This Delaware State Park Is a Top Camping Destination

The Dyrt, an online resource for campers, includes Trap Pond State Park on its list of the 10 best places to camp in the northeast region.

There’s no shortage of great natural landscapes in the First State. From the Brandywine Valley in the north to the picturesque beaches on the coast, Delaware is a great place to experience the great outdoors. The First State recently received some much deserved recognition when The Dyrt included Trap Pond State Park on the list of the “10 Best Places to Camp” in the northeast region.

With a blend of lush woodland, serene waters and captivating wildlife, this wetland destination is a hotspot for campers from Delaware and beyond. From seasoned campers to beginner nature enthusiasts, everyone can find something to love at Trap Pond State Park. Here’s a look at what makes it a top camping destination.

Trap Pond History and Wildlife

With a high diversity of plant and tree species, there’s a variety of local wildlife to keep an eye out for here. Trap Pond is home to the northernmost naturally occurring bald cypress trees. This unique tree species is a sight to behold, emerging from the water throughout the wetlands. A kayaking trip through the trees is a stunning experience, with boating rental options available on-site. Plus, stop by the Baldcypress Nature Center to discover the historic significance of the park and the importance of watersheds.

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Hiking and Biking

The Bob Trail is a popular spot for hiking, biking and birdwatching. The 4.5-mile loop takes you around the pond and through the diverse surrounding woodlands. During the summer months, the park also offers free bike rentals so you can enjoy the pondside views while biking the trail.

Camping Options

The peaceful campsite at Trap Pond is suitable for all kinds of campers. Whether you’re into old-fashioned tent campsites, RV camping, cabins or yurts, Trap Pond has plenty of options. You can learn more and reserve a camping site online.

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