Address 1: 33587 Baldcypress Lane
Phone: (302) 875-2392
Open: March 1 through Nov 30
Number of Sites: 144
Electric Water: 130
National Park: null
Freshwater wetlands once covered a large portion of southwestern Sussex County. Trap Pond State Park retains a part of the swamp’s original beauty and mystery, and features the northernmost natural stand of baldcypress trees in the United States. The pond was created in the late 1700s to power a sawmill during the harvest of large baldcypress from the area. The Federal Government later purchased the pond and surrounding farmland during the 1930s and the Civilian Conservation Corps began to develop the area for recreation. Trap Pond became one of Delaware’s first state parks in 1951.
Visitors who wish to stay overnight at the park may camp at one of the 142 campsites on the pond’s northern shore. 130 of the sites are equipped with water and electric hookups. Tents and recreational vehicles can both be accommodated beneath the tall loblolly pines. Two primitive camping areas are also available for youth groups by reservation only.
The rustic 2-room camping cabins at Trap Pond have a wonderful location next to the water. Enter the cabin at the screened-in porch and move inside to the living area with table, benches and chairs. The bedroom has a double bed and bunk beds to sleep four adults. The units have A/C and heat for 3-season comfort, and offer a great camping experience with protection from the weather. A picnic table, grill and potable water are located outside, and campers will find convenient bath and shower facilities nearby.
Yurts are round stationary structures with canvas walls that feature: a single and double bed bunked together, a double bed size futon, an outdoor seating area, and outdoor deck. Yurts are a fun and easy alternative to pitching a tent yourself, but still allow you to experience the rustic feel of camping outdoors. Perfect for the new camper! Maximum 5 people per yurt