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