Lake Mineral Wells Trailway RV & Campground Guide


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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Spring 45-85 F
Summer 70-97 F
Fall 45-90 F
Winter 35-60 F
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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.

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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.

Lake Mineral Wells Trailway Per person : $7.0

Children 12 and under are free

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Frequently Asked Questions About Lake Mineral Wells Trailway

What is the best time of year to visit Lake Mineral Wells Trailway?

Fall is the best time of year to visit Lake Mineral Wells Trailway for either bike riding or rock climbing. The Texas temperatures are much more pleasant at this time of year.

Are pets allowed at Lake Mineral Wells Trailway?

Yes, pets are allowed at Lake Mineral Wells Trailway. There are no restrictions on leashes, but pet parents are encouraged to use leashes when utilizing the Trailway. Please clean your own pet waste.

Is Lake Mineral Wells Trailway accessible for disabled visitors?

Yes, the camping area at Lake Mineral Trailway offers two sites that are wheelchair-accessible. You can also find ADA-only parking and restroom facilities throughout the park. Trails that will accommodate wheelchairs are marked.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Lake Mineral Wells Trailway and what is the cost?

Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and the cost varies depending on the type of campsite chosen. The 50-amp campsites are available for $26 per night, and the 30-amp campsites are available for $24 per night.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Lake Mineral Wells Trailway?

There are multiple species of birds as well as white-tailed deer, turkey, and fox squirrel. Some have even mentioned seeing bobcats while visiting the Lake Mineral Wells park and utilizing the Trailway.