Lake Mineral Wells State Park

Lake Mineral Wells State Park

Lake Mineral Wells State Park
4.5
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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DEL
16 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
My buddy and I decided to camp one last time before the end of summer. This was the third time we’ve shelter camped and I have to tell you it was so great! We had shelter #3 which sat atop a small bluff that was all to ourselves. It had dramatic views of the lake, wildlife, boaters and the sunrise!
Written August 17, 2021
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547corat
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Feb 2020
We camped at site 66. Nice lake view, plenty of tall trees, so, so quiet. We hiked Penitentiary Hollow with my dachshund and chiweenie. They loved it, but were wore out the rest of the day. There were rock climbers on the day we went. We also walked part of the trail at the Lone Star Amphitheater. That trail is wide and paved.
If you get there and no one is at the front gate to check you in, go to your site and check in the next morning at 9:00. It was our first time out there, so I was a little confused with that. But there is a little kiosk there with maps and instructions. I had made our reservations online, in advance.
If you don't bring fire wood, they do have a little store in the park, or you can go into Mineral Wells and get it and other supplies a lot cheaper. There is a Walmart and many other stores in Mineral Wells.
We saw 5 deer, an otter, and dozens of red birds while we were there. While were were there, we took a trip into Mineral Wells to see how the Baker Hotel was coming along and also drove through Wolters.
Written February 11, 2020
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Cheyenne
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Mar 2023 • Couples
Very beautiful state park with a lot of trails! It only costs $5 to enter for the day, we only did two trails because it did start raining but we did do the red and black trail which were very pretty! The red one is a bit more intense and very uneven so be prepared!
Written April 2, 2023
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Don O
Roanoke, TX5 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
1st the Ranger that greeted us was OK, but certainly had an attitude. Certainly curt with directions and anything but friendly to us. In two hours we walked all the trails in the park in about 2 hours, steady but not aggressive. The park was clean and the trails are marked well. You must drive/walk on the road that is right in front of the lake’s spillway to get to the other side of the lake. It is a nice place for the novice Repellers with 49-60’ drops. There are anchors bolts installed at the top of the cliffs. This is TEXAS so everyone we met on the trails were very friendly!
Written February 11, 2020
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Mr.S Travel Quest
San Angelo, TX151 contributions
Aug 2020
Lake Mineral Wells is a must for anyone who enjoys swimming, rock climbing and hiking. Penitentiary Hollows is amazing, it feels like your not even in Texas. This area of the park is where the rock climbing is done. This park is also a Trailways, which is great for bike riding. We even went into the town of Mineral Wells to try the famed CrAzY Water. This park is underrated in my personal opinion.
Written January 16, 2021
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KathD26
Dallas, TX325 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
We went on the Penitentiary Hollow Trail with teenagers and small kids and they had fun. There are a lot of large rocks and formations on the trail and it’s a little over a mile hike. It’s an easy to moderate hike. Bring good hiking shoes or at least shoes with good cushion. You can also sign up online for rock climbing with a guide. There are a lot of picnic tables and areas to sit and relax.
Written October 18, 2020
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Rick B
Round Rock, TX1,270 contributions
Jul 2022
During our trip to Mineral Wells, we went to the State Park. This park was well kept and really beautiful. We hiked into Penitentiary Hollow which is one of the attractions here. It was beautiful and there were great views of the lake from atop the cliffs. We went into the camp store which was very well stocked. Everyone at the park that we encountered were very friendly and helpful. The lake has kayak rentals and a swimming area.
Written July 3, 2022
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Plattonian
Fort Worth, TX663 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
We visited on a weekend when most trails were closed due to rain. Penitentiary Hollow was one of two trails open. I felt it was a difficult trail to hike for someone who is out of shape.

Park is only one hour west of Fort Worth.
Written October 25, 2020
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Plattonian
Fort Worth, TX663 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
The beach is tiny. Make sure to get here during the morning, so you can find a place to put your chairs/towels at the little sandy beach. Beware some people bring canopies which take a lot of room. Water is warm.
Written June 19, 2021
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William W
Fort Worth, TX901 contributions
Jun 2020
Me and grandson Evan went for a day trip to fish for sunfish, and we caught a lot of them, mostly bluegills. We kept a large amount of fish in the 8 to 10 inch range, some larger. Gonna make for a delicious fish fry. The park is beautiful. We'll be back.
Written June 17, 2020
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