Dinosaur Valley State Park

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Dinosaur Valley State Park

  • Paluxy River at Dinosaur Valley State Park
    Put your feet in actual dinosaur footprints in the Paluxy riverbed.
  • Kids with Therapod Footprint
    Marvel at the size of those ancient creatures.
  • Biking at Dinosaur Valley State Park
    Explore miles of scenic trails and make tracks of your own.
  • Dinosaur Exhibit
    Kids of all ages will love these dinosaur replicas.
  • Kayaking at Dinosaur Valley
    Ride the flowing river in kayak or canoe.

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, fish and paddle 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!

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.

Get involved

We need your help! To volunteer, contact us or visit our Volunteer page.

Join or donate to the Friends of Dinosaur Valley State Park.

More information

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.

Area Attractions

Trails & Tracks Update

Feb. 17, 2024

Trails are open.

Track visibility is limited.

1629 Park Rd 59
Glen Rose, TX 76043

Latitude: 32.246194

Longitude: -97.813375

(254) 897-4588

Entrance Fees
  • Adult Day Use: $8 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

Open daily.


8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 


6 a.m. - 10 p.m.


We often reach capacity and highly recommend reservations for both camping and day use. Reserve passes online or by calling the customer service center before you visit.


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

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