Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 143
Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 77
About: Activities include camping; lake swimming (unsupervised); fishing; boating (no skiing/tubing, or jet skis permitted); rock climbing (climbers and rappelers must check in at headquarters); mountain biking; equestrian camping, horseback riding (visitors must provide their own horses); and hiking. 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 in the last 48 hours of your planed arrival.)
Facilities include restrooms with showers; picnic sites (tables, grills, water faucets, and lake access by trails); backpack campsites (primitive 2.5-mile trail; no ground fires; no sanitary facilities; no water); campsites with water (equestrian use permitted); campsites (back-in) with water and electricity (premium sites are available); screened shelters; a park store; a boat ramp; fishing piers; a trailer dump station; and the new “Lone Star Amphitheater”. Horseback riding, hiking, and bicycling are permitted on the main trail (9 miles); hiking trails (lake trail 5 miles) and backpacking/hiking trail (2.5 miles) do not allow horses or bikes (There is a total of 16.5 miles of trails.) Note: Trails may be closed during wet weather.
Lake Mineral Wells State Park is located in the Western Cross - Timbers of Texas, which supports such plant life as: Post Oak, Live Oak, Blackjack Oak, Box Elder, Sumac, Ash Juniper, Mesquite, Pecan, Walnut, Mulberry, Texas Ash, Wild Plum, Willow, Cedar Elm, American Elm, Hackberry, Milkweed, Engelmann Daisy, Sunflower, Coreopsis, Indian Blanket, Mexican Hat, Golden Rod, Spiderwort, Morning-glory, Bluebonnet, Wild Onion, Yucca, Prickly Poppy, Standing Cypress, Indian Paintbrush, Prickly Pear, Horsecrippler cactus, Lace Cactus, Maiden Hair Fern.
Wildlife observation includes white-tailed deer, turkey, raccoons, waterfowl, squirrels, and a variety of songbirds. Popular fish include bass, catfish, crappie, bluegill and sunfish.
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