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

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A Different Sort Of Water Experience

Wish we had known that it was wise to wear water shoes. It was VERY slippery and falling as an older adult would have been a bad experience, The kids enjoyed it though and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Peaster, Texas
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Glen Rose, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I grew up climbing, jumping and crawling amongst the giant boulders of Big Rocks park before it was ever a park and when it got too hot to be on the rocks, we could always cool off in the crystal clear waters of the Paluxy river. Unfortunately over the years, the Paluxy has become a seasonal river and hadn't ran... More 

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Peaster, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Wish we had known that it was wise to wear water shoes. It was VERY slippery and falling as an older adult would have been a bad experience, The kids enjoyed it though and the parking was easy. Would bring a folding chair with umbrella and water shoes next time.

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Lakeside, Texas USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Free Fun for the kids that they all enjoyed. Good exercise and their imagination kicked in on the experience and the stories about the rocks just got bigger by each child.

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Gun Barrel City, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

WE were too hot to go down to the rocks, but lots of people found relief in the water. Easy parking off the main street.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Lots of fun playing in the natural river conditions, shallow, enough current, and mildly challenging physical activities.

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Abilene, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My son enjoyed climbing across these rocks. They are very large and it's nest to see. We did not spend a long time here, but you probably could if you wanted to enjoy the water too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The water is extremely clear and warm. Our family loved the visit. They made excuses to flop around in the water and skipped rocks. *free *kid friendly *downtown *fishing spot *plenty of parking Super awesome, I highly recommend.

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dallas, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

little dificult to find, but really nice place to go with the family. closed to Dinosaurs Park. no bathrooms

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Didn't quite know what to expect as far as water goes, but water shoes and a flotation device are a MUST. Quick current, slippery rocks from algae, and shade hard to come by, you need to plan ahead. It was a blast.

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Merkle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Went here to check it out big rocks are interesting and the view and running water along side is pretty wish there was some information as to what formed these round rocks made of a strange rock form river had been up high which left alot of debree and trash inbetween the rocks and really would be better if cleaned... More 

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