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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.

Featured Program: Fundamentals of Hiking

Join us at the nature center to get started. Preparation, gear, and locations will be covered. Wear comfortable shoes. Program will include a short hike. Free Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Add to Calendar 7/25/2019 5:00:00 PM 7/25/2019 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Featured Program: Fundamentals of Hiking Join us at the nature center to get started. Preparation, gear, and locations will be covered. Wear comfortable shoes. Program will include a short hike. Free Trap Pond State Park


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

Youth Fishing Tournament

Sunday, July 21, 2019

8:00 AM

Open to ages 15 and under. Meet at the boathouse for free fishing instruction and other activities from 8-9 a.m. Fishing tournament will begin at 9 a.m. and run until 11 a.m. Catch and release will be encouraged. Bring your own equipment, or use ours (please mention during registration).

Add to Calendar 7/21/2019 8:00:00 AM 7/21/2019 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Youth Fishing Tournament Open to ages 15 and under. Meet at the boathouse for free fishing instruction and other activities from 8-9 a.m. Fishing tournament will begin at 9 a.m. and run until 11 a.m. Catch and release will be encouraged. Bring your own equipment, or use ours (please mention during registration). Trap Pond State Park

Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour

Sunday, July 21, 2019

10:00 AM

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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar 7/21/2019 10:00:00 AM 7/21/2019 11:00:00 AM 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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Pontoon Grab Bag Tour

Sunday, July 21, 2019

2:00 PM

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

Add to Calendar 7/21/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/21/2019 3:00:00 PM 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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Fundamentals of Hiking

Thursday, July 25, 2019

5:00 PM

Join us at the nature center to get started hiking. Preparation, gear, and locations will be covered. Wear comfortable shoes.

Add to Calendar 7/25/2019 5:00:00 PM 7/25/2019 6:00:00 PM 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. Trap Pond State Park

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour

Friday, July 26, 2019

5:00 PM

Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the bald-cypress tree. $6 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar 7/26/2019 5:00:00 PM 7/26/2019 6:00:00 PM 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 bald-cypress tree. $6 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Friday Night Bingo

Friday, July 26, 2019

7:00 PM

Try your luck at our weekly campground bingo game. meet at the campground pavilion. $0.50 per card.

Add to Calendar 7/26/2019 7:00:00 PM 7/26/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Friday Night Bingo Try your luck at our weekly campground bingo game. meet at the campground pavilion. $0.50 per card. Trap Pond State Park

Campground Crafts

Saturday, July 27, 2019

10:00 AM

Meet at the campground pavilion for a new craft each week. $2 per person.

Add to Calendar 7/27/2019 10:00:00 AM 7/27/2019 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Campground Crafts Meet at the campground pavilion for a new craft each week. $2 per person. Trap Pond State Park

Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour

Saturday, July 27, 2019

10:00 AM

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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar 7/27/2019 10:00:00 AM 7/27/2019 11:00:00 AM 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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Fish Tales

Saturday, July 27, 2019

1:00 PM

Net some of our aquatic pond creatures from the shoreline.

Add to Calendar 7/27/2019 1:00:00 PM 7/27/2019 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Fish Tales Net some of our aquatic pond creatures from the shoreline. Trap Pond State Park

Campground Activity Hour

Saturday, July 27, 2019

2:00 PM

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. Checkour Facebook page weekly for program themes.

Add to Calendar 7/27/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/27/2019 3:00:00 PM 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. Checkour Facebook page weekly for program themes. Trap Pond State Park

Boating Through History Pontoon Tour

Saturday, July 27, 2019

2:00 PM

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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar 7/27/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/27/2019 3:00:00 PM 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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Summer Wagon Ride

Saturday, July 27, 2019

5:00 PM

Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Please sign up at the camp store no later that 4 p.m. the day of the trip. Cost is free.

