Killens Pond State Park, DE

Pine woods and a picturesque millpond are a great setting for year-round fun at Killens Pond State Park. The Park was originally establisted as a mill pond in the late 1700's. Prior to the pond's creation, the Murderkill River and surrounding hardwood forest were sites ...
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Max reservation window: Fri Apr 03 2015   Later Dates

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Alerts and Important Information

In the case of a late arrival please notify the park at 302-284-4526 no later than 3:30 P.M. to make check-in arrangements.

All basic rates include up to 4 people per campsite. A maximum of 8 people are allowed per campsite. An extra $2.00 per person per night will be charged for 5 - 8 occupants.

Pets must be leashed and attended to at all times. Pets are required to be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Pets are not allowed in Cabins or the Cabin Area.

Loud noises or disturbances of any nature will not be tolerated between the hours of 10 P.M to 7 A.M.

Entrance fees are charged daily from March to November.

One vehicle is allowed per site. This does not include the camping unit. Overflow parking is provided near the campground registration booth.

Sites will accommodate a maximum of:

  • 1 Motorhome with a small tent OR
  • 1 travel trailer with a small tent OR
  • 2 tents

A Delaware fishing license is required for ages 16 thru 65, to fish in the pond, all fresh water as well as salt water. This includes recreational clamming and crabbing. A license can be obtained by agents authorized by the division of Fish & Wildlife. For more information call 302-739-9914 or visit fw.delaware.gov

The possession or display of any firearms, air guns, paint ball guns, sling shots, martial arts weapons, fireworks or archery equipment is prohibited.

Clotheslines may be used with care during daylight hours but are prohibited after dark.

Trash must be taken to the dumpster / recycling center located at the campground dump station.

There is a centrally located frost-free water spigot and Port-a-Potty available.

Fires are allowed in the fire ring only.

Generators are allowed but regulations prohibit unreasonable noise.

Chopping, cutting or damaging trees and bushes in any way is prohibited at Killens Pond. Wood and ice are sold at the campground registration booth.

Camping is permitted for a maximum of 14 days within a 21 day period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Extended stays outside this period are only allowed by approval of the Park Office.

If you are late report directly to your site and sign in the next day with the campground register, ranger or park office. Be respectful of those campers all ready set up.

Water hookups are not available November 1st to December 31st and January 1st to March 31st. Water is available through centrally located forst-free spigots.

The bathhouse is open year round.

America the Beautiful Access Pass discounts are available by calling the Call Center at 1-877-987-2757

Rates: Please be advised, rates may vary for DE Residents vs. Non-Residents.

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KILLENS POND CAMPGROUND Standard 8 32 Back-In
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Description

Pine woods and a picturesque millpond are a great setting for year-round fun at Killens Pond State Park. The Park was originally establisted as a mill pond in the late 1700's. Prior to the pond's creation, the Murderkill River and surrounding hardwood forest were sites of several Native American homes and hunting camps. According to the legend, the river's unusual name refers to a local tribe's massacre of a Dutch trading party at the mouth of the river in 1648. Killens Pond was established as a state park in 1965.

Killens Pond State Park is centrally located in the heart of Kent County in Felton, Delaware. The Park is conveniently located fifteen miles south of Dover, forty-five miles from the Delaware Beaches and within two hours from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Annapolis, Norther Virginia and Washington, DC.

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Cabin

Thu Sep 04 2014 - Fri Apr 03 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 7 Month(s) in advance.

Pavilion

Thu Sep 04 2014 - Thu Sep 03 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Picnic Area

Thu Sep 04 2014 - Thu Sep 03 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Standard

Thu Sep 04 2014 - Fri Apr 03 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 7 Month(s) in advance.

