Lake Mineral Wells State Park And Trailway

100 Park Road 71
Mineral Wells, TX 76067


Natural Beauty, Colorful History

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway sits in the heart of cattle country, near what was once a popular health resort. You will love the area’s history and scenery, but you’ll also enjoy the park’s outdoor amenities:  a lake, a rock climbing area, and miles of trails. We are just 45 minutes west of Fort Worth – c’mon over!

Things to Do
On land, you can camp, hike, bike, ride your own horses, geocache, rock climb, or relax by the lake. On the lake, you can swim (no lifeguards), fish or boat. Rent our amphitheater or group hall for your next gathering.

Stay at one of our campsites or screened shelters. We also have 20 equestrian campsites.

Lake Mineral Wells is a 640-acre lake with a boat ramp. Bring your own boat or rent one at the park. We rent flat-bottom boats with trolling motors, canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, and rowboats. Call (940) 325-3630 for information. No skiing, tubing or jet skis.

Fish here for catfish, crappie, sunfish and largemouth bass. Choose from six fishing piers scattered around the lake. You do not need a fishing license at this park.

Park trails (12.8 miles) range from easy to challenging, from lakeside to scenic Cross Timbers trails. Or set out on the 20-mile Trailway, with its flat grades and gentle curves. The Trailway and most of the park trails are open to hikers, bikers and horseback riders. Trails may close during wet weather.

Rock Climbing
Penitentiary Hollow is one of the few natural rock climbing venues in North Texas. Climbers and rappellers must check in at headquarters.

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