Killens Pond State Park RV & Campground Guide

Delaware

A State Park with a water park inside?! That’s just one of the many reasons why Killens Pond State Park in Felton, Delaware, is worth a visit. A state park that became open to the public in 1965, visitors have been coming to the area for hiking and running, a disc golf course, state-of-the-art Nature Center and the centerpiece of the park, a 66-acre millpond that offers boating and fishing.

Killens Pond State Park is also rich in history! Before the millpond was created in the late 1700s, the Murderkill River and surrounding forest included several Native American Homes and hunting camps. The State Park is also in a great location – only about an hour and a half drive from both the northern and southern state line, it’s a perfect stop on a longer trip, or a beautiful vacation location on its own. Read on to find out what else makes Killens Pond State Park worth a visit!

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Weather
Spring 57-73 F
Summer 70-86 F
Fall 51-78 F
Winter 27-42 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Killens Pond State Park

Some vacations are meant for camping under the stars in a tent and sleeping bag, and others are meant for glamping in a comfortable RV, with access to a private bathroom, kitchen and cozy bed! If your trip to Killens Pond State Park is one for glamping in an RV, considering renting one from RVshare.com. A completely custom, perfect for your needs (and budget!) rig is just a few clicks away – and if you have trouble, the world-class team is quick to help, ensuring your camping trip is a success. Plus, all rentals come with nationwide insurance and 24/7 roadside assistance.

It’s easy to camp right onsite at Killens Pond State Park, too! The year-round wooded campground features a wide variety of campsites, including electric and water hookups for RVs and tent camping, tent only camping sites, family cabins and a deluxe cottage with extra amenities and a beautiful view of the pond. The campsites within the State Park do tend to book up quickly, so make your reservation well in advance, or consider camping offsite. There are a wide variety of campgrounds and RV parks in the area to choose from. Here are some worth checking out:

G&R Campground

G&R Campground is located just minutes from Killens Pond State Park, and offers year-round camping. With events and activities, plenty of amenities for the whole family and an activity hall with on-site catering that is available for private affairs such as family reunions, showers, parties and more. Campground rates start at $39 a night.

Water hookup: yes

Electrical hookup: yes

Sewer hookup: yes

Wifi: no

Pet-friendly: yes

Other amenities: picnic table, fire ring, rally area, activity hall (available for private affairs), play area, picnic area with pavilion, horseshoe pits, volleyball and basketball courts, bathhouses with showers, game room, general store and more.

Holiday Park Campground

A beautiful campground nestled on over 200 mostly wooded acres, Holiday Park Campground is a family-friendly campground that can accommodate a wide variety of RVs and other camping equipment. It’s located just 20 minutes from Killens Pond State Park, along the beautiful headwaters of the Choptank River. Rates begin at $43.50 per day.

Water hookup: yes

Electrical hookup: yes

Sewer hookup: yes

Wifi: yes

Pet-friendly: yes (breed restrictions may apply)

Other amenities: 43 free CATV channels, swimming pool with sundeck, four playgrounds, robot slide, free hayrides, tennis court, shuffleboard court, horseshoe pits, basketball and volleyball courts, open sports field, game room, hiking and nature trails, fishing, picnic tables, fire rings, modern restrooms and free hot showers, laundry, free movie rental, electric gate access, free inflatables and truck rides available on some weekends and much more.

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What to Do at
Killens Pond State Park

Inside Killens Pond State Park

Water and nature lovers alike are sure to have a great time at Killens Pond State Park. From hiking and biking trails to a complete cross-country running course to a waterpark and the 66-acre millpond, there is something for everyone of all ages at the State Park. Some of the exciting things to do include:  

Water Activities – The centerpiece of Killens Pond State Park is the 66-acre millpond, which has a convenient boat launching ramp available. Anglers can have their chance to snag largemouth bass, catfish, carp, perch, crappie, bluegills, pickerel and more. A fishing license is required to fish.

Even if you don’t want to fish, you can still enjoy the pond! Canoes, kayaks and pedal boats are available for rental during the summer for pond exploration and fun, and there is a water trail up the Murderkill River.

Killens Pond Water Park – Open from Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Killens Pond Water Park offers lots of water fun – no pond necessary! The main pool has a zero-depth entrance that makes getting in and out of the water a breeze, plus there is a tot pool and tot lot that includes bubblers, groundwater jets, small slides and a pool-side waterplay system for the youngest visitors. For those looking for more excitement, there are two speed slides and two spiral slides with tunnels, starting from 54 feet in the air.  

A food concession stand and swim shop are also on site, so everything you need for a day of fun in the sun is right there! A separate per-person admission fee is charged at the waterpark. From mid-June to mid-August, the waterpark is open daily. Click here for more information.

