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Delaware: Lums Pond State Park
Posted on Friday, June 10 @ 15:29:12 MST by iljiana

Horse Camping & Trails 1068 Howell School Road
Bear, DE 19701
(302) 368-6989



Lums Pond State Park is built around the largest freshwater pond in Delaware. The park features excellent fishing, sports facilities, hiking trails and more on its 1790 acres on the north side of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Covering 200 acres, Lums Pond itself offers a sandy beach for sunbathing (swimming is not allowed), and boat rentals provide water-bound recreation in the summer months. A boat launching ramp and two piers allow easy access to the water.

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.



Facilities Available at Lums Pond
Acreage
1790
Horse TrailsY
Bike Trails
Y
LaundryN
Boat Ramp
Y
MarinaN
Boat Rentals
Y
Nature CenterY
Cabins
N
Nature TrailsY
Camping-Family
Y
PavilionsY
Camping-Youth Group
Y
PicnickingY
Disc Golf
Y
PlaygroundY
Drinking Water
Y
RefreshmentsY
Dump Station
Y
RestroomsY
Firewood Sales
N
Shower FacilitiesY
Fishing
Y


Game Courts/Ball Fields
Y

For more information and reservations

http://www.destateparks.com/lpsp/lpsp.asp


 
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