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LUMS POND STATE PARK


About the Park

Before the pond existed, St. Georges Creek flowed through the hardwood forest and was the site of several Native American hunting camps. The creek was dammed in the early 1800's when the C & D canal was built. Water from the pond was used to fill the locks of the canal and power a small mill. This area was first used as a state park in 1963.

pavilion at Lums Pond

Featured Program: Pondside Campfire

Featured Program: Pondside Campfire

Bring your own beverages (non-alcoholic) and snacks to roast on a free pondside campfire on the main side of the park. We will have special guests, demonstrations and events such as Smokey Bear, Fort Delaware Interpreters, stargazing and more! Join the Lums Pond e-mailer for a detailed list. Weather permitting. Meets at Area 1. Free Friday, February 22, 2019 at 6 p.m.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Featured Program: Pondside Campfire Bring your own beverages (non-alcoholic) and snacks to roast on a free pondside campfire on the main side of the park. We will have special guests, demonstrations and events such as Smokey Bear, Fort Delaware Interpreters, stargazing and more! Join the Lums Pond e-mailer for a detailed list. Weather permitting. Meets at Area 1. Free Lums Pond State Park


Going Ape

Ziplining at Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course at Lums Pond State Park

The Go Ape ziplining course allows visitors to see the park from a whole new perspective – from the treetops! The main course, for ages 10 and up, is a 2- to 3-hour adventure featuring rope ladders, treetop crossings, Tarzan swings and four zip lines that take you over the pond. Younger climbers can experience safe climbing fun on the Treetop Junior course.

Camping

Camping at Lums Pond State Park

The newly-renovated campground offers sites with three-point hookups (water, electric and sewer), as well as four horse campsites without hookups. If you prefer a bed to a bedroll, stay in one of our yurts! These round stationary structures with canvas walls feature a single and double bed bunked together, a double bed-sized futon, an outdoor seating area, and outdoor deck.

Fishing and Boating

As the largest freshwater pond in Delaware, Lums Pond is one of the best fishing spots in the state, with anglers landing crappie, bluegill, perch, pickerel, largemouth bass, and more. Striped bass is stocked periodically. Fishing permits are required. Click for information about fishing licenses. WARNING: The State online automated fishing license system is NOT compatible with mobile devices or iPads and may encounter printing issues with touch screen computers and apple products.

Bring your own boat, or rent one of ours: rowboats, canoes, kayaks and pedal boats are available, and a boat launching ramp and two piers allow easy access to the water. The Summit North Marina on the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal offers private slips for 250 boats and fuel sales, boat storage and repair services.

Horseback Riding

The Little Jersey Trail is a shared-use trail designated for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The campground has four horse campsites where riders can enjoy a getaway without the need for daily trailering.

  • Access to the riding trail is limited to park operating hours (8 a.m. to sunset.)
  • Vehicles and trailers used for the transport of horses must park in designated areas.
  • Riding trails may be closed due to hazardous conditions or at the Division’s discretion.
  • Riders are responsible for cleaning up after their horses on roadways and in parking areas.

The Lums Pond Equestrian Center, operated by Sunset Stables, offers riding lessons, day camps, trail rides, birthday parties and a tack shop. Open by appointment. Visit the Sunset Stables website

Sport Fields and Courts

Football, soccer, softball, and cricket fields may be rented through the park office for a $50 fee. Tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts are first-come, first-served. Horseshoe, volleyball, and softball equipment may be rented for $25 during the summer season. Individuals renting equipment must be at least 18 years of age, present a valid driver's license as proof of age, and may leave either the driver's license or $50 as a deposit.

Nature Store

Lums Pond’s nature store, located in the park office, stocks t-shirts, hats, and sweatshirts, books related to gardening, fishing and camping, a wide assortment of children's books and toys, and nature-themed gifts.

Nature Preserve

Lums Pond Woods Nature Preserve – This Nature Preserve is a great example of a Northern Coastal Plain/Piedmont Basic Mesic hardwood Forest. Delmarva Bays are scattered throughout the forest. This Nature Preserve captures all the mature woodlands within the Park.

