Wells State Park RV RV & Campground Guide

Massachusetts

Wells State Park is a popular 1,400-acre woodland park in Sturbridge. It’s a great place for hiking and camping with more than 10 miles of trails that cross the park. One hike takes you to a vista at Carpenter Rocks, where hikers can see Walker Pond and sweeping views of the area. It’s a beautiful place to visit in fall when the leaves turn colors as well.

The weather can get quite cold in winter, with the average low around 13 F. Summers are mild, however, and the average high is only about 80 F. The park gets between a week to a week and a half of rain each month.

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Weather
Spring 24 F – 69 F
Summer 54 F – 81 F
Fall 40 F – 80 F
Winter 13 F – 36 F
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Nearby Cities
Sturbridge, MA
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RV Resorts & Campsites in  Wells State Park RV

Wells State Park has 60 campsites near Walker Pond. It does not have hookups, but there are restrooms with showers and flush toilets. The campground is closed mid-fall through spring. If you choose to rent an RV, consider renting with RVshare. Every rental comes with nationwide insurance coverage, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a dedicated team that will work to make sure you have the perfect RV for your needs and your travel plans.   

There are other campgrounds nearby you can try as well:

Sturbridge RV Resort

Sturbridge RV Resort is nestled in 200 acres of woodlands in central Massachusetts. You can take part in the activities planned at the resort, pop in to town and tour old Sturbridge, or head to Wells State Park for the day. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: showers, laundry, pool, clubhouse, marina, playground, fishing, mini golf

Village Green Family Campground

This family-friendly RV resort has a spring-fed pond, playground, planned events and theme weekends, and more. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: pond, playground, laundry, showers, pavilion

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What to Do at
 Wells State Park RV

Inside  Wells State Park RV

There are lots of ways to experience Wells State Park. Interpretive programs that provide guided walks, hikes, campfire programs, and other recreational activities are ongoing all summer. Here are a few other activities inside the park: 

Hiking: More than 10 miles of trails wind through the park. One popular route leads to a scenic vista at Carpenter Rocks, and you can see the eastern area and Walker Pond from the overlook. 

Swimming: There is a swimming beach at Walker Pond that’s available (and popular!) during the summer.

Fishing: Wells State Park is a wonderful spot for anglers. There is a boat launch, so you can fish from your boat, or fish from shore as well.

Outside  Wells State Park RV

Nearby Sturbridge is a unique blend of modern convenience and historic charm. The village, located about 60 miles west of Boston, has much to share - from shopping and dining to learning about local history and the nature that surrounds the area. 

Restaurants

Cedar Street Grille

The Cedar Street Grille features eclectic small plates, and a generous martini and dessert menu, in a traditional but homey setting.

Type: Tapas

Location: Sturbridge, MA

Sturbridge Seafood

This contemporary seafood spot offers local raw-bar appetizers, shared plates, and local craft beers.

Location: Sturbridge, MA

Homefield Kitchen & Brewery

This quaint local haunt has exposed beams and a contemporary feel, and serves up snacks and beers made from local ingredients. Try the strawberry pilsner with actual strawberry juice.

Location: Sturbridge, MA

Shopping

Sadie Green’s Curiosity Shop

Shop seaglass and nautical jewelry and other items, pashminas and scarves, inlaid glass and shell jewelry. Much of the jewelry is made by the Sadie Green staff in their showroom, or by trusted artisans they’ve been working with for years. Come home with a unique gift for a friend or loved one...or something special for you!

Location: Sturbridge, MA

Sightseeing

Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village is a living history museum that shares how people lived in the region from the 1790s through the 1830s. It is the largest living history museum in New England, and covers more than 200 acres.

Location: Sturbridge, MA

Tantiusques

Follow the loop trail at the park through tranquil woods, then visit the site of a former lead mine used by Native Americans and European settlers. The area was the center of one of New England’s first mining operations. On the walk, you can view the foundations of the house and barn of the African-American and Native American men who worked the mine in the 1850s. The first people - the Nipmuc - mined here for graphite to make ceremonial paints. The son of the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Company purchased the mine in hopes of finding lead and iron. And in the early 19th century, Captain Joseph Dixon and his son worked the mine and eventually founded the J.D. Crucible Company of New Jersey, famous for their lead pencils.

Location: Sturbridge, MA

Capen Hill Nature Sanctuary

This 86-acre green space in Charlton, MA, has trails and a visitor center with a library, mineral collection, live animals, and a gift shop.

Location: Charlton, MA

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How to Get to
 Wells State Park RV

From the east or west: Follow the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rte. I-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: 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 onto Rte. 49 North. The park entrance is the third left off Rte. 49.

Entering  Wells State Park RV

There’s no better way to create memories with those you love than by heading out on a road trip! Renting an RV with RVshare makes the trip easy and stress-free. Whether you choose to rent an RV near your home and make the trek, or fly into Massachusetts and rent an RV for camping, you’re sure to have an adventure you won’t soon forget! We would love to see pictures of your travels - be sure to send us photos of your trip to [email protected] and tag us on social media. Your memories could be featured on our blog, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page!