed by a 50 minute campfire. For more information and to reserve your wagon, please call the Nature Center (302)-284-4299. Weather permitting. $125

Add to Calendar 10/5/2019 5:00:00 PM 10/5/2019 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Private Hayride For groups larger than 8 people with a max of 25 per trip. Each private hayride includes a 45 minute wagon trip followed by a 50 minute campfire. For more information and to reserve your wagon, please call the Nature Center (302)-284-4299. Weather permitting. $125 Killens Pond State Park

Fall Hayride

Saturday, October 5, 2019

7:00 PM

Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride. Keep your eyes peeled as you may see one of our wild neighbors! Pre-registration is required. $4 per person. Weather permitting

Add to Calendar 10/5/2019 7:00:00 PM 10/5/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Fall Hayride Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride. Keep your eyes peeled as you may see one of our wild neighbors! Pre-registration is required. $4 per person. Weather permitting Killens Pond State Park

Fall Hayride

Saturday, October 5, 2019

8:00 PM

Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride. Keep your eyes peeled as you may see one of our wild neighbors! Pre-registration is required. $4 per person. Weather permitting.

Add to Calendar 10/5/2019 8:00:00 PM 10/5/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Fall Hayride Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride. Keep your eyes peeled as you may see one of our wild neighbors! Pre-registration is required. $4 per person. Weather permitting. Killens Pond State Park

Campfire Program

Saturday, October 5, 2019

9:00 PM

Join a naturalist around the campfire and learn about the animals and plants of Delaware or listen to tall ta(ils) of the past! Topics vary weekly. Meet at the campground amphitheater. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 10/5/2019 9:00:00 PM 10/5/2019 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Campfire Program Join a naturalist around the campfire and learn about the animals and plants of Delaware or listen to tall ta(ils) of the past! Topics vary weekly. Meet at the campground amphitheater. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Kayak and Campfire

Sunday, October 6, 2019

5:30 PM

Head out for a fall evening paddle that ends with a cozy campfire with all the s’mores fixings!$20 per person

Add to Calendar 10/6/2019 5:30:00 PM 10/6/2019 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Kayak and Campfire Head out for a fall evening paddle that ends with a cozy campfire with all the s’mores fixings!$20 per person Killens Pond State Park

Killens Pond Homeschool - It's a Great Pumpkin

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

1:00 PM

Ages 6 – 12. Complete service projects and learn about nature! Dress for work and play. Pre-registration is required; Call (302) 284- 4299

Add to Calendar 10/8/2019 1:00:00 PM 10/8/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Killens Pond Homeschool - It's a Great Pumpkin Ages 6 – 12. Complete service projects and learn about nature! Dress for work and play. Pre-registration is required; Call (302) 284- 4299 Killens Pond State Park

Friends of Killens Pond State Park Meeting

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

7:00 PM

The Friends of Killens Pond hold monthly meetings at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center on the second Tuesday of each month (except December). Attend one of our meetings to find out what the Friend’s Group is all about. We hope to see you soon!

Add to Calendar 10/8/2019 7:00:00 PM 10/8/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Friends of Killens Pond State Park Meeting The Friends of Killens Pond hold monthly meetings at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center on the second Tuesday of each month (except December). Attend one of our meetings to find out what the Friend’s Group is all about. We hope to see you soon! Killens Pond State Park

Friends of Killens Pond - Monthly Trails Day

Thursday, October 10, 2019

9:00 AM

2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. March through October.Weather permitting. For more information, or to register, please visit our Volunteer Calendar: https://destateparks.com/Volunteer/Calendars.

Add to Calendar 10/10/2019 9:00:00 AM 10/10/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Friends of Killens Pond - Monthly Trails Day 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. March through October.Weather permitting. For more information, or to register, please visit our Volunteer Calendar: https://destateparks.com/Volunteer/Calendars. Killens Pond State Park

Floral Design Class - Fall Wreath

Saturday, October 12, 2019

10:00 AM

Would you like to have flowers on your table for all the holidays? Then come join us at the Nature Center once a month for a floral class taught by Wendy Aycoth, longtime designer and teacher. Each class is a unique theme and creation. Items will need to be brought and some will be provided. For more information on items needed and to sign up call the Nature Center at 302-284-4299. $20 per class

