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Be sure to
visit Killens Pond State Park, located in the quaint village
of Felton, a short 13-mile drive south of Dover and just north of Milford.
DID YOU KNOW?
Killens Pond State Park is more than 50 years old. The pond became a Delaware state park in 1965.
 KILLENS POND STATE PARK
Killens Pond is a 66-acre millpond created in the 18th century.
There is something for everyone to do throughout the year at Killens Pond State Park. Visitors can meander through hiking, biking and cross-country trails, enjoy the outdoor waterpark, camp throughout the year, challenge friends to a game of                 excursion or explore the Killens Pond Nature Center.
The nature center gives visitors the opportunity to get close and personal with the various amphibians and reptiles that call this center home. Located along the side of the pond, the center features a covered deck with picnic tables and an observation deck overlooking the water.
             
weekend through Labor Day, the Killens Pond Water Park is open to visitors. Cool off by the mushroom fountain, sit on underwater benches or slide down one of the many safe and kid-friendly water slides. For the littlest ones, the water park offers a baby pool with two frog slides, underwater bubblers and a tot lot with rope pull fountains, a tunnel slide, a climbing platform and so much more! The water park offers locker rooms, umbrellas, lounge chairs, a concession stand and a swim shop.
Be sure to bring binoculars! Killens Pond State Park is home to various migratory bird species throughout the year and is a perfect place to go birding. Spot the             the pond during breeding season. Around the forest wetlands, discover a variety of waterfowl, including snow geese during the winter. The meadows and forest edges provide habitat for a variety of songbirds and sparrows, and during the spring, many bird lovers can catch the northern mockingbird, mourning doves, ruby-throated hummingbirds and so much more.
Killens Pond State Park and campground is open year-round. For more information on pricing, hours, events and programs, visit www.destateparks.com.
CHECK OUT OTHER GREAT SPOTS FOR HIKING TRAILS & ON THE WATER ACTIVITIES IN DELAWARE’S QUAINT VILLAGES!
  HIKING
BICENTENNIAL PARK
    
302-422-1104
BIG OAK COUNTY PARK
417 Big Oak Rd., Smyrna 302-744-2495
BRECKNOCK COUNTY PARK
80 Camden Rd., Camden 302-744-2495
BROWNS BRANCH COUNTY PARK
1415 Killens Pond Rd., Harrington 302-744-2495
FORK BRANCH PRESERVE
Kenton & West Denney’s Rd., Dover 302-739-9200
HUNN NATURE PARK
    
302-736-7050
SCHUTTE PARK
10 Electric Ave., Dover 302-736-7050
TONY SILICATO MEMORIAL PARK &
 
    
302-422-1104
WATER ACTIVITIES
DOVER PARK
1210 White Oak Rd., Dover 302-736-7050
FLOATING KAYAK DOCK
   
302-422-1104
LAKE COMO
       
Smyrna 302-653-9231
LEBANON LANDING COUNTY PARK
    
302-744-2495
MARSHALL’S POND PARK
   
302-422-1104
MEMORIAL PARK SOUTH
   
302-422-1104
NORTHEAST FRONT STREET BOAT RAMP
     302-422-1104
SILVER LAKE PARK
300 Washington St., Dover 302-674-7541
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