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TRAP POND STATE PARK


About the Park

Trap Pond was once the site of a large freshwater wetland and still hosts the country's northernmost natural stand of baldcypress trees. The pond was created in the late 1700s to power a sawmill used in harvesting the baldcypress. The federal government purchased the pond and surrounding farmland during the 1930s, and the Civilian Conservation Corps began to develop the area for recreation. Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951.

Boating and Fishing

Canoing and kayaking are popular at Trap Pond State Park

Rowboats, pedal boats, canoes and kayaks can be rented for use within the park during the summer season, and park interpreters host narrated pontoon boat tours on summer weekends and holidays. One of the streams that flows into Trap Pond has been marked as a wilderness canoe trail. A boat launching ramp accommodates small motorized boats for fishing or exploring the pond. Anglers may land a variety of fish, from pickerel, crappie, and bluegills to catfish, American eel and largemouth bass. Fishing license required. Get info about fishing permits.

Camping

Island campsite at Trap Pond State Park

Trap Pond’s campground offers a wide variety of sites beneath its tall loblolly pines, including RV and tent sites with water and electric, walk-in tent sites, two popular island tent sites, and primitive camping areas for youth groups (available by reservation only). Waterfront climate- controlled camping cabins, each with a living area and bedroom, are available year-round. Yurts, round stationary structures with canvas walls, allow a rustic camping experience without having to pitch your own tent. Click for info and reservations

Recreation

Hiking, biking, and horse trails provide plenty of ways to explore the park. Birdwatchers may spot Bald Eagles, Pileated Woodpeckers, orioles, Wood Ducks, tanagers, and a variety of warblers, depending on the season. Shaded picnic areas overlook the pond, and three pavilions may be reserved for group events. Additional recreation areas include volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, a disc golf course, athletic fields, and a children’s playground. The Baldcypress Nature Center features a variety of displays and programs, and hosts a popular concert series during the summer.

Baldcypress Nature Center

Baldcypress nature center interior animal displays

Discover the story of the northernmost natural stand of baldcypress trees on the east coast at Trap Pond’s Baldcypress Nature Center. You’ll find programs for park guests of all ages and learn about the history of one of Delaware’s original state parks.

Nature Preserve

Nanticoke River Nature Preserve – is located along Butler Mill Branch, a tributary of the Nanticoke River. It is comprised of upland forest and Atlantic White Cedar.

Amenities: Loop Trail (pedestrian only). Parking along road.

Acreage: 23 acres

Upcoming Events

History Hayrides

Saturday, February 23, 2019

3 p.m.

Meet at the Campground Pavilion for a tour of the park in our rustic hay wagon and learn about the natural and cultural history of Trap Pond. Program lasts one hour. Pre-registration is required. $5 per Adult; $3 per children 12 and under Take a ride in our hay wagon and find out about the Native Americans, pioneers and farmers who were here before us. Call (302) 875-5163 to register. Trap Pond State Park, 33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, DE 19956, USA

Add to Calendar 2/23/2019 15:00 2/23/2019 16:30 America/New_York History Hayrides Meet at the Campground Pavilion for a tour of the park in our rustic hay wagon and learn about the natural and cultural history of Trap Pond. Program lasts one hour. Pre-registration is required. $5 per Adult; $3 per children 12 and under Take a ride in our hay wagon and find out about the Native Americans, pioneers and farmers who were here before us. Call (302) 875-5163 to register. Trap Pond State Park, 33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, DE 19956, USA Trap Pond State Park

Early Spring Wagon Rides

Saturday, March 2, 2019

5 p.m.

Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Early Spring Wagon Rides Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Early Spring Wagon Rides

Saturday, March 9, 2019

5 p.m.

Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Early Spring Wagon Rides Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Fundamentals of Hiking

Sunday, March 10, 2019

11 a.m.

Join us at the Nature Center to get started hiking. Preparation, gear, and locations will be covered Wear comfortable shoes. Program will include a different short hike each week.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Fundamentals of Hiking Join us at the Nature Center to get started hiking. Preparation, gear, and locations will be covered Wear comfortable shoes. Program will include a different short hike each week.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Trap Pond Partners Meeting

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

7 p.m.