Add to Calendar 10/12/2019 10:00:00 AM 10/12/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Floral Design Class - Fall Wreath Would you like to have flowers on your table for all the holidays? Then come join us at the Nature Center once a month for a floral class taught by Wendy Aycoth, longtime designer and teacher. Each class is a unique theme and creation. Items will need to be brought and some will be provided. For more information on items needed and to sign up call the Nature Center at 302-284-4299. $20 per class Killens Pond State Park

Private Hayride

Saturday, October 12, 2019

5:00 PM

For groups larger than 8 people with a max of 25 per trip. Each private hayride includes a 45 minute wagon trip followed by a 50 minute campfire. For more information and to reserve your wagon, please call the Nature Center (302)-284-4299. Weather permitting. $125

Add to Calendar 10/12/2019 5:00:00 PM 10/12/2019 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Private Hayride For groups larger than 8 people with a max of 25 per trip. Each private hayride includes a 45 minute wagon trip followed by a 50 minute campfire. For more information and to reserve your wagon, please call the Nature Center (302)-284-4299. Weather permitting. $125 Killens Pond State Park

Fall Hayride

Saturday, October 12, 2019

7:00 PM

Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride. Keep your eyes peeled as you may see one of our wild neighbors! Pre-registration is required. $4 per person. Weather permitting

Add to Calendar 10/12/2019 7:00:00 PM 10/12/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Fall Hayride Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride. Keep your eyes peeled as you may see one of our wild neighbors! Pre-registration is required. $4 per person. Weather permitting Killens Pond State Park

Fall Hayride

Saturday, October 12, 2019

8:00 PM

Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride. Keep your eyes peeled as you may see one of our wild neighbors! Pre-registration is required. $4 per person. Weather permitting.

Add to Calendar 10/12/2019 8:00:00 PM 10/12/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Fall Hayride Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride. Keep your eyes peeled as you may see one of our wild neighbors! Pre-registration is required. $4 per person. Weather permitting. Killens Pond State Park

Full Moon Hike

Saturday, October 12, 2019

9:00 PM

Meet at the campground amphitheater for an enjoyable walk in the woods. The forest is a different world after dark. Hike lasts 1 to 1.5 hours, and participants should wear closed-toed shoes. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 10/12/2019 9:00:00 PM 10/12/2019 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Full Moon Hike Meet at the campground amphitheater for an enjoyable walk in the woods. The forest is a different world after dark. Hike lasts 1 to 1.5 hours, and participants should wear closed-toed shoes. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

It's a Great Pumpkin

Sunday, October 13, 2019

1:00 PM

Join a naturalist at the Nature Center to learn the life cycle of a pumpkin. Children will learn how pumpkins grow and take a look at what is inside them! Each child will get to bring home their own pumpkin.$5 per pumpkin

Add to Calendar 10/13/2019 1:00:00 PM 10/13/2019 2:00:00 PM America/New_York It's a Great Pumpkin Join a naturalist at the Nature Center to learn the life cycle of a pumpkin. Children will learn how pumpkins grow and take a look at what is inside them! Each child will get to bring home their own pumpkin.$5 per pumpkin Killens Pond State Park

Private Hayride

Sunday, October 13, 2019

5:00 PM

For groups larger than 8 people with a max of 25 per trip. Each private hayride includes a 45 minute wagon trip followed by a 50 minute campfire. For more information and to reserve your wagon, please call the Nature Center (302)-284-4299. Weather permitting. $125

Add to Calendar 10/13/2019 5:00:00 PM 10/13/2019 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Private Hayride For groups larger than 8 people with a max of 25 per trip. Each private hayride includes a 45 minute wagon trip followed by a 50 minute campfire. For more information and to reserve your wagon, please call the Nature Center (302)-284-4299. Weather permitting. $125 Killens Pond State Park

Harvest Hayride

Friday, October 18, 2019

6:00 PM

Take a hayride through the meadows and forests of the park. Relax as you take in the fall foliage in its peak color. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Meet at the campground amphitheater.$4 per person

Add to Calendar 10/18/2019 6:00:00 PM 10/18/2019 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Harvest Hayride Take a hayride through the meadows and forests of the park. Relax as you take in the fall foliage in its peak color. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Meet at the campground amphitheater.$4 per person Killens Pond State Park

