The site offers primitive camping on a land bridge between two ponds, just a fire ring, a metal table, 4 comfortable chairs, and a vintage concrete table with benches. Mature forest for hiking, and bird watching. A canoe, small johnboat, or kayaks are OK for the ponds. No rentals are available. There are two creeks and two ponds. 130 acres of forest, field, creeks,
The site offers primitive camping on a land bridge between two ponds, just a fire ring, a metal table, 4 comfortable chairs, and a vintage concrete table with benches. Mature forest for hiking, and bird watching. A canoe, small johnboat, or kayaks are OK for the ponds. No rentals are available. There are two creeks and two ponds. 130 acres of forest, field, creeks, and an old borrow pit that is now the pond area. I prefer mature couples and small groups, with an emphasis on mature. It is 25 min. to Cape Henlopen State Park (great beach). 10 minutes to Killen's Pond State Park. If you have a larger boat, the boat ramp for Haven lake is across the street from the property, and Blair's & Abbot's Pond is down the road. A Teardrop camper is OK for this site. My ponds have deep water with steep sides, no children, please. I'm not a fan of teenagers either, they are always getting into something, better to find a place with amenities, like nearby Killen's Pond State Park. No swimming. I have two campsites, but there is plenty of space in between camps and woods to explore. The property is on the edge of town, so there is some highway noise, industrial noise, and the possibility of farm work happening around you. This is not a party place. Leave it the way you found it. Pack it out, please. Also, please don't throw eggshells, nutshells, or onion peels around camp. Yes, they are biodegradable but not pretty. Don't hack down live trees or break branches off trees in the middle of the camp, or anywhere else. Yes, that has happened more than once. There are plenty of fallen branches and kindling in the woods. ~~ Thank you. Firewood is available stacked by the fire pit for $20.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
There are 130 acres, no woods trails except for animal trails, and there are dirt roads to get around.
Deer, turkey, groundhogs, raccoon, snakes, bald eagles, hawks, woodpeckers, fox, geese, ducks, great blue heron.
Natural features you'll find at Between the Ponds in Delaware.
About 45 acres of mature woods.
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Nice little pond campsite
Very enjoyable spot. The host was very kind and had everything ready for us on arrival. Fishing was good. Bugs were out in force but it was the dead of summer. No road noise despite other reviews and you would never notice that there was another site across the pond. Looking forward to coming back in the future
Best bass fishing in delaware
I had a blast always do! This is probably my 10th visit. I put up alot of pics from this trip & so far have had five friends ask for Michelle's link. Beautiful hidden heaven & I caught about 15 large & small mouth bass in 48 hours. Catch & release ofcourse!! It's heaven on earth & my favorite vacation spot & I live at the beach.
Quiet, peaceful, private and clean!
My only regret is not staying here longer. The site is literally between two pristine, clear ponds full of wildlife-fish, turtles, birds and frogs. Tons of shade and not another soul around, yet just a five minute drive to town if you should need anything. There were almost zero mosquitos, likely because the ponds look spring fed, so we could sleep with the camper doors open and listen to the bullfrog choir at night. Michele is an excellent host, provided firewood for us for a small fee, and has a locked gate at the entrance to the property, so we felt extremely safe.
Can’t wait to come back!
Letting the secret out
This private, natural oasis is a stunning place to experience camping and take a break from the world beyond. I've been visiting Between the Ponds annually for four years now to reconnect with a group of treasured, close friends, and the site has woven itself into the fabric of our relationship. Candidly, I have been reluctant to offer the glowing review it deserves for fear of letting the secret out and compromising our access to this hidden gem tucked away in Kent County, Delaware.
Michele is always an excellent hostess and sees to it that our stay is always a positive one and encourages us to make full use of the setting.
Don't miss an opportunity to enjoy a night out at Between the Ponds.
Fantastic private camping space in between two scenic ponds, surrounded by tall pines that allows you to drive up and set up camp next to your vehicle. The Host - Michele is absolutely wonderful, very friendly and informative about the property and the surrounding terrain. In conversation you feel like you’ve known her for ages. I hope to have an opportunity to return and use the space as one of my annual truck camping spots.