The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com/

Add to Calendar America/New_York Trap Pond Partners Meeting The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com/ Trap Pond State Park

Trail Maintenance at Barnes Woods

Sunday, March 17, 2019

9 a.m.

Enjoy spring while volunteering at the unique Barnes Woods Nature Preserve. We will provide tools, transportation, and talk on the importance of nature preserves. Please call the Nature Center to make your free reservation.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Trail Maintenance at Barnes Woods Enjoy spring while volunteering at the unique Barnes Woods Nature Preserve. We will provide tools, transportation, and talk on the importance of nature preserves. Please call the Nature Center to make your free reservation. Trap Pond State Park

Wagon Rides

Saturday, March 23, 2019

5 p.m.

Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Wagon Rides

Saturday, March 30, 2019

5 p.m.

Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Wagon Rides

Saturday, April 6, 2019

5 p.m.

Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Saturday, April 6, 2019

8 a.m.

Calling all birders! Meet us at the Nature Center for a leisurely walk along the pond to learn some basics of bird watching. Experienced birders are welcome too! We will supply binoculars and bird guides.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Saturday Morning Bird Walks Calling all birders! Meet us at the Nature Center for a leisurely walk along the pond to learn some basics of bird watching. Experienced birders are welcome too! We will supply binoculars and bird guides.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Bethesda Church Tours

Sunday, April 7, 2019

1 p.m.

Take a in-depth tour of the historic Bethesda Church. Look over old photographs and learn the importance of small churches in the local history. Meet at the Bethesda Church.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Bethesda Church Tours Take a in-depth tour of the historic Bethesda Church. Look over old photographs and learn the importance of small churches in the local history. Meet at the Bethesda Church.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Trap Pond Partners Meeting

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

7 p.m.

The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com/

Add to Calendar America/New_York Trap Pond Partners Meeting The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com/ Trap Pond State Park

Wagon Rides

Saturday, April 13, 2019

5 p.m.

Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Spring Youth Fishing Tournament

Saturday, April 13, 2019

8 a.m.

Open to ages 15 and under. Proper catch and release methods will be stressed. Prizes will be available in a number of different categories. Bring your own tackle and bait, or borrow ours. These free programs will meet at the boathouse. Registration and instruction begins at 8am, first catch for the tournament is 9.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Spring Youth Fishing Tournament Open to ages 15 and under. Proper catch and release methods will be stressed. Prizes will be available in a number of different categories. Bring your own tackle and bait, or borrow ours. These free programs will meet at the boathouse. Registration and instruction begins at 8am, first catch for the tournament is 9. Trap Pond State Park

Family Jeep Jamboree

Saturday, April 13, 2019

12 a.m.

Bring your family and participate in our second annual Jeep Jamboree. Plenty of Jeeps and Jeep Clubs will be on hand in the main picnic area. Free activities include wagon rides, off road vendors, and a youth fishing tournament. Keep an eye on our the Trap Pond Facebook page for further details. FREE for spectators, $35 to register your Jeep

Add to Calendar America/New_York Family Jeep Jamboree Bring your family and participate in our second annual Jeep Jamboree. Plenty of Jeeps and Jeep Clubs will be on hand in the main picnic area. Free activities include wagon rides, off road vendors, and a youth fishing tournament. Keep an eye on our the Trap Pond Facebook page for further details. FREE for spectators, $35 to register your Jeep Trap Pond State Park

Altis Endurance 50K, 10K, et al. at Trap Pond

Sunday, April 14, 2019

7:30 a.m.

Altis Endurance Sports sixth annual race on the flat and fast Trap Pond Bob Trail is set for Sunday April 14, 2019. The 50K and marathon start is at 7:30 AM, the half marathon start is at 7:45 AM, and the inaugural 10K start is at 7:50AM. If you would like to race through some beautiful Delaware forest join Altis Endurance Sports for the race at Trap Pond State Park located at 33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, DE 19956 about seven miles east southeast of downtown Laurel, DE.  Register at:  http://altisendurance.com/events/trap-pond-50k-marathon-and-half-marathon. $35-$80 registration, depending on race.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Altis Endurance 50K, 10K, et al. at Trap Pond Altis Endurance Sports sixth annual race on the flat and fast Trap Pond Bob Trail is set for Sunday April 14, 2019. The 50K and marathon start is at 7:30 AM, the half marathon start is at 7:45 AM, and the inaugural 10K start is at 7:50AM. If you would like to race through some beautiful Delaware forest join Altis Endurance Sports for the race at Trap Pond State Park located at 33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, DE 19956 about seven miles east southeast of downtown Laurel, DE.  Register at:  http://altisendurance.com/events/trap-pond-50k-marathon-and-half-marathon. $35-$80 registration, depending on race. Trap Pond State Park

