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Wells State Park, Sturbridge

(4.1/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
Wells State Park is a Massachusetts state park located off Route 49 in the town of Sturbridge. The park is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and includes frontage on Walker Pond and the scenic metamorphic rock cliff face of Carpenter Rocks. Terrain is rugged with ledges interspersed between wetlands. Woodlands are of the oak-hickory forest and northern hardwood forest types with groves of eastern white pine.Activities and amenitiesThe park offers 10mi of trails for hiking and mountain biking. A notable route leads to the cliffs of Carpenter Rocks, named after John Carpenter, who built and operated a sawmill nearby. Vistas include the eastern section of Walker Pond and surrounding wooded valley.Covering, Walker Pond provides opportunities for boating and fishing. A 60-site campground includes a swimming beach for campground users. Other recreational opportunities include horseback riding, restricted hunting, cross-county skiing, and seasonal interpretive programs.
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  • Visit for a day, spend a week camping. This is a great park. Wells state park is not far from the Mass Pike, but you would never know that. A great get-away, place to stop along the way or fun for a d...  more »
  • There are no facilities during the winter. It is excellent for snow shoeing and xcountry skiing. The parking lot is plowed during the winter. It is a popular ice fishing destination. There may be up t...  more »
  • A small area set aside for nature by the wells family estate. Not a big deal but cool little park to get away Nor really a destination good for a stroll. Nice to have been donated by a nice family. 
  • Been to Well State park for years and on 9-17-16 went fishing and was told by a lady there that unless you're going camping I couldn't pass the gate ( paying $5 to go in) and fish and she said no. She that the rules have changed, I want to know since when the rules have changed , she didn't offer new ''rules'' I went in by another way and to my surprise there were people fishing, boating, jet skiing, camping and dogs in the beach swimming although it says ''no dogs at the beach'' Can this rudeness of this lady be due to me going in with a Spanish person????????? Never have I have been so discriminated in my entire life. Elderly, Veteran and handicap and this lady made her own rules?
  • Quiet, wooded sites. Plenty of trails and a nice beach. The group site was across from a swamp and overrun with mosquitoes. I would definitely return to the campground but choose another site.
  • Great well marked trails! Family friendly hiking. Stroller accessible trail.
  • Friendly staff, clean bathrooms, roomy campsite with lots of trees. Also, a hawk flew through my site, it was amazing!
  • Nice quiet camping with a lake which has a boat ramp. Perfect for fishong , kyaking, boating or swimming