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Dinosaur Valley State Park

Closed Now: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open today: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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We like coming back here. Less crowded than previous trips and we were smart enough to come earlier... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tarra G
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I went on a Saturday afternoon in August and it was hot! Be prepared for that and this park doesn't... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lauren E
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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Search for dinosaur footprints at this state park located along the Paluxy River.
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1629 Park Road 59, Glen Rose, TX 76043
+1 254-897-4588
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We like coming back here. Less crowded than previous trips and we were smart enough to come earlier in the day. We did more trails and exploring. If you want to wade in the river be sure to wear a a swimsuit or something that...More

Thank Tarra G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on a Saturday afternoon in August and it was hot! Be prepared for that and this park doesn't have a ton of areas with shade. Walking around looking for dinosaur tracks was a great time and with the river being so low we...More

Thank Lauren E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this park three times over the past 2 years and had a very different experience each time. For our first visit we came on Memorial Day 2017 after a wet spring and the river was rushing and gurgling with water. Crossing...More

Thank Rebekah C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first time here and can't wait to go back, esp when it cools off! If you follow the maps provided when you pay to get into the park you'll have a pretty good chance to find the tracks...if the water level is...More

Thank LaCraw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park was packed with people but extremely orderly and very clean. Got ALL the information I could have asked for from the two park rangers I spoke with. The walk from the parking lot to the policy river was a short one and easy...More

Thank metaldealer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on Labor Day. We anticipated crowd so we went in before 8am. Great thing is that the park opens at 7am. My husband was truly impressed but my 5-year old still could not tolerate all the walking despite being a super fan of dinosaurs.

Thank VegasBelt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, for starters, I grew up along this river--lived out on FM 205, and so it is "home to me" even though I no longer live near Glen Rose. It has a wonderful gift shop and adequate restrooms. Lots of places to sit and rest....More

Thank bharkins814
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Nice place to get out into nature and look for dinosaur tracks. It is only about 1.5 hours from Plano, TX. Be sure to bring your lunch and have a picnic. Their are public bathrooms at the ranger station and their is a souvenir store....More

Thank Holly W
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We got great advice from the guys at the front gate on where to look and we were not disappointed. Lots of walking and so glad I wore shoes and not flip flops, carried water in sling bag, and were there about 4 hours. Kids...More

Thank Heidi W
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

It is a state park with dinosaur tracks for you to see. Some of the tracks have been marked off for you and some of them you have to find on your own. There are some stairs to go down . They are pretty steep...More

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27 May 2018|
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Response from MikenDeb M | Reviewed this property |
It wasn’t busy at all Thursday when we went, but holiday weekend might be a different matter. Schools weren’t out there until this week.
Asha S
5 May 2018|
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Response from Laurenrenae | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely recommend some sort of river sandal or shoe for the rocks. We were unprepared the day we went and had on tennis shoes. My little boys (of course) took them off and we slipped all over the place- it was... More
4 April 2018|
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Response from witherspoonq | Reviewed this property |
Yes, at the entrance. And, in the camping area, there are nice restrooms with hot showers and privacy. Also, port-o-potties around here and there.