Trap Pond State Park RV & Campground Guide


Boaters, hikers, bird watchers and history and nature lovers alike love visiting Trap Pond State Park in Laurel, Delaware. The 3,653 acre State Park is home to the country’s northernmost natural stand of baldcypress trees, and is one of Delaware’s first State Parks. Visitors can enjoy water activities such as pedal boating, canoes, kayaks, fishing, birdwatching, hiking, biking, horse riding, recreation such as volleyball and horseshoes as well as learn about the stunning baldcypress trees and the history of one of the original State Parks at the Baldcypress Nature Center.

There’s so much to do in this quiet State Park, the entire family is sure to have fun. Read on to learn more about what makes Trap Pond State Park, an original State Park so unique, full of history and worth a visit this year!

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Spring 64-79 F
Summer 61-87 F
Fall 45-79 F
Winter 24-43 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Trap Pond State Park

Let’s face it, sometimes sleeping in a tent can be uncomfortable! If you’re thinking a comfortable, stylish place to lay your head down is more your speed, consider taking an RV on your trip to Trap Pond State Park.RVshare.com is the perfect place to learn more about renting an RV. The world-class team is dedicated to helping you succeed and can help you pick the perfect, totally custom rig that is ideal for your entire family, and just as important, your budget! All rentals come with nationwide insurance and 24/7 roadside assistance.

The State Park offers a wide variety of camping sites right within the park, including RV and tent sites, two island tent sites, waterfront climate-controlled camping cabins, yurts and much more. All are located beneath the beautiful, tall loblolly pines, for a truly unique camping and nature experience. All campgrounds are popular and can fill up quickly, so here are some of the nearby RV parks and campground worth looking into:

Woodlawn Campground

The Woodlawn Campground is a small campground that offers a wide variety of sites nestled under beautiful, tall trees. It’s located nearby many state parks, including Trap Pond, as well as only 35 miles from Ocean City, MD. Rates start at $30 a night for two people.

Water hookup: yes

Electrical hookup: yes

Sewer hookup: yes

Wifi: no

Pet-friendly: yes, but must be kept on a leash

Other amenities: gravel “pull-through” trailer sites, tent and trailer sites under tall trees, free showers, bathroom, fishing in nearby ponds and rivers

Fort Whaley RV Resort and Campground

Fort Whaley RV Resort and Campground has over 150 campsites to choose from, offering a variety of campsite amenities. The campground also offers plenty of family-friendly amenities and activities right on-site, including pools, a dog park for your four-legged family members, a mini golf course and much more. Fort Whaley is open March 14-October 27, 2019, and rates start at $32 a night.

Water hookup: yes

Electrical hookup: yes

Sewer hookup: yes

Wifi: yes

Pet-friendly: yes

Other amenities: picnic tables, fire rings, a dog park, catch and release lake, clubhouse with billiards and arcade games, fully-stocked general store, mini-golf, laser tag and access via free shuttle to off-site activities.

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What to Do at
Trap Pond State Park

Inside Trap Pond State Park

History buffs, bird watchers, anglers and those who just love nature can all find something to do inside Trap Pond State Park, both on water and land! There is something for all ages, too, so the whole family can have fun. Some of the unique experiences and activities to partake in at the park include:

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How to Get to
Trap Pond State Park

Trap Pond State Park is located on Goose Nest Road in Laurel, DE. For a map and directions, click here.

Entering Trap Pond State Park

Like many state parks, there is a fee to enter the Trap Pond State Park that is charged March 1 – November 30th. Annual passes are also available.

Trap Pond State Park Residents : $4.0

March 1 to November 30

Trap Pond State Park Non-residents : $8.0

March 1 to November 30


No matter if you’re a bird lover, hoping to catch a big fish or just want to experience nature with a nice hike or paddleboarding on the water, Trap Pond State Park has something for everyone! You’re sure to have a great time at the State Park and the local community nearby. 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 Trap Pond State Park

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

Fall is the best time of year to visit Trap Pond State Park. There are fewer people, the weather is less humid and cool, and the foliage is spectacular. The night sky is full of stars.

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

Birdwatchers flocking to the park can see a variety of birds depending on the season. The species include owls, great blue herons, bald eagles, pileated woodpeckers, hummingbirds, and more. The park has a butterfly garden for visitors to enjoy.

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

There are 142 tent and RV camping sites at Trap Pond State Park that are spread out into loops. Loops A, B, and C are back-in sites with full hookups. Loop D has full hookups and pull-in sites.

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

No, reservations are not required. However, because of the park's popularity, it is recommended. The sites with electricity can be reserved up to a year in advance. Changes to reservations will cost $10.

Are pets allowed at Trap Pond State Park?

Trap Pond State Park welcomes well-behaved pets. Pups are allowed in the campgrounds and some cabins. Dogs need to be on a 6-foot leash and attended to at all times. Make sure to bring the pup's shot records.