Lake Mineral Wells Trailway RV & Campground Guide

Texas

The Lake Mineral Wells Trailway winds 20 miles through the wilderness of Northeastern Texas, crossing rivers and running through deep forests as it goes. Once a historic rail line, the Trailway is now a wide, mostly flat path that attracts bikers from around the state. The route starts in the town of Mineral Wells, which lies about 50 miles west of Dallas. Along the way, you’ll pass by Lake Mineral Wells State Park, Sunshine Lake, and Cartwright Park. Thanks to the beautiful Texas climate, the Trailway is open year-round. Bring plenty of water in the summer, and dress in layers to combat cool winter winds.

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Weather
Spring 45-85 F
Summer 70-97 F
Fall 45-90 F
Winter 35-60 F
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Nearby Cities
Mineral Wells, TX
Dallas, TX
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Mineral Wells Trailway

After a day of hiking or biking through some of Texas’ most serene and green landscapes, an RV makes a welcome place to rest at one of the excellent campgrounds located nearby. If you haven’t yet purchased your own motorhome, an RV rental gives you the chance to experience luxury camping firsthand.

Lake Mineral Wells State Park Campground

A large number of beautiful campsites sit in well-shaded areas that are just a quick jaunt from the main Trailway. Some of the sites offer water alone, 47 come with 50-amp electricity and water, and 30 feature 30-amp hookups. Every site comes with everything you need for a relaxing trip, including a picnic table, grill, fire ring, and lantern post. With bathrooms and showers at the campground, your whole crew can stay comfortably. Nearby, you’ll have access to all of the park’s recreational facilities, including a swimming area, boat rentals, rock climbing, hiking trails, and fishing. Campsites with water start at $14 while electric sites are $24 and $26 per night. These prices don’t include the daily entrance fee for the park itself.

Oak Creek RV Park

Enjoy a restful night’s sleep at Oak Creek RV Park, which is located about 17 miles south of the Lake Mineral Wells Trailway. This park offers all of the amenities you need for a relaxing RV trip: free Wi-Fi, full hookups, and cable TV. Here, you'll find a swimming pool and hot tub as well as an exercise room and a place to fish. If you need a new novel, head over to the book exchange. Bringing kids? They’ll love the playground. Rates start at $45 per night. If you’re staying for a week, you’ll get a discount.

Weatherford / Fort Worth West KOA Journey

Stay near the eastern end of the Trailway at Weatherford / Fort Worth West KOA Journey. With full hookups and sites up to 60 feet long, this campground welcomes big rigs. You’ll find Wi-Fi service throughout the park and cable TV at each site. The seasonal pool is a lifesaver during the hot Texas summers, and the on-site propane and firewood sales ensure a convenient stay. Rates vary by season and RV size, but you can expect to pay at least $35 per night.

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What to Do at
Lake Mineral Wells Trailway

Inside Lake Mineral Wells Trailway

The 20 miles of the Trailway are open to hikers, bikers, and equestrians. It’s 10 feet wide, so there’s enough space for everyone. As you explore the different sections, keep an eye out for the 16 bridges and trails that lead off the Trailway. With its flat surface and protective guardrails, this route is appropriate for everyone in your family. Start at Lake Mineral Wells State Park, or access the trail from any of the other three trailheads.

Outside Lake Mineral Wells Trailway

With its rolling green landscape, the area around the Lake Mineral Wells Trailway is perfect for family fun. From outdoor adventures to educational experiences, you’ll find activities for every interest and day of the week. For dining and shopping, the town of Mineral Wells is the closest option.

Restaurants

Woody's Bar & Grill

This low-key spot serves beer and burgers in a simple dive-bar environment. Don’t let the casual vibe fool you—the burgers are legendary.

Type: Bar

Location: 6105 Highway 180 E, Mineral Wells, TX 76067

Brandon’s Kitchen

Known for its friendly service and hearty portions, this is an ideal stop for a family dinner.

