Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose
Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
At Dinosaur Valley State Park you can explore the area once roamed by prehistoric giants and even see their tracks in the ground. The park offers numerous campsites for both modern and primitive camping. You can explore via a network of hiking, biking, and horseback-riding trails, and enjoy swimming areas. Park rangers hold workshops where you can improve your skills in fishing, archery, and geocaching. The kids can admire large dinosaur statues. Follow the trails to the riverbed to find dinosaur tracks. The water is usually shallow enough for the tracks to be visible and accessible. Add Dinosaur Valley State Park to your Glen Rose travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Glen Rose itinerary planner.
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Great place for a day trip to picnic and hike. Take your water shoes so that you can get in the river to see the dinosaur tracks. Clean restrooms. We plan on going back to camp there in the spring.
Kids and adults love it. Easy to use maps for dinosaur tracks and hiking trails. Nice little RV spot. Clean restrooms. Most hiking trails are well marked. However some of the makers are faded. Most tr... read more »
My wife and I visited for a day of hiking and exploring - we were not disappointed. The grounds are well maintained and there are plenty of things to see. The hiking trails and dinosaur footprints are... read more »
Kyle Van Deusen
Such a pretty place with all kinds of things to explore. I was coming for the Dino tracks but I was quickly amazed by everything else too. Great hiking, so much fun to climb on the rocks in the river. The people working were the friendliest. Just an overall great experience! You could easily spend a few days here exploring. Very important, if you plan on being in the river, bring water shoes! It is very slippery and the current is too strong for flip flops (I found that out chasing mine down the river!) enjoy it! Don't hesitate!
We were here camping for 3 nights. The campsites were fitting for tents and RV's. Personally went tent camping, though lots of RV's were placed there as well. The tracks sites were nice, they were under water when we were there. Lots of families playing in the water! I loved seeing the tracks and the water was nice and cool. We even thought we found an arrowhead, but we left it there as you aren't suppose to take stuff from the river. The trails were marked well and the maps given were fairly accurate. Since we were camping on a weekend there were a LOT of families and people so we also went down the river a little bit to skip rocks in a place a little more secluded, but still totally a path. There were some people fishing as well and it was really nice you could stand up in the water but also sit down depending on the part. I always suggest water shoes when you are river walking! Our campsite (number 13) ran near some paths and at times when it was early morning or we were napping I would sit up and see people walking through our campsite, not much the park can do about that, but more annoying that people didn't have the courtesy to continue forward on the path to the road rather than walk to our site to get to theirs. Remember to be kind folks!
Ten bucks to get in, and we had a good time. My son loved the dino statues at the entrance, they are from the Worlds Fair from the '60s. We weren't properly prepared to swim as much as was required to see the tracks, so we just stuck around the ballroom site which was under water when we were there. The water was only a foot deep there, my two year old had fun wading around. There were other spots to do actual swimming but we were only stopping on a drive through of the area. Would love to go back and camp in some of the dedicated camping areas they have and explore more of the park.
The quantity, quality, and diversity of prints at this site is phenomenal. Anyone interested in paleontology should visit this extraordinary hundred million game trail and wade into a river filled with dozens of these paths offering a glimpse into a chase between predator and prey that has been frozen in time.
This park is such an awesome experience. The beautiful Texas scenery and hiking trails alone are worth the visit but being able to trek across ground that dinosaurs walked is just sublime. To enjoy the park fully a weekend trip is a must. Also just outside the park the Creation Museum is an interesting visit if you want a different view of our planet.
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