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. Covering 200 acres, Lums Pond itself offers a sandy swimming beach (open Wednesdays through Sundays in summer), and boat rentals provide water-bound recreation in the summer months. A boat launching ramp and two piers allow easy access to the water.
Hikers have the opportunity to explore a variety of habitats along the 7.5 mile Swamp Forest Trail circling the pond. Discover the forest in a unique way on the Sensory Trail, which encourages the use of senses other than sight. Lums also features over 10 miles of multi-purpose trails (horses, bikes, hikers, and snowmobiles). The Whale Wallow Nature Center hosts a variety of programs for visitors during the summer season (Nature Center will be open daily from noon-6 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day.). For outdoor dining, picnic areas are scattered throughout the park, and three pavilions can be reserved for larger groups.
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Parking and Trail Access
Lums Pond State Park is located two miles south of Glasgow off Delaware Route 896. The main entrance is on Howell School Road. The campground entrance is on Route 71.
For more information, please see the Trail Website (where a park map can be found) or e-mail Delaware State Parks at email@example.com.
Swamp Forest Trail is in the Swamp and Forest
The Lums Pond State Park information map, http://www.destateparks.com/downloads/maps/lums-pond/lums-pond.pdf lists two trails, Swamp Forest and Little Jersey. The trail heads for both trails are near the Nature Center which has good parking and rest rooms. ...
Interesting Bike Riding
"My mom and I rode the trail on July 03, 2004, and the best way to describe this is ""different."" We arrived at Lums Pond State Park and to our pleasant surprise we ran into a park ranger on his bicycle. The park ranger took us right to the park map ...