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Lums Pond State Park, Bear

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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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  • I've been to this park many times and have always enjoyed the experience. If you're going to hike the trails wear boots and bring a map because the trail can be muddy and it is NOT well marked. Other ...  more »
  • This is a great campsite for families! Despite the fact that it was full, it was still pretty quiet and everyone was friendly. Bathrooms are super clean and there are plenty of activities to do! This ...  more »
  • Very clean park and a really great spot for Kayaking. They do have kayaks for rent and a decent price but bring your own waterproof container (for your phone/wallet/keys) because they charge you for using one of theirs. The earlier you go, the less of a chance you’ll have to wait for a Kayak because summer camps and whatnot are usually there around noon.
  • Great big dog off leash area with woods, trails and water. Cannot get to parking lot for dog park from Lums Pond State Park main entrance. Get on Howell School Road to Buck Jersey Road. Parking lot entrance will be on the left in about 1/2 mile. There is a fee for the park. $4.00 I think.

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