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Big Rocks Park

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Address: Glen Rose, TX

Park on the Paluxy River.

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Free and a perfect afternoon

This appears to be a city park. Bring water, chairs, shade. Limited parking near by. Water is refreshing, moving. It is a river that goes over a small dam. Kids loved it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This appears to be a city park. Bring water, chairs, shade. Limited parking near by. Water is refreshing, moving. It is a river that goes over a small dam. Kids loved it. Not deep any where so safe for little guys. MUST have water shoes. We stayed all afternoon.

Thank taffien
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is a favorite of visitors to Glen Rose as well as locals. The river is not much more than waist deep for the most part and ankle deep in many places. But the water is clean and quick flowing and fun to play in. I had my wife, grandkids, kids and in laws with me and everyone had... More 

Thank buddymusic
Whitesboro, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very crowded so we didnt try to go down to the water, we just enjoyed it as a watch from the lot.. Parking lot probably holds about 30 cars, but we were there on the 4th of July, lots of people everywhere. A very popular spot with our children and grandchildren.

Thank GaryTracySr
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time with a teenager!!! I know shocking that a teen would actually have fun with their family right....I also have a little one and he also enjoyed himself in the water. Fun for all ages from little to senior...just don't forget your water shoes!

Thank Jose T
Stephenville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family enjoyed actually getting in a river and still having a good place for the young kids to be. Unique experience.

Thank Paul G
Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to cool off and have some fun with the family, wade or swim but you get wet either way. Wear sun screen!

Thank Tammi L
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by here driving from Fredericksburg to Dallas. My 5 year old daughter loved it. Most places the water level was knee to ankle deep but the current would send a small child down a bit gently. Parents just need to stay close for smaller kids. We did find some deeper swimming holes were to current was minimal. Everyone... More 

Thank Wookie
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met a family in Glenrose for the day and after Fossil Rim, we headed to Heritage Park for a picnic ( I do not know why there are no addresses for Heritage or Big Rocks in the GPS map). According to reviewers you can take the Riverwalk from Heritage Park to Big Rocks, but it was SO HOT in mid... More 

Thank bee s
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cool, clear water, a mini-rapids, a couple of kids with tubes, you gotta try it. Ample parking, interesting topography, lots of stuff to crawl on. We crawled barefoot to the water, then with the Jeep over the bigger rocks to exit. You don't have to have a Jeep, of course. There are normal roads for non-Jeepers.

Thank RoxanneAtShootSmart
Melissa, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can get crowded, pre-teens will last longer at the rocks than 13+. It is a small venue and the water can be moving so if the kids can't swim, put them in a life vest. The rocks are a great site to see ... was good to go once, will likely never return.

Thank Dqubed

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