Just 45 minutes west of Fort Worth, Texas, is Lake Mineral Wells State Park, a beautiful and entertaining park geared up to introduce families to the time of their lives through camping, kayaking, fishing, swimming, geocaching, climbing, rappelling, hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities.
Seeing this endless opportunity for fun, the Texas State Park Ambassadors decided to visit Lake Mineral Wells State Park for their second training weekend of the year. And let me tell you, we had a blast! It was a great way to meet the other ambassadors that I had not yet met, and I am proud to say that I gained a new crew of friends that I’m very excited to go on adventures with in the future.
Lake Mineral Wells State Park holds a 640-acre lake, so there is plenty of room for water activities there. The park rents flat-bottom boats with trolling motors, canoes, kayaks and rowboats; call (940) 325-7152 for information about their rentals. Our group had a good time on the kayaks. You can also rent rods, reels and tackle boxes through the Tackle Loaner Program. If you don’t have your fishing license, no worries, one of the many great things about Texas State Parks is that you don’t need a fishing licence to fish inside the park! Here you can catch catfish, crappie, sunfish and largemouth bass. You can even choose from six fishing piers around the lake to fish from for your convenience. Click here to see the current fishing and lake conditions for Lake Mineral Wells.
There are 12.8 miles worth of Park Trails within this State Park (click here to view a map of the park trails). You can also hike, bike, or horseback ride the 20 mile Trailway that cuts through the state park running from Downtown Mineral Wells, swooping through the farming community of Garner, and ends at Weatherford, (click here to view a map of the Lake Mineral Wells Trailway).
Although many of the ambassadors couldn’t make it, and some had to leave early, I was able to wrangle some of us together to testify about the experience we had camping, exploring, and experiencing this beautiful state park. Watch the video below to check it out.
To get involved and learn more about the Texas State Park Ambassador program, please visit: tpwd.texas.gov/spdest/programs/state_parks_ambassador. It’s an awesome program! I’ve been able to go on some amazing trips and I’ve made many wonderful, like-minded friends. If you live in Texas and love the outdoors, I strongly encourage you to check it out.
Lake Mineral Wells State Park –
- Address: 100 Park Road 71, Mineral Wells, TX 76067.
- Latitude: 32.832393 // Longitude: -98.030831
- Phone number: (940) 328-1171
- Make reservations online here.
Or reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900
- Entrance Fees
– Adult: $7 Daily
– Child 12 Years and Under: Free
– Open daily.
– Gate is open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- For more information about the park, please visit their website at: http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lake-mineral-wells
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