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Lums Pond State Park

Address: 1068 Howell School Road, Bear, DE 19701
Phone Number: 302-368-6989
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Bear
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My husband and I like to ride in the park, they also have a zip line that's a ton of fun. A lot of areas for your pets and barbecue. We have events there sometimes. Horse riding is always fun there.

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Bear, Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

There is plenty of parking available, a boat ramp, picnic tables, grills and pavilions, a variety of trails that go around the pond. A great location for hiking, kayaking, and picnicking. As this is a state park, there is an entrance fee during certain times of the year.

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Bear, Delaware
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A very nice State Park with a lot of variety. Walking/hiking, activities for groups, outings, and a very nice large pond for water activities.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I've been coming to Lums Pond since the 70's, so it's been a joy to see all the changes and the way things have evolved though the years. A park entrance fee is charged daily from March 1 to November 30. The cost is $3 a car for DE residents or $6 if your vehicle is out of state. The... More 

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Newark, DE
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Fun place to go walking, riding bikes, sitting by water, playing at beach, kayaing in lake, etc, etc.

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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We stayed in one of two yurt's at the campground. Couple of things to note: when we booked the site, there was no obvious mention that this is a dry campground. We only found out in the fine print on the website (but not on the booking page). Not that it was a huge deal (we were staying there to... More 

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80 reviews 80 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I love riding my bike at Lums Pond. Each of the 3-trails are marked well. On this day, after 5 miles on the Little Jersey Trail my back began to hurt (from a previous surgery). So, we moved over to the paved roads for a smooth return to our car. Each trail has it's own personality. Little Jersey is for... More 

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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

really enjoyed our visit! Walking trails a bit much for replaced and reconstructed knees, but there is a boardwalk available near the nature center.

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Bear, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The perfect local place to get away for a day of kayaking or boating. The rental rates are great and there is no road traffic noise!

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Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Took a ride down from west chester, PA on a hot day in august just to look around. Couldn't believe the amount of trails and water access. What really blew me away though was the Zip line across the lake and the features that make even an old lady like me feel like a paratrooper or a monkey climbing through... More 

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