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“One of America's best state parks”

Lake Mineral Wells State Park
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Owner description: A park best known for its rock climbing.
Reviewed November 10, 2012

We visit and use this park frequently and have camped in our travel trailer in the park. Great campsites. Beautiful lake stocked with fish. A small canyon (Penitentiary Hollow) that you can hike down into, many trails for hiking and biking, very friendly staff. Great swimming beach and park store.

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Rated 1 of the top 30 TX hikes by TX Mthly Magazine. Easy off the road to get to. Campsites are sufficient. We enjoyed seeing deer come through our campsite and in the surrounding areas. Alot of history in this small town with the mineral water and hotel built in response. The pictures on the internet were beautiful but there was alot to take in for people with many interests. See the hotel and read up if you like history, climb the rocks or watch some others rapel. The park had a cowboy staged to do some performing but we just didn't have time. No matter what you do, you will have a great time.

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Reviewed October 9, 2012

I grew up going to this lake before it was a state park. It has always been a great place to go and still is. The best place in the state for rock climbing.

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

I like this state park because of its relative closeness to DFW metroplex. About 90 minutes from Dallas. It is quite and not near as crowded as Cedar Hill State Park. I have seen more wildlife here than most other state parks. The campsites, restrooms etc are about average as far as Texas state parks are concerned.

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

We had a nice hike through the big rocks along one side of the lake to a point called Penitentiary Hollow. These are huge rocks like the big glacial things you see in New England. We didn't have any problems with the trail on the way in, but we missed a turn in the trail on the way back and had to GPS our way back to the parking. It's not really marked, so if you aren't a slightly experienced hiker or have little kids with you, take the phone. We're going back next week to hike the other side which was closed while we were there due to recent rains.

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