Fundamentals of Hiking

Sunday, April 14, 2019

11 a.m.

Join us at the Nature Center to get started hiking. Preparation, gear, and locations will be covered Wear comfortable shoes. Program will include a different short hike each week.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Fundamentals of Hiking Join us at the Nature Center to get started hiking. Preparation, gear, and locations will be covered Wear comfortable shoes. Program will include a different short hike each week.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Upcycle Trash into Treasure

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

1 p.m.

Re-purpose common household items and learn to reuse old materials. Supplies will be provided. Register at least 24 hours in advance.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Upcycle Trash into Treasure Re-purpose common household items and learn to reuse old materials. Supplies will be provided. Register at least 24 hours in advance.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Wagon Rides

Saturday, April 20, 2019

5 p.m.

Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Earth Day Hike

Monday, April 22, 2019

5 p.m.

Join a naturalist at the Nature Center for a hike to celebrate Earth Day. Meet at the Nature Center. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Earth Day Hike Join a naturalist at the Nature Center for a hike to celebrate Earth Day. Meet at the Nature Center. Free Trap Pond State Park

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour

Friday, April 26, 2019

5 p.m.

Enjoy the baldcypress swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the baldcypress tree. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Evening Pontoon Boat Tour Enjoy the baldcypress swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the baldcypress tree. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Wagon Rides

Saturday, April 27, 2019

5 p.m.

Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Boating Through History Pontoon Tour

Saturday, April 27, 2019

2 p.m.

Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Boating Through History Pontoon Tour Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour

Saturday, April 27, 2019

10 a.m.

What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Teacher Field Day

Saturday, April 27, 2019

10 a.m.

Join us for a day of activities and get some ideas for your classroom. Show school ID for free admission to all park programs. Boat tours, wagon rides, and nature programs will be offered. Call the nature center for full list of activities.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Teacher Field Day Join us for a day of activities and get some ideas for your classroom. Show school ID for free admission to all park programs. Boat tours, wagon rides, and nature programs will be offered. Call the nature center for full list of activities. Trap Pond State Park

Pontoon Grab Bag Tour

Sunday, April 28, 2019

2 p.m.

Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Pontoon Grab Bag Tour Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour

Sunday, April 28, 2019

10 a.m.

Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats, and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.$6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under,

Add to Calendar America/New_York Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats, and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.$6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under, Trap Pond State Park

Birding by Boat

Sunday, April 28, 2019

8 a.m.

Bring your binoculars and field guides as we explore the swamp and search for some of its feathered inhabitants. $15 Adult/$3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Birding by Boat Bring your binoculars and field guides as we explore the swamp and search for some of its feathered inhabitants. $15 Adult/$3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Night Sounds Pontoon Tour

Thursday, May 2, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spook swamp creatures. $15 Adult/$3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Night Sounds Pontoon Tour Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spook swamp creatures. $15 Adult/$3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour

Friday, May 3, 2019

5 p.m.

Enjoy the baldcypress swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the baldcypress tree. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Evening Pontoon Boat Tour Enjoy the baldcypress swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the baldcypress tree. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Boating Through History Pontoon Tour

Saturday, May 4, 2019

2 p.m.

Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Boating Through History Pontoon Tour Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Wagon Rides

Saturday, May 4, 2019

5 p.m.

Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour

Saturday, May 4, 2019

10 a.m.

What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Saturday, May 4, 2019

8 a.m.

