It's All About the Pine Barrens!

Wells Mills County Park
Route 532, Waretown, NJ

Wells Mills County Park is situated on over 1,600 acres of Pine Barrens in the eastern Pinelands. Over 50 miles of nature trails are available for hikers, from easy to challenging. Dogs on leash are welcome; in fact, cleanup bags are available at the park entrance! The Nature Center At Wells Mills Park offers a great display floor, a library, and the third floor "Elizabeth Meirs Morgan Observation Deck", dedicated in honor and memory of a very active naturalist and conservationist in Ocean County.


Environmental programs and classes are held regularly at Wells Mills, with experienced naturalists available to answer any questions you may have about the ecology of this area.The monthly "Full Moon Hikes" are but one of the popular events that are run by the staff here. The Jeresy Devil


The Annual "Pine Barrens Jamboree" is held at Wells Mills each October.  A day filled with music, piney vittles and hand-made crafts, it's an event not to be missed!


Beautiful Wells Mills Lake, perfect for canoeing

Beautiful Wells Mills Lake has trails meandering around it, perfect for a leisurely stroll through the Pine Barrens.  Several marked trails are available. Canoe rentals are available at a nominal cost. Canoe lessons are also offered during summer months (pre-registration required). Picnic tables and a playground are located near the parking area.

There is NO FEE to visit Wells Mills Park. The only fees charged are for most classes and organized hikes, and for canoe rentals.

Getting There: Wells Mills County Park is located on Route 532 in Waretown (Ocean Township) in Ocean County. It's 2 1/2 miles west of the Garden State Parkway exit 69, five miles west of Route 9 and 3 miles east of Route 72.
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The Pine Barrens is becoming a popular tourist destination. It offers history, nature, boating, camping, fishing, swimming, and most of all, peace and tranquility. It's important to families who live here, whether for a few years or many generations, that our peace and tranquility be preserved.A local lawyer or doctor won't look any different than his neighbor who works the land. Thousand dollar suits aren't what impress people of the Pines - taking care of nature and fellow man is what matters. To that end, it is important for you to know that as a visitor to our precious Pine Barrens, you should show respect for the flora and fauna, for the historical buildings or their remains, and show respect for the "locals". Walk and drive gently. Treat our Pine Barrens as you would want a visitor to treat your own home town - and your own family. Thank you.
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