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Michigan State Parks

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Upper Peninsula Region
J W Wells State Park
J W Wells State Park © Christy Zettel
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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
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
Passes
The Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into state parks and recreation areas, state boat launches, state forest campgrounds and state trail parking lots. Details and information on how to obtain your Michigan Recreation Passport can be found by visiting the MICHIGAN RECREATION PASSPORT web page.
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


Location
J W Wells State Park is located near Menominee

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
Cross-country Skiing
In winter the seven miles of hiking trails with three rustic trailside shelters are open for cross country skiing. Trails are not groomed.
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
September 27 Amazing Park by SusanRadka
I was a camp counselor at the park in 1974. Celebrated my 16th birthday there that summer. Im so thrilled to return as an adult and make new memories with my children/grandkids
November 3 by Mike
Great staff. Lost my Samsung tablet there. Staff returned it via mail. Staff was courteous and honest. Park was very pleasant. We will camp there again.
March 24
One of the best parks and we have been to most of them.
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Directions
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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Michigan State Parks

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