Co-ordinates (approx.)
32.825724, -98.190377
+32° 49' 32.60", -98° 11' 25.35"

The park address is 2375 Indian Creek Road, Mineral Wells, Texas.

Fossil Park is located northwest of Mineral Wells, Texas. From Mineral Wells, head west on Highway 180.
Turn north on Indian Creek Road and drive approximately 2 miles to the Mineral Wells Fossil Park entrance.

Larger map and Driving instructions


Small zip bags or nail aprons are good for small finds and keeping things organized.

Knee pads or patches are recommended for crawling around.

Planning Your Visit

This is a fairly primitive site, so be sure to bring a lot of water with you. During the hot summer months visiting in the early morning and evenings is highly recommended. There is a new shade structure, but it is still a good idea to bring an umbrella with you for shade while digging. The park has primitive restrooms and no running water.


Enter and exit collecting area at designated points only. Area has dangerous drop offs, steep slopes and loose soil.

Encounters with dangerous insects/animals are possible.

Mineral Wells
Parks and Recreation Department

Established with assistance from the
Dallas Paleontological Society

Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce

For more to do and places to stay in Mineral Wells, contact the Chamber of Commerce - 940-325-2557
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