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About Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Campgrounds in Lake Mineral
Perfect for those hikers, bikers and horseback riders out there, sites 89 - 108 are the northernmost developed grounds in the park and offer...
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The campsites here are larger since this in a equestrian site and great for larger families. The trail head for the primitive sites is also located here. So if you want to do day hikes or lounge in camp, this is a great place to stay. The cons to this site are, sometime the horses can be a little noise at night, and you will have to dive to the south end of the lake to fish or enjoy the water. Overall this is the area I prefer to camp when I come to this park.
History of Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Lake Mineral Wells State Park sits along Rock Creek, a large tributary of the Brazos River. This area was an early home to several Native American tribes, including the Comanche.
Settlers began arriving in the early 1850s, and intermittent warfare occurred until the late 1870s. Rugged terrain and lush native grasses attracted many early-day ranchers to this area, including Charles Goodnight, Oliver Loving and C. C. Slaughter, who ran large herds of Longhorn cattle. Ranching continues to be an economic mainstay of this area.