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Located close to cultural attractions of central Massachusetts and perched on a hill, this 60-site campground also offers yurt and group camping. In addition to beautifully forested hiking trails, Walker Pond provides a campers swimming beach and access to fishing and boating.

Natural Features

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 60 attractive sites, including 1 small group site, 4 Yurts and some sites perched on a hillside adjacent to Walker Pond. The pond also offers campers a swimming beach and fishing and boating opportunities.

More than 10 miles of trails crisscross the property, which are for hiking only; off-road vehicles may not be used. A popular route leads to the scenic vista at Carpenter Rocks from which the eastern section and Walker Pond can be viewed. Wells is only five miles by car from Old Sturbridge Village, a nationally-renowned living history museum of New England village life in and around 1800. During the summer, Wells has an interpretive program available which provides guided walks, hikes, recreational activities and evening campfire programs.
Wells State Park offers 60 campsites, one group site and four yurts. Accessible comfort stations are located throughout the campground and offer hot showers and flush toilets. Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table, pedestal grill and a fire ring. The facilities include a boat ramp and campers-only freshwater swimming beach. There is no dumping station at this location. The park office will have information on local alternative dumping stations.

We have yurts! Yurts are canvas sided, cabin-like structures that can accommodate 4 to 6 people. Yurts offer bunk beds, chairs and tables, and access to water and electricity. (Linens and eating utensils are not provided.) Yurts are accessible. NOTE: Electrical service is not sufficiently reliable for use with medical equipment.


Nearby Attractions
While in the area, be sure to visit other nearby DCR properties: Brimfield State Forest, Spencer State Forest and West Brookfield State Forest. For more information please click here

Please read the important information below, prior to making a reservation.


There is no longer a dumping station at this campground.

Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all Massachusetts state parks and campgrounds.

Campsite Fees at Wells State Park $17 for MA resident / $54 for non-resident. THERE IS A $4.50 NON-REFUNDABLE TRANSACTION CHARGE FOR EACH RESERVATION MADE.

Massachusetts prohibits the transportation of firewood into or out of any DCR campground. Firewood must be purchased at the campground. Transportation of firewood or other wood products, may result in eviction. PLEASE NOTE THAT FIREWOOD SALES ARE BY CREDIT CARD ONLY. EFFECTIVE 2021, THE COST IS $7 PER BUNDLE.

Check-in time is 1:00 to 9:00 pm; check out by 11:00 am. Quiet hours are 10:00 pm to 7:00 am. The use of generators is not permitted during quiet hours except for the purpose of operating a medical device.

Reservation and Occupancy:

Campers and/or 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 have their reservation cancelled and be asked to leave the park.

Reservations must be in the name of the primary occupant, who is at least 18 years of age. A photo ID is required at check- in and must match the name on the reservation. Campsite occupancy is limited to four adults, or two adults and the children in their care. Campsites are limited to two tents, or one tent and one trailer or RV, and two vehicles maximum (including tow trailers) per site.

Reservations with departure dates outside the 4-month maximum window cannot be changed or cancelled until 18 days after the reservation was made. Cancellations and changes will incur a $10 fee. Day of arrival cancellations require a phone call to the campground and will result in the loss of the first night's camping fee, plus the $10 cancellation fee. Reserved campsites will be held until 8:00 am on the day after your scheduled arrival date. If we are not contacted, your reservation will be no-showed resulting in no refund.

Camping with Pets:

Pets are permitted at most campgrounds and there is a limit of four pets per campsite. A current rabies certificate must be presented at check-in. Pets must be leashed at all times and cannot be left unattended. Pets are not permitted in state buildings or when camping in a yurt or cabin.