Add to Calendar 7/27/2019 5:00:00 PM 7/27/2019 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Wagon Ride Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Please sign up at the camp store no later that 4 p.m. the day of the trip. Cost is free. Trap Pond State Park

Mark Lentz

Saturday, July 27, 2019

6:30 PM

Bring the family and friends out to the park for our Summer Concert Series at the Baldcypress Nature Center on Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Trap Pond Partners will be on hand to sell refreshments. For information, call the Baldcypress Nature Center at (302) 875-5163, or visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site. Park entrance fees are in effect.

Add to Calendar 7/27/2019 6:30:00 PM 7/27/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Mark Lentz Bring the family and friends out to the park for our Summer Concert Series at the Baldcypress Nature Center on Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Trap Pond Partners will be on hand to sell refreshments. For information, call the Baldcypress Nature Center at (302) 875-5163, or visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site. Park entrance fees are in effect. Trap Pond State Park

Learn to Paddle

Sunday, July 28, 2019

9:00 AM

Investigate the basics of getting out on the water. Boat and gear selection, safety considerations, launching, paddling skills, and paddling locations will all be covered. Both canoe and kayak instructors will be leading this program which includes 1 hour of on the water instruction. Call the nature center at (302) 875-5163 to register 48 hours in advance. Cost is $20

Add to Calendar 7/28/2019 9:00:00 AM 7/28/2019 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Learn to Paddle Investigate the basics of getting out on the water. Boat and gear selection, safety considerations, launching, paddling skills, and paddling locations will all be covered. Both canoe and kayak instructors will be leading this program which includes 1 hour of on the water instruction. Call the nature center at (302) 875-5163 to register 48 hours in advance. Cost is $20 Trap Pond State Park

Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour

Sunday, July 28, 2019

10:00 AM

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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar 7/28/2019 10:00:00 AM 7/28/2019 11:00:00 AM 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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Pontoon Grab Bag Tour

Sunday, July 28, 2019

2:00 PM

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

Add to Calendar 7/28/2019 2:00:00 PM 7/28/2019 3:00:00 PM 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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Creature Feature

Monday, July 29, 2019

9:00 AM

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 7/29/2019 9:00:00 AM 8/2/2019 12:00:00 AM 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

New Moon Paddle

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

8:00 PM

New Moon PaddleWednesday, July 318-10 p.m.$25 per personExperience the dark night solitude of the cypress swamp, with only star light to guide your way. Your choice of canoe or kayak. Call (302) 875-5163 at least 48 hours in advance to register. Cost is $25

Add to Calendar 7/31/2019 8:00:00 PM 7/31/2019 10:00:00 PM America/New_York New Moon Paddle New Moon PaddleWednesday, July 318-10 p.m.$25 per personExperience the dark night solitude of the cypress swamp, with only star light to guide your way. Your choice of canoe or kayak. Call (302) 875-5163 at least 48 hours in advance to register. Cost is $25 Trap Pond State Park

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour

Friday, August 2, 2019

5:00 PM

Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the bald-cypress tree. $6 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar 8/2/2019 5:00:00 PM 8/2/2019 6:00:00 PM 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 bald-cypress tree. $6 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Friday Night Bingo

Friday, August 2, 2019

7:00 PM

Try your luck at our weekly campground bingo game. meet at the campground pavilion. $0.50 per card.

Add to Calendar 8/2/2019 7:00:00 PM 8/2/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Friday Night Bingo Try your luck at our weekly campground bingo game. meet at the campground pavilion. $0.50 per card. Trap Pond State Park

Morning Bird Walk

Saturday, August 3, 2019

8:00 AM

Enjoy a leisurely walk along the pond to learn some basics of bird watching.

Add to Calendar 8/3/2019 8:00:00 AM 8/3/2019 9:00:00 AM America/New_York Morning Bird Walk Enjoy a leisurely walk along the pond to learn some basics of bird watching. Trap Pond State Park

Campground Crafts

Saturday, August 3, 2019

10:00 AM

Meet at the campground pavilion for a new craft each week. $2 per person.

