A totally rocking spot to enjoy Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in style, J.W. Wells State Park Modern Campground lies on three miles of sandy beach overlooking gorgeous Green Bay. Besides providing for your swimming or strolling enjoyment, the area is a stellar spot for picnicking in the warmer months. But make sure you come back in winter to try your hand at skiing, snowshoeing or ice fishing like a true Midwesterner! Even if you’re not from around here, you’ll get honorary status.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
159 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

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Natural features you'll find at J W Wells Campground.

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Sara S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 22nd, 2015

Loved this place. You can tent camp right on the water and they have rustic cabins that can sleep 10+ and it's moderately priced. We were there in late May and the bugs were pretty bad, even in the rain.

Hipcamper El
El P.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 15th, 2016

Stayed here in early September, 2016.
Wood bundles cost $4, purchased at park office.

-CLEAN, brightly lit bathrooms
-CLEAN, free showers. Very modern and new. In terms of bathroom facilities, this one is in a high league of its own.
-Every site has picnic table and fire ring
-"Beach" sites right on the water
-Really nice swimming beach

-Highway noise really prevalent at night
-Lots of RV neighbors with no site privacy
-Biting black flies; we must have taken 50 with us to our next destination trapped in our tent, gear, car, etc. They're not oppressive trip-ruiners, but a noteworthy nuisance.
-Large playground structure right amongst the sites makes for early morning stick + metal play structure music...

Sunrise from the tent flap!View from the picnic area pavilion of the swimming beach.Sunset at the fire ring!
J W Wells State Park
United States
Phone Number
(906) 863-9747
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45.389° N, 87.366° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 159 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
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