Harvest Hayride

Friday, October 18, 2019

7:00 PM

Take a hayride through the meadows and forests of the park. Relax as you take in the fall foliage in its peak color. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Meet at the campground amphitheater.$4 per person

Add to Calendar 10/18/2019 7:00:00 PM 10/18/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Harvest Hayride Take a hayride through the meadows and forests of the park. Relax as you take in the fall foliage in its peak color. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Meet at the campground amphitheater.$4 per person Killens Pond State Park

Crackling Campfire

Friday, October 18, 2019

8:00 PM

We will tell some fun stories around the fire while you enjoy a good sticky treat. Meet at the campground amphitheater.$2 per person

Add to Calendar 10/18/2019 8:00:00 PM 10/18/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Crackling Campfire We will tell some fun stories around the fire while you enjoy a good sticky treat. Meet at the campground amphitheater.$2 per person Killens Pond State Park

Scarecrow Making

Saturday, October 19, 2019

12:00 PM

Make your own scarecrow! Bring accessories to “doll” it up (hat, scarf, wig, etc). Call to reserve your scarecrow. Meet at the campground pavilion. This event is hosted by the Friends of Killens Pond.$7 for one scarecrow, $5 for each additional

Add to Calendar 10/19/2019 12:00:00 PM 10/19/2019 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Scarecrow Making Make your own scarecrow! Bring accessories to “doll” it up (hat, scarf, wig, etc). Call to reserve your scarecrow. Meet at the campground pavilion. This event is hosted by the Friends of Killens Pond.$7 for one scarecrow, $5 for each additional Killens Pond State Park

Pumpkin Carving

Saturday, October 19, 2019

1:00 PM

Try our your spooky or friendly pumpkin carving skills. Directions, tools and carving templates will be provided. Call to reserve your pumpkin. Meet at the campground pavilion.$5 per pumpkin

Add to Calendar 10/19/2019 1:00:00 PM 10/19/2019 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Pumpkin Carving Try our your spooky or friendly pumpkin carving skills. Directions, tools and carving templates will be provided. Call to reserve your pumpkin. Meet at the campground pavilion.$5 per pumpkin Killens Pond State Park

Harvest Havoc

Saturday, October 19, 2019

2:00 PM

Join us for an afternoon of spooky science as we conduct crazy experiments! Make your own creepy slime or write a terrifying invisible message. Or take a ride on our not-so-haunted hayride! Plus, a costume contest where the winner gets a prize! Hot beverages will be available. Meet at the campground.$6 per child

Add to Calendar 10/19/2019 2:00:00 PM 10/19/2019 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Harvest Havoc Join us for an afternoon of spooky science as we conduct crazy experiments! Make your own creepy slime or write a terrifying invisible message. Or take a ride on our not-so-haunted hayride! Plus, a costume contest where the winner gets a prize! Hot beverages will be available. Meet at the campground.$6 per child Killens Pond State Park

Private Hayride

Saturday, October 19, 2019

5:00 PM

For groups larger than 8 people with a max of 25 per trip. Each private hayride includes a 45 minute wagon trip followed by a 50 minute campfire. For more information and to reserve your wagon, please call the Nature Center (302)-284-4299. Weather permitting. $125

Add to Calendar 10/19/2019 5:00:00 PM 10/19/2019 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Private Hayride For groups larger than 8 people with a max of 25 per trip. Each private hayride includes a 45 minute wagon trip followed by a 50 minute campfire. For more information and to reserve your wagon, please call the Nature Center (302)-284-4299. Weather permitting. $125 Killens Pond State Park

Hoot N' Howling Night Hike

Saturday, October 19, 2019

8:00 PM

Our park animals do more than hoot and howl! Join us on the trails for a night hike and find out who is making all that noise in the forest after dark! Meet at Pavilion 4 in the Campground. Free!

Add to Calendar 10/19/2019 8:00:00 PM 10/19/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Hoot N' Howling Night Hike Our park animals do more than hoot and howl! Join us on the trails for a night hike and find out who is making all that noise in the forest after dark! Meet at Pavilion 4 in the Campground. Free! Killens Pond State Park

Fall Foliage Hike

Sunday, October 20, 2019

12:00 PM

Enjoy the autumn scenes at Killens Pond on a relaxing hike. A park naturalist will explain how and why the trees change color. Free!

