A remnant of vast cypress and cedar swamps, Trap Pond is where industry and nature flow together, shaping our history, culture, and community. Experience the solitude of the cypress swamp. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells as you travel beyond the pond. Don’t miss these essential experiences at Trap Pond State Park!
Paddle the Pond
Take in the sights, sounds, and smells as you journey into the cypress swamp. Paddle a canoe or kayak down the Terrapin Branch Water Trail to get up close and personal with the baldcypress trees and the diverse flora and fauna that live there.
Take a Pontoon Tour
Join a Park staff member and board a pontoon boat to travel through the pond and into the cypress swamp. Learn about the history and wildlife of the park from the comfort of an elevated pontoon boat.
Explore the Bob Trail
Hike or bike the 4.6mile Bob Trail that takes you throughout the park. The trail is an excellent place for birdwatching, and you’ll enjoy pondside views of the cypress swamp. Visitors can enjoy free bike rentals during the summer months.
Visit the Baldcypress Nature Center
Trap Pond has a rich history that has shaped the culture and community of the park. Stop by the Baldcypress Nature Center to discover the past cultures of the area and learn about the importance of watersheds.
Experience the Seasons
Trap Pond StatePark is different every season! Witness the beauty of the pond year-round with fall foliage, fresh winter snowfall, spring frog calls or the summer nesting songbirds.
Superintendent’s Pick: Camping
Plan a getaway to Trap Pond State Park! The park’s peaceful campground has tent sites, RV sites, cabins, and yurts. See the beautiful fall colors from your campsite, catch a sunset from Cypress Point, hear the calls of owls and migrating birds, or watch falling snow from the warmth of your cabin.