Lake Mineral Wells State Park RV & Campground Guide

Texas

This state park is located in the Lake Mineral Wells area, and it is the only park that protects the Mineral Wells Trailway and Western Cross Timbers. The trailway dates back to the 1880s when the route was used for the Weatherford, Mineral Wells and Northwestern Railway. You can see the unusual geological feature that resembles a small canyon known as Penitentiary Hollow. Lake Mineral Wells State Park is also home to native wildlife, including squirrels, white-tailed deer and wild turkey. The nearest cities are Mineral Wells, Millsap and Garner, TX.

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Weather
Spring 72 F - 97 F
Summer 54 F - 79 F
Fall 33 F - 57 F
Winter 53 F - 78 F
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Nearby Cities
Mineral Wells, TX
Millsap, TX
Garner, TX
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Mineral Wells State Park

Lake Mineral Wells State Park is located east of the major metropolitan cities of Fort Worth and Dallas. In the area, you can find a variety of campgrounds and places to park your vehicle to enjoy the great outdoors. 

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Lake Mineral Wells State Park Campground

At Lake Mineral Wells State Park, there are several types of campgrounds available for your stay. All the campsites feature a picnic table, outdoor grill and fire ring. You can choose from a primitive site for $10 per night or choose the electrical hookup sites for $26. Many of the biggest sites can accommodate up to eight people. This campground also includes showers and restrooms available for use. 

Water hookup: Yes

Electrical hookup: Yes on selected sites

Sewer hookup: Yes

Pet-friendly: Yes

Other amenities: Horse trails and handicap-accessible sites

Eagle's Nest RV Park

Nestled between Clark Gardens and Lake Mineral Wells State Park, you will find Eagle's Nest RV Park. This campground offers full hookups with 30/50 amp electric services. You are close to the Lake Mineral Wells Trailway and the National Vietnam War Museum here. Eagle's Nest RV Park also features large spaces that can accommodate 40-foot RVs. The park offers daily and monthly rates for those wanting to stay near all the local attractions. 

Water hookup: Yes

Electrical hookup: Yes

Sewer hookup: Yes

Wi-Fi: No

Pet-friendly: Yes

Other amenities: Laundry and shower room

Hog Mountain RV Ranch

This secluded RV park features over 28 spacious sites with full hookups, 30/50 amp electric and sewer. Hog Mountain RV Ranch is pet-friendly and close to several nature trails. You can also stay connected with the campground's free Wi-Fi. Daily, weekly and monthly park rates are available. This location is close to local restaurants and shops too. 

Water hookup: Yes

Electrical hookup: Yes

Sewer hookup: Yes

Pet-friendly: Yes

Other amenities: Laundry facilities, bathhouse and open-air pavilion

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What to Do at
Lake Mineral Wells State Park

Inside Lake Mineral Wells State Park

Lake Mineral Wells is a popular place for rock climbing, but you can only use a top-rope climb to scale the cliffs. If you love trails, you will not want to miss the 31 miles of hiking trails. There are also 25 miles of trails that are open for both bicycles and horses. You can even try your hand at backcountry camping with campsites by the park's small lake. Lake Mineral Wells is home to many types of native plant life, including sunflowers, milkweed, goldenrod, bluebonnets, and several species of cacti. Anglers can fish for crappies, bluegills, sunfish, bass, and catfish. 

Outside Lake Mineral Wells State Park

If you want to head into town, it is only a few minutes from Lake Mineral Wells State Park. You can find plenty of places to grab some provisions or enjoy a relaxing dinner. For those looking for more adventures, there are other recreational activities available for the whole family.

Restaurants

El Paseo Mexican Restaurant

If you are looking for an authentic taste of Tex-Mex, then you will definitely want to check out El Paseo Mexican Restaurant. You can enjoy chile con queso for an appetizer or try steak a la Mexicana for an entree. For those wanting lighter fare, there is also a selection of salads. 

Type: Tex-Mex

Location: Mineral Wells, TX

Natty Flat Smokehouse

Texas is known for its barbecue, and you can grab some of that fare at Natty Flats Smokehouse. From sliced brisket to pulled pork, there are plenty of barbecue favorites for the whole family to enjoy. You will not want to forget any of the homemade sides, such as red beans, BBQ beans or "tater" salad. There is a selection of ice cream, cobbler and banana pudding for dessert. 

Type: BBQ

Location: Mineral Wells, TX

Happy Days Diner

For those wanting a taste of nostalgia and delicious food, you need to head out to Happy Days Diner. This restaurant features classic handmade sandwiches, salads and hamburgers. Happy Days Diner also includes a separate menu for those wanting to enjoy breakfast favorites. When you finish your meal, you can order some homemade ice cream.

Type: American

Location: Mineral Wells, TX

Shopping

Metro Discount Foods

When you need a few supplies for your trip, Metro Discount Foods is ready to take care of your needs. The grocery store offers a wide range of meats, seafood, dairy, produce and other supplies. This location even features a deli for grab-and-go sandwiches and salads. 

Location: Mineral Wells, TX

Save A Lot

If you want to shop a major grocery store, Save A Lot is another place to stock up your RV. You can get all the usual items like produce, meat and dairy goods. Save A Lot carries many of the national brands and some private-label items as well. 

Location: Mineral Wells, TX

Family Dollar

This budget store features a wide selection of items, such as seasonal items, cleaning supplies and toys. You can also find some deals on food and beverages, laundry supplies and essential groceries, including bread, milk and eggs. Family Dollar even offers digital coupons for additional savings.

Location: Mineral Wells, TX

Sightseeing

Clark Gardens

If you are looking to see some gorgeous horticulture in the North Texas area, you need to head to Clark Gardens. This 50-acre park features waterfalls, pathways and beautiful blossoms. Bird enthusiasts will love to observe the varieties of species in the park, including black and white swans, blue herons and egrets. During the late summer, the G-Scale model trains run throughout the park. Clark Gardens offers fun for the whole family, and it is wheelchair accessible. 

Location: Weatherford, TX

The National Vietnam War Museum

For those wanting to learn about history, the National Vietnam War Museum is open for all visitors. The museum tells the story of servicemen and women, the Vietnamese people and those who opposed the war through exhibits, presentations and educational programs. 

Location: Weatherford, TX

Mineral Wells Fossil Park

This park is an excellent opportunity to see and collect fossils from the "Pennsylvanian Period." These fossils date back almost 300 million years. The erosion of the city's landfill borrow pit is responsible for the creation of the Mineral Wells Fossil Park. You can see many interesting species of urchins, oysters, coral, primitive sharks, plants and sea lilies. 

Location: Mineral Wells, TX

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How to Get to
Lake Mineral Wells State Park

Lake Mineral Wells State Park is only an hour from Fort Worth. When you enter Mineral Wells, the state park is 4 miles east of the town on U.S. Highway 180. From Weatherford, you need to take U.S. Highway 180 for 14 miles west to the park. 

Entering Lake Mineral Wells State Park

The park hours can vary throughout the year, so you will want to check the hours before heading to Lake Mineral Wells State Park.

Per person over 12 years old : $7

Children 12 years and younger can enter the park for free. If you want to save some money, you can buy a Texas Park Pass for $70 per year. 

Lake Mineral Wells State Park is a great place to escape in the North Texas area. With your RV rental from RVshare, you can enjoy a hassle-free vacation to this part of the United States. Mineral Wells is surrounded by many other attractions and shops to keep you entertained. While on your trip, make sure to keep us in the loop. You can share your stories on our social media, or you can send your photos to [email protected] We might even feature your story on our social media pages or blog.