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Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose

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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 little kids. Our 6 year-old grandson thought it was amazing. Life size dinosaur statues, sifting sand for fake fossils, playground.  more »
  • We went to ride horses in the park, and then it started raining, so we weren't there long enough to really tour the park, but what we saw we loved! The horseback riding trail (through Eagle Eye Ranch)...  more »
  • Went to see the dinosaur tracks. Kids loved it. Went when the water was a bit cold but never the less my boys loved it. Highly recommend it!  more »
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  • Great state park. The park is clean, well maintained. Sites are varied in size and space, but we had no problem finding a site for a 40' MH. My grandson loved the giant dinosaurs and the playgrounds. The river was cool and clean. Excellent to float or just sit in a rapid. The tracks are around but most have been removed back in the 30's and 40's. Hiking is excellent. The gift shop was well stocked. Excellent ranger station.
  • I spent a lot of time at this park as a kid, but hadn't been back as an adult. On our quest to tour our own great state of Texas, we decided to take our daughter for the day. Though it was super crowded, and hot, it was still a blast. The park is beautiful. I was too young to appreciate it when I was a kid, but now it absolutely amazes me. To walk where dinosaurs walked... to feel their footprints under your feet... it's awe inspiring. Though we didn't swim, I did walk in to get some pictures, and the water was surprisingly warm. Definitely a great place to spend a Texas summer day!
  • Me and my family went hiking in this park just outside of Glen Rose, Texas. Great place to hike if you don't mind infrequent steep inclines/declines. Trails are seldom harder than easy, but sometimes become moderate. We hiked to the Wildcat Hollow Waterfall, but there was no water at the time we went. We then hiked down to the swimming area. The water was warm and shallow (about navel-high or so at the deepest). We then went to the Ballroom where we saw the dinosaur tracks. Really great and cool place! Hope to revisit sometime.
  • This is a great state park in Texas. There are lots of trails for hiking, backpacking campsites throughout the park, designated mountain biking trails and of course there is the river and the dinosaur prints. This is also a popular park so if you are wanting to get a campsite you need to make your reservation early. We have come here multiple times, and we always enjoy it.
  • There are some really amazing people operating this park! We make several trips out to this park a year and everyone I've spoken with is super helpful and knowledgeable. Walking along the riverbed and discovering the two types of dinosaur tracks is a great adventure.

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