Lums Pond State Park

1068 Howell School Road
Bear, DE - 19701

Type: Parks
(302) 368-6989

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Lums Pond State Park, situated in New Castle County, Delaware, is a picturesque outdoor recreational area renowned for its natural beauty, diverse ecosystems, and opportunities for outdoor adventure. Established in 1963, the park encompasses over 1,700 acres of woodlands, wetlands, and waterways, making it one of the largest state parks in Delaware.

One of the main highlights of Lums Pond State Park is its namesake, Lums Pond, which is the largest freshwater pond in Delaware. Visitors can enjoy a variety of water-based activities on the pond, including fishing, boating, kayaking, and canoeing. The park features a boat ramp and fishing pier for easy access to the water, as well as boat rentals and concessions during the summer months. Anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, catfish, and crappie.

In addition to its water activities, Lums Pond State Park offers a range of recreational opportunities for visitors to enjoy. The park features over 12 miles of hiking and biking trails that wind through scenic woodlands, meadows, and wetlands, providing opportunities for exploration and wildlife observation. Visitors can also take advantage of the park's picnic areas, playgrounds, and sports fields, as well as its campground and cabins for overnight stays.

Moreover, Lums Pond State Park is home to a variety of natural habitats and ecosystems that support a wide range of plant and animal species. Visitors can explore the park's diverse landscapes and participate in birdwatching, nature photography, and environmental education programs. The park also offers opportunities for hunting and trapping during designated seasons, as well as interpretive programs and guided tours that highlight the park's natural and cultural history.

Whether you're a nature lover, outdoor enthusiast, or simply someone looking for a peaceful retreat, Lums Pond State Park offers something for everyone to enjoy. With its scenic landscapes, recreational opportunities, and natural beauty, the park continues to be a beloved destination for visitors of all ages to explore, relax, and connect with the great outdoors.

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