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Lums Pond State Park

Near Bear, DE

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.  More than just a canopy tour, 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. $4 CASH for DE registered vehicles & $8 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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Times will vary based on availability and daylight hours.

Course stats

Here are our Tree Top Adventure stats for Go Ape Lums Pond State Park.

  • 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

GPS Coordinates: 39.558859, -75.714842

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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

Marriott

Red Roof Inn & Suites - University

Feedback from Lums Pond State Park

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 Mignion - Treetop Adventure, on 1 September 2015
This was the best of my spent vacation days this year. Unfortunatly i could not convince any of my friends or family to com with me but it did not stop me and i had an amazing time all by myself. the staff was friendly, knowledgable and professianol. the course was safe securing and clean. i had a blast and will definately come back to this location and visit as many others as i can.
Rated 5 Bananas Michelle - Treetop Adventure, on 28 August 2015
It was more fun experiencing the course the second time around as I knew what to expect and it was fun helping the other guests through their day and encouraging them. They in turn enhanced my day. It was gratifying to get my shirt for returning within a year. I'm sure I'll have a few more shirts in my closet soon enough. I've lost 50 lbs recently and this has helped me fully realize the quality of life and activity level improvements that the lighter me has now. I found my new me in the trees and wear my shirt with pride. Now to be 1st so I can time myself :)
Rated 5 Bananas Emily - Treetop Adventure, on 26 August 2015
Training was thorough. Loved how you went through the course at your own pace. Beautifully built, wasn't nervous with the system they've put in place.
Rated 5 Bananas Maurice - Treetop Adventure, on 25 August 2015
I had the most amazing experience ever. Booking was easy and customer service was amazing. My group was provided very detail instructions on safety and how to move around the course. We all felt very comfortable with the information provided. The course was physically challenging but nothing we could not overcome. It allowed us to face our fears in a safe environment. My group consisted of 9 men and we are still all talking about our experiences and how we cannot wait to do it again.
Rated 5 Bananas Karla - Treetop Adventure, on 24 August 2015
Our guide was excellent in explaining everything and his follow up throughout the course was excellent. While going through the different stations, I liked the fact that there were multiple instructors roaming throughout.
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