Lake Mineral Wells State Park

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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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A park best known for its rock climbing.
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LittlePaint
Urbandale, IA634 contributions
Impressive state park!
Jan 2021 • Friends
The campsites are great....most sites are surrounded by trees for privacy and seclusion. Pads are paved and fairly level. Connectivity (Verizon) was good.

The Cross Timbers trails were closed as a result of heavy rains but we walked along the Trailway which was flat, straight, and had enough gravel to alleviate problems with mud.

We also hiked in Penitentiary Hollow and onto the Red Trail... Both were very muddy, but Penitentiary Hollow was amazing. Not something I would have expected to see in Texas. Do not miss this part of the park!
Written January 26, 2021
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Mr.S Travel Quest
San Angelo, TX129 contributions
CRAZY WATER and Family Fun!!!!
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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Plattonian
Fort Worth, TX458 contributions
Penitentiary Hollow Trail
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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KathD26
Dallas, TX309 contributions
Fun hike with lake view
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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metntex
Arlington, TX623 contributions
Classic Texas State Park
Oct 2020
Classic Texas State Park with stone buildings serving as the primary facilities. Various camping sites from primitive to shelters to RV hookups. Nice (but short) trail system. A number of bathroom and shower facilities. Not too dirty but just gunky enough to make you cringe and tread lightly. Beautiful lake environment, but we nor anyone around us caught any fish. Some of the signs need repairs...probably lack of funding. Overall good environment to get away from DFW rush. Would we go back? Sure.
Written October 4, 2020
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stennerc
Fort Worth, TX466 contributions
A close by state park that should be visited
Jul 2020
When I say close by, I mean at least from the Ft Worth side of the DFW metroplex, and it's not like it's "that much further" if you live on the Dallas side of DFW.

Some great "hidden gem campsites" just drive around slowly and get out of the car once in a while to preview the spots. A good place to get away and get some fresh air and sunshine. Will be adding another state park to my long weekend camping events.
Written July 19, 2020
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E K
Dallas, TX34 contributions
Great day at the park
Jun 2020 • Family
With the current situation, my family is trying to visit state parks to get a sense of "vacation". This park was a great choice. The trails were nice, the facilities clean, and it was not very crowded. Lovely place to experience nature and get away from our current reality.
Written July 17, 2020
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William W
Fort Worth, TX725 contributions
Nice Park
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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Don O
Roanoke, TX5 contributions
Nice but short trails
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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547corat
16 contributions
Weekend Camping Getaway
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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