Killens Pond State Park and Campground (opened all year) is located in Felton Delaware in Kent County about 13 miles south of Dover just off Route 13. This park has so much to offer with a big beautiful pond, fishing, boating, playgrounds, picnic area, camping, and rental cabins. It is one of the nicest state parks we’ve visited.
Killens Pond is a 66-acre body of water located along the Murderkill River and allows non-motorized boating. This park surrounds the pond with a day-use area on one side and the campground located on the other. The day-use area offers a water park, nature center, boat rentals, disc golf, fishing, and picnic pavilion area.
Fishing in the pond is a favorite pastime enjoyed by many. Bass, crappie, perch, bluegill, catfish, and pickerel are among the fish caught. Boating is enjoyed by many as you can bring your own non-motorized boat or rentals are available on the day-use side of the park during the peak summer season. They offer rowboats, canoes, paddleboats, kayaks, and twin kayaks. Pricing is affordable starting at $5 an hour or $20 for a day.
There is a two-story nature center located in the park that was designed to fit into the environment. It’s in the forest looking over the pond and has inside and outdoor space. It offers an exhibit of native reptiles and amphibians. It can be rented for weddings and other affairs.
Killens Pond State Park water park is opened from Memorial Day weekend to Labor day weekend. Hours are from 11 am to 6 pm Monday thru Thursday, Friday 11 am to 7 pm and Saturday, Sunday, Memorial Day and July 4th, 10 am to 7 pm. Labor Day the park closes at 5 pm. Admission is $6 Monday to Friday under 48″ and $8 over 48″ and on weekends and holidays $8 and $10, respectively.
The water park is located in the state park day-use area. The main pool has underwater benches, a mushroom fountain, and a floating lily pad fun walk. There are (4) 54′ slides and (1) 12′ side which you must be 48″ and over to use.
For the little ones, the tot lot offers hours of fun with the climbing fountain, tunnel slide, water curtain, pipe waterfall, rope pull and spray fountains. In addition, there is also a baby pool with underwater bubbles, (2) frog slides and (2) shooting ground fountains.
No food is allowed in the water park except (1) bottle of water per person. Right outside the gate, there are picnic tables for your convenience. There is a swim shop and concession stand with food and drinks available for purchase as well as lockers to store your personal items (please bring your own lock).
Killens Pond State Park Campground
This is a lovely wooded campground consisting of 6 loops for RV (59 sites) and tents and a tent only (17 sites) walk-in area. Each loop has around 10 sites with water and electric and some sites are 50 amp. The campground is mostly level and can accommodate up to 40′ motorhomes. All sites are back up.
The bathrooms are clean but could use some updating. Since we travel in an RV we didn’t use the showers. Fees are responsible for Delaware residents paying $20 per night and non-residents $25. Firewood is available for $5 and ice is also at the campground.
In loop D there is a dock that you can launch a canoe or kayak from. It makes it very convenient for the campers so you don’t have to go to the day-use area unless you are renting a boat as there are no rentals in the campground.
There is a big playground for the kids and an enclosed picnic pavilion available to rent. There is also a large field for playing baseball or kickball.
I highly recommend this campground. We’ve been here several times and always have a pleasant stay.
This park has 10 cabins and one large cottage. These cabins are kept in good shape and very clean and start at $70 per night. They each have one bedroom with a queen bed and a set of bunk beds. It comes with a full bathroom and kitchen that has a full refrigerator with freezer, sink, stovetop, and microwave and a table with 4 chairs. They have heat and air conditioners (window units). Each cabin also has a screened porch with seating making for a very pleasant stay.
The lakeside cottage is bigger with a separate living room with a futon and chair and one-bedroom (queen bed) and has a beautiful view of the lake. Amenities are the same as the other cabins except there is a 4 burner stovetop in the kitchen area.
The 10 cabins are around a loop with one parking area. For your convenience, there are wagons available in the parking lot to carry your stuff to the cabins. Each cabin comes with a picnic table and a fire ring.
When renting you will need to bring your own sheets, towels, and pillows as well as all your toiletries supplies. Just like you’re camping you will need pots, pans, plates, and silverware.
Please note: Pets are not allowed in the cabins except for cabin #10 which is a pet-friendly cabin. Cabins are open year-round and book up fast especially the cottage (#11) so book early. They can be booked up to 365 days in advance.
Hiking and Biking
Killens Pond Bike Trail is a short easy ride that begins on Route 13 and Killens Pond Road then enters the state park and continues throughout the park. The trail starts as asphalt then turns into crushed stone. You can also bike all around the campground.
The Pondside Trail is 2.4 miles and is an easy hike that goes around the pond. It can be accessed from both the day-use area and the campground. You can look for birds along the way and make sure to check out the lily pads in the pond.
A visit to Killens Pond State Park will be enjoyable by all. For more information click here.