Bear, Delaware

Lums Pond State Park

Bear, Delaware



Bear, Delaware
Phone: (302) 368-6989

Sites: 68
Recent Rate: $19 6/2015

Latitude: 39.5485459555798
Longitude: -75.7183649681397

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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23 Reviews

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camper19709

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Large sites. Quiet. Safe. Good location. Good roads. Site #22 was not very level. None of the electrical sites looked very level. To get level my front wheels of the motorhome were off the ground.

The dump station is easy to get to but it is a mess. It needs gravel to fill the mud puddle that surrounds it. Water faucets throughout the park are easy to access. The bathhouse was in fairly good shape but needed a good cleaning and paint. The campground is a good place if you plan to visit Newark, Wilmington and Elkton. We camped at Lums Pond State Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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junmy3

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first stay at a Delaware State Park and we were disappointed. Our campsite was a mess with a lot of trash left on it. The bathrooms were dirty when we arrived and were not cleaned the two nights that we were there. The dump station still needs work. We called the campground office while leaving and reported the situation. They said that was not acceptable and would see if they could get the problems corrected. If cleaned up properly the CG would be a great place to stay. We would probably give it another try if we are ever back in the area. We camped at Lums Pond State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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RS&RS

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

A great park, except for the helicopters. One real problem is the dump station. Needs gravel to clean up the mess. Asked when this was going to be fixed, no one had a clue, We camped at Lums Pond State Park in a Motorhome.

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driftdiver1

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Lovely medium sized state park with 72 sites, including 2 yurts and 4 horse camp sites. Five sites have electricity, with the remainder being primitive (no electric, water, sewer) and mostly open, though there are trees throughout the campground. Within the park is the largest freshwater pond in Delaware (boat rentals available), and several hiking and biking trails. (See the Nov 3, 2009 review by daisyferret1) for an in depth description of the park. Generator hours: 7am-10pm. Recycling is available. We camped at Lums Pond State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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RonMill

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a quiet spot on a pond, lots of tent site but only a few camper sites with electricity. Water is a available from various locations. Had this been an evening with a clear sky this would have been a beautiful place to stargaze. No one was at the registration cabin, nor we're either of the 2 campground hosts to help us register so we just did self-registering. There are hiking trails, one around the pond (which is a 3-4 hr. hike). Bathrooms were clean and there were showers. It was more expensive for what was offered unless you wanted less to begin with. We camped at Lums Pond State Park in a Motorhome.

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earlymun

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is out of state with senior discount. Very few electric sites available. Parking on lawn. Level sites. If going via GPS, be sure to go to South Lums Pond (as that is where the campground is). We camped at Lums Pond State Park in a Motorhome.

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EJABsAdventures

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We did an overnight there and will probably come back for an extended visit in the future. At a minimum, we have found our overnight stop for our trips along I-95. I would've given a 10, but didn't because of no water hookups at the electric sites. That said, this was a very nice park. The sites are large and shade is just about right (some sun/some shade). The restrooms and showers are cleaned daily (according to signage) and it showed. We camped at Lums Pond State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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gsnakehill

Review Count: 316
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Our cost was without electricity $24. This was a first time in a long time, that we actually had a host or ranger to check in with. This park has only about 6 sites with electricity and 3 are taken by a host. There are some pull -throughs but on grass. Nice campground with two loops in a figure 8 pattern. The campground road used to be a one-way, made it much quieter. This is a convenient stop for us coming from New England for a one night stopover. Restroom was clean. Most of the campers the night we were here, were families tenting and it was very enjoyable! We camped at Lums Pond State Park in a Motorhome.