Hiking and Nature Activities – There are several miles of hiking, biking and running trails inside the park, including a cross-country running course. All trails wind through several types of habitat so you can take in a variety of native plants and animals! Killens Pond State Park also has an 18-hole disc golf course and game courts and ball fields, plus picnic areas for a shaded break or mealtime. Pavilions are available to reserve for larger group events.

The Killens Pond Nature Center is another great way to experience nature, regardless of what the weather is like outside. It features a permanent exhibit of local reptiles and amphibians and can also be rented for meetings or private, larger events.

Fork Branch Nature Preserve – The 257-acre Fork Branch Nature Preserve is the second largest forest tract in the St. Jones River watershed and coastal plain pond wetlands. It is home to mature upland forest and a variety of migratory and resident birds, including barred owls, Red-Shouldered Hawk, Prothonotary Warbler and much more. Enjoy a hike or run on the Loop Trail and take it all in!

Outside Killens Pond State Park

Killens Pond State Park is located in a part of Delaware that is rich in history. Once you’ve enjoyed the beauty of nature inside the park, there are plenty of fun, family-friendly activities to do outside the park. Here are some of the unique things to check out:

Restaurants

After spending a day enjoying nature or splashing at the waterpark with family at Killens Pond State Park, a good meal is a must! There are plenty of delicious restaurants nearby the Felton and Dover, DE area to spend some family time and enjoy a meal together. Here are some nearby restaurants worth checking out:

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

Cheddar’s is a family-friendly chain that offers delicious American comfort food with a Texas twist. Stop by and enjoy the wide variety of dishes, from soups and salads to chicken, steak, ribs and much more, plus cocktails.

Type: American

Location: Dover, DE

Piazza Mia Italian Bar and Grill

Whether your favorite Italian dish is pizza or pasta, or you’re keeping things on the lighter side with a salad, you can find it at Piazza Mia Italian Bar and Grill. They serve a wide variety of Italian favorites, and there is something for everyone in your family!  

Type: Italian

Location: Dover, DE

El Azteca Mexican Restaurant

After a day enjoying nature at Killens Pond State Park, a margarita and your favorite authentic Mexican dish is sure to hit the spot! A stop at El Azteca Mexican Restaurant offers all that and more, plus a kids menu and family-friendly atmosphere.

Type: Mexican

Location: Dover, DE

Shopping

Dover Mall

Delaware offers tax free shopping, and there’s no better place to take advantage of it than Dover Mall! Located just about a half hour from the State Park, there is no better place to peruse the racks or pick up items you forgot to pack. Stores at the Dover Mall include Foot Locker, JC Penny, Macy’s, Old Navy and much more.

Location: Dover, DE

Sightseeing

Air Mobility Command Museum

The Air Mobility Command Museum, located on the Dover Air Force Base, is the only museum dedicated to airlift and air refueling history. Aviation history comes alive on the active air base, with over 20,000 square feet of aircraft history on display. There is also a theatre, museum store and exhibit workshop. History buffs and aviation lovers of all ages are sure to find something they love at the museum, located just minutes from the State Park!

Location: Dover Air Force Base, DE

Rehoboth Beach and Boardwalk

Located just about an hour from Killens Pond State Park, along the Delaware coast, the Rehoboth Beach and Boardwalk is a great evening activity after a day spent in nature. Take in the coast and ocean views, stroll along the one-mile long boardwalk, complete with views of the beach, plus local shops, family activities and restaurants.

Location: Rehoboth Beach, DE

John Dickinson Plantation

John Dickinson was one of the founding fathers of the United States, known as the “Penman of the Revolution.” He also signed the U.S. Constitution, and in Dover can you can find his home – now a National Historic Landmark. Tour the plantation, the landmark home itself and much more.

Location: Dover, DE

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How to Get to
Killens Pond State Park

Killens Pond State Park is located on Killens Pond Road in Felton, DE. For a map and directions, click here.

Entering Killens Pond State Park

Like all State Parks in Delaware, there is an entrance fee to enter the park. Annual passes are available. There is also a separate entrance fee for the waterpark.

Residents : $4

Charged from March 1 to November 30

Non-residents : $4

Charged from March 1 to November 30

Killens Pond State Park offers something for everyone – whether you’re excited to explore the pond on a kayak, or have a stroll through the Nature Preserve, the park has it all! Enjoy your vacation, but don’t forget to snap some pictures to preserve memories and frame once you get home! When you post them on social media, don’t forget to tag us, or shoot us a photo and some details at [email protected]. We may just feature your story on our blog or social media channels. Happy camping!