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Lums Pond State Park

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.

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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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

Go Ape Lums Pond State Park, 1042 Howell School Road, Bear, Delaware 19701

GPS Coordinates: 39.558859, -75.714842

Use Google Maps for the best directions. Search for "Go Ape". Other GPS devices may be unreliable. Please arrive at least 10-15 minutes early to check-in. Consider extra time for traffic and parking.

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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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 Nick - Treetop Adventure, on 29 November 2015
I had an excellent time and I think my favorite part was the view when I was ziplining. The obstacles were also challenging, but still awesome and very fun! The staff was very helpful and had a great attitude they were also so much fun.
Rated 5 Bananas Kaitlyn - Treetop Adventure, on 18 November 2015
Go ape was a great experience! The obstacles were fun & the zip line views were amazing. Our instructor Alex was super supportive and helpful to the tribe. Would deff go again and recommend to friends.
Rated 5 Bananas Jessica - Treetop Adventure, on 17 November 2015
Had a Blast!
Rated 5 Bananas Theresa - Treetop Adventure, on 16 November 2015
Our party of 4 had an amazing time! It's the perfect combination of a physical challenge and fun! The instructors are helpful and and welcoming. Can't wait to go back!
Rated 5 Bananas Stephanie - Treetop Adventure, on 16 November 2015
My boyfriend and I had an absolutely wonderful time visiting Go Ape! The directions were very simple and easy to follow, were reviewed until we felt safe going off on our own, and the obstacles were the perfect mix of difficulty and fun! We would absolutely love to go back some day.
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