Camp, Bike, Paddle at Lake Mineral Wells SP

Camp and bike the Texas trail at Lake Mineral Wells SP. Swimming(?) and paddling also available. This is the member's appreciation camping weekend. This means:
• That those who have paid their dues get free camping all weekend
• That those who have paid their dues get free BBQ on Saturday afternoon
• Those who haven't paid their dues are welcome to join us. Cost is standard camping fee* plus $10 for BBQ on Saturday.

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This is the Fall Members Appreciation Event that features free camping and free BBQ Saturday night, but only if you pay a deposit. After the event, those who attended get a refund, those who didn't attend don't get a refund. Sounds good, no?!? (Members are those who have paid their yearly dues. If you haven't paid your dues you will be asked to pay for the BBQ dinner but not camping. But not matter what the circumstances, you have to pay the deposits.).

For this event, please make 2 (two) deposits per person, for a total of $20. One $10 deposit is for camping, one $10 deposit is for food.

• If you are camping in your own site (not a club-reserved site) but want to join us for BBQ, make 1 deposit per person.

• If you are camping at a club site but are a vegetarian and don't want BBQ, make 1 deposit per person.

• If you are camping with the club and eating BBQ, please make 2 deposits.

The PayPal URL is: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=7ULHQ62QVVTQN

The first 10 people camping who pay the camping deposit will be confirmed and any others after that placed on the waiting list. If 11 or more people pay a deposit the club will try to reserve additional camping spots. (Camping spots are $25 per site per night.) If more spots cannot be reserved, those on the waitlist will receive a refund.

The number of people enjoying BBQ with us is unlimited, but you do have to pay a deposit.

Thank you,

Brian


• Remember, unless you have a yearly state park pass, you will also have to pay a day use fee for coming in the park, usually $5-$7 dollars.
• Some parks charge an "excess vehicle fee" of usually $3 per vehicle if we have more than 2 or 3 per campsite (and we often do).
• Does anybody remember when camping was cheap?! I do.

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  • Matthew C.

    Great event, yummy food, super friends.

    Please check out this youtube video - it's very cool, esp. for those who like to sail/paddle, etc .... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...­

    December 1, 2013

  • Randall O.

    Another great trip! We have met so many good people participating in Meetup events. It was great to see a few old friends as well as meeting new ones. There is a strong sense of comradery when folks with a common passion for nature and camping get together. I believe some of our best lifetime friendships and memories will come from these gatherings so I'm looking forward to seeing you all again very soon.

    1 · November 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another great event with wonderful people.

    November 11, 2013

  • Brian J.

    Thank for a great weekend everybody. Dogs, kids, BBQ, and great weather - what more could you ask for.

    1 · November 10, 2013

  • Kristin

    I had a great time with everyone! A big thanks to brian for hosting yet another worthwhile camping trip!

    November 10, 2013

  • Carla J.

    Whoever gets to the campground first, try and get sites on or near the lake if possible so we can launch our kayaks.

    November 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I just checked us in to to main plateau site. We have 59 with direct water access and 87 directly across from it.

      November 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ignore the previous post about plateau sites, the office got the wrong Jones.

      November 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just called and climbing is open again, so i am bringing my gear.

    November 8, 2013

  • Tom S.

    I am not going to make it.

    November 7, 2013

  • Kristin

    Brian what area are the two mains sites in?

    November 7, 2013

  • Randall O.

    My friends and anyone else we can accomodate can stay on my site. Nights are going to be cold so everyone should bring a bit of firewood.

    November 7, 2013

    • Brian J.

      Nippy indeed at night. The club will bring some wood too.

      November 7, 2013

    • Jesus M.

      I've got plenty of wood. Will bring some too.

      November 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    On Wait List.

    November 6, 2013

  • Randall O.

    The rock climbing trails are closed due to rain, the park is full, there have been no campsite cancelations and there is no burn ban as of today. This info is updated everyday. I have two friends that want to join us so how many sites do we have?

    November 5, 2013

    • Brian J.

      Can they stay with you in your site?

      November 5, 2013

  • Brian J.

    I am bringing my 2 kayaks and my bike. Kayaks can be used by anybody in our group - just don't drag them over the rocks.

    November 5, 2013

  • Randall O.

    Anyone bringing boats and bikes?

    November 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am planning on bringing kayaks and bikes...and climbing gear.

      November 4, 2013

    • Matthew C.

      Yes, kayak. Also bringing my mountain bike.
      Leaving from Garland. Might take 1/2 day PTO so I can have a relaxing time packing, driving.

      November 4, 2013

  • Brian J.

    Hello William. All our events are come and go as your schedule permits, so you can come on Saturday at noon. The sign will be hung at the campsites so you will know where we are. I will call for deposits on Monday so by Wednesday we will know who is going or not and have a better idea about how many campsites we need. We have two reserved currently but the 10 deposit usually knocks about half the people off the list.

