Wells State Park


159 Walker Pond Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566


Headquarters (508) 347-9257
Reservations (877) 422-6762
Wheelchair Accessible
Dogs Allowed

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 May 25 - September 2 

At some locations, DCR is accepting cash and/or credit cards.

MA resident   $5

Non-MA resident   $20

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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
  • 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 - closed
  • Nature Center closed
  • Grills
  • No Dump Station At This Facility

Accessibility   at Wells State Park

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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