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.)
- More information on the Lake Mineral Wells State Trailway.
- Detailed fishing and lake information for Lake Mineral Wells
A concession operation at the park rents flat bottom boats with trolling motors, canoes, kayaks, and rowboats. Contact them at (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.
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 tail 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.
- Interpretive Guide to Lake Mineral Wells State Park
- Birds of Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway: A Field Checklist
Nearby points of interest include , , Cleburne State Park, Dinosaur 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.