Add to Calendar 8/3/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/3/2019 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Campground Crafts Meet at the campground pavilion for a new craft each week. $2 per person. Trap Pond State Park

Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour

Saturday, August 3, 2019

10:00 AM

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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar 8/3/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/3/2019 11:00:00 AM 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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Boating Through History Pontoon Tour

Saturday, August 3, 2019

2:00 PM

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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar 8/3/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/3/2019 3:00:00 PM 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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Summer Wagon Ride

Saturday, August 3, 2019

5:00 PM

Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Please sign up at the camp store no later that 4 p.m. the day of the trip. Cost is free.

Add to Calendar 8/3/2019 5:00:00 PM 8/3/2019 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Wagon Ride Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Please sign up at the camp store no later that 4 p.m. the day of the trip. Cost is free. Trap Pond State Park

The Mojo Rider Band

Saturday, August 3, 2019

6:30 PM

Bring the family and friends out to the park for our Summer Concert Series at the Baldcypress Nature Center on Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Trap Pond Partners will be on hand to sell refreshments. For information, call the Baldcypress Nature Center at (302) 875-5163, or visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site. Park entrance fees are in effect.

Add to Calendar 8/3/2019 6:30:00 PM 8/3/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York The Mojo Rider Band Bring the family and friends out to the park for our Summer Concert Series at the Baldcypress Nature Center on Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Trap Pond Partners will be on hand to sell refreshments. For information, call the Baldcypress Nature Center at (302) 875-5163, or visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site. Park entrance fees are in effect. Trap Pond State Park

Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour

Sunday, August 4, 2019

10:00 AM

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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar 8/4/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/4/2019 11:00:00 AM 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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Pontoon Grab Bag Tour

Sunday, August 4, 2019

2:00 PM

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

Add to Calendar 8/4/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/4/2019 3:00:00 PM 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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Junior Naturalist

Monday, August 5, 2019

9:00 AM

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 8/5/2019 9:00:00 AM 8/9/2019 12:00:00 AM 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

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour

Friday, August 9, 2019

5:00 PM

Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the bald-cypress tree. $6 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar 8/9/2019 5:00:00 PM 8/9/2019 6:00:00 PM 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 bald-cypress tree. $6 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Friday Night Bingo

Friday, August 9, 2019

7:00 PM

Try your luck at our weekly campground bingo game. meet at the campground pavilion. $0.50 per card.

Add to Calendar 8/9/2019 7:00:00 PM 8/9/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Friday Night Bingo Try your luck at our weekly campground bingo game. meet at the campground pavilion. $0.50 per card. Trap Pond State Park

Campground Crafts

Saturday, August 10, 2019

10:00 AM

Meet at the campground pavilion for a new craft each week. $2 per person.

Add to Calendar 8/10/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/10/2019 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Campground Crafts Meet at the campground pavilion for a new craft each week. $2 per person. Trap Pond State Park

Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour

Saturday, August 10, 2019

10:00 AM

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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar 8/10/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/10/2019 11:00:00 AM 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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Boating Through History Pontoon Tour

Saturday, August 10, 2019

2:00 PM

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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar 8/10/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/10/2019 3:00:00 PM 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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Summer Wagon Ride

Saturday, August 10, 2019

5:00 PM

Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Please sign up at the camp store no later that 4 p.m. the day of the trip. Cost is free.

Add to Calendar 8/10/2019 5:00:00 PM 8/10/2019 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Wagon Ride Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Please sign up at the camp store no later that 4 p.m. the day of the trip. Cost is free. Trap Pond State Park

Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour

Sunday, August 11, 2019

10:00 AM

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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar 8/11/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/11/2019 11:00:00 AM 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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Bethesda Church Open House

Sunday, August 11, 2019

2:00 PM

Park staff will be available to answer questions and discuss the important history of rural churches in the area. Give yourself time to explore the cemetery and natural beauty of the area.

