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Dinosaur Valley State Park

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What a nest place

We went early with our 6 and 4 year old grandsons. We made a point to hear the ranger talk. As... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Richard E
Richardson, Texas
Nice place to spend the day or longer

I brought my three kids here (ages 10, 10, 8) for the day here over spring break. We “hiked” (it’s... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
League City, Texas
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“the river”(266 reviews)
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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 3 days ago

We went early with our 6 and 4 year old grandsons. We made a point to hear the ranger talk. As the ranger talked we were watched by a red-shoulder hawk across the river. Get there early!. We did not bring a picnic this time,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I brought my three kids here (ages 10, 10, 8) for the day here over spring break. We “hiked” (it’s just a very short walk) to the Blue Hole and the water looked inviting but it was too cold to swim in March. We also...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BrynneTuley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I did a ten mile hike on the Cedar Brake Outer Loop Trail. While the dinosaur tracks were under water and we couldn't see them the park was beutiful. The hiking trails were mostly well marked and laid out.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank James Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family went to the dinosaur valley state park during spring break. Kids loved it! The staff were helpful and friendly.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 783esea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Deffinately a summer destination, otherwise relatively under whelming. Looks like good river swimming and exploring areas.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 347sm
Reviewed 17 January 2019

Lay on your belly and dig the silt out of a real dinosaur foot print. Feel the toenail cavity for yourself! My husband did this on his belly in the Blue Hole. We waded across to the footprints left and didn't disturb the silk in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tracy H
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

Park is clean and well maintained. Staff is nice and helpful. Family had a great time. Will go back again in the future.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Cord A
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

We've been here a few times over the years. This was the first time that the river has kept us from seeing the tracks. Waders are available for rent in the store, but we didn't take any chances with our small kiddos. We took a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank drwatson32
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

A very fun place to visit with kids. You can walk in the dinosaur tracks in the river. You can also swim in the river. There's areas to camp at I even think they have RV hookups. I recommend if you go to bring a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank joinerdaddy
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

This park is so much fun to go to. It is beautiful and fun. Near the entrance you will see some dinosaurs with explanation. You will see dinosaur tracks in a couple of places throughout the park. You can also go swimming in the Paluxy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank cgids01
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27 May 2018|
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Response from MikenDebM | 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.