Add to Calendar 10/20/2019 12:00:00 PM 10/20/2019 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Fall Foliage Hike Enjoy the autumn scenes at Killens Pond on a relaxing hike. A park naturalist will explain how and why the trees change color. Free! Killens Pond State Park

Time Travelers: Hands-on-Pottery

Sunday, October 20, 2019

1:00 PM

Experience how the First Nations peoples created clay vessels for cooking and storing foods. Practice making clay pots and take them home with you. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Free!

Add to Calendar 10/20/2019 1:00:00 PM 10/20/2019 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Time Travelers: Hands-on-Pottery Experience how the First Nations peoples created clay vessels for cooking and storing foods. Practice making clay pots and take them home with you. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Free! Killens Pond State Park

Time Travelers: Treasure in the Attic - Stump the Archaeologists Show & Tell

Sunday, October 20, 2019

2:00 PM

Have something old around your house and want to know what it is? Is it a treasure or trash? The archaeology staff will try to identify your item and tell you its use and age. They will not, however, provide monetary valuations. The archaeologists will also be being some of their favorite objects from our collections to share with you. Free!

Add to Calendar 10/20/2019 2:00:00 PM 10/20/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Time Travelers: Treasure in the Attic - Stump the Archaeologists Show & Tell Have something old around your house and want to know what it is? Is it a treasure or trash? The archaeology staff will try to identify your item and tell you its use and age. They will not, however, provide monetary valuations. The archaeologists will also be being some of their favorite objects from our collections to share with you. Free! Killens Pond State Park

Private Hayride

Sunday, October 20, 2019

5:00 PM

For groups larger than 8 people with a max of 25 per trip. Each private hayride includes a 45 minute wagon trip followed by a 50 minute campfire. For more information and to reserve your wagon, please call the Nature Center (302)-284-4299. Weather permitting. $125

Add to Calendar 10/20/2019 5:00:00 PM 10/20/2019 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Private Hayride For groups larger than 8 people with a max of 25 per trip. Each private hayride includes a 45 minute wagon trip followed by a 50 minute campfire. For more information and to reserve your wagon, please call the Nature Center (302)-284-4299. Weather permitting. $125 Killens Pond State Park

Friends of Killens Pond - Monthly Trails Day

Thursday, October 24, 2019

9:00 AM

2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. March through October.Weather permitting. For more information, or to register, please visit our Volunteer Calendar: https://destateparks.com/Volunteer/Calendars.

Add to Calendar 10/24/2019 9:00:00 AM 10/24/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Friends of Killens Pond - Monthly Trails Day 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. March through October.Weather permitting. For more information, or to register, please visit our Volunteer Calendar: https://destateparks.com/Volunteer/Calendars. Killens Pond State Park

Harvest Hayride

Friday, October 25, 2019

6:00 PM

Take a hayride through the meadows and forests of the park. Relax as you take in the fall foliage in its peak color. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Meet at the campground amphitheater.$4 per person

Add to Calendar 10/25/2019 6:00:00 PM 10/25/2019 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Harvest Hayride Take a hayride through the meadows and forests of the park. Relax as you take in the fall foliage in its peak color. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Meet at the campground amphitheater.$4 per person Killens Pond State Park

Harvest Hayride

Friday, October 25, 2019

7:00 PM

Take a hayride through the meadows and forests of the park. Relax as you take in the fall foliage in its peak color. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Meet at the campground amphitheater.$4 per person

Add to Calendar 10/25/2019 7:00:00 PM 10/25/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Harvest Hayride Take a hayride through the meadows and forests of the park. Relax as you take in the fall foliage in its peak color. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Meet at the campground amphitheater.$4 per person Killens Pond State Park

Crackling Campfire

Friday, October 25, 2019

8:00 PM

We will tell some fun stories around the fire while you enjoy a good sticky treat. Meet at the campground amphitheater.$2 per person

Add to Calendar 10/25/2019 8:00:00 PM 10/25/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Crackling Campfire We will tell some fun stories around the fire while you enjoy a good sticky treat. Meet at the campground amphitheater.$2 per person Killens Pond State Park

Scarecrow Making

Saturday, October 26, 2019

12:00 PM

Make your own scarecrow! Bring accessories to “doll” it up (hat, scarf, wig, etc). Call to reserve your scarecrow. Meet at the campground pavilion. This event is hosted by the Friends of Killens Pond.$7 for one scarecrow, $5 for each additional

