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Killens Pond State Park, DE

Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Thu Jun 02 2016


Pine woods and a picturesque millpond are a great setting for year-round fun at Killens Pond State Park. The Park was originally establisted as a mill pond in the late 1700's. Prior to the pond's creation, the Murderkill River and surrounding hardwood forest were sites of several Native American homes and hunting camps. According to the legend, the river's unusual name refers to a local tribe's massacre of a Dutch trading party at the mouth of the river in 1648. Killens Pond was established as a state park in 1965.

Killens Pond State Park is centrally located in the heart of Kent County in Felton, Delaware. The Park is conveniently located fifteen miles south of Dover, forty-five miles from the Delaware Beaches and within two hours from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Annapolis, Norther Virginia and Washington, DC.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Athletic Fields
  • Baseball/Softball
  • Bath House
  • Biking
  • Boat Launch
  • Camp Store
  • Canoeing
  • Convenience Store
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Frizbee Golf
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseshoes
  • Information Center
  • Interpretive Center
  • Nature Center
  • Nature Program
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Pond Fishing
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycle Center
  • Showers
  • Toilet, Flush
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Walking
  • Water Park
  • Wood And Ice Sales
Alerts and Important Information

In the case of a late arrival please notify the park at 302-284-4526 no later than 3:30 P.M. to make check-in arrangements.

All basic rates include up to 4 people per campsite. A maximum of 8 people are allowed per campsite. An extra $2.00 per person per night will be charged for 5 - 8 occupants.

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 Cabins or the Cabin Area.

Loud noises or disturbances of any nature will not be tolerated between the hours of 10 P.M to 7 A.M.

Entrance fees are charged daily from March to November.

One vehicle is allowed per site. This does not include the camping unit. Overflow parking is provided near the campground registration booth.

Sites will accommodate a maximum of:

  • 1 Motorhome with a small tent OR
  • 1 travel trailer with a small tent OR
  • 2 tents

A Delaware fishing license is required for ages 16 thru 65, to fish in the pond, all fresh water as well as salt water. This includes recreational clamming and crabbing. A license can be obtained by agents authorized by the division of Fish & Wildlife. For more information call 302-739-9914 or visit fw.delaware.gov

The possession or display of any firearms, air guns, paint ball guns, sling shots, martial arts weapons, fireworks or archery equipment is prohibited.

Clotheslines may be used with care during daylight hours but are prohibited after dark.

Trash must be taken to the dumpster / recycling center located at the campground dump station.

There is a centrally located frost-free water spigot and Port-a-Potty available.

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 at Killens Pond. Wood and ice are sold at the campground registration booth.

Camping is permitted for a maximum of 14 days within a 21 day period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Extended stays outside this period are only allowed by approval of the Park Office.

If you are late report directly to your site and sign in the next day with the campground register, ranger or park office. Be respectful of those campers all ready set up.

Water hookups are not available November 1st to December 31st and January 1st to March 31st. Water is available through centrally located forst-free spigots.

The bathhouse is open year round.

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

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

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.98333, -75.53972
38°59'0"N, 75°32'23"W

Norfolk, VA - 180 MILES;
Salisbury, MD - 50 MILES;
Baltimore, MD / Washington, DC - 95 MILES;
Philadelphia, PA - 90 MILES;
Rehoboth Beach, DE - 40 MILES;
Dover, DE - 13 MILES;

From North: Route 13 South, 12.5 miles past Dover, DE. Turn left on Killens Pond Road. The main entrance is located approximately one mile on the right side.

From South: Route 13 North, 5.5 miles past Harrington, DE. Turn right on Killens Pond Road. The main entrance is located approximately one mile on the right side.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Killens Pond State Park
5025 Killens Pond Road
FELTON  DE  19943

Phone Number:

Information:  (302)284-4526