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Big Rocks Park

Glen Rose, TX
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Ranked #5 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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San Antonio, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Its an interesting natural area to see. Good way for kids to blow off some steam climbing. Unfortunately I was there the week the river had been drained for maintenance.

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Cedar Hill, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

they need more signs to tell the history of the place, how the rocks were formed and when. not much info except interesting scenery. and need bins so people aren't leaving their trash all over the place....

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
30 helpful votes 30 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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