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Address: 159 Walker Pond Road, Sturbridge, MA
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An oasis in a busy spot.

We have stopped to camp overnight many times in Sept. It is a favourite spot because of its natural beauty and quiet. The pond is lovely and the camping sites are very natural... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
Irene R
Dartmouth, Canada
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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We have stopped to camp overnight many times in Sept. It is a favourite spot because of its natural beauty and quiet. The pond is lovely and the camping sites are very natural. Peace and quiet are the specialities. The services could stand some upgrades but if you like your camping rustic this is a great choice.

Thank Irene R
Bayside, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I camped here for two nights (Friday and Saturday) and reserved site # 17. I arrived late at night and easily found my spot using the map and following the signs. Site 17 is waterfront and has a good amount of privacy, on a little hill. The site is small. We had one car and put up one tent and... More 

Thank MauiLea
Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We were just looking for a place to take a nice hike in the woods during a recent hotel stay in Sturbridge. Parked for 5 dollars, picked up a trail map and explored the Carpenter Rocks trail and the Mill Pond Trail for a couple hours. Trails were well marked & well maintained. We got some lovely views. There were... More 

1 Thank Thebber
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41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a weekend camping trip and enjoyed being on the Pond and the privacy that we had. We stayed at site 17 and couldn't hear any other campers. Although at night you can hear the Mass. Pike in the background but it is vert minimal. The bathrooms and free showers were average for a... More 

Thank Tracy R
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is one of my favorite campgrounds and it's right in my back yard. Campsites are well kept, staff is friendly. Hiking trails are great - my dogs will attest to this as well! Fall camping is my favorite here.

2 Thank Laurie F
West Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Many years ago we took our first camping trip to Wells State Park and we have been camping ever since. We have been here at least 4 more times and have a great time each time we camp. A note to those of you who have children-the "upper" loops are hilly terrain and not good for bike riding, but that... More 

Thank Linda W
Spencer, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We started with this campsite for our first family camping trip With our pop up camper because it was close to home. The beach is great, the restrooms were clean with hot water and the park is quiet. We stayed at site 13 which is raised up from the road way and close to the restrooms. Many trails for hiking,... More 

1 Thank Tim R
Worcester, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wells has some lovely hiking trails-something for every level of experience. There are quick loop ones, or some that are a bit longer for those looking for a bit more of a challenge. The view from Carpenter's rock is lovely anytime of year--each season holds its own special beauty! There is a nominal feel for parking. Camping is also available... More 

Thank Cheryl F
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We take our horses here off season so that we may enjoy the small beach. Trails are a bit rocky, but if you can find the one trail that leads to the top of the power lines, the view is unmatched!

Thank firegirley
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I camp here every summer. It's very quiet and the sites are large and private. I usually book early to get a site beside the pond. Nice hiking trails.

1 Thank GC808

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