CAMPING @ Killens Pond State Park



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contractID DE
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.
drivingDirection Address: 3015 Paradise Alley Road Harrington, DE 19952 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.
facilitiesDescription Water park, Nature Center, Camp Store
facility Killens Pond State Park
facilityID 360118
importantInformation RV Standard and Tent Camping Water hookups are not available November 1st through March 31st. A frost free spigot is centrally located in the park. Call the Park Office at 302-284-4526 for more 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 302-284-4526 or your reservation may be cancelled. Be respectful of those campers already set up. Only one vehicle per campsite will be assigned a pass allowing free entry in and out of the park. This does not include the camping unit. Overflow parking is provided near the campground registration booth. Quiet hours are: 10:00 PM - 7:00 AM. Entrance fees are charged daily from March to November. 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 the Cabins or Cabin area. 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. 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. The possession or display of any firearms, air guns, paintball guns, sling shots, martial arts weapons, fireworks, or archery equipment is prohibited. Bathhouses are open year-round. 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. Cabins Check-in: 3:00 PM Check-out: 11:00 AM Visitors who vacate their cabin after 11:00 AM will be charged a $100.00 late fee. You must call the Park Office before 3:30 PM on the day of arrival (302-284-4526) if you will be arriving late. One person in the party must be 18 years or older and must remain with the party during the cabin stay. Identification may be required upon check-in. Pets are prohibited in the Cabins and cabin area. Smoking is prohibited inside the cabin. One vehicle is allowed to park in the designated cabin parking area. Additional vehicles and visitors will need to park at the overflow parking lot adjacent to the Campground Office. Cars may not be driven directly to the cabins. Please leave the cabin clean. Trash dumpsters are located across from the overflow parking lot. Please report any issues to the campground registrar or park office. You are responsible for any damages to the cabin that occurred during your stay or not reported promptly upon your arrival. 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 or at State Park offices. 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.
nearbyAttrctionDescription State Fairgrounds at Harrington, John Dickinson Plantation, Dover Downs, Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
recreationDescription Hiking, Fishing, Boating, Camping, Swimming, Canoeing, Nature Programs, Disc Golf, Geocaching, Picnicking, Horseshoes Check out current events and programs happening during your stay!