Amenities: Loop Trail (pedestrian, bike, horse) in and outside of Nature Preserve. Parking in park.

Acreage: 181 acres

Upcoming Events

Featured Program: Pondside Campfire

Friday, February 22, 2019

6 p.m.

Bring your own beverages (non-alcoholic) and snacks to roast on a free pondside campfire on the main side of the park. We will have special guests, demonstrations and events such as Smokey Bear, Fort Delaware Interpreters, stargazing and more! Join the Lums Pond e-mailer for a detailed list. Weather permitting. Meets at Area 1. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Featured Program: Pondside Campfire Bring your own beverages (non-alcoholic) and snacks to roast on a free pondside campfire on the main side of the park. We will have special guests, demonstrations and events such as Smokey Bear, Fort Delaware Interpreters, stargazing and more! Join the Lums Pond e-mailer for a detailed list. Weather permitting. Meets at Area 1. Free Lums Pond State Park

Featured Program: Reptile Hour!

Saturday, March 2, 2019

1 p.m.

Stop by the nature center for an hour of fun facts, activities, and crafts about reptiles. Get a close-up look at our resident turtle and snake during this exciting program! Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Featured Program: Reptile Hour! Stop by the nature center for an hour of fun facts, activities, and crafts about reptiles. Get a close-up look at our resident turtle and snake during this exciting program! Free Lums Pond State Park

Reptile Hour!

Saturday, March 2, 2019

1 p.m.

Stop by the nature center for an hour of fun facts, activities, and crafts about reptiles. Get a close-up look at our resident turtle and snake during this exciting program! Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us

Add to Calendar America/New_York Reptile Hour! Stop by the nature center for an hour of fun facts, activities, and crafts about reptiles. Get a close-up look at our resident turtle and snake during this exciting program! Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us Lums Pond State Park

Turtle Tuesdays

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

11 a.m.

Little ones, ages 3 to 5, and their adults are invited to join the naturalist for nature crafts, games, stories and outdoor adventures. Dress for the weather. Space is limited. Pre-registration required by calling (302)368-6989. $4 per child per class.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Turtle Tuesdays Little ones, ages 3 to 5, and their adults are invited to join the naturalist for nature crafts, games, stories and outdoor adventures. Dress for the weather. Space is limited. Pre-registration required by calling (302)368-6989. $4 per child per class. Lums Pond State Park

Summer Camp Saturday at the Campground

Saturday, March 9, 2019

10 a.m.

Join us on selected Saturdays as we sample fun activities from our awesome Lums Pond Summer Camp like sidewalk chalk art, fishing skills, recycled crafts and tie-dye! $4 per child, free to Lums Pond Campers. For a detailed listing of programs email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us. Campground programs listed below meet at the program stage. In case of inclement weather, meeting location may change to the nature center.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Summer Camp Saturday at the Campground Join us on selected Saturdays as we sample fun activities from our awesome Lums Pond Summer Camp like sidewalk chalk art, fishing skills, recycled crafts and tie-dye! $4 per child, free to Lums Pond Campers. For a detailed listing of programs email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us. Campground programs listed below meet at the program stage. In case of inclement weather, meeting location may change to the nature center. Lums Pond State Park

Dip-netting Discovery

Sunday, March 17, 2019

11 a.m.

Did you know Lums Pond is an amazing ecosystem filled with aquatic organisms? Come grab a net and find out what cute and crazy creatures call the largest pond in Delaware home! Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us

Add to Calendar America/New_York Dip-netting Discovery Did you know Lums Pond is an amazing ecosystem filled with aquatic organisms? Come grab a net and find out what cute and crazy creatures call the largest pond in Delaware home! Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us Lums Pond State Park

Pondside Campfire

Friday, March 22, 2019

6 p.m.