Add to Calendar 8/11/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/11/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Bethesda Church Open House Park staff will be available to answer questions and discuss the important history of rural churches in the area. Give yourself time to explore the cemetery and natural beauty of the area. Trap Pond State Park

Pontoon Grab Bag Tour

Sunday, August 11, 2019

2:00 PM

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

Add to Calendar 8/11/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/11/2019 3:00:00 PM 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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Vets and Pets

Monday, August 12, 2019

9:00 AM

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 8/12/2019 9:00:00 AM 8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM 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

Trap Pond Partners Meeting

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

7:00 PM

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 8/14/2019 7:00:00 PM 8/14/2019 8:30:00 PM 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

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour

Friday, August 16, 2019

5:00 PM

Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the bald-cypress tree. $6 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar 8/16/2019 5:00:00 PM 8/16/2019 6:00:00 PM 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 bald-cypress tree. $6 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Friday Night Bingo

Friday, August 16, 2019

7:00 PM

Try your luck at our weekly campground bingo game. meet at the campground pavilion. $0.50 per card.

Add to Calendar 8/16/2019 7:00:00 PM 8/16/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Friday Night Bingo Try your luck at our weekly campground bingo game. meet at the campground pavilion. $0.50 per card. Trap Pond State Park

Campground Crafts

Saturday, August 17, 2019

10:00 AM

Meet at the campground pavilion for a new craft each week. $2 per person.

Add to Calendar 8/17/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/17/2019 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Campground Crafts Meet at the campground pavilion for a new craft each week. $2 per person. Trap Pond State Park

Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour

Saturday, August 17, 2019

10:00 AM

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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar 8/17/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/17/2019 11:00:00 AM 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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Boating Through History Pontoon Tour

Saturday, August 17, 2019

2:00 PM

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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar 8/17/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/17/2019 3:00:00 PM 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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Summer Wagon Ride

Saturday, August 17, 2019

5:00 PM

Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Please sign up at the camp store no later that 4 p.m. the day of the trip. Cost is free.

Add to Calendar 8/17/2019 5:00:00 PM 8/17/2019 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Wagon Ride Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Please sign up at the camp store no later that 4 p.m. the day of the trip. Cost is free. Trap Pond State Park

Youth Fishing Tournament

Sunday, August 18, 2019

8:00 AM

Open to ages 15 and under. Meet at the boathouse for free fishing instruction and other activities from 8-9 a.m. Fishing tournament will begin at 9 a.m. and run until 11 a.m. Catch and release will be encouraged. Bring your own equipment, or use ours (please mention during registration).

Add to Calendar 8/18/2019 8:00:00 AM 8/18/2019 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Youth Fishing Tournament Open to ages 15 and under. Meet at the boathouse for free fishing instruction and other activities from 8-9 a.m. Fishing tournament will begin at 9 a.m. and run until 11 a.m. Catch and release will be encouraged. Bring your own equipment, or use ours (please mention during registration). Trap Pond State Park

Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour

Sunday, August 18, 2019

10:00 AM

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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar 8/18/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/18/2019 11:00:00 AM 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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Pontoon Grab Bag Tour

Sunday, August 18, 2019

2:00 PM

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

Add to Calendar 8/18/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/18/2019 3:00:00 PM 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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Trussum Pond Paddle

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

1:00 PM

Navigate through cypress knees and beaver lodges as we paddle this favorite local pond. Your choice of canoe or kayak.$25 per personCall at least 48 hours in advance to register.

Add to Calendar 8/21/2019 1:00:00 PM 8/21/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Trussum Pond Paddle Navigate through cypress knees and beaver lodges as we paddle this favorite local pond. Your choice of canoe or kayak.$25 per personCall at least 48 hours in advance to register. Trap Pond State Park

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour

Friday, August 23, 2019

5:00 PM

Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the bald-cypress tree. $6 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar 8/23/2019 5:00:00 PM 8/23/2019 6:00:00 PM 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 bald-cypress tree. $6 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Friday Night Bingo

Friday, August 23, 2019

7:00 PM

Try your luck at our weekly campground bingo game. meet at the campground pavilion. $0.50 per card.

Add to Calendar 8/23/2019 7:00:00 PM 8/23/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Friday Night Bingo Try your luck at our weekly campground bingo game. meet at the campground pavilion. $0.50 per card. Trap Pond State Park

Campground Crafts

Saturday, August 24, 2019

10:00 AM

Meet at the campground pavilion for a new craft each week. $2 per person.

