Charles R. "Charley" Wood (1914 – September 30, 2004) was an American businessman.
Wood was born in Lockport, New York, in 1914.
After seeing the amusement park Knott's Berry Farm in southern California he was inspired in 1954 to open his own park in Queensbury, New York, which he named Storytown USA. In order to do this, he needed some loans from local banks. So, with just $500 in his pocket at the time, he walked into a bank, applied for the necessary loans, and was promptly denied. To this, he replied to the bank manager "One day sir, I will be able to buy and sell people like you." Success followed this Mother Goose themed park and in 1959 he opened a second amusement park in the village of Lake George, New York, this one named Gaslight Village, which eventually closed in the 1980s. Storytown USA changed its name to The Great Escape in 1983 and was eventually sold to new owners, finally winding up under the Six Flags park umbrella. Wood purchased Martin's Fantasy Island in 1983 and owned it until 1989. He would later own the park again from 1992 through 1994.