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Dinosaur Valley State Park

1629 Park Road 59, Glen Rose, TX 76043
+1 254-897-4588
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Nice campground and Dinosaurs too!

This is an outdoor experience, if you go on the trails during the wet season (check with the... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
TrekkingTurtle
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Franklin, New Jersey
Tight timeline on this trip made it uneventful

Carry shoes you can get wet. The tracks were underwater and you had to cross a creek to get to... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Elvis4vr
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covington, GA
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Search for dinosaur footprints at this state park located along the Paluxy River.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“blue hole” (36 reviews)
“the river” (238 reviews)
“hiking trails” (38 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 22:00
LOCATION
1629 Park Road 59, Glen Rose, TX 76043
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+1 254-897-4588
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"foot prints"
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"dinosaur valley"
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"track site"
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"dinosaur prints"
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"great hiking"
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"primitive camping"
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"short hike"
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"day trip"
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"horseback riding"
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"water level"
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is an outdoor experience, if you go on the trails during the wet season (check with the weatherman) then you will find the trails muddy, crossings may involve shallow wading .. did I mention that it is OUTDOORS? This is Hill Country, lots of...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Carry shoes you can get wet. The tracks were underwater and you had to cross a creek to get to them. We were not prepared for that. The park recommends summer visits when water level lower.$7 per adult.

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I went here with my service dog and her service dog in training for hiking and training our pups. I've been here several times. It never gets old. The store has plenty of T-shirts hats and what not to purchase. Always spent...More

1  Thank PyxienTX
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

I will try to list the most nicest places of the park # At the entrance there is a place where there is an exhibition about the history of the area. # Then visit the riverside of dinosaur area where they lived. # Place for...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

I highly recommend visiting this place even if you are not into dinosaurs. It is an amazing feeling to walk the trails the dinosaurs left behind. It is best to go when the river level is low to be able to see their foot prints....More

Thank maytegomez08
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

They have an excellent display of Dinosaurs on display right in the parking lot. There are lots of attractions and a gift shop right there and also farther down the road.

Thank Clint F
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We enjoyed our walks and efforts to see the dinosaur tracks. Though our efforts were rewarded, signage of where to actually see the tracks should be improved.

Thank jbwhitehouse
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

January is not the time of year to visit this State Park. The water is too cold to be crossing to look for dinosaur tracks. Camping fee $25 per night plus $7 per person day use fee. The sites were heavily wooded and vegetated. A...More

1  Thank erjunebug
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Our Youngest grandson celebrated his 7th Birthday with his parents, siblings, cousins, friends and both sets of grandparents at the camp ground. His birthday party with presents and a Pinnate took place at the camper. We had a campfire and finished the evening with roasting...More

Thank Stinalr
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

This park is worth the time if all you are interested in are dinosaur footprints but there is much more to see and do. Families can play in the river and swim in the Blue Hole as well as hike or ride bicycles over miles...More

1  Thank tXlady43
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lacy2008_12
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.
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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
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camronhhicks2003
3 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.
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