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Killens Pond State Park named top
attraction by Kent County Tourism
DOVER (Nov. 12, 2015) – Killens Pond State Park, administered by DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation, was named the “Attraction of the Year” in Delaware’s middle county last week when Kent County Tourism held a celebration marking 25 years of the “Best of Kent County.”
Killens Pond State Park is located south of Felton surrounding a 66-acre namesake pond along the Murderkill River. A renowned water park and camping facilities are highlighted Killens Pond State Park attractions. There also are several miles of trails traversing the park, open to hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and cross-country running, with an 18-hole disc golf course running through the park.
“Delaware State Parks thanks Kent County Tourism for another laurel bestowed on DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation and our No. 1-ranked state parks system,” said DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation Director Ray Bivens. “Killens is another of our day-trip gems and we encourage Delawareans and out-of-state visitors to see and experience the park for themselves and come to the same conclusion.”
According to the Delaware State Parks’ website, “Only about a 1½-hour drive from either the northern or southern state line, Killens Pond makes a perfect home base for exploring the First State. Open year-round, the park's campground and cozy cabins are popular retreats no matter what the season.”
Kent County Tourism chose Killens over two other finalists, the Air Mobility Command Museum in Dover and Blue Earl Brewing in Smyrna.
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