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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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  • Wife and I live near l the park haven’t been in year decided to go for the evening nice time walking trail down to the water. Boats and canoes were 
    Wife and I live near l the park haven’t been in year decided to go for the evening nice time walking trail down to the water. Boats and canoes were  more »
  • This park is a great place for a quick pit stop or a full day of activities. The pond is scenic and peaceful, never crowded, but never empty either. You can’t swim in the pond, but boating and... 
    This park is a great place for a quick pit stop or a full day of activities. The pond is scenic and peaceful, never crowded, but never empty either. You can’t swim in the pond, but boating and...  more »
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  • Love it. But kicked out exactly when sunset hits.
  • Great park! There are several great trails here with a variety of skill levels. The visuals are also amazing with the best views occurring in summer and fall. Dogs absolutely love it here as well.

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