HIKING: Lums Pond State Park



The Lums Pond State Park features the largest freshwater pond in Delaware. It consists of 1,790 acres, 200 of which make up the actual Lums Pond. The park is a popular place for fishing, hiking, picnicking and sports, however swimming is prohibited. There are several picnic locations throughout the park in addition to three large pavilions. Lums Pond SP also has ball fields and game courts for a variety of sports from baseball and softball to soccer and tennis, among others. There is also a large campground on the site for year round camping. Hikers are given the opportunity to explore many scenic views and habitats along the 7.5 mile Swamp Forest Trail that circles the pond. Lums Pond SP also features over 10 miles of multi-purpose trails (horses, bikes, hikers, and snowmobiles).


Elkton, MD: 5 miles Dover, DE: 30 miles Wilmington, DE: 15 miles Baltimore, MD: 50 miles Philadelphia, PA: 40 miles From the North: take I-95 South to exit 1A (Middletown & 896 South) about 8 miles to Rt. 71/301. Turn left onto Rt. 71/301. Go northeast about 1 mile. Campground is on the left. From the South: take 896/301 North. Go over Summit Bridge. At the bottom of Summit Bridge turn right onto Rt. 71/301. Go northeast about 1 mile. Campground is on the left.