DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
Meet and be ready to hike promptly at 10:00 a.m. at parking lot 1 (the one farthest from the entrance). The hike will be approximately 7.5 miles around the pond.
Driving Directions: from I-95 S. exit at Rt. 896 S. Take 896 S. to a left turn at Howell School Road. Take Howell School Road to a right turn into the park. ALTERNATE ROUTE: 896 south, turn left on Porter Road, right on Woods Road, right again on Howell School Road to the Main entrance of the park. No state park fee in December.
WHERE: Lums Pond State Park – A1 (Sandy Beach)
EXACT COORDINATES: 39.558573, -75.715276
NEAREST ADDRESS: 549 Buck Jersey Rd Bear, DE
Lums Pond State Park – A1 (Sandy Beach) 549 Buck Jersey Rd Bear, DE
From the intersection of DE-896 and US-40. Proceed south on DE-896 for 2.6 mi. Turn left onto Howell School Rd and travel 0.4 mi. Turn right into the park. ]The lot areas are numbered in reverse, because the entrance was moved from one end to the other. Follow the winding park road, all of the way until there is no more pavement near the old bathing beach.