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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We stayed for one night in the RV park down the road (Dinosaur Valley RV Park) and booked a pass on-line for the 3pm to 10pm and really enjoyed just tracking steps done so long ago by myself and the..... more
We stayed for one night in the RV park down the road (Dinosaur Valley RV Park) and booked a pass on-line for the 3pm to 10pm and really enjoyed just tracking steps done so long ago by myself and the..... more »
We drove to Dinosaur Valley State Park for a day of exploring and fun with our 10 y.o. grandson. We hiked along the river to find many Dinosaur tracks. Our grandson had so much fun finding their...
We drove to Dinosaur Valley State Park for a day of exploring and fun with our 10 y.o. grandson. We hiked along the river to find many Dinosaur tracks. Our grandson had so much fun finding their... more »
We recently took our first hike of the year at this park. This park was beautiful!! Lots of trails, with scenic views. Most trails are super easy to navigate. You can experience the river, plains, prairie, and forested areas on the same group of trails. We did the overlook trail and it took us to the top where you can see all of the plains, it is breathtaking. I would definitely recommend you make reservations in advance. There are many other trails a swim hole and a store when you first come int to the park, you can also camp and stay overnight. I 100% recommend you check it out. Bring water shoes, lots of water and snacks.
We enjoyed our visit to Dinosaur Valley State Park. When we went there, the park was celebrating its 50th Anniversary on the Columbus day weekend. So there was a long line of cars but the staff handled the traffic very efficiently and we were easily able to find our designated parking spot. We were handed a map which had all the tracks and trails marked so it was up to us to decide which trail we wanted to hike. The tracks were spectacular to look at. Especially the rock formations and the limestone boulders were very picturesque. We did the scenic overlook trail which had nice views of the entire state park from the top. The hike was steep and slippery on some parts but mostly easy. So we recommend wearing waterproof hiking boots to enjoy both climbing as well as finding tracks in the water. We also recommend to carry water bottles and some snacks as the park is big and you will lose track of time. Abundant parking is available throughout the park. We will definitely be coming back.
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