About Dinosaur Valley Campground
- Listing type: Public
- No. of sites: 61
- Phone: (254) 897-4588
- Accessibility: Hike in (+10 mins)
- Campsite area: Bring your own Tents, Cars, Vans, Trailers, RV & Motorhomes
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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!