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Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose

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Must see · State Park · Nature / Park
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. Put Dinosaur Valley State Park into our Glen Rose day trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Glen Rose.
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  • Amazing, amazing and even more amazing! Our grandkids loved it. The walking, the rock climbing, locating the tracks and even getting wet up to the waist in search of tracks was absolutely amazing...  more »
  • It was a cool (but sunny) December day, and we wanted to see some tracks without hiking too much, and we definitely did not want to get too wet. The tracks at the designated "Main Track Site" are...  more »
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  • Outstanding state park. Authentic dinosaur footprints are visible in the river and exciting to look at for all, especially the children. The river is a great swimming hole, winding through the park with several beach fronts on both shallow and deeper portions. Hiking trails make this park a great visit for the whole family. Friendly staff will offer any help needed and small store for souvenirs and snacks/drinks/camping supply is excellent. Large dino mock-up outside the shop is a great photo for the children.
  • I used to live near here and came here quite often so fun to see the authentic Dinosaur foot prints, only visible when river is dry in certain areas. I love the swimming holes. It's just a good place to hike and enjoy beautiful Texas! Y'all be safe driving on the two lane highways down there, I've seen many, serious head-on collisions. God bless and have fun in TEXAS ❤

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