Ok...let's all get together for a nice campout in July. Sure it could very well be warm...or even hot, but in the country it does cool off better than in the big city. Plus you can relax in the Paluxy River in the cool water. Yes, we are in Texas and we like to camp in summer too !! There are 46 campsites with electric and water plus regular primitive campsites.
Things to Do
Dinosaur Valley State Park contains some of the best preserved dinosaur tracks in the world. The dinosaur tracks are located in the riverbed, so please call ahead to check on river conditions. There are two fiberglass models, a 70-foot Apatosaurus and a 45-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex. They were built, under commission of the Sinclair Oil Company, for New York World's Fair Dinosaur Exhibit of 1964 - 1965. Other activities include camping, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, equestrian use in a separate 100-acre area, river swimming and fishing, and wildlife observation.
Equestrian: The South Primitive Area, a 100-acre section of the park, is set aside for equestrian recreation, and horses may be ridden only in this area of the park. Visitors must provide their own horses. There are no marked trails. A river runs through the area, and the terrain is wooded and semi-rocky. A parking area is provided for horse trailers; no potable water is available. River water is available for horses, but you must bring your own bucket. Restrooms without showers are located in the day-use park complex.
Nature Hike 7/27
Meet Bob and Gail Bullard (Texas Master Naturalists) at track site #2 to identify and learn interesting facts about wildlife, trees and plants. Hike 1/2 mile along the Paluxy River Nature Trail. Along the way, stop and learn an easy technique to estimate tree height, size and numbers of leaves. Suitable for all ages. Path is paved.
Wear good walking/hiking shoes and suitable clothing.
Bring plenty of water and snacks for energy.
So bring your fans RV's and/or tents with AC units and your swimsuits and lets enjoy the weekend together !