Calling all birders! Meet us at the Nature Center for a leisurely walk along the pond to learn some basics of bird watching. Experienced birders are welcome too! We will supply binoculars and bird guides.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Saturday Morning Bird Walks Calling all birders! Meet us at the Nature Center for a leisurely walk along the pond to learn some basics of bird watching. Experienced birders are welcome too! We will supply binoculars and bird guides.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Trap Pond Partners Bike Rally

Saturday, May 4, 2019

12 a.m.

The Trap Pond Partners' annual Bike Rally takes place on Saturday, May 6. Bring your bike, your friends and family to what has become a great annual tradition. Enjoy food, live music, and free prizes and giveaways. Show your support and get your t-shirt. Business sponsorship are welcome.  Registration is from 8-9am.  Please call the Nature for more information. $10 Individual/$25 Family

Add to Calendar America/New_York Trap Pond Partners Bike Rally The Trap Pond Partners' annual Bike Rally takes place on Saturday, May 6. Bring your bike, your friends and family to what has become a great annual tradition. Enjoy food, live music, and free prizes and giveaways. Show your support and get your t-shirt. Business sponsorship are welcome.  Registration is from 8-9am.  Please call the Nature for more information. $10 Individual/$25 Family Trap Pond State Park

Wetlands Celebration Day

Saturday, May 4, 2019

9 a.m.

Join us for our second Wetlands Celebration at Trap Pond State Park. Enjoy free boat tours, guided wetland walks, youth fishing instructions, hands on science and educational programs, art, history, live music, food vendors, and much more. 1st 150 vehicles through the gate and all Bike Rally participants receive free entrance.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wetlands Celebration Day Join us for our second Wetlands Celebration at Trap Pond State Park. Enjoy free boat tours, guided wetland walks, youth fishing instructions, hands on science and educational programs, art, history, live music, food vendors, and much more. 1st 150 vehicles through the gate and all Bike Rally participants receive free entrance. Trap Pond State Park

Pontoon Grab Bag Tour

Sunday, May 5, 2019

2 p.m.

Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Pontoon Grab Bag Tour Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Bethesda Church Tour

Sunday, May 5, 2019

1 p.m.

Take a in-depth tour of the historic Bethesda Church. Look over old photographs and learn the importance of small churches in the local history. Meet at the Bethesda Church.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Bethesda Church Tour Take a in-depth tour of the historic Bethesda Church. Look over old photographs and learn the importance of small churches in the local history. Meet at the Bethesda Church.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour

Sunday, May 5, 2019

10 a.m.

Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats, and other mammals that call Trap Pond home. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats, and other mammals that call Trap Pond home. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Trap Pond Partners Meeting

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

7 p.m.

The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com/

Add to Calendar America/New_York Trap Pond Partners Meeting The Trap Pond Partners meet at the nature center on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The partners are dedicated of the preservation of the park and community involvement. Visit www.trappondpartners.com/ Trap Pond State Park

Night Sounds Pontoon Tour

Thursday, May 9, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spook swamp creatures. $15 Adult/$3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Night Sounds Pontoon Tour Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spook swamp creatures. $15 Adult/$3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour

Friday, May 10, 2019

5 p.m.

Enjoy the baldcypress swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the baldcypress tree. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Evening Pontoon Boat Tour Enjoy the baldcypress swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the baldcypress tree. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Boating Through History Pontoon Tour

Saturday, May 11, 2019

2 p.m.

Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Boating Through History Pontoon Tour Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour

Saturday, May 11, 2019

10 a.m.

What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Spring Youth Fishing Tournament

Saturday, May 11, 2019

8 a.m.

Open to ages 15 and under. Proper catch and release methods will be stressed. Prizes will be available in a number of different categories. Bring your own tackle and bait, or borrow ours. These free programs will meet at the boathouse. Registration and instruction begins at 8am, first catch for the tournament is 9.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Spring Youth Fishing Tournament Open to ages 15 and under. Proper catch and release methods will be stressed. Prizes will be available in a number of different categories. Bring your own tackle and bait, or borrow ours. These free programs will meet at the boathouse. Registration and instruction begins at 8am, first catch for the tournament is 9. Trap Pond State Park

Wagon Rides

Saturday, May 11, 2019

5 p.m.

Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Pontoon Grab Bag Tour

Sunday, May 12, 2019

2 p.m.

Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Pontoon Grab Bag Tour Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Fundamentals of Hiking

Sunday, May 12, 2019

11 a.m.

Join us at the Nature Center to get started hiking. Preparation, gear, and locations will be covered Wear comfortable shoes. Program will include a different short hike each week.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Fundamentals of Hiking Join us at the Nature Center to get started hiking. Preparation, gear, and locations will be covered Wear comfortable shoes. Program will include a different short hike each week.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour

Sunday, May 12, 2019

10 a.m.

Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats, and other mammals that call Trap Pond home. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats, and other mammals that call Trap Pond home. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Birding by Boat

Sunday, May 12, 2019

8 a.m.

Bring your binoculars and field guides as we explore the swamp and search for some of its feathered inhabitants. $15 Adult/$3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Birding by Boat Bring your binoculars and field guides as we explore the swamp and search for some of its feathered inhabitants. $15 Adult/$3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour

Friday, May 17, 2019

5 p.m.

Enjoy the baldcypress swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the baldcypress tree. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Evening Pontoon Boat Tour Enjoy the baldcypress swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the baldcypress tree. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour

Saturday, May 18, 2019

10 a.m.

What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Wagon Rides

Saturday, May 18, 2019

5 p.m.

Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Boating Through History Pontoon Tour

Saturday, May 18, 2019

2 p.m.

Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Boating Through History Pontoon Tour Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Pontoon Grab Bag Tour

Sunday, May 19, 2019

2 p.m.

Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Pontoon Grab Bag Tour Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour

Sunday, May 19, 2019

10 a.m.

Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats, and other mammals that call Trap Pond home. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats, and other mammals that call Trap Pond home. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Night Sounds Pontoon Tour

Thursday, May 23, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spook swamp creatures. $15 Adult/$3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Night Sounds Pontoon Tour Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spook swamp creatures. $15 Adult/$3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour

Friday, May 24, 2019

5 p.m.

Enjoy the baldcypress swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the baldcypress tree. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Evening Pontoon Boat Tour Enjoy the baldcypress swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the baldcypress tree. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Summer Concert Kickoff!

Saturday, May 25, 2019

6:30 p.m.

Gather with friends and family at the Baldcypress Nature Center for free live music. Concerts will take place same day, same time, and place each week through August. Don't miss the first one!

Add to Calendar America/New_York Summer Concert Kickoff! Gather with friends and family at the Baldcypress Nature Center for free live music. Concerts will take place same day, same time, and place each week through August. Don't miss the first one! Trap Pond State Park

Wagon Rides

Saturday, May 25, 2019

5 p.m.

Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wagon Rides Take a ride to cypress point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion.(Straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the Campstore at least one hour before program.  Free Trap Pond State Park

Campground Activity Hour

Saturday, May 25, 2019

2 p.m.

Learn about activities that the park and local community offer such as fishing, boating, and local museums. Meet at the campground pavilion. No registration necessary. Check our Facebook page weekly for program themes. Free

Add to Calendar America/New_York Campground Activity Hour Learn about activities that the park and local community offer such as fishing, boating, and local museums. Meet at the campground pavilion. No registration necessary. Check our Facebook page weekly for program themes. Free Trap Pond State Park

Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour

Saturday, May 25, 2019

10 a.m.

What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat. We will explore the pond in search of animals feeding and drinking, and some just wading around. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Boating Through History Pontoon Tour

Saturday, May 25, 2019

2 p.m.

Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Boating Through History Pontoon Tour Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951. Learn about the history of the area and its inhabitants as we boat through the past. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Pontoon Grab Bag Tour

Sunday, May 26, 2019

2 p.m.

Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Pontoon Grab Bag Tour Learn about a different subject every Sunday. An eclectic selection will have you wanting to attend each week. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour

Sunday, May 26, 2019

10 a.m.

Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats, and other mammals that call Trap Pond home. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour Come out on our guided pontoon tour and try to spot some of our furry pond residents. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats, and other mammals that call Trap Pond home. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour

Friday, May 31, 2019

5 p.m.

