|Wendell State Forest|
Beaver activity on Ruggles Pond
|Location||Wendell, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States|
WENDELL STATE FOREST Latitude and Longitude:
|Area||7,566 acres (30.62 km2)|
|Operator||Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation|
|Website||Wendell State Forest|
Wendell State Forest is a Massachusetts state forest located in the town of Wendell. The 7,566-acre (3,062 ha) parcel occupies a forested and hilly upland plateau south of the Millers River and west of the Quabbin Reservoir. Park roads were developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. 
- Ponds: The day-use area at 10-acre (4.0 ha) Ruggles Pond offers swimming, fishing and a picnic area. The southern end of Ruggles Pond has beaver activities, while the northern end has human activities. Wickett Pond has a boat ramp at its northern end.
- Trails: Trails are used for walking, hiking, mountain biking and cross-country skiing. Backcountry camping is available at a lean-to along the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail.
- The forest is also used for hunting (in season) and forest product extraction.
- "Wendell State Forest". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
- Wendell State Forest Department of Conservation and Recreation