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Killens Pond State Park & Water Park

38°59'6.99"N  75°32'18.56"W

5025 Killens Pond Road
Felton, DE 19943

Phone: (302) 284-4526
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Killen's Pond State Park centers around a 66-acre millpond fed by the Murderkill River. But don't let the sinister name fool you. This wooded retreat has something for everyone, including a large water park. But if it's waters of the natural variety you seek, you're in luck.

Visitors to Killen's Pond State Park can rent canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats. And it's not a bad spot to go fishing either. Killen's Pond is known for its American eel, black crappie, bluegill, chain pickerel, large-mouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, and white perch.

Killens Pond is surrounded by a 2.6-mile hiking trail. This is a great beginners' hike, because it's short, mostly level, and equipped with two mid-hike rest stops: the campground and the nature center.

Watch a video showcasing Killens Pond State Park's updated Nature Center on YouTube at

We suggest you check Delaware's latest fish-consumption advisory before harvesting a fish. These can be found at, keyword "fish advisory." And whenever in doubt, simply practice catch-and-release fishing, a fun pastime by all accounts.

Better yet, swing by Meding's Seafood for authentic, local fish and shellfish dishes. It's just a six-mile drive from Killens Pond State Park's campground.

Photo by Shaun Bailey

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