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Lums Pond State Park is nestled in an oak and poplar woodland and surrounds Delaware's largest freshwater millpond. As one of the First State's most diversified parks, recreational opportunities can be found in every corner of this popular spot, making it a perfect day trip or a fun family camping destination

Before the Pond existed, St. Georges Creek flowed through the hardwood forest and was the site of several Native American hunting camps. This area was first used as a State Park in 1963.


Hiking, Fishing, Biking, Kayaking, Ball Fields, Cross-Country Skiing, Camping, Disc Golf Course, Horseback Riding Lessons and Trail Rides, Official Campground for the University of Delaware

Check out current events and programs happening during your stay!

Over 10 Miles of Trails, Go Ape! Zip line Treetop Adventure Course , Sunset Stables Equestrian Center , Nature Center, Camp Store, Boat Rentals , Boat Launch Ramp and Two Piers
Nearby Attractions

University of Delaware, Fort Delaware State Park and Pea Patch Island, Historic New Castle, White Clay Creek State Park, Go Ape! Zip line Adventure Course, Summit North Marina

Standard and Tent Camping

During the winter months some amenities may not be available like water. Please contact the Park Office at 302-368-6989 prior to arrival for complete information.

Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM

In case of a late arrival 24 hours or more please notify the park at 302-368-6989 or your reservation may be cancelled. Be respectful of those campers already set up.

One vehicle per site. Additional vehicles/boat trailers etc. must park in the overflow parking area.

Each campsite may have up to 8 people. There is an additional $2.00 per day charge for each person over the first four.

  • Quite hours are: 10:00 PM - 7:00 AM. Operation of generators are not permitted during quiet hours.
  • 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Visitors must pay the entrance fee per vehicle. Fee season is from March 1 - November 30th.
  • Pets must be on a 6 ft. leash at all times. Owners must clean up after their pets. Pets are not allowed to be left unattended at anytime. Please do not tie or chain pets to any trees or posts.
  • Trash must be removed from the campsite. A dumpster is provided at the campground entrance. Burning trash and excessive litter is prohibited. Dumping or disposal of dish/bath water, septic wastes, or other effluents on ground is prohibited.
  • Chopping, cutting, or damaging trees and bushes in any way is prohibited. Downed wood/limbs may not be gathered. Please do not bring firewood from other states in Delaware. Fire wood can be purchased at the campground.
  • Clotheslines, ropes, or cords are not to be tied to any trees or shrubs.
  • Please do not ride bicycles at night unless they are equipped with a headlight and reflectors.
  • The possession or display of any firearms, air guns, paintball guns, slingshots, martial art weapons, fireworks, or archery equipment is prohibited.
  • Rowboats, canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats are available from May-September. Call for more information.
  • During events, vehicular travel on the campground will be restricted/controlled during that time. There may be up to a 15-minute wait to enter or leave the park.


  • Yurt furniture and/or equipment may not be removed from the campsite. Renters will be held liable for any damage to the Yurt tent, furniture, decking/equipment.
  • No smoking inside the yurts.
  • No pets inside the yurts.

By definition, Delaware State Park Campgrounds are family campgrounds. Group camping is prohibited in family campgrounds. Individuals are limited to two sites at any time.

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

Delaware now requires a fishing license to cover both salt water and fresh water fishing. This includes recreational clamming and crabbing. The license may be purchased at agents authorized by the Division of Fish & Wildlife. For more information call 302-739-9914 or visit Division of Fish & Wildlife

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

Lums Pond State Park camping trips are easy to plan with ReserveAmerica. Lums Pond State Park campground reservations can be made online. Click one of the links below to see available campsites at Lums Pond State Park or day pass availability.