Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Lake Mineral Wells State Park

We recently headed to Lake Mineral Wells State Park for our last camping trip before school started.  We had a great campsite with canoe access, so exploring the lake was quite easy.  The park was nearly empty during our stay!  This entire lake is surrounded by state park property, so we didn't have to worry about trespassing on private property when we stopped to rest and fishing was free with no license required.

Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Me and my big fish.
Josh and Titus hanging out near the island that turned out to be our best swimming spot.  It had good shoreline for Titus and the coolest water we found.
Beast in the bushes
Resting from a swim
Sleepy canoe dog
We found a steep staircase on the shoreline, so I had to explore.  The boys stayed behind in the canoe.  I found a bathhouse and group dining facility at the top plus some great views of the lake.
Finally, a fish!  Too bad it's so small.  At least it's pretty.
Pretty sunfish
This is how we're able to camp during the summer in TX.  We have AC in the tent (plus 2 fans)!  We have also become wimpy and use an air mattress when we car camp.  Titus sleeps on the red pad next to me.  During the summer, we only camp at places with swimming so that we can stay cool during the day.
AC exhaust and drain pipe sticking out the back side of the tent.