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“Great Park but Suffering from Overuse and Lack of Rain!”

Lake Mineral Wells State Park
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Owner description: A park best known for its rock climbing.
Reviewed 26 January 2014

We've been visiting Lake Mineral Wells for over 25 years and now I'm worried. This jewel of the cross timbers and Palo Pinto mountains is very dry, with a disappearing lake and a jumble of mismanaged trails. True, the roads are great, camp sites are nicely placed, facilities are clean, and the staff is excellent, but the place needs a rest! And we're climbers and the climbing area is overused, loud, at times trashy, and not policed. Lots of new climbers who use dubious anchoring methods, and accidents do happen. Go here, hike around, have a picnic, or camp. I think you'll agree that something must be done.

Thank Zylon R
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We've been going to this park for several years now. The park is always clean (bathrooms are clean - an important element for me) and the rangers nice. We've hiked the trails, listened to the evening ranger presentations, biked the rails-to-trail route, biked into Mineral Wells, swam in the lake (low water this summer but hopefully the rains have helped), kayaked, watched rock climbers (that is on our list to do), and more. It is a spot that we will continue to visit.
Mineral Wells is also worth a visit. Check out the historic buildings and the historic Crazy Water mineral water store.
Family friendly.

1  Thank barbara b
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

The best state park in Texas!! Love this place.There are lots of things to do with the family and friends. You will see lots of deer and raccoons .

1  Thank Lust450
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Liked the atmosphere and the variety the park offers. The swim area was nice, a little low on water but we are in Texas and thankful for water. Toured the grounds and it looks like a nice place to overnight camp or day camp.

1  Thank Michele H
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

Went camping here with friends back in June, I havent had such a good time in a long while. They have showers and the staff does thier very best to keep them clean ( some of the campers make it very hard to do so). While there saw a wide variety of wildlife. ( deer, road runner, lizards,humming birds ect) Camp sites have running water and some with electricity. The rock climbing area is awesome. I can not wait to go back this fall!!! The only downfall is the camp store is way over priced, I suggest you make sure you have everything you need before going. if not they will have it for a price.

1  Thank Butch999
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