Bring your own beverages (non-alcoholic) and snacks to roast on a free pondside campfire on the main side of the park. We will have special guests, demonstrations and events such as Smokey Bear, Fort Delaware Interpreters, stargazing and more! Join the Lums Pond emailer for a detailed list. Weather permitting. Meets at Area 1. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us

Add to Calendar America/New_York Pondside Campfire Bring your own beverages (non-alcoholic) and snacks to roast on a free pondside campfire on the main side of the park. We will have special guests, demonstrations and events such as Smokey Bear, Fort Delaware Interpreters, stargazing and more! Join the Lums Pond emailer for a detailed list. Weather permitting. Meets at Area 1. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us Lums Pond State Park

Spring Cleaning Volunteer Day

Saturday, March 23, 2019

11 a.m.

Groups, families and friends! Help us get the boat house and boats ready for the upcoming season! Join us this spring for a volunteer day! We will be fixing up bluebird and wood duck boxes, doing trail work and getting the boat house and boats ready for the spring season! Visit https://destateparks.com/Volunteer/Calendars for a calendar listing of events or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us for details.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Spring Cleaning Volunteer Day Groups, families and friends! Help us get the boat house and boats ready for the upcoming season! Join us this spring for a volunteer day! We will be fixing up bluebird and wood duck boxes, doing trail work and getting the boat house and boats ready for the spring season! Visit https://destateparks.com/Volunteer/Calendars for a calendar listing of events or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us for details. Lums Pond State Park

Nature Photography Hike

Thursday, March 28, 2019

6:30 p.m.

Join State Parks photographer April Abel and the park naturalist for a hike in the park where participants will learn a little about nature and nature photography. Meeting location TBA. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us

Add to Calendar America/New_York Nature Photography Hike Join State Parks photographer April Abel and the park naturalist for a hike in the park where participants will learn a little about nature and nature photography. Meeting location TBA. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us Lums Pond State Park

Dip-netting Discovery

Sunday, March 31, 2019

11 a.m.

Did you know Lums Pond is an amazing ecosystem filled with aquatic organisms? Come grab a net and find out what cute and crazy creatures call the largest pond in Delaware home! Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us

Add to Calendar America/New_York Dip-netting Discovery Did you know Lums Pond is an amazing ecosystem filled with aquatic organisms? Come grab a net and find out what cute and crazy creatures call the largest pond in Delaware home! Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us Lums Pond State Park

Turtle Tuesdays

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

11 a.m.

Little ones, ages 3 to 5, and their adults are invited to join the naturalist for nature crafts, games, stories and outdoor adventures. Dress for the weather. Space is limited. Pre-registration required by calling (302)368=6989. $4 per child per class.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Turtle Tuesdays Little ones, ages 3 to 5, and their adults are invited to join the naturalist for nature crafts, games, stories and outdoor adventures. Dress for the weather. Space is limited. Pre-registration required by calling (302)368=6989. $4 per child per class. Lums Pond State Park

Summer Camp Saturday at the Campground

Saturday, April 6, 2019

10 a.m.

Join us on selected Saturdays as we sample fun activities from our awesome Lums Pond Summer Camp like sidewalk chalk art, fishing skills, recycled crafts and tie-dye! $4 per child, free to Lums Pond Campers. For a detailed listing of programs email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us. Campground programs listed below meet at the program stage. In case of inclement weather, meeting location may change to the nature center.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Summer Camp Saturday at the Campground Join us on selected Saturdays as we sample fun activities from our awesome Lums Pond Summer Camp like sidewalk chalk art, fishing skills, recycled crafts and tie-dye! $4 per child, free to Lums Pond Campers. For a detailed listing of programs email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us. Campground programs listed below meet at the program stage. In case of inclement weather, meeting location may change to the nature center. Lums Pond State Park

Reptiles and Amphibians of Lums Pond

Friday, April 12, 2019

7 p.m.