Add to Calendar 10/26/2019 12:00:00 PM 10/26/2019 1:00:00 PM America/New_York Scarecrow Making Make your own scarecrow! Bring accessories to “doll” it up (hat, scarf, wig, etc). Call to reserve your scarecrow. Meet at the campground pavilion. This event is hosted by the Friends of Killens Pond.$7 for one scarecrow, $5 for each additional Killens Pond State Park

Pumpkin Carving

Saturday, October 26, 2019

1:00 PM

Try our your spooky or friendly pumpkin carving skills. Directions, tools and carving templates will be provided. Call to reserve your pumpkin. Meet at the campground pavilion.$5 per pumpkin

Add to Calendar 10/26/2019 1:00:00 PM 10/26/2019 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Pumpkin Carving Try our your spooky or friendly pumpkin carving skills. Directions, tools and carving templates will be provided. Call to reserve your pumpkin. Meet at the campground pavilion.$5 per pumpkin Killens Pond State Park

Harvest Havoc

Saturday, October 26, 2019

2:00 PM

Join us for an afternoon of spooky science as we conduct crazy experiments! Make your own creepy slime or write a terrifying invisible message. Or take a ride on our not-so-haunted hayride! Plus, a costume contest where the winner gets a prize! Hot beverages will be available. Meet at the campground.$6 per child

Add to Calendar 10/26/2019 2:00:00 PM 10/26/2019 5:00:00 PM America/New_York Harvest Havoc Join us for an afternoon of spooky science as we conduct crazy experiments! Make your own creepy slime or write a terrifying invisible message. Or take a ride on our not-so-haunted hayride! Plus, a costume contest where the winner gets a prize! Hot beverages will be available. Meet at the campground.$6 per child Killens Pond State Park

Private Hayride

Saturday, October 26, 2019

5:00 PM

For groups larger than 8 people with a max of 25 per trip. Each private hayride includes a 45 minute wagon trip followed by a 50 minute campfire. For more information and to reserve your wagon, please call the Nature Center (302)-284-4299. Weather permitting. $125

Add to Calendar 10/26/2019 5:00:00 PM 10/26/2019 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Private Hayride For groups larger than 8 people with a max of 25 per trip. Each private hayride includes a 45 minute wagon trip followed by a 50 minute campfire. For more information and to reserve your wagon, please call the Nature Center (302)-284-4299. Weather permitting. $125 Killens Pond State Park

Hoot N' Howling Night Hike

Saturday, October 26, 2019

8:00 PM

Our park animals do more than hoot and howl! Join us on the trails for a night hike and find out who is making all that noise in the forest after dark! Meet at Pavilion 4 in the Campground. Free!

Add to Calendar 10/26/2019 8:00:00 PM 10/26/2019 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Hoot N' Howling Night Hike Our park animals do more than hoot and howl! Join us on the trails for a night hike and find out who is making all that noise in the forest after dark! Meet at Pavilion 4 in the Campground. Free! Killens Pond State Park

Private Hayride

Sunday, October 27, 2019

5:00 PM

For groups larger than 8 people with a max of 25 per trip. Each private hayride includes a 45 minute wagon trip followed by a 50 minute campfire. For more information and to reserve your wagon, please call the Nature Center (302)-284-4299. Weather permitting. $125

Add to Calendar 10/27/2019 5:00:00 PM 10/27/2019 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Private Hayride For groups larger than 8 people with a max of 25 per trip. Each private hayride includes a 45 minute wagon trip followed by a 50 minute campfire. For more information and to reserve your wagon, please call the Nature Center (302)-284-4299. Weather permitting. $125 Killens Pond State Park

Fall Hayride

Saturday, November 2, 2019

5:00 PM

Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride. Keep your eyes peeled as you may see one of our wild neighbors! Pre-registration is required. $4 per person. Weather permitting

Add to Calendar 11/2/2019 5:00:00 PM 11/2/2019 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Fall Hayride Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride. Keep your eyes peeled as you may see one of our wild neighbors! Pre-registration is required. $4 per person. Weather permitting Killens Pond State Park

Fall Hayride

Saturday, November 2, 2019

6:00 PM

Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride. Keep your eyes peeled as you may see one of our wild neighbors! Pre-registration is required. $4 per person.

