We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Glen Rose, TX 76043
+1 254-897-4588
Review Highlights
Underwhelming to us

We have wanted to visit this park for quite awhile.. We have the annual state park pass, (which I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Austin, Texas
via mobile
Love it HERE!

Of all the state parks I've camped at in Texas this is my favorite! I have gone with my kids and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CANTON, United States
Read all 576 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Search for dinosaur footprints at this state park located along the Paluxy River.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“blue hole” (34 reviews)
“the river” (229 reviews)
“state park” (56 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Glen Rose, TX 76043
+1 254-897-4588
Write a Review
Reviews (576)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 573 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have wanted to visit this park for quite awhile.. We have the annual state park pass, (which I highly recommend), and visit a lot of parks. This one gets a lot of press coverage, and makes an effort to get kids there, and I...More

1  Thank Raydioman61
Reviewed 1 week ago

Of all the state parks I've camped at in Texas this is my favorite! I have gone with my kids and with just myself and my husband. The scenery is beautiful, I love the swimming hole and they offer horse back riding in the park....More

Thank amyhR973XF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy trails although lots of loose rocks on trails. Wear proper shoes I saw an elderly woman wearing sandals with a heel. Seriously people. The dinosaur track fossils are cool. The creek bed where the tracks are located is fun to play in. Wear quick...More

Thank sgregory711
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped here on our way to The Promise. It was so fun! We walked down to the river at Site 2 and looked at the tracks. This is a kids paradise. Loved the life sized dinosaurs throughout the park. There is...More

Thank MommaRose2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We camp here a couple of times a year with our dogs & enjoy hiking in the river when we can & on the trails when the water is either to cold or to high. The dinosaur track aren't as visible as I remember when...More

Thank patrickgN1442KS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took our 4 grandsons to Glen Rose to experience all the dinosaur activities. The dinosaur park is where we stated our day. The boys completely enjoyed it. They were amazed at the real life size of all the different dinosaurs. It...More

Thank Shelley S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of our children are really into dinosaurs, so we stopped at this park on our way from Waco to Ft. Worth. It was pretty cheap to get in the park, so that was a bonus. The visitor center at the entrance of the park...More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of hiking trails and TONS of dinosaur tracks! River was bath water warm, so not as refreshing as we would have like in the heat. Back in sites only. Almost all sites are very shaded. No sewer hook ups.

Thank Staci T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

AWESOME state park! We took a ranger guided expedition up the Paluxy River in search of dinosaur track which we found along with, frogs, snakes, and raccoon tracks. My Daisy and Brownie Scouts LOVED it! They have picnic tables and a playground. They have horse...More

Thank msherwood2016
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Real dinosour tracks, great hiking and camping, slippery rocks in river. Wear water shoes. $7 entrance fee for adults over

Thank Brandie B
Nearby Restaurants
Storiebook Cafe
163 reviews
5.58 km away
Riverhouse Grill
223 reviews
5.47 km away
La Vita Italian Restaurant
93 reviews
5.46 km away
Pie Peddlers
178 reviews
5.49 km away
Nearby Attractions
Big Rocks Park
238 reviews
6.24 km away
Dinosaur World
263 reviews
1.44 km away
The Promise in Glen Rose
81 reviews
5.68 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Sabrina S
3 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Dixie B | Reviewed this property |
We spent 3 days camping and hiking , then one day visiting wineries nearby. The town had some sites of interest but we didn't visit any. Hope this helps.
Christina H
24 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from metaldealer | Reviewed this property |
The swimming is perfect. Not really deep but very clean water for a river or otherwise. Not sure about the burn ban though.
22 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from Elvis4vr | Reviewed this property |
no. too shallow