This is a nice and different place, plenty of places to hike, but we really only had one day out of four because we had rain for three days out of the four, lucky enough the first day is when we explored the dinosaur sites, also￼ in town there a great and cool BBQ place called (loco coyote)
The scenery is AMAZING! The activities that you able to do is beyond 😌❤️
I love Dinosaur Valley SP! I’m a kid at heart, and a bit of a fossil nerd, so I always enjoy spending time in the Glen Rose area. Dinosaur Valley SP is great fun for all ages. The site we were in wasn’t as private as other sites we’ve been in, but it was still well worth it. We enjoyed the river…cool, refreshing water on a hot day, lots of dinosaur tracks to see. Lots of shade.
We decided to visit Dinosaur Valley State Park for multiple reasons.
First, was the fact that it has real dinosaur footprints in the river. We take our daughter to splash in the water and show her where dinosaurs roamed the earth at the same time. She loved it. They have HUGE dinosaur replicas right outside the gift shop. It really gives you a feel for how big these giants really were.
Second, we decided to camp here because it was super close to the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. If you haven't heard of this place, it is a drive-thru zoo. It is amazing as well. You can feed the animals from your car. It's a must-see if you stay at Dinosaur Valley.
Finally, and most importantly, we just wanted to go camping. And for camping, this park is great. They have hiking trails that give you a panoramic view of the park. Playgrounds for the kids. And of course, the river to play in when it's hot outside. If you are there at the right time, they have a gorgeous bloom of bluebonnets throughout the park.
The bathrooms and park store are easy to access, and both kept very clean.
We love this park, and can't wait to go back.
Great place to camp in the RV park next door! Crystal clear water, swimming pool, Recreation Center.
This was our first trip in our new RV and we couldn’t have picked a better park. We stayed at site 26 and had a reasonably private and shaded spot. Easy access to bathroom and dumpsters. Nice and quiet at night. My 7 year old had a fantastic time exploring the trails, climbing rocks on the shore, wading and swimming in the river. The best thing about staying there was exploring the park in the mornings and evenings when the day visitors leave. Had swim holes and foot print sites completely to ourselves. Even when it’s busy there are lot’s of places to access the river and find your own spot.. We definitely got our nature fix!
I remember going here as a kid and going back some 20 years later the park doesn’t disappoint. With a new pavilion that hosts multiple picnic tables great for an afternoon lunch after visiting the track sites or swimming in the river. At the time that I visited camping still wasn’t open yet but there is tent camping sights set back from the main parking area. The property has multiple grills, picnic tables and even a pavilion that you can rent out with an outdoor fireplace that overlooks the river.
This place was amazing! The hiking is so much fun. You could spend days here and not hike all of the trails. There is also so much to do. The camp sites are very nice and quiet. We were tent camping during January and the bathrooms had heaters. The park rangers are always planning something new. We will definitely be back!
One of the best short bike near the DFW area. Good for a day picnic lunch/BBQ there are many picnic table with a grill. Pretty cool overview you can see the whole park.
Primitive camping was a mike hike in. Once we got there camping was in a field with other tents and be careful cause voices carry. The park itself was fun. Loved being able to walk where dinosaurs left their footprints.