Trap Pond State Park


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Trap Pond State Park


Location:5 miles east of Laurel, off DE 24.
Facilities:130 campsites (with electric and water hookups), 12 walk-in tent sites, 2 yurts, 8 camping cabins, shower facilities, restrooms, laundry, picnic area, pavilions, food concession, boat ramp, boat rentals, nature trails, game courts, ball fields, playground (é).
Activities:Family camping, youth group camping, boating, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, nature programs.
Special Features:Park features the northernmost natural stand of baldcypress trees in the US. The pond was originally created to power a sawmill during the harvest of large baldcypress from the area. During the 1930s the government purchased the pond and surrounding farmland, and the Civilian Conservation Corps began developing the area for recreation.
Address:33587 Baldcypress Ln
Laurel, DE 19956

Phone:302-875-5153
Web: www.destateparks.com/tpsp/tpsp.htm
Size: 3,106 acres.

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Trap Pond State Park Upgrades to bathrooms are underway and the park friends group, the Trap Pond Partners, has raised more than $180,000 in grants and donations to build a new playground for the campground.
From primitive camping with no campsite amenities, to three-point hook-up service at 70 sites in Lums Pond Pond State Park, 88 campsites with full hookup service at the North Inlet of Delaware Seashore State Park, upgrades to electric with 50-amp service in two loops at Killens Pond State Park and bathhouse renovations at Trap Pond State Park, state park campgrounds have been modernized to service the camping public.
Campers and other parks visitors can hike the trails or kayak in Trap Pond State Park to capture a stunning spectrum of red and orange colors from the bald cypress, red maple, tupelo and sassafras trees that dot the shoreline and forests.