    October 10, 2013

    • Brian J.

      We definitely have room so be sure and join us. Our third site is an equestrian site. While a bit removed from the other two sites, it is plenty larg and holds a lot of tents as well as any horses you bring along too.

      November 2, 2013

    • Jesus M.

      I have one he's white and barks at night too!!!

      November 4, 2013

  • Kristin

    I will get off work this Friday at 2, so I should be there around 4 or 5. What time will everyone else be getting there?

    November 3, 2013

    • Brian J.

      I hope to be there by 5 or 5:30 at the latest.

      November 4, 2013

    • Jesus M.

      I'm hoping to leave early also on Fri. Bringing my boys and maybe the dog; we should be able to camp in the car save tent Space for other campers.

      November 4, 2013

  • Karen S

    Good morning Brian. The third site has water only no elec right? Weather forecast shows it will be down to the low 40's at night. My two sons who are 15 and 20 yrs are good with it, I need elec for heat at night. I'm not sure I can take it being that cold at night without some heat. Please let me know your thoughts. When I was married we went camping quite a bit but it's been a while and feel I may have become a bit of a wimp since then.

    November 4, 2013

  • Brian J.

    Was able to get another spot in the water-only equestrian campground. These are large spots and will hold many tents.

    October 29, 2013

  • Ellen

    I was sure looking forward to coming out, but our Scout group voted on this weekend for our camp-out and since I have 3 boys in Scouts, we will be there instead. Maybe next time we will meet up with you guys.

    October 27, 2013

    • Brian J.

      Makes sense to me. See you next time.

      October 28, 2013

  • Randall O.

    I'm cool with sharing my campsite but the challenge can be finding enough good tent locations to accomadate multiple tents. You can have up to eight people per site but if everyone has their own tent, or if someone shows up with a large cabin tent, there won't be enough room. Tents need a flat, well drained spot away from the firepit. Also, I don't want to be right next to someone who snores louder that I do! That's why I always get my own site- campsites are cheap, it's the gas to get there that's the big expense.

    October 22, 2013

    • Karen S

      Ok I just called them and they are completely booked. They say the club is in the Plateau area and Rand says he is in the Post Oak area. So if someone in the club who has already paid ends up not being able to go please let me know. There would be three of us going, my 2 sons and myself.

      October 26, 2013

    • Brian J.

      YEs, you can camp anywhere and stiill eat with us. We will take a final food count on Saturday. For reservations. I check the website 3 times a day so when somebody has cancelled I know it. I was able to get a third spot at Daingerfield this way. I even had to get Friday onnly one week and Saturday only the next week. It is hard to type with a cat in your lap.

      1 · October 26, 2013

  • Brian J.

    Yes, probably half or more of the club are single. On any given event, half the group is single too. - Brian

    October 11, 2013

  • DeeDee Cheryl B.

    Do yall have a lot of single campers in your group?

    October 10, 2013

    • Ellen

      DeeDee, I have never camped with this group as of yet, but I am a single mom and I know from reading some of the profiles that there are other singles here.

      October 10, 2013

  • William

    Is it OK to come Saturday about noon? Should I reserve my own campsite?
    Thanks!

    October 10, 2013

  • Ellen

    Oops, RSVP'd "Yes" before I read Brian's response "But we are using our sites for only tent camping", so will see if I can reserve a separate site before saying we will be there.

    October 5, 2013

    • Ellen

      Also, when I did RSVP, it would not let me do a +4, just a +2, can someone fix that?

      October 5, 2013

  • Randall O.

    I'm going to reserve my own site since there is a maximum of 8 people per site. What area are you going to be in?

    September 3, 2013

    • Ellen

      Confused here - you say there spots have electric and water? Are they spots for travel trailers?

      September 30, 2013

    • Brian J.

      While they are not designed exclusively for campers, most water / electric sites at state parks accommodate small campers or trailers on the paved drive portion of the site. Specific sites are not reserved, only a specific camping area. So we could have tents in our site and the next site over could have a trailer. But we are using our sites for only tent camping. Accommodations vary from campsite to campsite and from park to park. Everything is a little different depending on where you are staying.

      September 30, 2013

  • Randall O.

    I went ahead and reserved another water only site in the Post Oak Area. I'll plan on arriving Friday morning so I can try to secure our sites together.

    September 12, 2013

  • Brian J.

    The club reserves 2 spots for camping trips. If the grouup grows to need more we try to reserve more.

    August 25, 2013

  • Randall O.

    I love this park! I assume that we are all responsible for our own campsite reservations. What area do you expect to be in and are these water and electric tent sites?

    August 22, 2013

  • Kristin

    Theres some greating hiking at this park. Last time I went we walked through caves and corriders in between the cliffs. Its very pretty there. I look forward to going!

    June 9, 2013

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