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Dinosaur Valley State Park

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State Parks, Hiking Trails, Camping, Educational, Offbeat, Green
1629 Park Road 59, Glen Rose, TX
URL: Dinosaur Valley State Park...  Phone: 254-897-4588

Activity Overview

All kids love dinosaurs and being able to spend a day in a park where dinosaurs once roamed can sure bring a lot of excitement. The Dinosaur Valley State Park is a place where the entire family can discover footprints left by the dinosaurs in the bed of the Paluxy River.

The Dinosaur Valley State Park is located just a short drive from Fort Worth and boasts a wide range of activities suitable for children of all ages.

Located just four miles west of Glen Rose, the park is easily reachable via Highway 67. Children 12 years and under do not pay the entrance fee.

Things to Do

  • Discover dinosaur tracks in the riverbed. Remember to check the weather conditions beforehand.
  • Explore the 20 miles of trails in the park
  • Bring your own horse and explore the 100-acre South Primitive Area.
  • Backpack campsites are available at the Dinosaur Valley State Park, most of them including picnic tables, electric hookups, fire rings, lantern posts, and more.

Dinosaur Valley State Park Insider Tips

  • You can download the Mapping Dinosaur Tracks on your GPS-enabled smartphone to find the tracks in the park without hassle
  • A free Dinosaur Valley State Park app is also available for iPhone and Android
  • Volunteer opportunities are available at the Dinosaur Valley State Park for teenagers and adults

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