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Address: Glen Rose, TX
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Texas' last undammed river.

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Beautiful stone bottom river

This river was perfect for wading, most parts were only ankle to calf deep. The bottom is solid stone so it is easy on your feet and doesn't have the gross out factor of slimy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2015
Travelinfine
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Texas
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Texas
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This river was perfect for wading, most parts were only ankle to calf deep. The bottom is solid stone so it is easy on your feet and doesn't have the gross out factor of slimy mud.

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Dallas, Texas
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549 reviews
274 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This paved walking trail is very nice, but there is no shade. Be sure to wear a hat or bring an umbrella. The trail hugs the river for entire distance between the 2 parks. We were there in late April after several rainstorms, so we did not notice the odors mentioned in some of the other reviews. It looks like... More 

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2 Thank capitollover
Glen Rose
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Paluxy river is so clear that the fish can see you. We live on this river and enjoy how clear it is and a lazy river. Although it is rare to float down it, it is narrow, but beautiful !

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2 Thank KarenGlenRose
Fort Worth, Texas
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This place is incredible. It goes by the town of Glen Rose. It has plenty of parking space, and it is not paved. It has Grable. If you have children, they will love to climb on these gigantic rocks found at the park. My pets and my wife had a ball.

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1 Thank RJZornosa
Mabank, Texas
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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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3 Thank cadburysbarn
Glen Rose, Texas
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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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8 Thank Paul S
Prosper, Texas
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28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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4 Thank Russell K
Keller, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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4 Thank adam s
Cairo, Egypt
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 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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6 Thank PatrickErvin
Plano, Texas
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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