Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway

July 8, 2013 - Boat ramps are closed due to low water levels.

The park will restrict access to the Lake, Cross Timbers Camping Area, and the Back Country trails of the park on the following dates in December....

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway

Things to Do

Activities include camping, lake swimming (unsupervised), fishing, boating (no skiing/tubing or jet skis permitted), rock climbing (climbers and rappellers must check in at headquarters), mountain biking, equestrian camping, horseback riding (visitors must provide their own horses) and hiking. Screened shelters and group facilities are also available. Note: Trails may be closed during wet weather. Climbing is prohibited when the rock formations are wet. (Call the park to verify climbing area is open, if it has rained within 48 hours of your planned arrival.)

Equipment Rentals

 A concession operation at the park rents flat bottom boats with trolling motors, canoes, kayaks, and rowboats. Call (940) 325-7152 for more information.

This park participates in the Angler Education “Tackle Loaner Program”; individuals can borrow rods, reels and tackle boxes with hooks, sinkers and bobbers.

Ranger Programs

The new Lone Star Amphitheater provides a great venue for a variety of natural and cultural interpretive programs, which include cowboy history through music and poetry, astronomy programs, storytelling, ranger talks and other programs. The park also offers programs like Kid’s Wilderness Survival, guided trail walks, wildflower walks and other nature programs. We provide talks and activities to school, scout, church and youth groups. Arrangements can be made by contacting David Owens, park interpreter.

Area Attractions

Nearby points of interest include Fort Richardson State Park, Historic Site and the Lost Creek Reservoir State TrailwayPossum Kingdom State ParkCleburne State ParkDinosaur Valley State Park, Clark Gardens, the Brazos River and Possum Kingdom Lake. Activities in the Mineral Wells area include the Ranch Rodeo and Cowboy Gathering in April, Pro Rodeo in May, and the Crazy Water Festival in October. Activities in the Weatherford area include the Peach Festival in July, First Monday Trades Day and the Texas Opry.

First Day Hike at this park on January 1, 2015

100 Park Road 71
Mineral Wells, TX 76067

Latitude: 32.832393

Longitude: -98.030831

(940) 328-1171

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $7 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

Open daily.
Gate is open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Busy Season

Mid-March through mid-November


January average low temperature is 32 degrees. July average high temperature is 98 degrees. Wettest months are April and May. First freeze occurs mid-November. Last freeze occurs late March.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

Elevations ranges from 718 feet to 1235 feet.

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