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N7670 Highway M-35 Recreation Passport Required: Yes
Cedar River, MI 49887 Approximate Size: 678 (Acres)
Phone Number: (906) 863-9747 Unit Map
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J. W. Wells-Modern
(800) 447-2757
150 site(s), $21-$19/($16 semi modern-off season rate)
Electrical Service, Modern Restrooms, Some Campsites with 50 amp Service
 
J. W. Wells-Rustic Cabins
(800) 447-2757
0 site(s), $50
Vault Toilet
 
J.W. Wells-Bay Stone Lodge
(906) 863-9747
1 site(s), $150-$170
Electrical Service
 
Wells-Cedar River Trail
Trail Length: 7.00 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Wells State Park includes 678 acres, a three-mile sandy beach shoreline for swimming, large picnic area, a modern campground and rustic cabins that are available to rent year round. The park is open year round for winter recreation such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing.

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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.

Check out the Friends of J.W. Wells State Park on Facebook!

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, 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.

Wells State Park has opened a modern lodge that will sleep 12 and rents for $1,090 per week. Contact the park for more information.

Recent Visitor Comments:

"This was our first visit to a Michigan State Park but it won't be our last. This was a beautiful, clean, well run park. Wonderful experience!"

"This park has been a very enjoyable place to stay. Everyone is very friendly, the sites are nice and grassy, the beach area is clean and most of all, the bathrooms and shower areas are always sparkling clean! We will definitely return to this state park!"

"The campground and baths were the cleanest we have ever encountered. The hosts were fun -- lots of games, activities and morning treats. We were also happy to find places without reservations."

"J. W. Wells staff was the nicest, friendliest staff we've encountered, ever. The campground was clean -- spotless. Loved the bathroom/shower facility. Great visit. We plan to return."

"We used the Wells State Park Rustic Cabins. They are excellent."

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