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Dec 01 2023 - Dec 14 2023
Save the Day Passes
Many parks fill to capacity on weekends and holidays. Pre-purchase a day pass and guarantee your entry and parking. Day passes are:
  • Valid until 10 p.m., unless the park closes earlier.
  • Available up to 1 month in advance.
  • Not transferrable to another person or park.
  • Also sold at the park, if available.
Learn more about Save the Day Passes.
Driving Directions
From Fort Worth:
Take I-20 west out of Ft. Worth. Take Exit 405 toward Ric Williamson Memorial Hwy. At the end of the off ramp turn right onto Ric Williamson Memorial Hwy. 1.4 miles ahead you will come to an intersection, stay straight. .33 of a mile you will come to another intersection, stay straight. 0.64 of a mile you will make a left hand turn onto 180 West. From this intersection you will travel approximately 12.9 miles. At the city limit sign to Mineral Wells you will see a sign Park Road 71, turn right and go .75 miles to Park Headquarters.

From Abilene:
Take I 20 East to exit 368, Hwy 281. Go North on Hwy 281 to Mineral Wells, approximately 14 miles. Take Hwy 180 East about 3 miles. Park is on the left directly off Hwy 180 on Park Road 71.
Alerts and Important Information
November 1, 2023 - The Back Country Cross Timbers Trails and Primitive Camping will be closed December 4th-8th, 2023.

Prescribed burns are planned during this timeframe (November-April), depending on weather and other factors. Prescribed fire operations and associated smoke may impact your visit. Some camping areas, lodging facilities, trails, and day-use areas may be closed for public safety. Contact the park to learn how this may affect your stay.

Dec. 9-10, 11-12, 13-15
The entire park will be closed from 10pm Dec. 8 through 2pm Dec. 15.

August 15, 2022 - This county is under a quarantine to prevent the spread of the emerald ash borer to other areas of the state. This means movement of firewood is restricted.
Please buy firewood where you burn it to prevent the spread of diseases and pests.

January 20, 2022 - The Trailway is closed from FM1195 in Mineral Wells to Vietnam Memorial Museum, for repair until further notice. Please observe the closure for your safety. Contact the park for more information.

If your plans change, please modify or cancel your reservation as soon as possible to allow someone else to enjoy the park.

$7 per day, per person 13 and older.
$5 per day, per person fee for climbing/rappelling.

Gate is open from 6am to 10pm.

Due to High volume of trail use, trails may be closed to all users after any wet weather to preserve the natural features.

Swimming allowed in designated area. Flood Alert Info Line: 940-328-1171. There are primitive sites which are available first come first serve. They are a hike in of 2 1/2 miles. No ground fires in primitive camping area.

PARK PHONE NUMBER: 940-328-1171

Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway camping trips are easy to plan with ReserveAmerica. Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway campground reservations can be made online. Click one of the links below to see available campsites at Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway or day pass availability.

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