Join park staff for an evening with special guest and herp expert Jim White, wildlife photographer, instructor, and author of Reptiles and Amphibians of Delmarva. This program starts at the nature center as we learn about reptiles and amphibians of the area then continues out on an evening herping adventure.Part of the Natural Resource Series at Lums Pond - So much of what we do at Lums is recreational but do you know about the rich diversity of natural resources of Delaware’s largest freshwater pond? Join us to learn more about conservation efforts and wildlife communities in and around the park. These are free events, however space is limited and registration is required (by the Thursday before the program) by emailing DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us or calling (302)368-6989. Park entrance fee in effect.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Reptiles and Amphibians of Lums Pond Join park staff for an evening with special guest and herp expert Jim White, wildlife photographer, instructor, and author of Reptiles and Amphibians of Delmarva. This program starts at the nature center as we learn about reptiles and amphibians of the area then continues out on an evening herping adventure.Part of the Natural Resource Series at Lums Pond - So much of what we do at Lums is recreational but do you know about the rich diversity of natural resources of Delaware’s largest freshwater pond? Join us to learn more about conservation efforts and wildlife communities in and around the park. These are free events, however space is limited and registration is required (by the Thursday before the program) by emailing DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us or calling (302)368-6989. Park entrance fee in effect. Lums Pond State Park

Dip-netting Discovery

Sunday, April 14, 2019

11 a.m.

Did you know Lums Pond is an amazing ecosystem filled with aquatic organisms? Come grab a net and find out what cute and crazy creatures call the largest pond in Delaware home! Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us

Add to Calendar America/New_York Dip-netting Discovery Did you know Lums Pond is an amazing ecosystem filled with aquatic organisms? Come grab a net and find out what cute and crazy creatures call the largest pond in Delaware home! Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us Lums Pond State Park

Earth Day Hike and Meet Up at Grain H20

Thursday, April 18, 2019

6 p.m.

In celebration of the upcoming Earth Day, join us for a refreshing hike around the park. Afterwards we will meet up at Grain H20 and enjoy an elixir (non-alcoholic drink) such as the Peach Agave Tea, Berry Blast or Paloma Fizz. Fee TBA. Pre-registration required by calling (302)368-6989.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Earth Day Hike and Meet Up at Grain H20 In celebration of the upcoming Earth Day, join us for a refreshing hike around the park. Afterwards we will meet up at Grain H20 and enjoy an elixir (non-alcoholic drink) such as the Peach Agave Tea, Berry Blast or Paloma Fizz. Fee TBA. Pre-registration required by calling (302)368-6989. Lums Pond State Park

Egg Hunt at the Campground

Saturday, April 20, 2019

10 a.m.

Kids ages 12 and under will enjoy this spring egg hunt at the campground! Bring your own basket or bag to collect the eggs. Free.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Egg Hunt at the Campground Kids ages 12 and under will enjoy this spring egg hunt at the campground! Bring your own basket or bag to collect the eggs. Free. Lums Pond State Park

Pondside Campfire

Friday, April 26, 2019

6 p.m.

Bring your own beverages (non-alcoholic) and snacks to roast on a free pondside campfire on the main side of the park. We will have special guests, demonstrations and events such as Smokey Bear, Fort Delaware Interpreters, stargazing and more! Join the Lums Pond emailer for a detailed list. Weather permitting. Meets at Area 1. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us

Add to Calendar America/New_York Pondside Campfire Bring your own beverages (non-alcoholic) and snacks to roast on a free pondside campfire on the main side of the park. We will have special guests, demonstrations and events such as Smokey Bear, Fort Delaware Interpreters, stargazing and more! Join the Lums Pond emailer for a detailed list. Weather permitting. Meets at Area 1. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us Lums Pond State Park

Beginning Birders

Saturday, April 27, 2019

9 a.m.

Bring the whole family on a trip to learn how to find our feathered friends. Start with the basics of how to use color, song, and behavior to identify birds. Spare binoculars available. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us

Add to Calendar America/New_York Beginning Birders Bring the whole family on a trip to learn how to find our feathered friends. Start with the basics of how to use color, song, and behavior to identify birds. Spare binoculars available. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us Lums Pond State Park

Pondside Campfire

Friday, May 3, 2019

6 p.m.

