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Lums Pond State Park

1068 Howell School Road, Bear, DE 19701
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in Bear
Type: State Parks
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English first
Newark, Delaware
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I spent a lovely Sunday paddling around on a Kayak and doing some fishing with my wife and dog before having a great picnic in the park. This park is huge and has all of the amenities you could want. It's beautifully maintained. Live bait available. Restrooms on premises.

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221 attraction reviews
1,072 helpful votes 1,072 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stopped in here while one of the community events (ADA Tour de cure) was going on. There were lots of bikers ready to ride. We took a peek at Go Ape since it is back where the ADA tour de cure kicked off. It was interesting to watch & there were lots of people waiting to zip-line, but it... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

There was a huge amount of people which is understandible. However, there was one park ranger that we saw all day. We watched numerous people disrespecting the park in many ways. We watched children dangling from and breaking tree limbs, people engaging in smoking marijuana right in front of our child as we tried to fish. Two people on paddle... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Expensive at $28 per night. Address is totally different than the one posted on the website. Wear your shower shoes for sure. Mold, cracked tiles, dead (mummified) insects & dirt in the bathhouse on the floors & walls. Standing water at the lone dump station, over flowing trash dumpsters, & no individual water, trash cans or dump at the marginally... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Great place to let the fast pace pass you by. Whether out for a walk or paddling in a Conoe, it is nice to enjoy nature. Lots of turtles and fish. Safe and clean. Highly recommend packing a picnic and going to relax. Nice playground for the kids, boats to rent and plenty of space to spread out. You can... More

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Bear, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Lums Pond is very nicely maintained. I ride my bike thru the park often. I love the peace and tranquility of the lake.

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Bear, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went there many times and loved the boat ride all the most. Every time I went there was for a party. I heard that they added the zip lines which is of my kind. Love to try the "Go Ape" zip lines.

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This review is in regards to their cancellation policy. We rented a Yurt and a tent site for a weekend in May. I called to cancel 5 days out and was told we were still going to be charged 1 full night's cost for the Yurt and Tent site. So I essentially just spent $78 to NOT stay at this... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

So peaceful, yet so many activities to take part in. Being mobility challanged, was thrilled to find the boardwalk thru the woods. But especially love the lake. So beautiful. Love this place. Thats all there is to say...

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Julian, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stayed at a yurt (#17) sunday night & we arrived @ 8pm, the yurt was filthy, no window covering on the door, no door knob, you get in by using a code lock. That was ok but a knob or some kind of latch on the inside would have been nice. The beds.....well the bunk bed was fine as... More

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Laura M, Manager at Lums Pond State Park, responded to this review

We are so sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay at the yurt. The broken futon has been replaced and the other issues are being addressed. Unfortunately with stink bug season upon us, there is not much that can be done to reduce encountering them other than leaving doors and windows secured. Camp Hosts are available on site 4 and... More

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