One of the many ponds in Delaware that is great for kayaking, canoeing, boating, fishing, or just exploring nature in general is Coursey Pond. Coursey Pond is located South West of Frederica, DE and South East of Felton, DE along Canterbury Road which is also known as Route 15. This pond is a great place for beginning kayakers because it has fairly easy water entry and exit points, fairly shallow water depth, and since it is non-tidal there are no real currents.
Figure 1 – Coursey Pond
|Figure 2 – Coursey Pond Boat Ramp|
|Figure 3 – Coursey Pond Satellite Map (Google Earth, 2016)|
|Figure 4 – Coursey Pond Map (Google Maps, 2016)|
|Figure 5 – Killen’s Pond Dam at Killen’s Pond Road|
|Figure 6 – Coursey Pond Dam at Canterbury Road|
|Figure 7 – Killen’s Pond Road, Murderkill River Access|
|Figure 8 – Killen’s Pond Road, Murderkill River Guardrail|
|Figure 9 – Murderkill River Blockage|
|Figure 10 – Murderkill River Blockage Closeup|
The entire Coursey Pond area is a beautiful location for kayaking, canoeing, boating, fishing, or just exploring nature in general. There are plenty of small nooks and crannies to explore as well as the Spring Branch at the Northwest end of the pond and the Murderkill River at the Southwest end of the pond. If you are interesting in boating or fishing you may want to review the Delaware Regulations concerning such activities.
Coursey Pond. (N.D.). Retrieved March 27, 2016, from Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control : http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Fisheries/Documents/FWCourseyPond.pdf
Google Earth. (2016). Coursey Pond. (T. Johnson, Ed.).Google Maps. (2016). Coursey Pond. (T. Johnson, Ed.).