Newsletter Feb '23

History Of Lums Pond

By Taylor Reynolds

First conceptualized as a Delaware State Park in 1963, Lums Pond is the largest freshwater pond in the state. Formed from the St. Georges Creek, the pond was created when the C&D Canal was built. Today, the park offers over seventeen miles of trails, Go Ape Treetop Course, a boathouse with watercraft to rent, a Dog Training Area, and more!

Superintendent’s Corner

By Lisa Mchugh, Superintendent of Lums Pond State Park

  • Dock # 3 replacement project is scheduled to begin in late February, weather permitting.
  • Nature Center roof replacement and insulation upgrade is in the final approval stages. We’re hoping for a late winter/early spring completion.
  • Park signage improvements and upgrades are in the works.
  • Trail Wayfinding Markers are being evaluated and will begin sticker replacement and improvements soon.

Invasive Species Hike

Above: Friends of Lums Pond members learn about invasive plants found along the Whale Wallow Loop, and help clear a section of Burning Bush on Saturday, 1/28

Upcoming Events

  • 2/11/2023 — Invasive Plant Identification Hike
  • 2/15/2023 — Organizational Meeting
  • 4/15/2023 — Boat House Clean Up
  • 4/22/2023 — Earth Day