5 miles SE of Laurel (302) 875-5153
Managed by: Delaware State Parks
Beautiful, cypress-lined Trap Pond offers the best access to southern forest types in Delaware - there are excellent opportunities for both hiking and boating. Built around a 90 acre mill pond, the park features a fine network of flat, sandy trails that allow for leisurely exploration.
Recommended areas include the Island Trail and the adjacent section of the Hike & Bike Trail, both accessed from the ball fields just beyond the nature center on the pond's south side. On the east shore, the Cypress Point Trail and the stretch of the Hike & Bike Trail between the campground and Cypress Point, are also good. More ambitious walkers may even want to walk the entire Hike & Bike trail, circling the pond in 4.9 miles.
For the best views of the magnificent bald cypress forest, rent a boat or join a naturalist-led cruise into the pond's scenic headwaters (mid-April through October), or put your own canoe or kayak in at Trap Pond or nearby Trussum Pond . . . Click to Continue
Other Birding Sites in the Cypress & Pine Region:
- Great Cypress Swamp
- Trap Pond State Park
- Redden State Forest
- Nanticoke Wildlife Area & Chapel Branch