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Trap Pond State Park, DE

Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Thu Jul 28 2016


There may be no more enchanting location in the state to hike, fish, camp, or picnic. A canoe trek into the swamp will bring you face to face with abundant wildlife, wildflowers, and the graceful baldcypress trees flourishing in the swamp's wetlands. Trap Pond State Park hosts the northernmost natural stand of baldcypress trees on the East Coast. Our campground is nestled along the pond's northern shore under a forested canopy of hardwoods, beneath towering loblolly pines.


Hiking, camping, boating, fishing


Nature Center, Camp Store, day-use areas

Nearby Attractions:

Historic Laurel, Quaint Woodland Ferry, Trussum Pond, antique shops, Fenwick Island State Park, Delaware Seashore State Park

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bath House
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Rental
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Coin Laundry
  • Comfort Station
  • Convenience Store
  • Dock, Boat
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Nature Program
  • Nature Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Pond Fishing
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycle Center
  • Sail Boating
  • Showers
  • Telephone
  • Toilet, Flush
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Wood And Ice Sales
Alerts and Important Information
RV Standard and Tent Camping

During winter months some amenities may not be available like water. Please contact the Park Office at 302-875-5153 prior to arrival for complete information.

Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM

In case of a late arrival 24 hours or more please notify the park at 302-875-5153 or your reservation may be cancelled. Be respectful of those campers already set up.

Only one vehicle per campsite will be assigned a pass allowing free entry in and out of the park. This does not include the camping unit. Overflow parking is available.
  • Quiet hours are: 10:00 PM - 7:00 AM.
  • Entrance fees are charged daily from March 1 to November 30.
  • Pets must be leashed and attended to at all times. Pets are required to be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Pets are not allowed in the Cabins or Cabin area.
  • Clotheslines may be used with care during daylight hours but are prohibited after dark,
  • Trash must be removed from the campsite. Dumpsters are provided. Burning trash and excessive litter is prohibited. Dumping or disposal of dish/bath water, septic wastes, or other effluents on ground is prohibited.
  • Fires are allowed in the fire ring only.
  • Generators are allowed but regulations prohibit unreasonable noise.
  • Chopping, cutting, or damaging trees and bushes in any way is prohibited. Wood and ice are sold at the camp store.
  • The possession or display of any firearms, air guns, paintball guns, sling shots, martial arts weapons, fireworks, or archery equipment is prohibited.

By definition, Delaware State Park Campgrounds are family campgrounds. Group camping is prohibited in family campgrounds. Individuals are limited to two sites at any time.


  • Yurt furniture and/or equipment may not be removed from the campsite. Renters will be held liable for any damage to the Yurt tent, furniture, decking/equipment.
  • No smoking inside the yurts.
  • No pets inside the yurts.


Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM

Visitors who vacate their cabin after 11:00 AM will be charged a $100.00 late fee.

You must call the Park Office before 3:30 PM on the day of arrival (302-875-5153) if you will be arriving late.

  • One person in the party must be 18 years or older and must remain with the party during the cabin stay. Identification may be required upon check-in.
  • Pets are prohibited in the Cabins and cabin area.
  • Smoking is prohibited inside the cabin.
  • One vehicle is allowed to park in the designated cabin parking area. Additional vehicles. Cars may not be driven directly to the cabins.
  • Please leave the cabin clean. Trash dumpsters are located across from the overflow parking lot.
  • Please report any issues to the campground registrar or park office. You are responsible for any damages to the cabin that occurred during your stay or not reported promptly upon your arrival.

America the Beautiful Access Pass discounts are available by calling the Call Center at 1-877-987-2757

Delaware now requires a fishing license to cover both salt water and fresh water fishing. This includes recreational clamming and crabbing. The license may be purchased at agents authorized by the Division of Fish & Wildlife or at State Park offices. For more information call 302-739-9914 or visit Division of Fish & Wildlife

Rates: Please be advised, rates may vary for DE Residents vs. Non-Residents.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.525, -75.46611
38°31'30"N, 75°27'58"W

Trap Pond State Park Campground Address:
33587 Baldcypress Lane
Laurel, DE 19956

Northfolk, VA - 145 miles
Salisbury, MD - 15 miles
Rehoboth Beach, DE - 35 miles
Dover, DE - 50 miles
Baltimore, MD/Washington, D.C. - 100 miles
Philadelphia, PA - 125 miles

Route 13 through Laurel, DE- take 24 East for 5 miles. Turn right onto Trap Pond Rd. Continue 1 mile and turn left on to Goosenest Rd. The campground entrance is on the right.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Trap Pond State Park
33587 Baldcypress Lane
LAUREL  DE  19956

Phone Number:

Project Office: (302)875-5153