Add to Calendar 11/2/2019 6:00:00 PM 11/2/2019 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Fall Hayride Enjoy a trip around the fields and forests of the park on a wagon ride. Keep your eyes peeled as you may see one of our wild neighbors! Pre-registration is required. $4 per person. Killens Pond State Park

Campfire Program

Saturday, November 2, 2019

7:00 PM

Join a naturalist around the campfire and learn about the animals and plants of Delaware or listen to tall ta(ils) of the past! Topics vary weekly. Meet at the campground amphitheater. Free with paid park entry.

Add to Calendar 11/2/2019 7:00:00 PM 11/2/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Campfire Program Join a naturalist around the campfire and learn about the animals and plants of Delaware or listen to tall ta(ils) of the past! Topics vary weekly. Meet at the campground amphitheater. Free with paid park entry. Killens Pond State Park

Wonders of the Wetlands

Saturday, November 9, 2019

1:00 PM

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

Add to Calendar 11/9/2019 1:00:00 PM 11/9/2019 2:00:00 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! Free! Killens Pond State Park

Veteran's Day Hke

Monday, November 11, 2019

1:00 PM

Celebrate Veteran’s Day by joining us on hike through Fork Branch Nature Preserve! Explore our newest green spot right here in Kent County. Meet at the Killens Pond Nature Center; transportation to the nature preserve will be provided. Space is limited; registration is required. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes each way. Call (302) 284-4299 to register. Free!

Add to Calendar 11/11/2019 1:00:00 PM 11/11/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Veteran's Day Hke Celebrate Veteran’s Day by joining us on hike through Fork Branch Nature Preserve! Explore our newest green spot right here in Kent County. Meet at the Killens Pond Nature Center; transportation to the nature preserve will be provided. Space is limited; registration is required. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes each way. Call (302) 284-4299 to register. Free! Killens Pond State Park

Killens Pond Homeschool - Adapt, Hibernate or Migrate

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

1:00 PM

Ages 6 – 12. Complete service projects and learn about nature! Dress for work and play. Pre-registration is required; Call (302) 284- 4299

Add to Calendar 11/12/2019 1:00:00 PM 11/12/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Killens Pond Homeschool - Adapt, Hibernate or Migrate Ages 6 – 12. Complete service projects and learn about nature! Dress for work and play. Pre-registration is required; Call (302) 284- 4299 Killens Pond State Park

Friends of Killens Pond State Park Meeting

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

7:00 PM

The Friends of Killens Pond hold monthly meetings at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center on the second Tuesday of each month (except December). Attend one of our meetings to find out what the Friend’s Group is all about. We hope to see you soon!

Add to Calendar 11/12/2019 7:00:00 PM 11/12/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Friends of Killens Pond State Park Meeting The Friends of Killens Pond hold monthly meetings at 7 p.m. at the Nature Center on the second Tuesday of each month (except December). Attend one of our meetings to find out what the Friend’s Group is all about. We hope to see you soon! Killens Pond State Park

Floral Design Class - Thanksgiving Cornucopia

Saturday, November 23, 2019

10:00 AM

Would you like to have flowers on your table for all the holidays? Then come join us at the Nature Center once a month for a floral class taught by Wendy Aycoth, longtime designer and teacher. Each class is a unique theme and creation. Items will need to be brought and some will be provided. For more information on items needed and to sign up call the Nature Center at 302-284-4299. $20 per class

Add to Calendar 11/23/2019 10:00:00 AM 11/23/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Floral Design Class - Thanksgiving Cornucopia Would you like to have flowers on your table for all the holidays? Then come join us at the Nature Center once a month for a floral class taught by Wendy Aycoth, longtime designer and teacher. Each class is a unique theme and creation. Items will need to be brought and some will be provided. For more information on items needed and to sign up call the Nature Center at 302-284-4299. $20 per class Killens Pond State Park

Family Fun Day

Saturday, November 30, 2019

12:00 PM

Ages 4 – 10. Make different holiday treats and decorations. This is a fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of Killens Pond. Refreshments will be available for purchase. $10 per child, $5 each additional child

Add to Calendar 11/30/2019 12:00:00 PM 11/30/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Family Fun Day Ages 4 – 10. Make different holiday treats and decorations. This is a fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of Killens Pond. Refreshments will be available for purchase. $10 per child, $5 each additional child Killens Pond State Park

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