"This 2,809-acre park, including the 646-acre Lake Mineral Wells, incorporates lands donated by the city of Mineral Wells and the transfer of a portion of Fort Wolters army post by the federal government. The park contains 16 miles of trails: 6 miles of hiking-only trails and 10 miles of multi-use trail, available for horseback riding and bicycling. Key birds: Wood Duck, Wild Turkey, Greater Roadrunner, Canyon Wren, and Rufous-crowned Sparrow are present year-round. Mississippi Kite, Common Poorwill, Chuck-will’s-widow, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, and Indigo and Painted Buntings occur in summer.
American White Pelican, Hooded Merganser, Bald Eagle, Sora, Red-headed Woodpecker, Winter Wren, and Fox and Harris’s Sparrows can usually be found in winter. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information."