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Lake Mineral Wells State Park

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway

Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway is located at 100 Park Rd 71, Mineral Wells, TX 76067.

For Christmas my sister mailed me a gift card to purchase a Texas State Parks Pass. She also sent a map of all the Texas State Parks marked on it.

Texas State Parks Map

When we drove into the park, we stopped at the dam to use the restrooms. After we hiked the Red Waterfront Trail, we got a little lost and almost exited the park, lol. The road to the other side of the lake is actually below the dam water-line. I didn’t even think that was a road at first!

Lake Mineral wells state park

We began out visit with hiking the Red Waterfront Trail. This trail took us down a rocky path along the lake then up to the parking lot near Penitentiary Hollow Overlook. The overlook gave us great views of the lake. That path was only about a .08 mile hike, followed by a walk back to the car.

ancient cross timbers woodlands

Lake Mineral Wells panoramic

zack climbing

Lake Mineral Wells State Park

Me and Zack

Then we drove over to the Cross Timbers Camping Area where to walked the Black Trail for about a 2.3 mile hike. This path took us past Fort Wolters, winded around for more views of the lake, then brought us back inland to windy fields.


Lake Mineral Wells State Park

me and Zack

As we visit more Texas State Parks I will add more photo journeys of our visits.

Have you been to Lake Mineral Wells State Park before? What are some of your favorite spots? Let me know in the comments below.

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Katie Kinsley

Hailing from the great state of Wisconsin, Katie Kinsley is a content creating, email marketing, overambitious plant-lover (read: killer). She's obsessed with planning detailed vacations and finding and building an affordable wardrobe. She's an individualist at heart discovering self-growth, a parent to a dog and a cat and in love with productivity hacks.
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