Details of Wells State Park

Overview of Wells State Park

Wells State Park was, established in 1968, is a 1400 acre public recreation area located off Route 49 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. The park offers 12 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross-county skiing. The woodlands are made up of an oak-hickory forest and northern hardwood forest types with groves of eastern white pine. Terrain is rugged with ledges interspersed between wetlands.
A notable trail leads to the cliffs of Carpenter Rocks, named after John Carpenter, who built and operated a sawmill nearby. Scenic views include the eastern section of Walker Pond and surrounding wooded valley.
Walker Pond's 104 acres provide opportunities for boating and fishing. The fish population is made up of largemouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, white perch, bluegill, pumpkin-seed, brown bullhead, white suckers, golden and bridled shiners.

Hours for Wells State Park

Sunrise to sunset

Parking at Wells State Park

Daily parking fees Memorial Day to Labor Day. Cash, credit, and debit accepted for parking fees.

MA resident   $5

Non-MA resident   $10

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Activities at Wells State Park

Camping 

Bring your tent, trailer, or R.V. to any of the 60 sites located near Walker Pond
Terrain is rugged with ledges interspersed between wetlands.  A notable trail leads to the cliffs of Carpenter Rocks, named after John Carpenter, who built and operated a sawmill nearby. Scenic views include the eastern section of Walker Pond and surrounding wooded valley.

Hiking

Hike up Carpenter Rocks for a fantastic view of the park.

All Activities at Wells State Park

  • Mountain biking
  • Hunting
  • Biking
  • Camping
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Boating (non-motorized)
  • Boating (motorized)
  • Educational programs

Facilities at Wells State Park

  • Boat ramp
  • Pavilion
  • Restrooms
  • Nature Center
  • Grills

Accessibility at Wells State Park

  • Accessible trail
    • Mill Pond Trail, 1 mile, stone dust
  • Accessible camping
    • 4 yurts with access ramp

Restrictions at Wells State Park

  • No alcohol
  • No littering
  • No off-road vehicles
  • Dogs must remain on-leash

More info for Wells State Park

Canoe and kayaking - No rentals

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