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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 Michelle - Treetop Adventure, on 30 September 2014
The training was very thorough and we felt prepared for the course! It was nice that they trained us well and let us kind of go out on our own (but still around for help.) The other place I went I felt more "babied" as there was an attendant at each station which was overkill. The rope swings were so awesome and we loved the zip lines! Only thing I'd recommend would be going over what to do if you come into a zipline landing backwards because this happened to me and I kind of panicked. Overall it was a very fun work outing and great team building. Staff was funny and friendly and I'd def. recommend!
Rated 5 Bananas Michael - Treetop Adventure, on 30 September 2014
Had an amazing time, we loved it. Zach was so nice and we will deff. Be coming back (Happy Birthday Zach) lol
Rated 5 Bananas Steven - Treetop Adventure, on 28 September 2014
I booked this adventure for my three sons and I, as my oldest lives in San Diego and was out to visit the first time in 8 years. Sal was our trainer and an awesome inspiration! All four of us had a great time and all would do it again!
Rated 5 Bananas Anayse - Treetop Adventure, on 28 September 2014
I really loved the whole course! Its challenging but very interesting. The setting of Lumps pond is very beautiful. The zip lines were all really good and long enough. I always fell in the mulch on my back but that just added to the fun. Everyone at the courses is super helpful, cheer you on, and make good jokes. The other people in my tribe were very nice too and I think everyone had an amazing time!
Rated 5 Bananas Michael - Treetop Adventure, on 28 September 2014
I really didn't know what to expect. Once you understand as long as you follow the safety instructions and get over the fear of being high up in the trees it because an awesome adventure! Heart pumping fun!
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