October 11, 2012

Mineral Wells Fossil Park

Last week when I went to Mineral Wells, TX for work I took some time off to visit the Fossil Park. This is an open piece of slightly undulating terrain where fossils of prehistoric creatures can be found. Entry to the park is free and apart from a fence, gate, board and a portable restroom, there is nothing else on the site. Sited amidst ranches and farms this park is one of the most under developed locations I have been to in the state of Texas.

It is so remote that the road leading to the park is not surfaced. I had to drive bumping on the gravelly surface for about 7 miles to reach the park. Nevertheless it is a worthy place to visit.

Here are some pictures:

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