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HFW

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $24.00
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As this park is only 2.5 miles from our house, it was where we went for our first camping trip with our new RV. They have 5 electric sites available to book - not 6 with 3 occupied by camp hosts as previously stated. Lums Pond, while lacking in amenities, is a lovely state park to camp at. The sites are large and spaced out. Most all are shaded. The bath house was clean and well stocked for our stay. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring located well away from your rig. Parking is on the grass, so the site may need extra work in leveling. The campground has a *strict* no-alcohol policy. You can have an RV and tent on each site, with up to 8 people and two cars. Each additional person over the initial 4 is $2 a night. Even though it's close to home, we will make it a yearly stop. We camped at Lums Pond State Park in a Motorhome.

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lammr

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We love this campground. There are six electric sites available, not including the host sites. The inside sites are around large grassy areas: lots of room for the kids to play. The loops are paved and fairly flat for young kids to polish their bike riding skills. We went to UofD to watch a lacrosse game. It was only 15 minutes away. The trails are awesome and the of leash dog area is amazing. We camped at Lums Pond State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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lammr

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $28.00
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We loved staying here! We were worried because it had approximately 8 inches of rain the day before we camped, and we were concerned that we would be camping in mud. Amazingly the campground was really dry. It is grassy and open - lots of room for kids to play sports. Flat paved loops are great for bike riding. The electric sites have gravel - everything else is grass. There is a dog off-leash area on the other side of the park where the dogs can run and swim. The hiking trails are in really good shape - very few puddles considering the rainfall. There are water views through the trees and the sites are HUGE. We will be back - maybe next month. We camped at Lums Pond State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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cruiser2010

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice clean park with wide open sites; only six electric – we came through on a weekday so we were able to get one; sites are not level and on grass; bathhouse clean; good campground for fishing and canoeing. We camped at Lums Pond State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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scampled egg

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Spent an overnight but would not hesitate to stay longer. We were on our way home from touring the southern coast. Great campground. Lots of space, beautifully kept. Management friendly and very helpful. Facilities were very clean. There were electrical hook ups but no water. We managed just fine. We camped at Lums Pond State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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gsnakehill

Review Count: 316
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Site 16: Cost for an out of state person was $26 with electricity using a senior citizen discount. This is a 68 site campground with modern showers, a dumping station, picnic tables and grills. It is a self-checkin but there are a few hosts sites if you have a problem, and the rangers come around in the early evening to check on everyone. There are also 4 horse campsites. They had also just built a new ranger station at the entrance to the campground this year. We always try to camp at Lums Pond State Park, at least as our first stopover heading south from Rhode Island. It is beautiful but the sites don’t have much privacy even though they are good size sites. The trees are getting taller and it is a great place for families and for one to ride their bikes. But this time Delaware had soaking rain for a day and a half, so no bike riding. There are about 8 sites and some Yurts that have electricity. You can make reservations even the day before like I did. Our site 16, can hold an RV over 45 feet. Because of the heavy rains, the site was very muddy but most sites looked quite dry considering the down pour that this park had. We were able to find sections of our site quite dry and level but we only have an RV that is 25 feet. It is a good thing I made reservations. Another woman paid for this site but I was able to show my printed out reservation confirmation. All the electric sites were taken by 5 in the afternoon. The bathrooms were very clean. If one drove around to the other side of the pond, there was a boat rental place and picnic sites. They used to let you swim on the other side, but because of state budgets cuts with lifeguards and a high bacteria count, that has been stopped. In the campground there is a trail that goes around the whole pond and there is also a fishing pier. Follow the directions off the website, not your GPS by taking 1A off of I-95 in Delaware (much faster than by route 13). It is a good stopover for those from New England, especially if you plan to go down the eastern shore route through Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. We camped at Lums Pond State Park in a Motorhome.

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grs34

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at this CG for 2 nights. We were their for Warbirds over DE. The CG is a lot nicer than I had imagined. I was in site 4 on Friday and 16 on Saturday. Site 4 had W/E/S, electric was 50 amps. I had just 50 amp electric in site 16. I will stay here again next year. It was perfect for what I used it for. It is very difficult to get a reservation so call early. We camped at Lums Pond State Park in a Motorhome.

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