Add to Calendar 8/24/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/24/2019 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Campground Crafts Meet at the campground pavilion for a new craft each week. $2 per person. Trap Pond State Park

Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour

Saturday, August 24, 2019

10:00 AM

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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar 8/24/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/24/2019 11:00:00 AM 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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Fish Tales

Saturday, August 24, 2019

1:00 PM

Net some of our aquatic pond creatures from the shoreline.

Add to Calendar 8/24/2019 1:00:00 PM 8/24/2019 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Fish Tales Net some of our aquatic pond creatures from the shoreline. Trap Pond State Park

Boating Through History Pontoon Tour

Saturday, August 24, 2019

2:00 PM

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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar 8/24/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/24/2019 3:00:00 PM 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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Summer Wagon Ride

Saturday, August 24, 2019

5:00 PM

Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Please sign up at the camp store no later that 4 p.m. the day of the trip. Cost is free.

Add to Calendar 8/24/2019 5:00:00 PM 8/24/2019 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Wagon Ride Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Please sign up at the camp store no later that 4 p.m. the day of the trip. Cost is free. Trap Pond State Park

Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour

Sunday, August 25, 2019

10:00 AM

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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar 8/25/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/25/2019 11:00:00 AM 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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Pontoon Grab Bag Tour

Sunday, August 25, 2019

2:00 PM

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

Add to Calendar 8/25/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/25/2019 3:00:00 PM 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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Evening Pontoon Boat Tour

Friday, August 30, 2019

5:00 PM

Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our famous residents, the bald-cypress tree. $6 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar 8/30/2019 5:00:00 PM 8/30/2019 6:00:00 PM 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 bald-cypress tree. $6 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Friday Night Bingo

Friday, August 30, 2019

7:00 PM

Try your luck at our weekly campground bingo game. meet at the campground pavilion. $0.50 per card.

Add to Calendar 8/30/2019 7:00:00 PM 8/30/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Friday Night Bingo Try your luck at our weekly campground bingo game. meet at the campground pavilion. $0.50 per card. Trap Pond State Park

Campground Crafts

Saturday, August 31, 2019

10:00 AM

Meet at the campground pavilion for a new craft each week. $2 per person.

Add to Calendar 8/31/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/31/2019 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Campground Crafts Meet at the campground pavilion for a new craft each week. $2 per person. Trap Pond State Park

Wildlife from the Water Pontoon Tour

Saturday, August 31, 2019

10:00 AM

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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar 8/31/2019 10:00:00 AM 8/31/2019 11:00:00 AM 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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Boating Through History Pontoon Tour

Saturday, August 31, 2019

2:00 PM

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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under.

Add to Calendar 8/31/2019 2:00:00 PM 8/31/2019 3:00:00 PM 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 Adults/$3 Children 12 and under. Trap Pond State Park

Summer Wagon Ride

Saturday, August 31, 2019

5:00 PM

Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Please sign up at the camp store no later that 4 p.m. the day of the trip. Cost is free.

Add to Calendar 8/31/2019 5:00:00 PM 8/31/2019 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Summer Wagon Ride Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Please sign up at the camp store no later that 4 p.m. the day of the trip. Cost is free. Trap Pond State Park

The Reminders

Saturday, August 31, 2019

6:30 PM

Bring the family and friends out to the park for our Summer Concert Series at the Baldcypress Nature Center on Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Trap Pond Partners will be on hand to sell refreshments. For information, call the Baldcypress Nature Center at (302) 875-5163, or visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site. Park entrance fees are in effect.

Add to Calendar 8/31/2019 6:30:00 PM 8/31/2019 8:30:00 PM America/New_York The Reminders Bring the family and friends out to the park for our Summer Concert Series at the Baldcypress Nature Center on Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m. during the summer months. The concerts are free of charge. The Trap Pond Partners will be on hand to sell refreshments. For information, call the Baldcypress Nature Center at (302) 875-5163, or visit our Summer Concert Series pages on this site. Park entrance fees are in effect. Trap Pond State Park

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