Paluxy River

Paluxy River, Glen Rose: Address, Paluxy River Reviews: 4.5/5

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Paul S
Glen Rose, TX52 contributions
Family
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 a few people by crawling up their nose to cause meningitis. Access points include CR 1008, 205 at Creation Evidence Museum, Highway 67 and at Big Rocks park and Tres Rios (private) where it enters the Brazos. Fishing is nonexistent due to the river drying up twice a year and a dam at Big Rocks which prevents fish from migrating up from the Brazos. Trout are stocked in the lake at Big Rocks in the fall.
Written May 28, 2014
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Patrick E
Dallas, TX358 contributions
Family
Nice river, clean and easy to access. Rent a tub or take your own. Nice day tubing and a good family activity.
Written August 9, 2013
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Debbie H
Grapevine, TX41 contributions
Couples
Shallow rock-bed river where dinosaurs used to tread. For free fun, start off at Big Rocks Park in the river town of Glen Rose. Scramble over the boulders, or just head straight to the river's clear water, soaking up nature. Fun for splashing kids and parents who can sit and let the water rush over them. Walking dam gets you to the other side. Or walk the tree-lined path on the opposite side of the river, in a park with playground, pavilion and restrooms. Nothing commercial here. Just Free Nature.
Written April 11, 2017
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luv2takepics
Plano, TX62 contributions
Couples
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 dangers of amoebas in stagnant water areas. However, that did not seem to stop several families from parking their kids and outdoor chairs in the middle of the shallow river!
Written June 22, 2013
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ebizsd
Frisco, TX1 contribution
Family
Nice place but If you don't know swimming and have kids with you then

1) Wear life jackets If you don't know swimming. More than 10ft depth at some places
2) It takes more than 3 hrs to get to the exit. No exit in the middle of river.
3) If you are going with kids then tie the tubes with rope in a circle and have enough food and drinks.
4) If no one in your group knows swimming then take a paddle with you. The tube can stuck in an edge in the stream. If you get down to pull the tube out then you can not get back on it in deep water. You will be stuck in shoulder high water until you get a high group.
5) Always stay with the group so that someone will be there to rescue you.
6) Apply sunscreen and have some umbrella for shade in 90+ temps.

Suggestion to tube operators:
1)Explain the importance of life jackets and depth conditions
2)Have some check points and life guards on the river tubing stretch or have security cameras to monitor the tubers
Written August 14, 2017
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Mabank, TX51 contributions
Family
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.
Written June 23, 2014
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Josh P
Beverly, MA118 contributions
Family
My father and I strolled the river walk from Heritage Park to Big Rocks Park. The entire stretch is on river frontage, and we were impressed by how well maintained the watershed is. It's a pretty place to walk around, maybe have a picnic on a sunny day.
Written April 12, 2018
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Lacey C
Granbury, TX822 contributions
Couples
The Paluxy goes up and down but it's especially pretty going through the little town of Glen Rose. We've spent many an hour in a tube or canoe on this river.
Written March 26, 2016
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Karen W
Glen Rose26 contributions
Friends
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 !
Written March 17, 2015
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Russell K
Collinsville, TX55 contributions
Family
This is a cool river. So may access points kids can wad and you can find fossils. There's also good fishing.
Written March 12, 2014
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