Park Rules

Fossil Park Rules

The City of Mineral Wells is not responsible for accidents or injuries occurring on this property. Use of this property is at your own risk.

  • Fossil collecting is allowed in designated areas only.
  • Operation of motor vehicles/motorcycles/ATV’s/bicycles is prohibited.
    Parking permitted in designated area only.
  • Dumping/open fires/smoking are prohibited.
  • Possession/discharge of firearms, hunting and archery are prohibited.
  • Possession/consumption of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs is prohibited.
  • No pets allowed.


  • 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.

Fossil Collecting Rules

  • Fossil collecting is for personal use only - not for commercial sale.
  • Surface collecting only is allowed.
  • Small gardening tools are permitted.
  • Shovels, hoes, picks etc., or motorized equipment are prohibited.

Please be a responsible collector so this site can be available to the public for years to come!

For Emergencies Contact

Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Office

Mineral Wells Police Department

fossils found at Mineral Wells Fossil Park