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Lums Pond State Park is a small, 1,720-acre park near the town of Bear, DE. The pond was first created in the 1800s when the St Georges Creek was dammed as part of the project to build the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal. The canal needed several locks and water from the pond was used to fill them, and thus it became a popular recreational area before being declared a state park in 1963.

Just to the north of the park is the city of Wilmington and White Clay Creek State Park, and a little further on will bring you to the metropolis of Philadelphia. The Atlantic coastline along Delaware Bay is a beautiful area to explore

Getting Outdoors

Although a relatively small park, it has a lot to offer in terms of activities and facilities and makes a great base when you search for a camper in New Castle County. At the park’s center is the pond, but unfortunately, swimming is not allowed. Boating is permitted, and you can rent a variety of craft in the park, including small sailboats, kayaks, and canoes.

If fishing is of more interest, then you won’t be disappointed, with carp, bass catfish, and crappie all well stocked in the pond. You do need a fishing permit, but these can be easily booked online.

Built into the trees of the park is the Go Ape zip lining course. You have to be over 10 years of age to use it, and it’s about a three-hour adventure through the treetops, giving a completely different view of the park. With four zip-lines over the pond, rope ladders, Tarzan swings and more, it’s an adventure everyone will enjoy.

After all the excitement of the zip lining, perhaps a gentle walk around the nature preserve will give you time to calm down? This short loop trail takes you through the woodlands of the park and is suitable for walking, biking, or horse-riding.

Of course, hiking features strongly in the activities, and you’ll find three good trails when camping at Lums Pond State Park. The Little Jersey Trail is a complete circuit around the park covering just over eight miles. It passes through the Natural Area, a small section of the pond shore and the off-leash dog area, so is perfect for your four-legged friends.

A little shorter is the Swamp Forest Trail, which also completes a complete loop of the park, but stays closer to the shoreline and is just over 6 miles long. The Life Course Trail is aimed at fitness enthusiasts, as it passes 20 different fitness stations along its 0.8-mile length. You can, of course, simply walk the trail and enjoy the scenery!

Camping at Lums Pond State Park

Bring your RV rental to Lums Pond State Park, and you’ll find a small campground on the edge of the pond with around 60 full-hookup sites. The campground doesn’t offer a wide range of facilities, but there are hot showers in the restrooms and a basic store where you can buy your daily essentials such as bread and milk.

Within the park, and close to the campground, there are a range of sports facilities such as a disc golf course, a children’s playground, and volleyball courts. Sports and recreation equipment is available to hire from the park office.

Exploring the Area

Rent a camper at Lums Pond State Park, and you’ll find several small towns nearby with gas stations and convenience stores. Just a couple of miles northwest in your rental RV is Elkton, a midsize town that has larger stores and a large choice of restaurants.

As the original use of Lums Pond was to feed the locks of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, a visit to the C&D Canal Museum in Chesapeake should make an interesting visit. The canal stretches for 14 miles connecting the Delaware River and the Elk River and avoiding a 300-mile trip around the Delaware and Maryland coastlines. The museum is housed in the original 18yh century pump-house and includes interactive displays and videos depicting the history of the canal. The canal’s importance is demonstrated by the fact it is still in use today and has been continually improved and enlarged over the centuries.

Just north of the park and you’ll find the Newark History Museum, located in the 1877 Pennsylvania Railroad Station in Newark. The building alone draws many admiring visitors, but inside, there is a range of exhibits depicting life in Newark. The exhibits are continually changing, but the museum also offers items for display in off-site locations, so the particular era you are interested in may be available to view somewhere else in Newark.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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