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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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Go Ape Lums Pond State Park is open until Dec. 7, 2014 and re-opens on March 1, 2015.

For full availability, click Book Online Now below or use the calendar function on the top right of the page.

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 – 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

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 – 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 Judy - Treetop Adventure, on 21 October 2014
Zip lining has been on my "bucket list" for several years. When I saw, on line, that Go Ape was so close to my home, I immediately reserved a time/date for a friend and me to share the experience. From the moment we arrived we were greeted with enthusiasm, briefed on the use of the equipment and guided through the first few platforms. Zip lining over Lum's Pond with the fall foliage in full view was an awesome experience, far exceeding my expectations. I am very impressed with the quality of the ladders, ropes, platforms and all the safety equipment. The staff topped off the experience with their friendliness, helpfulness and overall enthusiasm. I'll be back!
Rated 5 Bananas Sherri - Treetop Adventure, on 21 October 2014
This was my third time in two years, each time with different friends. I have enjoyed every time! The best way to release stress and let go!
Rated 5 Bananas Nikki - Treetop Adventure, on 21 October 2014
I love goape! Everyone there is always so friendly, positive, and full of energy. You can tell that they really enjoy coming to work everyday. I went with my fiance and had such a great time that I came back less than a month later with my mom!! Will definitely be back because it's a great time and wonderful way to get a workout in.
Rated 5 Bananas jay - Treetop Adventure, on 20 October 2014
Staff was awesome and attentive. Made a wonderful day for me and my son.
Rated 5 Bananas Katie - Treetop Adventure, on 20 October 2014
When we arrived, we were greeted by an enthusiastic Go Ape worker at the front desk! We are not morning people, so even though it was a "late" morning adventure, his enthusiasm helped get us going! He was helpful in explaining filling out the forms, getting us oriented with where everything was located, and just very welcoming overall. After a brief wait in the picnic area near the start of the course, we were called over to the safety briefing. Our guide (Mike) was very good at letting us know how to use each strand on our harness, and I appreciated the mini site where he watched everyone attach their ropes to make sure we knew what to do. I was a little nervous when I got to the first tarzan swing, but it was too late to turn back at that point! Once I got through, it was a blast. Everything felt very safe--even in the pretty vicious wind gusts that day! It was definitely an experience being up in the trees to see and feel yourselves swaying along with the wind! Along the whole course, it was nice to have workers yell up at you from the ground--making sure you were having fun, and just being available if you had any questions while you were out there. I was impressed at how easy it was to attach to all of the obstacles and work the harness. I was also surprised at how comfortable the harness was! It really makes you feel safe on the zipline and tarzan swing because you feel like you're just sitting there and that you won't fall out. Overall, we had a great experience! Such nice and enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff; a safe and fun course; and a beautiful fall day at Lums Pont State Park!
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