Tent Only

Thu Sep 04 2014 - Fri Apr 03 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 7 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Athletic Fields
  • Baseball/Softball
  • Bath House
  • Biking
  • Boat Launch
  • Camp Store
  • Canoeing
  • Convenience Store
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Frizbee Golf
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseshoes
  • Information Center
  • Interpretive Center
  • Nature Center
  • Nature Program
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Pond Fishing
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycle Center
  • Showers
  • Toilet, Flush
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Walking
  • Water Park
  • Wood And Ice Sales
Local Attractions
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Featured Attractions

Sports and Recreations

Centerton Golf Club

Centerton Golf Club is a par-71 course with traditional red, white, and blue tees, ranging from 6,600 to 5,716 yards, and with its gently rolling layout, is an easy course to walk. Men, women, junior, and senior golfers can quickly find their respective playing level.
1016 Almond Rd, Centerton, NJ, 08318
856-358-2220
Distance*: 42.64 miles

Sports and Recreations

Shore Gate Golf Club

Shore Gate is located near the seashore, but is sure isn't a day at the beach. We've had about 60,000 rounds here and nobody has broken par from any tee box, said head professional David Faught in late 2004. We even hosted a Player Ability Test [for PGA professional hopefuls] from the white tees and the low round was 74. What makes the course challenging is the diversity of the golf holes, continues, Faught. Everything is visually intimidating.
35 Schoolhouse Ln, Ocean View, NJ, 08230
609-624-8337
Distance*: 45.24 miles

Sports and Recreations

White Oaks Country Club(NJ)

The par 71, 6,500-yard, 18-hole layout, features dramatically tall oak trees lining and separating all holes. The natural sloping of the golf course emphasizes pinpoint positioning of golf shots. This is especially true on two of White Oaks' many signature holes. They include the "whopping" 621-yard, par 5 #7 and the biting par 4 #9 hole, where golfers are forced to hit their second shot over a deceiving double green, guarded by water.
2951 Dutch Mill Rd, Newfield, NJ, 08344
856-697-8900
Distance*: 52.12 miles

Sports and Recreations

Blue Heron Pines Golf Club

Blue Heron Pines opened in 1993. Designed by Stephen Kay, it takes full advantage of the natural beauty of the pinelands, with majestic tree lines framing breathtaking vistas. The course has been selected by The Press of Atlantic City, Casino Connection Magazine, and numerous other publications as the best 18-hole course at the Jersey Shore.
550 Country Club Drive, Egg Harbor City, NJ, 08213
609-965-1800
Distance*: 61.01 miles
*All Distances shown are as-the-crow-flies (measured as a straight line between two points). See Driving Directions for approximate driving distances.
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Cancellation Policy
  • A cancellation fee of $10 applies if cancellation occurs prior to 31 days before arrival date. Balance of payments will be refunded.
  • A cancellation fee of a one-day camping fee is charged if cancellation is within 30 days of arrival date; the balance of payment received will be refunded.
  • A cabin reservation carries a $35 cancellation fee; the balance of payment received will be refunded.
  • A reservation at the Cottages at Indian River Marina carries a cancellation fee of one-half of the total rental fee.
  • Early departures forfeit all balances.
  • No refunds will be given unless Delaware State Parks or the reservation call center is notified of the cancellation.
  • The park reserves the right to hold a campsite, cabin or yurt for no more than 24 hours after a customer's expected arrival date; after that time, the reservation will be cancelled. The park must receive notice of the late arrival to hold the reservation after the designated arrival time.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
Tent Only $20.00-$25.00
Standard $26.00-$31.00
Picnic Area $75.00
Pavilion $120.00-$140.00
Cabin $54.00-$91.00
($324.00-$546.00 Weekly**)

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.98333, -75.53972
38°59'0"N, 75°32'23"W

Norfolk, VA - 180 MILES;
Salisbury, MD - 50 MILES;
Baltimore, MD / Washington, DC - 95 MILES;
Philadelphia, PA - 90 MILES;
Rehoboth Beach, DE - 40 MILES;
Dover, DE - 13 MILES;

From North: Route 13 South, 12.5 miles past Dover, DE. Turn left on Killens Pond Road. The main entrance is located approximately one mile on the right side.

From South: Route 13 North, 5.5 miles past Harrington, DE. Turn right on Killens Pond Road. The main entrance is located approximately one mile on the right side.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Killens Pond State Park
5025 Killens Pond Road
FELTON  DE  19943

Phone Number:

Information:  (302)284-4526
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