Have you ever experienced Killens Pond State Park? The Murderkill River’s natural bounty drew Native Americans and settlers to the ancient waterways. The remaining habitat surrounding the millpond provides a recreational oasis for today’s visitors. Don’t miss these essential experiences at Killens Pond State Park!
Hike the Pondside Trail
This 2.6-mile trail loops around the edge of the park’s 66-acre millpond, and offers beautiful views of the pond and surrounding habitats. As you hike, look and listen for Pileated Woodpecker, Prothonotary Warbler or Barred Owl. Visit in autumn to enjoy fall foliage reflected in the pond’s mirror-like surface.
Paddle or Boat the Pond
Killens Pond is the perfect place to kayak, canoe, boat, or peddle boat. Watch for resident nesting Bald Eagles overhead or perched in the tall pines along the ponds edge. Head towards the Murderkill River for a terrific paddle, and look out for a small stand of baldcypress trees.
Visit the Nature Center
Stop by the park’s nature center to see live animals and learn about the creatures that live here. Pack a picnic, and enjoy lunch with a view on the Nature Center’s outdoor deck. Join a park naturalist for an educational program including guided hikes, kayak tours, and more.
Make a Splash in the Waterpark
Don’t miss the Killens Pond Waterpark! Complete with 4-speed slides, a leisure pool, and a tot lot for younger visitors, the waterpark offers excitement and relaxation for everyone.
Fish from the Spillway
Cast a line for bass, crappie and sunfish. The spillway was once part of the Killens Pond Adena Cemetery Site, and included at least six burial sites.
Superintendent’s Pick: Pondside Bridge
Hike to the Pondside Bridge and see where the Murderkill River meets Killens Pond! As you take in the view, contemplate a life dependent on water. Scan the shoreline for a watersnake basking in the sun or hunting small fish and frogs. Access the bridge from the Pondside Trail or the Cross Country Trail.