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Big Rocks Park

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Address: Glen Rose, TX
Description: Park on the Paluxy River.

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Nice place to pass an afternoon

Real nice park with the large rocks to climb on. It had recently flooded when we arrived and there was water trapped in several areas so you had to watch where you stepped. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Garland, Texas
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15 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

To get to the river walk, you have to park in Big Rocks Park or across the street at the other park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

we had kids ages 4-11 climbing on the huge rocks and loving it! the water was up in the river so the current was REALLY strong, the water is only about waste deep but the rocks underneath can cause serious damage to knee's and ankles when trying to slide down the river. just use caution. I suggest going further down... More 

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Space Coast, Florida
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Came over on a Sunday after a recommendation from our front desk clerk. I actually called him after to Thank him. What a great time we all had. It is a free park where you can climb some of the huge rocks there but the best part was the flowing river. The kids had a great time floating along with... More 

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Ft Worth
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

When the river is really flowing, this place is a blast. Just make sure to keep your little ones near you so they don't get swept away!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Real nice park with the large rocks to climb on. It had recently flooded when we arrived and there was water trapped in several areas so you had to watch where you stepped. The water part of the park looked safe as we saw several children playing in it with their parents. You had to cross the spillway to get... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The kids and young people will enjoy crawling over all the rocks and waiting in water ---- note when there is a lot of rain the area is closed off.

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Houston, Texas, USA
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

we just stopped to take picture. nice quiet place. not enough shade or space for picnic unless you dont mind sitting on rocks next to water in hot sun. In my opinion good only if you want to swim in water or stay for some time to take pictures.

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Savoy, Illinois
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45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Because of the heavy rains, the river level is higher than normal. The boys (ages 10 and 12) had great fun playing in the fast flowing water. In places it's just ankle deep, in other places it's maybe a foot deep. But a really strong current in some places. I'd bring a life jacket for small kids. We wished we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely,hands down, the best place in Glen Rose if it's warm outside. Beautiful. Rocks for climbing, water for floating or swimming, and fish for the catching. And didn't cost a dime. Kids and hubby loved it. And if you get too hot, walk up the hill to the Sno Shack and grab a snowcone, Ice cream float, or a frozen... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Very pretty. The rain had flooded the park recently, so the parking lot was still closed, but it was a scenic view. Worth the stop and the pictures.

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Address: Glen Rose, TX
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Glen Rose

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