"How the pond happened" Cape Henlopen State Park Favorite Tip by tpangelinan
Cape Henlopen State Park Favorites: 2 reviews and 2 photos
Favorite thing: Gordon's Pond was the result of nature and man. Back in the 1600's there was only wetlands here known as Martin's vineyard. Pirate roamed the Cape in those early days and raided the town of Lewis more than once. In 1725 the land went to Thomas Gordon and remained in the family for several generations. Nature made the pond by ocean water and winds combined which made the pond now known as Gordon's Pond. The government built drainage ditches in 1930's. Work stopped during WWII do to the Army took over, the observation towers were built are still here and can be toured. In 1960's 2 dikes were built to control the water levels and in 1990's was upgraded. Now it's a wonderful place for viewing the local wildlife!