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Lums Pond State Park Bear

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Lums Pond State Park
1068 Howell School Road
Bear
DE
19701
Tel: (302)368-6989

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Lums Pond State Park is built around the largest freshwater pond in Delaware. The park features excellent fishing, sports facilities, hiking trails and more on its 1790 acres on the north side of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Lums Pond itself covers 200 acres, and although there is no swimming allowed, boat rentals and fishing provide water-bound recreation in the summer months. A boat launching ramp and two piers allow easy access to the water.
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    flat land easy to walk, be ware of stagnant water if your dog is like mine (you may have some washing up at the end of the day). Nice lay out, and plenty of things to do whether picnicking, walking fishing frisbee golfing going the ape route, paddle boats and kayaks and canoes, swings, lots and lots of parking. Te DNR has done a lot to improve the ecology here since I 1st went winter of 2010. I do recommend you go and enjoy some time here!

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    Edited: The park is excellent but this review is for the campground. Been camping here for a couple years. The first year (2011-12) the "camp host" was excellent, he was an older, short, heavy-set guy. He was always busy cleaning up and making sure all the sites are ready for the next campers plus he went out of his way to make sure your stay is satisfactory..... BUT, in 2013 a new 40 something guy with long, dirty blond hair in a pony tail and the personality of a snail became the camp host. To be blunt, he's useless. First experience with him...Read More

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    I live about a mile up the road and took an adventure to the park, found out about this new thing called "Go Ape" it's a tree top adventure course. 4 zip lines over water and about 35 obstacles! Greatest 55 dollars I ever spent! I suggest leaving time to do the course... 3 hours should be good, neck bring lunch or something you'll bee hungry after. And don't forget a trash bag if you do it's a carry in carry out park.

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    I love your zip lines. Their terrifying and fun at the same time

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    I have fished alot in this park, and have no complaints. I read someone talking about septic systems leaking into pond never smelled nor seen sewage in there. The facilities around the park are questionable like the bathrooms being cleaned but remember your in an outside park. I have caught all types of fish, bass, bluegill, and catfish, nice pond lots of room!

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Edited: The park is excellent but this review is for the campground. Been camping here for a couple years. The first year (2011-12) the "camp host" was excellent, he was an older, short, heavy-set guy. He was always busy cleaning up and making sure all the sites are ready for the next campers plus he went out of his way to make sure your stay is satisfactory..... BUT, in 2013 a new 40 something guy with long, dirty blond hair in a pony tail and the personality of a snail became the camp host. To be blunt, he's useless. First experience with him was our "reserved" site had someone in it when we showed up. I had to basically boot the guy off since the camp host didn't answer his door. Next, I noticed the power supply box wasn't secured to the wooden pedestal so I told him about it. He said he'll put a few screws in it to reattach it. Four days later, it was still hanging. Fast forward to 2014 and we stay again at the campground. You guessed it, the power box is still hanging but on the bright side, no one was in our site when we arrived. Unfortunately, there was someone in the site next to us who wasn't supposed to be there when another trailer showed up. I watched the guy go to the camp host's site and as usual, no one answered. He stopped at my site and asked me where he might find the camp host and his "reserved' site was occupied. I said, good luck with that. My point, trash isn't picked up, fire pits aren't cleaned out, reservations aren't followed or enforced, let alone the rules for transient campers. This camp host is only there for himself and a free site. Other than that, Lums pond is great.

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