Located just northwest of Glen Rose, Dinosaur Valley State Park is a 1500-acre scenic park. Although the key attraction at this park is the dinosaur tracks in the Paluxy River, there are many other ways to enjoy a day here. Other activities include camping, hiking, mountain biking, horse-back riding, river swimming and fishing.
This park lies within the Cross Timbers region of the state, and the grasslands and woodlands make for a refreshing outdoors experience. A new effort seems to be under way to develop this aspect of the park; recent trail development and signage emphasize this aspect of the park. The wildflowers in Spring, and the native grasses in Fall are very attractive here.
This park is very popular. Based on attendance, one of the top state parks in Texas. Dinosaur Valley State Park seems to attract many families with children. This park contains some of the best preserved dinosaur tracks in the world. The dinosaur tracks in the river bed, the educational displays, and the two model dinosaurs from the 1964 New York World’s Fair combined are bound to be way more interesting than a bunch of pictures in a 4th grade science book.
The dinosaur tracks are in the river bed, and hard to locate when the river is up. Just as a backup plan, you can see a track at the Somervell County Museum in Glen Rose Texas.
1629 Park Road 59
Glen Rose, Texas 76043
Just west of Glen Rose off Highway 67, watch for the signs for Park Road 59 and FM 205.
For more information about the Glen Rose area see our Glen Rose Texas Guide.