Dinosaur Valley State Park

Dinosaur Valley State Park

FM 205
Glen Rose, TX 76043

five miles northwest of Glen Rose
Business Hours
  • Sunday 8:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Monday 8:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Tuesday 8:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Wednesday 8:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Thursday 8:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Friday 8:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Saturday 8:00AM – 10:00PM

All the Details

Dinosaur Valley State Park, located just northwest of Glen Rose in Somervell County, is a 1525 acre scenic park set astride the Paluxy River. The land for the park was acquired from private owners under the State Parks Bonds Program during 1968 and opened to the public in 1972. Eastward-dipping limestones, sandstones, and mudstones, deposited from approximately 113 million years ago along the shorelines of an ancient sea, form the geological setting for the park area. Over the last million years or so, these layered formations have been dissected and sculpted by the Paluxy River which, in many places, has cut down to resistant beds and planed off sizable exposures of rock in the river bottom. Dinosaur Valley State Park contains some of the best preserved dinosaur tracks in the world. The dinosaur tracks are located in the riverbed, so please call ahead to check on river conditions. The park also has two fiberglass dinosaur models - a 70-foot Apatosaurus and a 45-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex. Other activities include camping, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, Equestrian use in a separate 100-acre area (no horses furnished), river swimming and fishing, and wildlife observation. Information from the park's site

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