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Paluxy River

Glen Rose, TX
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Ranked #7 of 14 Attractions in Glen Rose
Type: Bodies of Water
Description: Texas' last undammed river.
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Mabank, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The river is low in some places and very deep in others. The water was cool in most places we went. Super cool to actually see REAL dino tracks in the river bed.

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Glen Rose, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is the steepest river in Texas and as such is a favorite of kayakers when at flood stage. Normal depth is only 6-12" It is very clean with only one dam at Glen Rose Big Rocks park. Do not get in the water if it is not flowing in the summer due to a dangerous amoeba which has killed... More

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Prosper, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is a cool river. So may access points kids can wad and you can find fossils. There's also good fishing.

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Keller, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

My wife and I stayed in the Cedar House. We Loved It! This was a perfect place to get away from it all and spend quality time together. We couldn't have asked for more, it was just perfect. We can't wait to go back and check out the other cabins.

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Cairo, Egypt
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Nice river, clean and easy to access. Rent a tub or take your own. Nice day tubing and a good family activity.

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Plano, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

The part of the Paluxy I am reviewing is the section in the middle of downtown Glen Rose. There are some really great rocks here that are easily accessible from the parking lot and fun for pictures. This was enjoyable. The parking lot need some work. On the DISTURBING SIDE, there is also a large sign warning about the health... More

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Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Beautiful and clean river that would be great in canoe season which seems to be a big business there now. I have not done that and prefer to hike on the banks of the river and observe the wildlife.

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Harper, Texas
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88 reviews 88 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

The river is flowing nicely right now, but certain areas smelled like sewer to me. I was walking along the River Walk area and a noticed the smell. It was only in a couple of areas, not sure why. Would be nice to have a water fountain or two on the walk way, but there aren't any, so be sure... More

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Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Took my family and had a great time. Limestone bottom lets you walk right out in the water.

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Barksdale, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

The Paluxy River is great for families with children of all ages. There are places where the water is just covering the river bed and it was great for the young ones that we watched splash inthe river.

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