Bring your own beverages (non-alcoholic) and snacks to roast on a free pondside campfire on the main side of the park. We will have special guests, demonstrations and events such as Smokey Bear, Fort Delaware Interpreters, stargazing and more! Join the Lums Pond emailer for a detailed list. Weather permitting. Meets at Area 1. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us

Add to Calendar America/New_York Pondside Campfire Bring your own beverages (non-alcoholic) and snacks to roast on a free pondside campfire on the main side of the park. We will have special guests, demonstrations and events such as Smokey Bear, Fort Delaware Interpreters, stargazing and more! Join the Lums Pond emailer for a detailed list. Weather permitting. Meets at Area 1. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us Lums Pond State Park

Sunday Fern Hike

Sunday, May 5, 2019

1 p.m.

Join us for a hike along the edges of Lums Pond in search of emerging ferns. Local botanist Christopher Hoess will describe the unique characteristics of ferns and lead us on a hike to view some in Lums Pond State Park. Part of the Natural Resource Series at Lums Pond - So much of what we do at Lums is recreational but do you know about the rich diversity of natural resources of Delaware’s largest freshwater pond? Join us to learn more about conservation efforts and wildlife communities in and around the park. These are free events, however space is limited and registration is required (by the Thursday before the program) by emailing DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us or calling (302)368-6989. Park entrance fee in effect.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Sunday Fern Hike Join us for a hike along the edges of Lums Pond in search of emerging ferns. Local botanist Christopher Hoess will describe the unique characteristics of ferns and lead us on a hike to view some in Lums Pond State Park. Part of the Natural Resource Series at Lums Pond - So much of what we do at Lums is recreational but do you know about the rich diversity of natural resources of Delaware’s largest freshwater pond? Join us to learn more about conservation efforts and wildlife communities in and around the park. These are free events, however space is limited and registration is required (by the Thursday before the program) by emailing DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us or calling (302)368-6989. Park entrance fee in effect. Lums Pond State Park

Calling All Frogs

Friday, May 10, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Bring your flashlight and join us on a search for frogs! Hike at Lums after dark and learn about Delaware’s amazing amphibians. Pre-registration required by calling (302)368-6989. $4 per person.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Calling All Frogs Bring your flashlight and join us on a search for frogs! Hike at Lums after dark and learn about Delaware’s amazing amphibians. Pre-registration required by calling (302)368-6989. $4 per person. Lums Pond State Park

Mother Nature Cards

Sunday, May 12, 2019

1 p.m.

Stop by the nature center anytime between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to make a nature themed Mother’s Day card. $2 per craft, free to Lums Pond Campers. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us

Add to Calendar America/New_York Mother Nature Cards Stop by the nature center anytime between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to make a nature themed Mother’s Day card. $2 per craft, free to Lums Pond Campers. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us Lums Pond State Park

Beginner Kayak

Thursday, May 16, 2019

6 p.m.

Join park staff for a 45-minute program that starts on land and includes safety, paddling techniques, and practice on the pond. Participants must be 12 years or older and know how to swim. For all kayaking programs please bring water bottle and wear clothes appropriate for getting wet. No storage is provided for personal items. Kayaks and PFD’s are provided. Park entrance fee in effect. In case of inclement weather, registered participants are given a credit for the following class. Space is limited, pre-registration is required by calling (302) 368-6989. $15 per person.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Beginner Kayak Join park staff for a 45-minute program that starts on land and includes safety, paddling techniques, and practice on the pond. Participants must be 12 years or older and know how to swim. For all kayaking programs please bring water bottle and wear clothes appropriate for getting wet. No storage is provided for personal items. Kayaks and PFD’s are provided. Park entrance fee in effect. In case of inclement weather, registered participants are given a credit for the following class. Space is limited, pre-registration is required by calling (302) 368-6989. $15 per person. Lums Pond State Park

Summer Camp Saturday at the Campground

Saturday, May 18, 2019

10 a.m.

Join us on selected Saturdays as we sample fun activities from our awesome Lums Pond Summer Camp like sidewalk chalk art, fishing skills, recycled crafts and tie-dye! $4 per child, free to Lums Pond Campers. For a detailed listing of programs email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us. Campground programs listed below meet at the program stage. In case of inclement weather, meeting location may change to the nature center.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Summer Camp Saturday at the Campground Join us on selected Saturdays as we sample fun activities from our awesome Lums Pond Summer Camp like sidewalk chalk art, fishing skills, recycled crafts and tie-dye! $4 per child, free to Lums Pond Campers. For a detailed listing of programs email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us. Campground programs listed below meet at the program stage. In case of inclement weather, meeting location may change to the nature center. Lums Pond State Park

Pondside Campfire

Friday, May 24, 2019

6 p.m.

