Wells Mills County Park & Nature Center

905 Wells Mills Rd. (Rt. 532)
Waretown, NJ 08758
 732-506-9090
  • Overview

    Home to the Wells Mills Lake and the Wells Mills Nature Center.

    Wells Mills has the distinction of being the largest park in the Ocean County park sytsem with more than 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.
  • Amenities

    • ADA Compliant
    • Free Admission
  • Nearby:

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    •  Lodging

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    •  Activities

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    •  Events

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      •   Lodging

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      •   Lodging

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      •   Activities

        Barnegat Branch Trail
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      •   Activities

        Ocean Acres Country Club
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        View >
      •   Events

        Saturday Night Show
        Aug. 31 - Dec. 28, 2024
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        View >
      •   Events

        Irish Show
        Mar. 2, 2024
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        609-971-1593
        View >
      •   Activities

        Green Hat Kiteboarding
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      •   Activities

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