Type: American

Location: 1607 SE 22nd Ave, Suite B, Mineral Wells, TX 76067

Ichiban Asian Fusion

If you’re craving sushi or a plate of noodles, Ichiban Asian Fusion has you covered. It has a huge menu that includes a variety of Asian favorites.

Type: Pan-Asian

Location: 2703 E. Hubbard St, Mineral Wells, TX 76067

Jin's Express

Indulge in all of your favorite Chinese dishes at this friendly restaurant, which serves everything from lo mein to chicken with broccoli. It’s particularly popular for takeout.

Type: Chinese

Location: 213 NE 27th Ave, Mineral Wells, TX 76067

Pulido's — A Taste of Mexico

With its large portions and big flavors, Pulido’s is the perfect place to satisfy your appetite after a day of biking the Trailway. Be sure to try the puffy tacos.

Type: Mexican

Location: 100 NE 22nd Ave, Mineral Wells, TX 76067

Shopping

Factory Stores of America

Indulge your love of bargain clothes shopping at this outlet, which is located just a few miles from Mineral Wells.

Location: 4500 Highway 180 E, Mineral Wells, TX 76067

Mineral Wells Center of Life Resale Shop — Antiques, Vintage & More

Spend an hour or two browsing for treasures at this interesting shop, which features a constantly changing selection and a huge variety of items.

Location: 200 SW 5th St, Mineral Wells, TX 76067

The Kraze Boutique

With its selection of trendy women’s clothing, The Kraze Boutique is a great place to pick up a dress or a fashionable top.

Location: 101 N. Oak Ave, Mineral Wells, TX 76067

The Market at 76067

Leave plenty of time to explore this fantastic market, which gathers more than 100 retail booths under one roof. Browse everything from locally made crafts to beautiful home goods and homemade treats.

Location: 100 South Oak Ave, Mineral Wells, TX 76067

Caiafa kids

This kids’ boutique sells clothing for babies and toddlers.

Location: Shopping St, Mineral Wells, TX 76067

Sightseeing

Mineral Wells Fossil Park

Access your inner paleontologist at this family-friendly park where you can dig up a variety of plant and animal fossils. The specimens are relatively easy to find, so even little ones can have a great time. Keep in mind that this park is relatively undeveloped, so it’s a good idea to bring sun protection and water. When you find fossils, you’re welcome to take them home as souvenirs.

Location: 2375 Indian Creek Road, Mineral Wells, TX 76067

The National Vietnam War Museum

Located in Weatherford, Texas, this well-curated museum dives deep into the story of American involvement in the Vietnam War. Wander through the fascinating exhibits, and be sure to leave time to check out the different monuments that are scattered throughout the grounds.

Location: 12685 Mineral Wells Highway, Weatherford, TX 76088

Clark Gardens Botanical Park

Take a break from riding the Trailway with a side trip to this spectacular park in Weatherford. Explore the immaculately kept grounds on your own, or take a tour with a naturalist. With flowers, trees, and beautiful water features, the gardens are stunning in every season. In the summer, check out the G-scale model trains.

Location: 567 Maddux Road, Weatherford, TX 76088

Haunted Hill House

Take a ghost tour at this historic property in Mineral Wells, which has been the site of multiple spooky sightings over the years. Join a tour, or contact the owners to set up a custom visit with your crew.

Location: 501 NE 1st St, Mineral Wells, TX 76067

Tube the Brazos River

Rent an inner tube from a local outfitter, and enjoy a day floating down this river, which runs west of Mineral Wells. With its slow flow and gentle rapids, it’s fun for families and adults.

Location: Starts in Blackwater Draw, New Mexico, and extends to the Gulf of Mexico

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How to Get to
Lake Mineral Wells Trailway

The Lake Mineral Wells Trailway is situated near Highway 180 close to Mineral Wells. To reach the in-town trailhead, take Highway 281 north from I-20 or south from Highway 199.

Entering Lake Mineral Wells Trailway

Lake Mineral Wells Trailway is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Per person : $7

Children 12 and under are free

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