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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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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

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

Lums Pond State Park camping

Trip Advisor - Wilmington Hotels


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 John - Treetop Adventure, on 30 July 2015
When we arrived we were greeted by a very friendly young lady that helped us fill out the waivers and explained the process to us. The course instructor (Johnny) was awesome. Made sure everybody was comfortable with the equipment and was over the top friendly. The course was challenging and pushed the limits of what I felt comfortable doing to the point that I had a sense of accomplishment when I was done. I brought my wife 2 nieces and two nephews. Every single one of us had a great time. As soon as we were done they were all talking about coming back. Well done!
Rated 5 Bananas Karin - Treetop Adventure, on 29 July 2015
The best part of the experience was the indepence of the activity. After a thorough safety briefing, where our enthusiastic instructor even helped my color blind teenage son, we were guided through the first section, then allowed to go at our own pace. Not having a guide right there with us, was the best experience. We did the course as a family, helping each other as needed, joking with each other frequently, and strengthening bonds. I haven't spent a better 3 hours with my teenage children in years. Thanks GoApe!
Rated 5 Bananas Marlon - Treetop Adventure, on 21 July 2015
I had a great experience with Go Ape, and it was worth every dollar spent! Our briefing instructor, Skylar, was thorough in her explanations and is passionate about her job. I did not expect to put in that much work climbing up ladders and traversing across trees 30 feet in the air, but it was all worth it at the end of each course when we zip lined across the lake. I spent about three hours at the course, and like many have said, it is wise to take a break in between the third and fourth courses, because the courses progressively get longer and you can lose stamina and focus towards the end. Overall, it was a great day spent at the park and I would definitely go zip lining soon!
Rated 5 Bananas Marlyn - Treetop Adventure, on 16 July 2015
I took my grandson to the Go Ape Adventure for his 10th birthday. It was memorable for both of us. I was scared of the heights and the physical demands but my fearless grandson inspired me to go for it. Our instructor Kevin was great and kept tabs on us from the ground. I have to say the zip lines across Lums Pond were my favorite part of the attraction, because of the view and the "rest" between all the climbing activities. Even with a little rain during our adventure, it was an amazing afternoon. What a great feeling to complete it!
Rated 5 Bananas Wm. - Treetop Adventure, on 13 July 2015
Wow. I am a structural Ironworker and I climb for a living but this was FUN climbing. If you've ever wanted to be an Ewok check this out! If you're wanting a healthy afternoon spent smiling check this out. Awesome staff, the obstacles are fun and challenging but alternative routes are there if needed. Ok wear gloves, good ones. Form fitting like mech. Gloves. Other than that, not a complaint in the world. Go ape!
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