Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway is a state park located in Mineral Wells, Parker County, Texas. It includes Lake Mineral Wells, and is the only state park in Texas which protects part of the Western Cross Timbers and Mineral Wells Trailway. Also within the park is Penitentiary Hollow, a somewhat unusual geological feature which resembles a small canyon. It is a popular site for rock climbing, though the only type of climbing allowed is top-rope. The park also features over of hiking trails, of which are open to bicycles and horses. Campsites can be found by the small lake, and up on the higher areas of the park, as well.
The area that the park currently protects was, at one time, part of a testing range for Fort Wolters Military Reservation. Currently, if you go to the park, you can still find remnants of old bullets and shells, if you're lucky enough.
Close by attractions include: Fort Richardson State Park and Historic Site & Lost Creek Reservoir State TrailwayPossum Kingdom State ParkCleburne State ParkClark Gardens With our world travel planner, Mineral Wells attractions like Lake Mineral Wells State Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Lake Mineral Wells State Park Reviews
We visited on a Saturday afternoon and there were lots of people here. Many different groups rock climbing, some just learning and some experts. We hiked in a nd out around the rocks and watched the..... more »
We spent the day fishing and enjoying the park. Fish were not biting but we enjoyed it anyway. The water flowing across the road was special for the kids more »
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