Dinosaur Valley State Park RV & Campground Guide

Texas

Only a little more than an hour outside of the major metro of Dallas/Fort Worth, Dinosaur Valley State Park offers a scenic Texas getaway situated on 1,500 beautiful acres of countryside. Named for the fearsome and fascinating giants that left their footprints in the mud so many years ago, this state park is a popular attraction for both city dwellers craving some outdoor time and visitors from further afield.

Along with hunting for dinosaur tracks, if you pay a visit to this park, you’ll be able to hike, mountain bike, camp, fish, and swim in the Paluxy River -- not to mention swinging by the park store for some entertaining educational materials or souvenirs. No matter what has you roaring for a Dinosaur Valley adventure, here’s how to get there the easy way: in an RV!

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Weather
Spring 41-86 F
Summer 66-98 F
Fall 39-90 F
Winter 28-64 F
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Nearby Cities
Glen Rose, Texas
Stephenville, Texas
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Dinosaur Valley State Park

Dinosaur Valley State Park offers a luxurious on-site campground, with more than 40 sites available with electric and water hookups. At just $25 nightly, though, it’s no surprise those slots fill up fast… so here are some other campgrounds in the area to choose from!

(Psst: still stuck in a tent? Don’t get us wrong, it’s nice to sleep under the stars… but why not do it with a real mattress under your back? If you don’t already have a motorhome or travel trailer, consider renting an RV on the peer-to-peer market at RVshare to give this year’s travels a dinosaur-sized upgrade.)

Bernard Street RV Park

Combining modern amenities with old-school, friendly customer service, Bernard Street RV Park is the perfect place to stay if you can’t get a slot at the state park… or if you just want to enjoy the luxurious features it offers! With sites offering up to 100 amps of electrical service and online bill pay, it’s easy to feel like you’ve gone back to the future at this park, despite the area’s ancient attractions.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: n/a
  • Wifi: n/a
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: laundry facility, online payment option, oversized lots

Jurassic RV Park

Looking for a thematic place to stay? Jurassic RV Park has you covered -- and they also offer the contemporary amenities you crave, like high-speed internet and onsite laundry facilities. Weekly and monthly rates are available if you decide you’d like to stay a while longer!

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: n/a
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: bath house, laundry room, storage facility

Paluxy RV Park

Named for the beautiful river that winds its way through these lands, the Paluxy RV Park offers a quiet, convenient location from which to explore the Glen Rose area -- including Dinosaur Valley State Park!

  • Water hookup: n/a
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: n/a
  • Wifi: n/a
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: n/a

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What to Do at
Dinosaur Valley State Park

Inside Dinosaur Valley State Park

Dinosaur Valley State Park is the perfect reprieve for anyone looking for a respite from the city’s hustle and bustle. But what will you do when you get there? Well, this list should give you a few ideas.

Hiking and biking - With a network of 20 miles of scenic trails, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy if you’re more into terrestrial exploration than watersports.

Discovering dinosaur tracks - Hey, it’s called Dinosaur Valley for a reason! Follow in the (giant) footsteps of these graceful creatures, which you can still find today alongside the riverbed.

Swimming and fishing - The winding Paluxy offers ample opportunities for getting wet and wild… or just reeling in tonight’s dinner. Talk about fresh!

Horseback riding - Whether you bring along your own four-legged friend or take advantage of the guided tours available in the area, there’s no better way to get familiar with Dinosaur Valley than on horseback.

Outside Dinosaur Valley State Park

Surely you’re not concerned that you’ll grow bored at Dinosaur Valley -- but if you’re looking for even more fun to stuff your itinerary with, consider the following area attractions.

Restaurants

You’re gonna have to stop and eat sometime. Why not do it well? Here are a few local favorites to consider.

The Green Pickle

Whether you’re craving a killer breakfast, an ice-cold beer, or a hearty burger, The Green Pickle’s got you covered. Don’t forget to start out with an order of fried green pickles -- it’s tradition!

Type: American

Location: Glen Rose, Texas

Loco Coyote

From chicken-fried steak to po boys to barbecue, if it’s a Texas favorite, the Loco Coyote’s got it… and a delicious-looking list of draft and bottled beers to wash it all down with, too. Cheers!

Type: American

Location: Glen Rose, Texas

Los Primos Mexican Restaurant and Cantina

If there’s one thing you absolutely must eat in Texas (aside from barbecue), it’s Mexican -- after all, chances are you’re closer to the border than you’ve been in a while. Los Primos makes you feel like you’re right at home, just as the name suggests… though you likely haven’t had authentic Mexican eats this good at grandma’s!

Type: Mexican

Location: Glen Rose, Texas

Sightseeing

As a suburb of one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country, let alone the state of Texas, there’s plenty to see and do in the Dinosaur Valley area!

Dinosaur World

Hey, if you came all this way to see the footprints, you might as well learn more about these ancient creatures at Dinosaur World -- even if you don’t have the kids along for the ride!

Location: Glen Rose, Texas

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

As much fun as it is to get familiar with the area’s archaic inhabitants, it’s important not to forget about the ones that are still living! The Fossil Rim Wildlife Center allows you to get up close and personal with all sorts of animals -- and as a not-for-profit organization, you can feel good about the money you spend on the experience.

Location: Glen Rose, Texas

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How to Get to
Dinosaur Valley State Park

Dinosaur Valley State Park is located just southeast of Dallas/Fort Worth, and is accessible via US-67. For exact directions from your specific location, plug the following address into your navigational system:

Dinosaur Valley State Park

1629 Park Road 59

Glen Rose, Texas 76043

Entering Dinosaur Valley State Park

Glen Rose State Park is open year-round from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m., and headquarters is open from 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Day Use : $7

Whether it’s in an RVshare rental or a plain old car -- and even if you end up at a different destination entirely -- we can’t wait to hear all about your adventures! Tag us in your social media posts or send details to us directly at [email protected]. We’ll choose a few special winners to feature on our own social media channels or blog posts!