Archive for December 20th, 2010

State Parks: Lake Mineral Wells

Monday, December 20th, 2010

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When you visit Lake Mineral Wells SP, recreational opportunities from hiking to horseback riding await you—because as our SP Guide Bryan Frazier says: it is a complete park.

63—By complete park we mean, it has a lot of different recreational opportunities. No matter what people are interested in doing outdoors…there’s great camping, you’ve got more than 70 developed campsites, you’ve got lots of primitive campsites, you’ve got screened shelters, but you’ve also got a 650 acre lake that’s great for fishing from everything from sunfish to catfish to bass. You’ve got beautiful scenery with big limestone hills. You’ve got rappelling and rock climbing; it’s one of the few places you can do—certainly in North Texas—with legitimate rock-climbing opportunities, and it’s very, very popular for that. And it’s just one of those picturesque parks—it even has a group dining hall. So, people can go there and spend a day trip. It’s very accessible from the Fort Worth area—it’s actually right on the edge of the city of Mineral Wells. Or, you can spend several days. Camp. Hike. It’s 38-hundred acres, so it’s a nice big park. More than sixteen miles of hiking and biking trails…it really is one of those park experiences that someone can spend as much time as they wanted to and not do the same thing twice.

Thanks Bryan.

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For Texas Parks and Wildlife, I’m Cecilia Nasti.