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Wells State Park, MA

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Wells State Park is a popular 1,400-acre woodland park close to the cultural attractions of central Massachusetts including the city of Worcester and Old Sturbridge Village. The campground has 61 attractive sites, some perched on a hillside adjacent to Walker Pond. The pond also offers campers a swimming beach and fishing and boating opportunities.

IMPORTANT: MA State Parks prohibits the transportation of firewood into or out of MA State Park Campground facilities. Arriving customers must get their firewood at the campground. Firewood is available for $5.00 per bundle. Pricing may vary at campgrounds with camp stores. Transportation of firewood into or out of MA State Park Campground facilities may result in eviction, or substantial fine, or both.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Bicycling (Mountain)
  • Boating (Motorized)
  • Boating (Non-Motorized)
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Leashed Pet Allowed
  • Parking
  • Public Telephones
  • Ranger Station
  • Scenic Viewing Area
  • Showers
  • Skiing (Cross Country)
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Historic Site
  • Hunting
Alerts and Important Information

Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all Massachusetts State Parks and Campgrounds.

The reservation must be in the name of the primary occupant.

To insure fairness for all MA customers, any reservation with departure dates outside the 6-month Maximum Window cannot be changed or canceled until 18 days after the reservation was made.

If you choose to cancel or change your reservation, a $10.00 fee will be charged. The reservation transaction charge is non-refundable.

Cancellations made on the day of arrival must be made by contacting the campground and will result in the loss of the first night's camping use fee plus the $10.00 cancellation fee. Fees will be deducted from any refunds due or will be added to future reservations. Refunds of $5.00 or less cannot be processed. If you leave early, please check-out at the contact station.

If you are unable to arrive on your scheduled arrival date, you must call the campground. Failure to contact the park by 8:00 A.M. the morning following your scheduled arrival date may result in your campsite being reassigned to another camper and forfeiture of all fees paid.

Help this state forest, park or beach by donating to the Conservation Trust.

Learn more about our volunteer host camping program.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all our campers:
  • Yurts are canvas sided, cabin-like structures that can accommodate 4 to 6 people. Yurts are not heated and are rented during the main season only. A two-night minimum reservation is required.
  • Yurts offer bunk beds, chairs and tables and access to water and electricity. Linens and eating utensils are not provided.
  • Pets are not permitted in yurts or on the yurt sites.
  • All yurts are wheelchair accessible.
  • Respect the 14-day camping limit. To ensure that many campers enjoy our parks, campers and camping equipment are limited to 14 cumulative days occupancy in any one park between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Violators of the 14-day limit may be asked to leave the park.
  • Don't overcrowd your campsite. Please limit site occupancy to four people or one family (parents and children 17 or under). Please limit site equipment to two tents or one trailer or RV and one tent. Also, please no more than two vehicles per campsite.
  • Check-in time is 1:00 P.M.; Check-out time is 11:00 A.M.
  • Quiet hours are 10:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.
  • Pets are welcome in most campgrounds, but please keep them on a 10' leash at all times, clean up after them, never leave them unattended and prevent them from disturbing others. Also, you must bring proof of rabies vaccination when camping with your pet. Pets are prohibited from designated beach areas, Boston Harbor Islands, Camp Nihan and all yurt and cabin sites.
  • Massachusetts law requires that children age 16 and under wear a helmet when bicycling. The MA DCR encourages all cyclists to wear a helmet and to cycle safely.
  • Please do not feed wild animals.

Getting There:

From the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rte. 90) East or West:

Follow the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rte. 90) to Exit 9 (Sturbridge). Follow Rte. 20 East to the intersection with Rte. 49. Turn left onto Rte. 49 North. The park entrance is the third left off Rte. 49.

From Connecticut and Rte. 84:

Take Rte. 84 North to Exit 3A and the intersection with Rte. 20 East. Follow Rte. 20 East to the intersection with Rte. 49. Turn left on Rte. 49 North. The park entrance is the third left off Rte. 49.

Campground Address:
159 Walker Pond Road (off Route 49)
(For GPS use Wells State Park Road)
Sturbridge, MA

Campground Phone Number:

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Wells State Park
P.O. Box 602
STURBRIDGE MA 01566-0602

Phone Number:

Information: (508)347-9257