Lums Pond State Park RV & Campground Guide


Lums Pond State Park is built around the largest freshwater pond in Delaware, but the 1,790-acre park offers much more than just fishing and water recreation! Visitors come back year after year to experience fishing and boating, plus the Lums Pond Woods Nature Preserve, hiking, horseback riding and the most recent addition to the park – the Go Ape ziplining course. The course allows nature lovers to experience nature from a whole new perspective – above the treetops. Of course there are trails and other more traditional ways to enjoy the Delware scenery, too! 

If you’re planning a visit to Delaware to check out Lums Pond State Park or some of the 20+ nearby, or are just curious to what makes it so unique and worth a visit, read on.


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Fall 36-58 F
Winter 31-49 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lums Pond State Park

Sleeping in a tent under the stars can be great – but it can also be uncomfortable! Glamp out in style in an RV, and you’ll wake each morning refreshed and ready to tackle the day. If you’ve decided to skip the tent and camp in an RV on this trip, consider renting one fromRVshare.com. The world-class team can help you find the perfect, completely custom rig that is perfect for your entire family, and just as important, your budget! The support team is dedicated to making your next camping trip a complete success, and all rentals come with nationwide insurance and 24/7 roadside assistance.

Lums Pond State Park has a newly-renovated campground that includes campsites with three-point hookups, four horse campsites and even yurts with an outdoor seating area and deck. These newly renovated campsites are sure to be perfect for your next trip, but they do book up quickly. Luckily, there are plenty of campgrounds and RV parks in the area. Here are some worth checking out:

Woodlands Camping Resort

Just 30 minutes from Lums Pond State Park in Elkton, MD, Woodlands Camping Resort is nearby many area attractions. The campground offers a variety of sites as well as plenty of activities planned by the entertainment committee, plus hiking and biking trails, a pool, fishing pond, playground and much more, so the whole family is sure to have fun! Rates start at $55 a night.

Water hookup: yes

Electrical hookup: yes

Sewer hookup: yes

Wifi: no

Pet-friendly: yes (there are some breed restrictions)

Other amenities: pool, sunbathing deck, fishing pond, 24-hour bathhouse, large, wooded sites, picnic tables and fire rings, hiking/biking trails, basketball court, wiffle ball field, volleyball/badminton court, playground, covered pavilion, bingo on Saturday nights, small camp store.  

Philadelphia South/Clarksboro KOA

Located in Clarksboro, NJ, nearby Lums Pond State Park and just a short drive from downtown Philadelphia, the Philadelphia South/Clarksboro KOA has a wide variety of campsites as well as plenty of family fun. Many of the activities and amenities at the campground have been newly added, including a playground, cornhole, a new pavilion and much more.

Water hookup: yes

Electrical hookup: yes

Sewer hookup: yes

Wifi: yes

Pet-friendly: yes

Other amenities: pool, fishing, cornhole, horseshoes, ladderpall, jumping pillow, playground, off leash dog park, pavilion, camp store, meeting room, bicycle rental, laundry, newly remodeled bathrooms.

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What to Do at
Lums Pond State Park

Inside Lums Pond State Park

Water activities are one of the most exciting things to do within Lums Pond State Park, thanks to being home to the largest freshwater pond in the state, but there’s something for everyone to do. Adventure lovers, hikers, fishers and much more will enjoy their time at the park. Some of the unique experiences and activities to enjoy include:

Go Ape Ziplining Course – Adventure lovers will really love this new part of the State Park. Take in the entire park from the treetops way up above! The Go Ape Ziplining course has rope ladders, treetop crossings, Tarzan swings and four zip lines that take you over the pond. The main course is for ages 10 and up and is a 2 to 3 hour adventure, but younger climbers can experience the climbing fun, too, with a Treetop Junior course.

Fishing, Boating and Water Activities – You can’t visit the largest freshwater pond in Delaware and not enjoy some water activities! Lums Pond is one of the best fishing spots in the state, and anglers can commonly land largemouth bass, pickerel, perch, bluegill, crappie, striped bass (stocked periodically) and more. Fishing permits are required.

Additionally, a boat launching ramp and two piers make it easy to rent a boat or bring your own. Rowboats, canoes, kayaks and pedal boats are also available, offering plenty of ways to experience the pond! Keep in mind that swimming in the pond is not permitted. 

Hiking and Nature Activities – There are plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking and horseback riding inside Lums Pond State Park, including the 6.4 mile long Swamp Forest Trail (for hiking) and the Little Jersey Trail, which is a 8.1 mile, shared-use trail designed for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

Lums Pond Woods Nature Preserve – The 181-acre Nature Preserve captures all mature woodlands within the park, and is a beautiful example of a Northern Coastal Plain/Piedmont Basic Mesic hardwood forest. There is also the Loop Trail that offers pedestrian hiking, bike riding and horseback riding both in and outside of the Nature Preserve.

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How to Get to
Lums Pond State Park

Lums Pond State Park is located on Howell School Road in Bear, DE. For a map and directions, click here.

Entering Lums Pond State Park

There is a fee to enter Lums Pond State Park, like many state parks. The entrance fee is in effect from March 1 – November 30th. Annual passes are also available.

Lums Pond State Park Residents : $4.0

Effective March 1 to November 30

Lums Pond State Park Non-residents : $8.0

Effective March 1 to November 30

You’re sure to have a great time at the State Park and the local Delaware community nearby during your time at Lums Pond State Park. Whether you’re ready for some water fun, pumped for the Go Ape ziplining course or just want to experience a nice hike through nature, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the park. Don’t forget to tag us in your social media posts 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!

Frequently Asked Questions About Lums Pond State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Lums Pond State Park?

Outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy fishing, camping, hiking, boating, and horseback riding will find summer an enjoyable time to visit this park, which is built around the state's largest freshwater pond.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Lums Pond State Park?

At Lums Pond State Park, you'll encounter plenty of freshwater game fish, such as carp, pickerel, crappie, catfish, and hybrid striped bass. You'll also likely spot blue herons hanging out near the water.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Lums Pond State Park?

Check out the newly renovated campground at Lums Pond State Park. The campsites have three-point hookups, and each site has parking available for one vehicle, with overflow parking is nearby.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Lums Pond State Park and what is the cost?

Reservations are suggested to ensure a spot in this popular park. Sites can be reserved up to a year in advance, and prices start for state residents at $28 per night. For non-residents, RV sites begin at $33 per night.

Are pets allowed at Lums Pond State Park?

Pets are allowed at Lums Pond State Park except in any of the following areas: picnic areas, bird nesting areas, and park buildings. They must be leashed elsewhere at all times.