Thursday, December 12th: Preserve CLOSED until noon.
Tuesday, December 17th: Preserve CLOSES at 3pm.
Mineola Nature Preserve Equestrian Trails & The Derby
The user fees for the use of the Equestrian Trails are:
1. Annual user fees of $100.00 per person, Seniors $75.00 and Family Flex Plan $200.00 (limit)
2. Daily user fee of $5.00 per rider or per horse.
Please leave your user fee in the YELLOW box located at the entrance to The Derby.
The user fee for RV Connections is $30 per day
The user fee for the use of the Derby Pavillion is $75 per day with a $50 deposit.
Directions to 4429 SE Loop 564 Mineola, TX 75773:
From I-20, turn North on U.S. 69, about 14 miles, cross the Sabine River and continue approximately 1.5 miles then turn right (east) on Loop 564.
For the Equestrian Trail Head: About one fourth mile, turn right on first road to the right. (You will see the sign that says Wastewater Treatment Plant before County Road 2724). The signs at the top of the hill note horse trailer parking. The Pavilion, (THE DERBY), has restrooms and showers. Recreational Vehicle Utility Connections are available. The daily user fee is $20.00. Please complete the reservation form and leave with your user fee in the YELLOW box located at the entrance to The Derby.
Via U.S. 69 from Greenville/Alba and also from U.S. Hwy 37: Continue through Mineola, proceed south until sign for Loop 564 is observed. Go underneath the overpass to Loop 564. Note directions above for the equestrian trail.
Via U.S. Hwy 80, traveling west from Hawkins: Go under the overpass for Loop 564, immediately turn right (north) and follows signs to Loop 564. Continue right (south) on Loop 564. Equestrians turn left at the sign Wastewater Treatment Plant (just west of County Road 2724). Parking area for horse trailers is at the top of the hill.
Via U.S. Hwy 80, traveling east from Grand Saline: Continue through Mineola to the intersection of U.S. Hwy 69. Turn right (south) on U.S. 69. Proceed south until sign for Loop 564 is observed. Go underneath the overpass to Loop 564. Note directions above for the equestrian trail.
The Preserve is open daily from 7 a.m. to sunset.