J.W. Wells State Park Campsite Information

Entrance Fees:

Just $11 when purchased with your license plate registration renewal, the Recreation Passport is your very own key to exploring Michigan’s state parks, trails, historic sites, boat launches, and more. It’s the easiest way to support and protect these resources for the next generation.

Michigan Resident Vehicle Passport When Purchased:
with Annual Plate Renewal via Secretary of State $ 11
at State Parks (Valid Until Next Vehicle Registration) $ 16

Michigan Resident Motorcycle Passport When Purchased:
with Annual Plate Renewal via Secretary of State $ 6
at State Parks (Valid Until Next Vehicle Registration) $ 11

Non-Resident Annual Pass $ 33

Non-Resident Daily Pass $  9

Camping Rates:

20/30 AMP
$22 per night

50 AMP
$ 26 per night

Rustic Cabin
$ 58 per night

$168 per night

Holidays, Friday-Saturday
$195 per night

*Please Note: Pricing is Subject to Change at Any Time.


Registration Office: 8am-8pm (CST) • Check-in: 3pm (CST), Check-out: 1pm (CST) Quiet Hours: 10pm-8am • Yellow Phone: Mon–Fri: 8am-10pm (EST), Sat–Sun: 9am-10pm (EST).

Alcoholic Beverages:

Possession of alcoholic beverages by minors is strictly prohibited.

Animals and Pets:

Pets must be kept on a 6-foot leash. Animals must never be left unattended. Please clean up after your animals. Pet waste bags are provided in many areas of the park.

Special Camping Rules:

Campers may not camp for more than 15 consecutive nights. Campsites must be occupied each night. No minors in possession of alcoholic beverages strictly enforced. Never leave a campfire unattended. Two vehicles allowed per campsite. Visitors must leave the park by 10pm.

Don’t Move Firewood! Help Protect our Michigan State Parks and Campgrounds!:

Invasive insects and diseases have killed MILLIONS OF TREES in Michigan–often after hitching a ride on firewood. Please don’t transport firewood! At most campgrounds, it can be purchased on the premises or from nearby vendors who sell USDA-certified fire- wood. If certified firewood is not available, purchase your firewood as close as possible to where you will burn it. If you purchased wood and don’t use it all, remember–don’t transport it or take it home with you.


Advance camping reservations can be made up to six months in advance of a customer’s planned arrival date for both campsites and harbor slips. Advance reservation for overnight lodging or day-use shelters can be made up to one year in advance. Reservations can be made 24/7 by visiting www.midnrreservations.com or Mon-Fri: 8am–8pm, or Sat-Sun: 9am–5pm by calling 1-800-44PARKS (1-800-447-2757).

More Information:

Log on to: www.michigan.gov/stateparks

Write: J.W. Wells State Park
N7670 State Highway M-35 • Cedar River, MI 49887

Call: (906) 863-9747

*Recreation Passport price subject to change.

Cedar River State Harbor Information

Cedar River State Harbor provides a quiet
refuge for boat “camping”. Centered 30
miles between Menominee and Escanaba,
this harbor is only a short distance from
Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula and
Washington Island. Visitors enjoy some of
the best fishing waters in the area and warming bonfires under the star-lit, night sky.

Harbor Amenities: Bicycles, boat launch, bonfire pit, dog run, ice, long-term parking, pump-out facility, restrooms and showers, electric (30 and 50 AMP) and water at each slip, gasoline and diesel, grilling and picnic area, horseshoe courts, and food and beverage delivery from local businesses.

Slip Information: The harbor has 80 slips that include: 30-foot floating piers, 38-foot pier, 45-foot pier, and 60-foot pier. Broadside dockage for up to 100-foot vessel is available. The harbor features a 6- to 7-foot deep channel coming in from Green Bay with gate buoys marking the channel. Slips are available for seasonal rental.

Operating Dates: Mid-May to Late September

Transient Slip Rates: $30.00–$101.00

Reservations: For seasonal boat rates, call Wells State Park at (906) 863-9747.
A Recreation Passport is required for entry to Michigan harbors.

Radio Channels: 9, 16, 68

45° 24′ 42″ N    87° 21′ 02″ W
(906) 864-1040 (Mid-May to Late Sept.)
(906) 863-9747 (Off Season)

N8262 Old Mill Lane
Cedar River, MI 49887

Welcome to J.W. Wells State Park and Cedar River State Harbor

These businesses welcome you and wish you an enjoyable stay.

Cedar River Plaza

Cedar River Watersports

Hilltop RV Superstore