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Lums Pond State Park, Bear

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State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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. Lums Pond itself covers 200 acres, and although there is no swimming allowed, boat rentals and fishing 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.
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  • Park is large with nice hiking trails. The campground has plenty of space between the sites. Paved sites with full hookups. Small camp store but has basic needs.  more »
  • This park will spoil you when you compare it to any other. Everything about it is beautiful and clean. First of all, this spots are well spaced out in a wide open area. There are great fields for...  more »
  • Wow, what an experience! Did this with my kids, 9, 11 and 14. Great for trust and bonding experience. Last 2 courses were so scary, but we were able to pull together and finish the whole thing. Park employees were incredible. I highly recommended doing this if you have 4 hours to spare.
  • Wonderful kayaking. Great trails. Fun disc golf course. Lots of pavilions and other picnicking accoutrement. Zip line course is worth doing once. Excellent park, jewel of the state system.

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