Dinosaur Valley State Park
Only 7 miles from Glen Rose Cottage, Dinosaur Valley State Park is a great place to waste a day. The Paluxy River runs alongside. Hunt for dinosaur tracks, picnic, hike, mountain bike, swim, fish, birdwatch.
Two separate places real close together. A store with a tour and the state park with hiking trails, bike trails, equestrian trails, river, and picnic areas.
Hundreds of dinosaur tracks in the Paluxy River! Head to the Main Track Site and then hike half a mile up to the Overlook Trail for the highest view of the valley. There's 20 miles of hiking trails, picnic tables, grills, swimming, fishing, etc. If there's been rain, call ahead to make sure tracks…
“Amazing drive thru animal park. Doing amazing things for Cheetahs and other endangered species. ”
“Great place to swim and spend time with the family as long as we've had rain. Best to avoid during a drought but the past few years have been great.”
“Follow our street just a few blocks and you’ll find our free, white sand beach. There are life preservers racked there, as well as outdoor umbrella shades in the summer months ”
“Great fish tacos! They have a dessert shop inside with ice cream, cupcakes, and other treats. You can also rent boats from here. ”