Bring your own beverages (non-alcoholic) and snacks to roast on a free pondside campfire on the main side of the park. We will have special guests, demonstrations and events such as Smokey Bear, Fort Delaware Interpreters, stargazing and more! Join the Lums Pond emailer for a detailed list. Weather permitting. Meets at Area 1. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us .

Add to Calendar America/New_York Pondside Campfire Bring your own beverages (non-alcoholic) and snacks to roast on a free pondside campfire on the main side of the park. We will have special guests, demonstrations and events such as Smokey Bear, Fort Delaware Interpreters, stargazing and more! Join the Lums Pond emailer for a detailed list. Weather permitting. Meets at Area 1. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us . Lums Pond State Park

Holiday Weekend Music at the Campground

Saturday, May 25, 2019

6 p.m.

In honor of this holiday weekend join us for a musical performance at the campground stage. Free.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Holiday Weekend Music at the Campground In honor of this holiday weekend join us for a musical performance at the campground stage. Free. Lums Pond State Park

Dip-netting Discovery

Sunday, May 26, 2019

11 a.m.

Did you know Lums Pond is an amazing ecosystem filled with aquatic organisms? Come grab a net and find out what cute and crazy creatures call the largest pond in Delaware home! Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us

Add to Calendar America/New_York Dip-netting Discovery Did you know Lums Pond is an amazing ecosystem filled with aquatic organisms? Come grab a net and find out what cute and crazy creatures call the largest pond in Delaware home! Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us Lums Pond State Park

Red, White, and Blue Craft at the Nature Center

Monday, May 27, 2019

1 p.m.

Stop by the nature center between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to make a red, white, and blue craft in honor of Memorial Day. $2 per craft, free to Lums Pond Campers. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us

Add to Calendar America/New_York Red, White, and Blue Craft at the Nature Center Stop by the nature center between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to make a red, white, and blue craft in honor of Memorial Day. $2 per craft, free to Lums Pond Campers. Please pre-register by calling the Park Office (302)368-6989 or email DNREC_LumsPrograms@state.de.us Lums Pond State Park

Lums Pond Adventures: Fossils, Fairies, & Frogs

Monday, June 17, 2019

8:30 a.m.

Get ready for a week of fact, fiction and fun! Let your imagination run wild on a paddle boating trip in search of mythical water creatures such as mermaids and water fairies then dip net along the pond’s edge to discover the true creatures of Lums Pond! This week includes a field trip in search of fossils!

Add to Calendar 6 9 America/New_York Lums Pond Adventures: Fossils, Fairies, & Frogs Get ready for a week of fact, fiction and fun! Let your imagination run wild on a paddle boating trip in search of mythical water creatures such as mermaids and water fairies then dip net along the pond’s edge to discover the true creatures of Lums Pond! This week includes a field trip in search of fossils! Lums Pond State Park

Fish, Fish, Fish

Monday, June 24, 2019

8:30 a.m.

Back by popular demand! Campers spend the week making lures, learning knot tying and of course, fishing! We’ll practice casting, make fish prints, and do some science experiments to make fish slime! Includes a field trip to get an up-close look at Delaware’s native fish and a Friday fishing tournament where everyone’s a winner!

Add to Calendar 7 10 America/New_York Fish, Fish, Fish Back by popular demand! Campers spend the week making lures, learning knot tying and of course, fishing! We’ll practice casting, make fish prints, and do some science experiments to make fish slime! Includes a field trip to get an up-close look at Delaware’s native fish and a Friday fishing tournament where everyone’s a winner! Lums Pond State Park

Ultimate Games Camp

Monday, July 1, 2019

8:30 a.m.

Who will take home the 2019 Ultimate Games Trophy? Spend two days practicing relays and on-the-water games as we build our competition skills in this three-day camp that ends in a friendly competition event between campers from Bellevue, White Clay, and Lums Pond State Parks.

