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Big Rocks Park

Glen Rose, TX
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Glen Rose
Type: Parks
Traveler Description: Big Rocks Park is just what the name says.  It is literally a park full of really large rocks to climb on and explore.  They are close to the river... more »
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

People have been enjoying themselves on those rocks for millenia. If you make one trip to this free park on a nice summer day you will know why. It is just plain old fun. I've been visiting this park my entire life and it is still enjoyable. The new dam and accompanying landscape just upstream make the entire area pleasant... More

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Robinson, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Stopped by to check it out. Was fun to see the big rocks and look around. Will probably go again when its cooler. Couldnt stand the august heat. But we did have fun. Only bad part is the trash and graffiti. Saw lots of trash left behind from previous people and some graffiti on the rocks. They really need trash... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

These rocks are BIG! Some of them are like trucks. One can see how they were shaped by the wind and water. We went down to the river bank and saw how the bottom was shaped. It had wide grains running with the course of the water. The tremendous force that the water had was unimaginably forceful.

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momto2boys07
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My boys and I had a great time wading and walking in the water, looking for fish and crawdads. The rocks are awesome and fun to climb on and explore. Like others said, beware of stagnant water. This free attraction is a must see!

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Mabank, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The grandkids loved "big rocks" they ran, climed, crawled on and under the boulders. They were ready for bed that night! Be careful the rocks are famous for bunged up knees.

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Glen Rose, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is on the steepest river in Texas, so kayakers love it when at flood stage. The park is free and a favorite of people wanting to wade in a stone bottom river. Toilets are available in the daytime, but locked at night. Do NOT get in the water if the river is not flowing due to an amoeba which... More

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Robinson, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Kids loved climbing and jumping from boulder to boulder. Nice little river area also. FREE! Will defiantly go back on our next trip. May take a picnic lunch 😄

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

we go there through the cable car (nice ride). place is impressive with huge rocks that make you feel like an ant and there some trails to walk in (we didnt have enough time so i cannot testify as to how good or bad the trails are). for us it was ok, but not that exciting though again, we didnt... More

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We spent an hour or so here, and the kids had a blast. Great place for pictures and time to enjoy the outdoors!

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Nice place to take a young kid so he can climb around these natural rocks. Hate Hate Hate, that people feel they have to deface rocks by spray painting their initials or whatever they feel they have to put on these natural beauties.

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