Trap Pond State Park

15702 Goosenest Rd, Laurel, DE 19956
Trap Pond State Park
Trap Pond State Park
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125 total RV sites (99 back ins and 25 pull thrus - may be tight for larger rigs), can accommodate RVs up to 40ft, 30/50 amp, water & electric sites, dump station, restrooms, showers, laundry, handicap access, propane, store, ice, fire rings, BBQ, picnic area, pavilions, athletic fields, horseshoes, volleyball, playground, nature watching, hiking, disc golf, day camps, summer concerts, biking, Baldcypress Nature Center, boating, boat ramp. Rowboats, pedal boats, canoes and kayaks can be rented for use within the park during the summer season, and park interpreters host narrated pontoon boat tours on summer weekends and holidays.

Important Campground Notes

Open year round! Reservations required. Must call (877) 987-2757 & mention promo code DELPASSPORT5023 for valid dates in 2023 at time of reservation to receive discount or reserve online & use promo code. PA discount is valid the week after Labor Day thru the week before Memorial Day. Two nights minimum stay required. PA discount is valid Sunday thru Thursday nights only. PA discount is not valid during holidays. PA discount does not apply to cabins and yurts. Reservations at the PA rate for the next year begin in September. Credit cards accepted. Pets welcome. *Rates vary based on the time of year. $4 transaction fee per reservation.


Route 13 through Laurel, DE- take 24 East for 5 miles. Turn right onto Trap Pond Rd. Continue 1 mile and turn left on to Goosenest Rd. The campground entrance is on the right.

  • Back-Ins

  • Partial Hookups

  • 30 Amp Service

  • 50 Amp Service

  • Water

  • Dump Station

  • Tents

  • Laundry Facility

  • Picnic Tables

  • BBQ

  • Fire Rings

  • Store

  • Boat Ramp

  • Biking

  • Boating

  • Fishing

  • Hiking

  • Nature Watching

  • Horseshoes

  • Playground

  • Pets Welcome

  • Credit Cards

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Ice


The site of a large freshwater wetland, Trap Pond State Park hosts the northernmost natural stand of baldcypress trees in the United States. The forest of Trap Pond includes trails for bicycling and hiking, as well as views of the baldcypress trees growing out of the water.

Park Events

Pontoon boat and paddle tours of Trap Pond, Jeep Jamboree (Laurel Chamber of Commerce), Bike Rally (Trap Pond Partners), Wade In (Nanticoke Watershed Alliance), Beer and Wine Festival (Trap Pond Partners) and Halloween Howl.

Area Attractions

Woodland Ferry near Seaford (13 miles), Ward Waterfowl Museum in Salisbury, MD (17 miles), Delaware International Speedway, Delmar MD (10 miles), Delmarva Shorebirds baseball in Salisbury, MD (16 miles), Apple Scrapple Festival in Bridgeville (20 miles), Redden State Forest near Georgetown (20 miles), Salisbury University (20 miles), Salisbury Zoo (20 miles), Salisbury Regional Airport/SBY (20 miles), Holts Landing State Park near Millville (23 miles), Berlin Maryland (27 miles), Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Milton (31 miles), Ocean City Maryland (31 miles), Delaware Beaches (all within 35 miles) and Assateague National Seashore (38 miles).

Passport America Members Pay

$10.00 - $16.00*

Regular Rates
$20.00 - $32.00*
*Additional fees may apply
Rules may apply
Park's info subject to change

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