Sat, Jul 8, 2023

Delaware PCA Summer Picnic 2023

Lums Pond State Park

About this event



What:  Summer picnic at one of Delaware's premier state parks

When:  Saturday, July 8, 2023  11am - 3pm

Where:  Lums Pond State Park, Picnic Area #4 (see park details below, there is park entrance fee)

Who:  Open to members, their family and their guests.  Children welcome.

Food:  By Blue Hen BBQ. Delicious, pay-as-you-go, meals and sides that are sure to please any palate. (cash, credit cards, Venmo accepted).  Menu items available at our event is currently WIP

Drinks:  Club will provide water and soft drinks.  Alcohol is permitted in the picnic area, so ok to bring your favorite beverage.  (Please drink responsibly.)

Dessert:  Gratis via "Dessert" Truck

Incidentals:  Club/food vendor will provide tableware, plates, cups, etc.

Concours:  Bring your favorite Porsche to compete in the “People's Choice” - Wash & Shine concours ... or just park it for all to enjoy, talk cars and have fun!  (Votes counted at 1:00 pm- First, Second & Third place prizes)

Weather:  This is a fair-weather event only.  If there are any concerns about the weather, a club email will be sent out to participants the night before letting everyone know whether we are go or no-go for the picnic.

Early Birds:  If you want to take advantage of the park activities* prior to lunch, it is ok to arrive as early as you would like and park at area 4.  * kayaking/boating, hiking, GoApe zipline, challenge course, etc.  Or try them out later in the day.


About Lums Pond:

Lums Pond is one of Delaware’s premier state parks.  Surrounding Delaware’s largest freshwater pond, Lums Pond State Park offers a variety of recreational activities. Seventeen miles of trails wind through hardwood forest of varying ages from mature to young growth, which can also be experienced via the Go Ape Treetop Course. Wetlands around the park are home to reptiles, amphibians, and notable dragonfly species. The St. Georges Creek once flowed through these lands that were also home to Native Americans. The creek was later dammed when the C&D Canal was built in order to supply water for grist mills. The boathouse offers a variety of watercrafts to explore the pond up close. At the park’s nature center, visitors see live animal exhibits including a 500 gallon freshwater aquarium exhibit with fish that are native to the pond.

Entrance Fee Required:  Entrance to all of Delaware’s State Parks requires an entrance fee or an annual pass.  In-state residents pay just $4.00 or $8.00 for out-of-state registered vehicles.  Annual passes are available at the park office (as you enter the park) or online at

Directions:  The main park entrance is located at 1068 Howell School Road, Bear DE 19701.  As you drive into the park you will pass the park office on your right, check in at the entry booth, then pass the nature center on your left.  Continue on another ¼ mile or so and parking area 4 will be on your right.  (Look for the picnic tables to the left). There should be plenty of parking for the event.

Note:  The pavilion at area 4 is not part of the club event.

Activities:  While at the park, guests are encouraged to enjoy park recreational activities such as kayaking/boating, hiking, GoApe zipline and challenge course, etc.  Ok, to bring lawn games, horseshoes, frisbees, etc.


We need a head count, so you must pre-register for this event on -

There will not be a monthly club meeting on the second Wednesday of July, we hope to see everyone on the 8th at the Picnic!

Event requirements

Be prepared for good fun!

Must register through to participate.

Attendees (24)

Dave Dabell
Fred Stapleford
Heather Scott
Renford Brevett
Don Facciolo
Roberta and Doug Brown
Stephen Kingsberry
Tom Beane

Lums Pond State Park

Bear, DE


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