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Killens Pond State Park, Felton

4.4
#11 of 14 in Nature in Delaware
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  • We live nearby so get to visit this park often with our kids/teens. We mostly enjoy the trails in fall, winter, and very early spring before the insects get buzzing. DEER TICK ALERT! The woods and fie...  more »
  • Stayed there for a week in their campground.The best thing were the beautiful old growth trees, massive,we enjoyed the trails.Small lake where we went kayaking. We don't have children but there's a ni...  more »
  • Lots of parking, hiking trails, scenic setting. volleyball courts, and just a great 'escape' location in Southern Delaware...take a picnic lunch & enjoy it!  more »
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  • I love Killens Pond. But I'm only rating it 3 stars, what gives? Well, the hours for the nature center are posted, but don't trust them. The arbitrary closing of the facility is typical. For example, last week I was there and the building was closed 3 times when it should have been open. Two of the days they were doing some sort of training, but they could have easily left bathroom access open. The other day they were just closed, who knows why. Frankly I believe they need some new management that understands how to create reliability and good customer relations. The next time I think I'll just call the Governor's office to figure out why the state needs more money while parts of the government provides no customer service.
  • We called a few hours before we arrived to confirm that they had availability for 2 nights. We were told yes. We asked if we needed to book on the phone and were told no because they had plenty of sites. When we arrived there were two women in the campground office. The first one told us they were completely booked. Luckily my husband kept asking questions and the other woman looked in the computer and found MULTIPLE sites that had availability. They let us choose our site and told us to self register. Okay...? I left the opposite side on the dash of the car. The next day we spent most of the day in our campsite, but spent an hour walking around the pond. Later that afternoon a park ranger walks into our site and asks if we've paid. We said yes. He asked if we had the slip for the sign. I said yes, that I'd forgotten to put it out. He said not a problem but that the camp host had asked him to come see if we'd paid. I would have much preferred that the camp host stop by instead of an armed ranger. Seems like they don't have their stuff together. Overall the campground is pretty cramped and loud. People smoking and kids screaming. Walk around pond is nice, but be careful in the leaves. We found a tick on my husband.
  • People should be able to bring in coolers/outside food. Would have been 5 stars if it weren't for that...
  • Beautiful state park! Amazing forest trails and incredibly beautiful pond. Very peaceful and serene.
  • So relaxation comes in many forms, but the best bang for the buck comes from the simple act of walking and enjoying an easy picnic in the far reaches of this park sanctuary. The modest act of walking through the trees, gives off the most pleasant natural smells and listening to the serenade of the birds can melt away all the stresses of the previous week. Additionally, benches are strategically place throughout the park to rest the weary foot or just to stop and let all the pressures wash away. Just let all of the natural tonics of Mother Nature soak in, cleanse, and strengthen the visitor for the next week to come. I promise the reader that this simple act of visiting Killens Pond State Park will renew and rejuvenate one’s spirit. So, go outdoors to this pleasant park and be prepared to reap the benefits of this simple break between the stresses of life.

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