Can you kayak at Lums Pond?

Can you kayak at Lums Pond?

Can you kayak at Lums Pond?

Lums Pond - Canoe, Kayak, Pedal Boats 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays mid August through Labor Day. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekends in May and September.

Is it safe to swim in Lums Pond?

Lums Pond Beach is located in Lums Pond State Park on the largest freshwater pond in Delaware. Swimming is not permitted and there are no lifeguards on duty.

How much does it cost to get into Killens Pond?

Admission. Weekdays: Under 48”: $6 per person. 48” and over: $8 per person.

How deep is Lums Pond in Delaware?

On the National Register of Historic Places, the canal is 14 miles long, 450 feet wide and 35 feet deep.

Is canoeing harder than kayaking?

Because of the common inclination to canoe without training, many beginners find canoeing more difficult than kayaking. In reality, however, both kayaks and canoes require training and experience. A kayaker will need the skills to keep the craft afloat when winds and waves become rough.

How much does it cost to rent a kayak at Lums Pond?

Lums Pond has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing day on the pond. The park rents pedal boats, rowboats, canoes, and kayaks. Visitors can rent the boats by the day or by the hour. The rental fees range from $7 an hour for a rowboat to $15 an hour for a pedal boat.

Is Lums Pond Open year round?

Lums Pond State Park is open for a wide variety of year-round recreation.

Do you have to pay to get into Killens Pond?

There is a $10 entry fee per photo (cash or check). All submissions must be submitted at the Killens Park Nature Center and include your name and phone number on the back. Please contact the Killens Nature Center at 302-284-4299 with any questions.

Who owns Killens Pond?

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control The park surrounds a 66-acre (270,000 m2) pond known as Killens Pond located along the Murderkill River....
Killens Pond State Park
Elevation39 ft (12 m)
Established1965
Named forKillens Pond
Governing bodyDelaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

What to do at Lums Pond State Park?

Plan a picnic, play a round of disc golf, bring your four-legged friends to the dog park, or go camping at the Lums Pond Campground! Stop by the nature center to learn about the park and its native wildlife. See live reptiles and freshwater fish tanks, then sign up for a program.

What kind of fish can you catch at Lums Pond?

As the largest freshwater pond in Delaware, Lums Pond is one of the best fishing spots in the state, with anglers landing crappie, bluegill, perch, pickerel, largemouth bass, and more. Striped bass is stocked periodically. Fishing permits are required. Click for information about fishing licenses.

Where is the nature store at Lums Pond?

Lums Pond’s nature store, located in the park office, stocks t-shirts, hats, and sweatshirts, books related to gardening, fishing and camping, a wide assortment of children's books and toys, and nature-themed gifts.

Where did the water from Lums Pond come from?

Before the pond existed, St. Georges Creek flowed through the hardwood forest and was the site of several Native American hunting camps. The creek was dammed in the early 1800's when the C & D canal was built. Water from the pond was used to fill the locks of the canal and power a small mill.

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