Texas Forts Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Mineral Wells: Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway

Photo by TPWD

Lake Mineral Wells State Park is located along Rock Creek, a large tributary of the Brazos River. This area was an early home to several Native American tribes including the Comanche. In 1922, Lake Mineral Wells was completed as a water supply for the city of Mineral Wells. By 1975, the lake was turned over to Texas Parks and Wildlife for recreational use and opened as a state park in 1981. Activities include camping, water recreation, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and horseback riding (visitors must provide their own horses).   The 20-mile Trailway provides opportunities for hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians. Located on a railroad bed, the grades are very flat and curves are very gentle, making it popular for trail users of all ages and abilities. Note: The Trailway may be closed during wet weather - please check with the park.


  • 100 Park Road 71
  • Mineral Wells, Texas
  • 76067


Hours & Fees

  • Daily year round except for public hunts

  • Adults: $7, Children (Ages 12 and younger): Free

Map & Directions

Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway is located 4 miles east of Mineral Wells on US Highway 180 or 14 miles west of Weatherford on US Highway 180