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J W Wells State Park
J W WELLS STATE PARK
J W WELLS STATE PARK
N 7670 Highway M-35
Cedar River, Michigan   49887

Phone: 906-863-9747
Reservations: 800-447-2757
J W Wells State Park

Wells State Park is located on Green Bay about 30 miles south of Escanaba. Its 678 acres include a three-mile shoreline with beautiful sandy beach for swimming, a large picnic area, a modern campground and rustic cabins that are available to rent year round. The park is open year round, even when the campground is closed, providing opportunities for winter recreation such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing.
History of the Area
The park, established in 1925, was donated to the State of Michigan by the children of John Walter Wells, a pioneer lumberman in the area. In addition to owning several lumber companies and sawmills, he served a mayor of Menominee for three terms beginning in 1893. Many of the park's buildings, landscaping and water and sewage systems were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and 1940s. The park is open year round, even when the campground is closed, providing opportunities for winter recreation such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing
Camping
J. W. Wells-Modern(800) 447-2757 150 site(s)Campsites with 50 amp Service, Electrical Service, Modern Restrooms

J. W. Wells-Rustic Cabins(800) 447-2757 0 site(s)Vault Toilet

J.W. Wells-Bay Stone Lodge(906) 863-9747 1 site(s)Electrical Service


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Picnicking
A large picnic area is within walking distance to the campground and includes two picnic shelters, horseshoe courts, picnic tables, charcoal grills and a large playground. Two volleyball courts and a sandy beach complete the day-use areas of the park.
Trails
Six miles of hiking trails also offer three rustic trailside shelters for places to rest on the hike.

Wells-Cedar River Trail Trail Length: 7.00 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking
Area Attractions
A modern boat ramp and charter fishing services are available in nearby Cedar River. The area around the park offers great fishing for smallmouth bass, pike, walleye, panfish, trout and salmon. Deer are plentiful in Menominee County and deer hunters will find plenty of public land for hunting large and small game in the surrounding areas.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 14 great been there since i was a kid by musicman
October 30 i camped there as a child my relitives by musicman
July 23 Excellent Place, close to home!
We have been camping at Wells every summer for the past 4 years. We love it here!! The staff is so friendly. The camp hosts do a lot of activities with the kids. The bathrooms/showers are very clean!! Great place to relax and have fun with the family!!
January 5 Our Favorite Park
This is one of the best parks we have been to. The staff are friendly and the park is very clean. We have been going there for the past 15 years and it keeps getting better.
March 25 great park by karen summers
This is the best park everything u need and more,great showers super clean.
August 23 My favorite park of all time! by lkindsvatter
Ultra clean restrooms; hot showers; fresh flowers in restrooms; excellent playground for children; running trails; lake for swimming and much more. Excellent staff!
June 13 One of our favorite places to go camping
JW Wells is one of our favorite places to go camping because of the friendly staff, and the over all great atmosphere! All of the facilities are clean and well taken care of including the grounds! :)
January 22 Was extremely nice.... by Dude
We went last Summer in August 2008 and it was so fine. The only thing of note is that the camping areas are rather open and not a place to go if you INSIST on privacy. Going again this year but earlier.
August 25 outstanding state park,we love it by Joan Hall
This park is spotlessly clean,friendly staff,exceptional restrooms,a diamond among Michigan state parks.


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30 miles south of Escanaba, or 25 miles north of Menominee on M-35: 1 mile South of County Rd. G-12 and Cedar River.

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