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Considered to be a mountain biking paradise for some, Dinosaur Valley State Park offers about 17 miles of challenging and diver...Read more
When you’re not searching the riverbed for dinosaur tracks, drop your fishing line into the Paluxy River to test your skills. A...Read more
Dinosaur Valley State Park is one of the coolest places around to hike. After all, where else can you explore more than 15 mile...Read more
There’s nothing like exploring Dinosaur Valley State Park’s 100-acre South Primitive Area on horseback. Expect a wooded and sem...Read more
Swim in a river where dinosaurs once roamed at Dinosaur Valley State Park! The Paluxy River is a lot of fun, but be sure to swi...Read more
Whether you’re on foot, horseback, or bike, Dinosaur Valley State Park offers plenty of opportunities for catching sight of the...Read more
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This was my third time camping and first time hiking in to a primitive campsite with a backpack. Being the beginner that I am, my pack weighed in at about 50 lbs (I weigh about 150 lbs) and I still enjoyed the hike. I would consider it a relatively easy hike.
We camped in the middle of January and it did get a little cold - 28 degrees on Saturday morning. We stayed at the #3 primitive campsite. This campsite is one of the farther sites.
I did hear a lot of air traffic in the sky all throughout the night, but the night was pitch black and it was easy to get a good look at the stars.
We had a great time camping at Dinosaur Valley State Park. We decided to camp in the primitive camping area which was about a mile hike to our campsite. There are so many dinosaur tracks to see! When we went it was during a drought (6months no rain!) So we didn't check the weather forecast before we left and ended up getting caught in a torrential downpour that turned into a flash flood! Fortunately, we were up on a hill so the flooding didn't really affect us. We just waited in our leaky tents until morning and packed up to leave. In the end we kinda had to be rescued by the rangers, but all-in-all we had a great time and our experience makes for a great story!
I have camped at Dinosaur Valley several times, both backpacking into the Primative area which is well treed with lots of foxes running around, and in the tent site areas. The tent sites are a little close together but do offer trees for hammocks and shade. The hiking here is really fun for all ages, my 3 year old had a blast crossing the river and exploring the tracks, and hiking over the rocky terrain! Fossil Rim Wildlife park is also in the area which gives another great activity for all ages! Close to DFW for a get away as well!