is a small town in Lewis County, Washington
just off State Route 7
near the Pierce/Lewis county line. Mineral originally began as a logging camp, then became a full-fledged town. Mineral has an event center, a post office, two churches, one general store, one tavern, a cafe, a log lodge (in the National Register of Historic Places
) a resort with fishing docks and boat/pontoon rentals and two bed & breakfasts.
Mineral is most famous as a fishing destination. The lake is stocked yearly with rainbow trout and other fish species. On the opening weekend of Washington's fishing season, the town more than triples in population due to the influx of anglers. As many as 200 boats easily fit on the lake. The local catch-phrase is "Mineral Lake, home of the 10 pound trout".
Mineral is where the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad now operates from.