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Wells Mills County Park

905 Wells Mills Road, Route 532

Wells Mills has the distinction of being the largest park in the Ocean County park system with over 900 acres of pine and oak forest within southern New Jersey's environmental marvel known as the Pine Barrens. Miles of hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty can be found here, including a "VIP" (Visually Impaired Persons) Trail. 

The three-story Nature Center offers a great display floor, a library, and the third floor "Elizabeth Meirs Morgan Observation Deck", recently dedicated in honor 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 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 has trails meandering around it, perfect for a leisurely stroll through the 900 acres of Pine Barrens located within Wells Mills County Park. Canoe rentals are also available at a nominal cost.


Michael McPhee

Saturday, March 31, 2018
I really enjoy this park. There are several hiking/running/biking trails with the longest loop coming in around 8.5 miles. Most of the trails are wide and easy. Some are a little tough due to sand. My four year old loves the play ground and you can rent canoes. The little museum has a lot of info about wildlife and the history of the area. Fishing in the lake is pretty good if you go at the right time.

Nelson Marquez

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Aeesome trails!!! Took Green/Yellow trail 3.5 mile??. Well marked, clean. Even the root that protrude from ground are marked, some Wood walk ways over marsh. Some small steep hills. Going back for 8 mile white trail. Canoe rentals available after May..

Nathaniel Karaban

Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018
A beautiful park. I have always loved the New Jersey pine Barrens. Watch out for ticks, there are tons of them.

Jason Hoger

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016
Many miles of pristine hiking and biking trails though pine/oak uplands and cedar swamps. Nature Center, playground, picnic area, and canoe rentals on scenic Wells Mills Lake.

Megan Cushing

Friday, Nov. 25, 2016
Beautiful, wonderful hiking trails for all ability levels, including one for the visually impaired.

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