Add to Calendar 8 11 America/New_York Ultimate Games Camp Who will take home the 2019 Ultimate Games Trophy? Spend two days practicing relays and on-the-water games as we build our competition skills in this three-day camp that ends in a friendly competition event between campers from Bellevue, White Clay, and Lums Pond State Parks. Lums Pond State Park

Pirates of the Pond

Monday, July 8, 2019

8:30 a.m.

Aargh you ready for some mid-summer fun with week of water play, pirate games and treasure hunts? Includes nature exploration, animal encounters, crafts, and lots of water activities like water balloons, sprinklers, paddle boating, and dip netting in the pond. Includes a maritime field trip!

Add to Calendar 6 9 America/New_York Pirates of the Pond Aargh you ready for some mid-summer fun with week of water play, pirate games and treasure hunts? Includes nature exploration, animal encounters, crafts, and lots of water activities like water balloons, sprinklers, paddle boating, and dip netting in the pond. Includes a maritime field trip! Lums Pond State Park

Wildlife Ranger Adventures

Monday, July 15, 2019

8:30 a.m.

Kayak the pond in search of wildlife and learn about the adventures you can have when working with wildlife! Peak behind the scenes in conservation efforts, conduct wildlife research, and meet special guests who work with animals and wildlife, including Delaware State Parks’ new K9, Leo! Includes a field trip to see wildlife up close.

Add to Calendar 7 10 America/New_York Wildlife Ranger Adventures Kayak the pond in search of wildlife and learn about the adventures you can have when working with wildlife! Peak behind the scenes in conservation efforts, conduct wildlife research, and meet special guests who work with animals and wildlife, including Delaware State Parks’ new K9, Leo! Includes a field trip to see wildlife up close. Lums Pond State Park

Awesome Outdoors Camp

Monday, July 22, 2019

8:30 a.m.

Hone those outdoor survival skills by making bamboo fishing poles, hiking sticks, and lean-tos. Meet outdoor professionals who will teach campfire making, tracking, and archery. As a special treat campers will be able to meet Delaware State Parks’ new K9, Leo, who has some outdoor skills of his own! Includes an outdoor recreation field trip.

Add to Calendar 10 13 America/New_York Awesome Outdoors Camp Hone those outdoor survival skills by making bamboo fishing poles, hiking sticks, and lean-tos. Meet outdoor professionals who will teach campfire making, tracking, and archery. As a special treat campers will be able to meet Delaware State Parks’ new K9, Leo, who has some outdoor skills of his own! Includes an outdoor recreation field trip. Lums Pond State Park

Slither, Slime, and Climb: Animal Adaptation Camp

Monday, July 29, 2019

8:30 a.m.

Animals have wild adaptations for survival! Fish can make slime to slip away from trouble. Snakes can slither their bodies through tiny spaces. Flying squirrels can soar from tree to tree. We will explore animal adaptations through up-close encounters with real live animal guests and a rock climbing field trip then try our hand at a few science experiments (including slime) to learn more about wild survival!

Add to Calendar 8 11 America/New_York Slither, Slime, and Climb: Animal Adaptation Camp Animals have wild adaptations for survival! Fish can make slime to slip away from trouble. Snakes can slither their bodies through tiny spaces. Flying squirrels can soar from tree to tree. We will explore animal adaptations through up-close encounters with real live animal guests and a rock climbing field trip then try our hand at a few science experiments (including slime) to learn more about wild survival! Lums Pond State Park

Lums Pond Water Warriors

Monday, August 5, 2019

8:30 a.m.

Campers will become water warriors after kayaking and paddle boating the largest pond in Delaware, tubing down the Brandywine, traveling to Fort Delaware State Park by boat and splashing around the Killens Pond Water Park!

Add to Calendar 10 13 America/New_York Lums Pond Water Warriors Campers will become water warriors after kayaking and paddle boating the largest pond in Delaware, tubing down the Brandywine, traveling to Fort Delaware State Park by boat and splashing around the Killens Pond Water Park! Lums Pond State Park

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