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Trap Pond State Park

Bald cypress knees rise from the swamp at Trap Pond State Park

Sussex County

33587 Baldcypress Lane

Laurel, DE 19956

Majestic bald cypress trees can live 600 years, and are the natural centerpiece of 3,652-acre Trap Pond State Park, once part of a massive cypress swamp, home to the northernmost natural stands of bald cypress in the East. With help from a $100,000 Land and Water Conservation Fund grant, the 2010 Baldcypress Nature Center encourages visitors to learn about the park’s environment and enjoy outstanding views of 90-acre Trap Pond. The center's design incorporated numerous green building practices, using the footprint of a previous building, historically appropriate cypress shingles, energy saving windows and roofing, cooling/heating system, and water-saving/waterless facilities.

Photo: Bald cypress knees rise from the swamp at Trap Pond State Park
– Delaware State Parks

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