Enjoy the baldcypress swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the baldcypress tree. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under

Add to Calendar America/New_York Evening Pontoon Boat Tour Enjoy the baldcypress swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the baldcypress tree. $6 Adult/ $3 Children 12 and under Trap Pond State Park

Trailblazers

Monday, June 24, 2019

9 a.m.

Camp at Trap Pond for a week and develop your survival skills. This week we will explore what Trap Pond has to offer: hiking, canoeing, fishing, and more! This camp includes three overnight stays (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) in our primitive camping area with planned night activities. Two day trips will be provided: the beach at Cape Henlopen State Park and the Killens Pond Waterpark. Food and tents will be provided. Travel time to Cape: one hour. Travel time to Killens: 45 minutes.

Add to Calendar 10 14 America/New_York Trailblazers Camp at Trap Pond for a week and develop your survival skills. This week we will explore what Trap Pond has to offer: hiking, canoeing, fishing, and more! This camp includes three overnight stays (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) in our primitive camping area with planned night activities. Two day trips will be provided: the beach at Cape Henlopen State Park and the Killens Pond Waterpark. Food and tents will be provided. Travel time to Cape: one hour. Travel time to Killens: 45 minutes. Trap Pond State Park

Fishing Frenzy

Monday, July 8, 2019

9 a.m.

Enjoy fishing at Trap Pond. Develop your knot-tying skills and learn about aquatic pond life. We will fish from the banks, bridges, and docks of Trap Pond. A fishing tournament will be held on Friday. Everyone’s a winner! Beginners welcome.

Add to Calendar 7 12 America/New_York Fishing Frenzy Enjoy fishing at Trap Pond. Develop your knot-tying skills and learn about aquatic pond life. We will fish from the banks, bridges, and docks of Trap Pond. A fishing tournament will be held on Friday. Everyone’s a winner! Beginners welcome. Trap Pond State Park

Art in the Park

Monday, July 15, 2019

9 a.m.

Join us for a week full of arts and crafts! We will create take-home masterpieces from jewelry to floral arrangements. We will learn about nature along the way and gain inspiration from the beautiful park around us.

Add to Calendar 7 12 America/New_York Art in the Park Join us for a week full of arts and crafts! We will create take-home masterpieces from jewelry to floral arrangements. We will learn about nature along the way and gain inspiration from the beautiful park around us. Trap Pond State Park

Creature Feature

Monday, July 29, 2019

9 a.m.

Learn all about the different animals that live in zoos, in Trap Pond, and all around the world! We will be visited by animals from the Brandywine Zoo, and take a trip to the Salisbury Zoo. We will also have the chance to see aquatic animals from a pontoon boat and a canoe. Find out where the wild things are at this exciting camp! Travel time to Salisbury Zoo: 25 minutes.

Add to Calendar 7 12 America/New_York Creature Feature Learn all about the different animals that live in zoos, in Trap Pond, and all around the world! We will be visited by animals from the Brandywine Zoo, and take a trip to the Salisbury Zoo. We will also have the chance to see aquatic animals from a pontoon boat and a canoe. Find out where the wild things are at this exciting camp! Travel time to Salisbury Zoo: 25 minutes. Trap Pond State Park

Junior Naturalist

Monday, August 5, 2019

9 a.m.

Calling all aspiring naturalists! During this camp we will learn all about plants, animals, and the great outdoors. We will learn the basics of outdoors survival including fire-building and shelter-making.

Add to Calendar 10 13 America/New_York Junior Naturalist Calling all aspiring naturalists! During this camp we will learn all about plants, animals, and the great outdoors. We will learn the basics of outdoors survival including fire-building and shelter-making. Trap Pond State Park

Vets and Pets

Monday, August 12, 2019

9 a.m.

Do you want to work with animals? If so, this is the camp for you! We will learn all about how to care for animals from alpacas to butterflies. Explore how people work with animals at zoos and on farms. This camp includes visits from animal professionals and up close encounters with animals!

Add to Calendar 9 12 America/New_York Vets and Pets Do you want to work with animals? If so, this is the camp for you! We will learn all about how to care for animals from alpacas to butterflies. Explore how people work with animals at zoos and on farms. This camp includes visits from animal professionals and up close encounters with animals! Trap Pond State Park

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