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Lums Pond State Park – Bear, Delaware

Near Philadelphia & Wilmington

1042 Howell School Road, Bear, DE 19701

Go Ape Lums Pond, Delaware’s first and only zip line and treetop adventure course is just minutes from I-95 and just outside downtown Wilmington and the Philadelphia suburbs.  Set within beautiful Lums Pond State Park in Bear, Delaware, the course includes not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 zip lines all taking you over Lums Pond, the largest freshwater pond in Delaware!  The views are simply stunning as you zip over the water from one side of the pond to the next.

Bordering two sides of Lums Pond, Go Ape is set within a cove of the 200 acre pond.  One of our most adventurous and scenic designs, the course blends beautifully within the landscape of the pond and park.  The course is made up of numerous rope ladders, 42 exciting crossings to include the Double Stirrups, Zigzag Trapeze, Flying Carpet and Canyon Crossing, 2 Tarzan swings and 5 zip lines.  Overall, there are 5 individual sections within the course, each section taking you higher into the forest canopy and finishing with a zip line longer and with more expansive views of the pond than the previous one!  Zip Line #4 and #5 are both well over 650 feet and the entire course consists of over 2,191 feet worth of zip lines, providing some of the longest zip-lining experiences in the state and region!

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Lums Pond State Park located in Bear, Delaware surrounds the 200 acre pond and includes more than 1790 acres of parkland to explore.  Before or after your Go Ape adventure, be sure to check out the park’s; disc golf course, boathouse with kayak and boat rentals, nature center, ball fields (baseball, softball, football, soccer, tennis, basketball or volleyball), horseshoe pits, playground, picnic areas, campgrounds and hiking along the 7.5 mile Swamp Forest Trail circling the pond or biking and hiking on the over 10 miles of multi-purpose trails.

Please note, there is an entry fee for the park. $3 CASH for DE registered vehicles & $6 CASH for out-of-state vehicles.

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Our zip lines are conveniently located just 25 minutes from downtown Wilmington, DE | 35 minutes from Chester, PA | 44 minutes from Dover, DE | 50 minutes from Philadelphia, PA | 1 hour from Baltimore, MD
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For full availability simply click on our 'Book Now' function for exact details of Lums Pond's opening hours. Times will vary on daylight hours… some adventures even open at 8:00am in the summer for those early birds!

Course stats

Here are our Tree Top Adventure stats for Go Ape Lums Pond State Park – Bear, Delaware.

  • Number of sections 5
  • Longest Zip Wire 700 feet
  • Longest Crossing 57 feet
  • Total Length 3,166 feet
  • Number of Crossings 37
  • Highest Point 48 feet

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The Address

Lums Pond State Park, 1042 Howell School Road, Bear, Delaware 19701

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By car

From Points North (Baltimore, Wilmington, Philadelphia)

  • Route I-95 South to Exit 1A (Middletown)
  • Take Route 896 South for 6 miles
  • Make a LEFT turn onto Howell School Road
  • The park entrance is on the right, 1/4 mile
  • Travel through the park and follow signs for Picnic Area 1
  • Drive into the Picnic Area 1 parking lot and the Go Ape cabin will be at the right

From Points South (Dover, Rehoboth Beach)

  • Route 13 North
  • Make a LEFT at Route 896, 301 Junction (also known as Boyd's Corner)
  • Cross the Summit Bridge (it goes over the C & D Canal)
  • Make a RIGHT onto Howell's School Road
  • The park entrance is on the RIGHT, 1/4 mile
  • Travel through the park and follow signs for Picnic Area 1
  • Drive into the Picnic Area 1 parking lot and the Go Ape cabin will be at the right

Local Area

Some nearby places which may be of interest:

Here are a few links that we thought you might find useful! Please note - upon selecting a link below, you will be re-directed to a page outside of goape.com

Lums Pond State Park

Delaware State Parks

Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau

Visit Delaware

Staying Over

There are plenty of camping and hotel options in the Wilmington area.  Feel free to click the links below where you can check availability and book your stay.  Please note, upon selecting a link, you will be re-directed to a page outside of goape.com.

Lums Pond State Park camping

Trip Advisor - Wilmington Hotels

Red Roof Inn & Suites - University

Feedback from Lums Pond State Park – Bear, Delaware

Take a look at what some of our tribe have said about their time in the forest. It's always good to hear it straight from the Gorilla's mouth (...and we're proud to say it’s totally unedited!)

Rated 5 Bananas Dean - Tree Top Adventure, on 27 August 2014
The safety brief was excellent, definitely made me feel more comfortable before hitting the course. I liked the water supply at the beginning of each of the five sites, and I liked having the option between moderate and severe difficulty on the bridges. The zip lines were a blast and the climb to get to them were a great upper and lower body workout. I brought leather gloves and they were a big help as well. Looking forward to collecting more friends and taking them back with me in the future, see if they can land any more gracefully than I did.
Rated 5 Bananas Cary - Tree Top Adventure, on 27 August 2014
It was a wonderful experience and my entire party enjoyed the experience. I was very satisified with the instruction from Dave and that we were able to go from site to site without direct supervision. Go Ape would be for a scouting type group too. Finally, what a great way to use open space at a State Park. I wish that every State would consider your business profile. Thanks
Rated 5 Bananas Jillian - Tree Top Adventure, on 27 August 2014
This was the most fun I have had in awhile! Even the safety part was fun, and that's hard to do! But our instructor, Rachel, was absolutely wonderful and a joy to have. She had us laughing and having a great time from the very start! The zip lines and the Tarzan swing were my favorite parts for sure! Defiantly looking forward to going ape again!! Thanks for our awesome adventure!
Rated 5 Bananas Kayla - Tree Top Adventure, on 27 August 2014
We will definitely be back! We like how you can pick to go the easier route or challenge yourself and go the extreme. Either way, you still feel proud of yourself! The trainers were super friendly and were there to help you if you needed them. We really enjoyed how the zip lines went across the lake and how they continued to grow with height as you furthered your way through the different sites. We went at our own pace and could let others pass if they wanted to. The weather was a little bit warm, but underneath the tree canopies you would never know. We are now planning our next trip to GoApe, hopefully with few new faces!
Rated 5 Bananas Marianne - Tree Top Adventure, on 27 August 2014
Great day! First time I visited with my 2 sons 14 and 10. My 10 year old and I went back 3 weeks late with some friends. Both times it was a fabulous, active, adventurous way to spend 3 hours!
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