Trap Pond State Park, located near Laurel, Delaware, is a 3,653-acre Delaware state park that is one of the largest surviving pieces of what was once an immense wetland in what is now southwestern Sussex County. A large grove of bald cypress trees can be found in the state park.
At Trap Pond State Park, have a look at some of the old Civilian Conservation Corps structures. Learn about the influence these young men had on the state and the country. The program is free, but reservations are required by calling the nature center at 302-321-7077.
Trap Pond is located in Laurel, Delaware, and is part of Trap Pond State Park. Boating, fishing, hiking, picnics, and a variety of other activities are available to park visitors. The beach is listed as “special status” since there are no lifeguards on duty and swimming is not recommended.
Bethany Beach and Ocean City, Maryland are roughly a 45-minute drive from Trap Pond. The drive was scenic, with the majority of it taking place on narrow country roads through farmland. If you’re interested, look up those types of roads on your GPS.
Park on the far side of the lot, away from the nature center, and walk the short distance to the boat dock. Kayaks and canoes can be rented for a fee.
On both land and water, Trap Pond State Park provides opportunities to experience a wetland forest and its residents, as well as a variety of recreational activities and interests. Dogs of all sizes are welcome at no extra charge. Dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after, and they must not be left unattended.