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Lums Pond State Park – Bear, Delaware

Near Wilmington & Philadelphia

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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!

For FAQs on Go Ape Treetop Adventure, click here

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 for DE registered vehicles & $6 for out-of-state vehicles.  

For more information on the amenities at Lums Pond State Park, click here

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

Check out these crazy stats for 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

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 LaToya - Tree Top Adventure, on 17 April 2014
Zip lining was super cool. I loved the entire course. I had a blast.
Rated 5 Bananas Emily - Tree Top Adventure, on 16 April 2014
My boyfriend and I had such a great time. Our instructor (Nikki) was so helpful and polite. The rest of the staff were as well, and very enthusiastic. The course itself was great, the views from the trees were amazing and we cannot stop talking about it. Cannot wait to come again! It would be nice if there was a referral program for like $5 off if someone you know goes within a certain time period because of your referral. I already have soooo many ppl who are interested.
Rated 5 Bananas Victor - Tree Top Adventure, on 15 April 2014
The whole Go Ape park was great, the zip lines over the pond were great fun (and longer than the zips we experienced at the Rockville,Md park. Tarzan Swing is awesome!
Rated 5 Bananas William - Tree Top Adventure, on 15 April 2014
loved it all. the fact you climb up to the next stations was great. very good and enthusiastic instructors. lums pond was great for the water crossing.
Rated 5 Bananas Marcus - Tree Top Adventure, on 15 April 2014
It was Apemazing... The facility is in great shape but the people there really make it what it is. We felt very comfortable venturing off on our own once we were done with the Safety Brief and trial area! The course is a lot of fun and more challenging than any of us expected. Can't wait for our next visit!
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