Lums Pond State Park Campground

Bear, Delaware
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Ownership: State Government
Posted by: TrailAPI on December 13, 2012

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Campground Description

Lums Pond State Park is a 1790-acre (7.24 square km) Delaware state park near Bear, New Castle County, Delaware in the United States. The park surrounds Lums Pond, an impoundment built by the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal on St. Georges Creek. The C&D built the pond as a source of water to fill the locks of the canal that connected the Chesapeake Bay with the Delaware River during the 19th century. Lums Pond State Park is open for a wide variety of year-round recreation. HISTORY: Lums Pond, the largest fresh water pond in Delaware, covering 200 acres (0.81 square km) in central New Castle County, was built in the early 19th century as an impoundment for the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. The pond supplied water to fill the locks of the canal and water power for the local gristmill. The pond became a natural recreational draw for the residents of Delaware. Ownership was transferred to the state of Delaware in the mid-20th century. Lums Pond State Park was opened to the public in 1963.


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Campground Activities

Biking, Boat Rental, Canoeing, Convenience Store, Dump Station, Fire Rings, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hot Showers, Information Center, Nature Program, Nature Trails, Parking, Picnic Tables, Pond Fishing, Ranger Station, Sail Boating, Sailboats, Showers, Toilet, Flush, Water Drinking, fishing pier

Campground Amenities

The park offers showers, a dump station, yurts, picnic tables, grills, and electrical hookups. Pets are allowed. The campground also offers four horse campsites.

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