Delaware Nature April 21, 2017
You Won’t Believe What’s Hiding In This Delaware State Park
Delaware’s state parks are hiding various, endless wonders. From the Mason-Dixon Line in White Clay Creek State Park to the stunning (and haunted) mansion in Bellevue State Park, there’s no limit to what you’ll find. Perhaps my favorite State Park discovery is what’s hiding in beautiful Killens Pond State Park, a seemingly simple park in the middle of Kent County…
The Trails around Killens Pond are some of the most beautiful in Delaware.
There are miles and miles to explore, and they're well maintained. See how many birds, bugs, and critters you can spot!
And the colorful pond view is delightful!
Rent a paddleboat or a paddleboard and spend the day trying a new activity with your friends or family.
Killens Pond is a great place to drop in a kayak or canoe on a warm summer day.
I could spend hours out on the water here - it's so peaceful.
The pond itself is massive, meaning you'll never run out of places to hike or paddle!
Biking trails and a disc golf course, as well as a neat cross country course, make this a great all-around day trip in Delaware.
But as you wind your way through the park, you'll discover its best kept secret.
Wait - those aren't trees....
That's right, there's a water park right in the middle of Killens Pond State Park!
It's perfect for kids and adults - the obstacle course in the smaller pool is a blast.
There are big, twisting fast water slides, and smaller, slower water slides.
Killens Pond Water Park recently underwent renovations to make the fast slides faster and to update the rest of the park's equipment.
And at the end of the year, they even host a "Pups in the Pool" event!
Keep an eye on the park's
page for information about the dog-friendly end of the season event! It's a doggone good time.
Once you've dried off, don't miss out on the Killens Pond Nature Center.
Learn about the park you've just explored, and how you can help ensure that nature is preserved for generations to come.
The Park is open 8AM - dusk year round, (Nature Center is 10-4, or 10-6 on Weekends) and the Park entrance fee is in effect from March 1 to November 30. If you're in a Delaware vehicle it's $4, if you're out of state, you'll pay $8. 5025 Killens Pond Rd
Delaware is so full of surprises! If you’re looking for more hidden wonders in the First State, I suggest checking out our list of
10 Hidden Places In Delaware Only Locals Know About. Talk about a spring and summer bucket list!