Trails & Tracks Alert . . .

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Put your feet in actual dinosaur footprints in the Paluxy riverbed where the first sauropod trackways were discovered.  Of course, you may want to seek out miles of scenic trails and make some tracks of your own.

Where Dinosaurs Roamed!

Long ago, dinosaurs left footprints in the mud at the edge of an ancient ocean. Today, you can walk in their tracks in the bed of the Paluxy River. This long trip to the past is just a short drive from Fort Worth.

Things to Do

Find dinosaur tracks, camp, picnic, hike, mountain bike, swim and fish in the river, watch for wildlife, look for a geocache, ride your horse, or visit our interpretive center.

Stay at one of our campsites. Explore 20 miles of trails. Shop our park store for souvenirs, camping and fishing supplies, books and much more. 

Discover dinosaur tracks

It’s easy to find dinosaur tracks in the park – just head to the river!

  • Dinosaur tracks are in the riverbed and are not always visible.  Trails may be closed due to wet conditions or weather; please contact the park, or visit our Facebook page or  Twitter feed, prior to arrival for current trail status and dinosaur track visibility.
  • Download maps on your GPS-enabled smartphone from our Mapping Dinosaur Tracks page.
  • Learn more on our Nature page.

Ride your horse

Bring your own horse to explore the 100-acre South Primitive Area. The river runs through this wooded, semi-rocky part of the park. No potable water is available; horses can drink from the river (bring your own bucket).

Take a guided tour

Eagle Eye Ranch Carriage Company offers a variety of equestrian services from guided horseback riding to horse drawn wagon rides, and wrangler assisted trail rides for children 3 to 14 years old. To saddle up and enjoy some spectacular views along the park’s scenic trails, contact them at 817/382-9855 or make a reservation.


We need your help! To volunteer:

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Ranger Programs

Observe dinosaur tracks, stars, wildlife and more at a ranger program. Or learn a new skill at one of our workshops; we teach archery, fishing and geocaching.

Citizen’s Park Ranger Academy

Experience the adventure of working in a state park in this unique program. We cover wildland firefighting, interpretive programs, park operations, law enforcement and more. The program is free; students must be at least 13 years old. Visit the academy's web page to learn more. 

Area Attractions

1629 Park Rd 59
Glen Rose, TX 76043

Latitude: 32.246194

Longitude: -97.813375

(254) 897-4588

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult Day Use: $7 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

Park is open:
7 a.m. – 10 p.m. unless camping overnight

Check for scheduled park closures

HQ is open: 
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Trails may be closed due to wet conditions or weather; please contact the park, or visit our Facebook page or  Twitter feed prior to arrival for current trail status and dinosaur track visibility.


For after-hours visitors with reservations, we will post a list of site assignments on the sliding glass door at Park Headquarters. Maps are in the top compartment of the self-pay station. We highly recommend that you arrive at least one hour before dark if you are camping in the primitive hike-in sites. Visitors arriving after hours must use the self-pay station and register at the Park Headquarters by 9 a.m. the next morning.

Busy Season

March through November


Temperatures vary. First freeze occurs late November. Last freeze occurs mid-March.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

680 feet

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