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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 susan - Treetop Adventure, on 15 October 2014
I really must say that the whole experience was fantasic. We were looking for something different to do with the grandson and a friend told us about Go Ape, so glad they did. My grandson had a blast and wants to know when we can go again...
Rated 5 Bananas Alicia - Treetop Adventure, on 14 October 2014
My daughter wanted to come to GoApe for her 11th birthday. I am not very adventurous but we booked and went. It was one of the best experiences of my life. My husband, daughter and I had so much fun. It really broke me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to do something fun outside (which is rare these days). The staff were wonderful and I felt very safe being up so high and swinging from lines and vines. We will be back again and I am telling everyone I know to get their butts there. Thankfully, we live about 25 minutes from the course.
Rated 5 Bananas Pat - Treetop Adventure, on 14 October 2014
Though it was awesome the instructor actually took the time to learn (and remember) everyone's name and was extremely enthusiastic about everyone's participation. You get to explore the course at your own pace and there are many sections with two different difficulty levels if your climbing with a diverse group of people. All around great experience, took us around two hours to complete the course so worth the money too!
Rated 5 Bananas Stefanie - Treetop Adventure, on 13 October 2014
Awesome! Awesome!! Awesome!!! Great fun and exciting!!!
Rated 5 Bananas Melissa - Treetop Adventure, on 13 October 2014
It was a little more strenuous than i expected but we all overcame the obstacles and were very proud when we accomplished everything. It was a great day,
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