Big Rocks Park

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Big Rocks Park
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elizarenn
Chattanooga, TN394 contributions
Couples
Don’t miss this stop! What a great place to stretch your legs, wade in the river, climb on very cool round rock formations. There is plenty of parking. The park is surprisingly clean / well kept, and the rack of courtesy life jackets is a fantastic idea! They do allow dogs on leashes; they do not allow alcohol.
Written April 8, 2021
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northwoodsgirl23
Wisconsin93 contributions
Friends
I was visiting friends in Texas and they had to show me "the big rock place". It was a beautiful sunny day, so it was neat to see.
Lots of people brought their kids, dogs and a few had some chairs as they were enjoying the nice weather in January.
Summer time people will play in the water but for a winter day it was nice to be able to visit and walk outside and see these massive rocks.

Worth a visit if you are in the area!
Written January 22, 2021
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The Wife
Denton, TX155 contributions
I wouldn't make this a MUST SEE however if you have time to go swimming than I would recommend it. We all had a great time playing in the water from the little fish that swim next to you (mostly minnows), fighting the smalls currents going down stream, sliding down the slimy rocks and even sliding down the dam - yeah it was fun but gross! We all slid down the dam (really had to put my mom hat away and have fun because the hygienic part of me said HECK NO we need tetanus shots STAT) but given I am writing this review 6 months later we all survived and no weird growths came from it haha. After about an hour and a half of swimming we climbed the big rocks on the way back to the car. All in all it was a great excursion and definitely a way to cool down from the Texas heat.
Written February 27, 2020
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amanda p
Houston9 contributions
Family
We visited early July 2020. I think we would have enjoyed our visit a bit more if we would have been there at a cooler time of the year. The rocks are really neat and if it wasn’t blazing hot, could have spent more time exploring the area. There is a walking dam at this location separating the swimming into a deeper part and shallow wading area. The shallow area felt stagnant and there was a lot of algae. The deeper side was deep enough for swimming but the amount of algae made it difficult to get out. Also beware, we saw a water moccasin on the bank and my son had leeches attach to his fingers while trying to get out. Thankfully, being freshwater leeches, they apparently either didn’t want to snack on him or were tossed off before breaking skin. Either way, not a pleasant experience. The water was murky and if it wasn’t for reading such rave reviews, I’d probably have skipped swimming altogether as I just had a bad feeling. Since it was 500 degrees and there were other people seemingly having a great time without a care, I figured, it must be safe enough. Also, thought to use it as an opportunity to get my son more comfortable with water that isn’t pristine. I grew up in Texas, therefore, quite used to not seeing your toes while swimming. I wish I would have listened to my instincts, though, since the leeches freaked him out pretty badly! Later, after swimming, I learned of a sign warning of deadly amoeba. We didn’t see that sign so not sure if it’s still in fact there. If so, it’d be another notch against swimming in this location. Wanted to make others aware. I wish I would have more thoroughly read through reviews before we visited. I recommend spending the $7 to enjoy the Paluxy River at Dinosaur Valley State park. It was beautiful, cool and clear there.
Written July 3, 2020
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Debbie V
Grapevine, United States9 contributions
Great city park that is free and lets the kids wade or swim in the river. The bottom and the rocks are very hard on the feet though, so bring proper water shoes. And there isn't any shade so if you are not in the water, better bring and umbrella.
Written May 29, 2020
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DFWKen15
Dallas, TX29 contributions
Enjoyable local park next to river, that is a short walk from historic downtown square. Our two younger kids (11 and 12 years) had a great time climbing around the rocks.

Worth a visit to chill and relax with family.
Written March 20, 2021
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jags0982
San Angelo, TX12 contributions
Family
Fun place to spend an afternoon. Water felt great on a hot afternoon. Kids had fun with the current ‘slides’ and adults enjoyed getting our feet wet and relaxing in the shallow waters. Parking was hard to come by. We got lucky and somebody was leaving in the little parking lot right next to it. Not sure where everyone was parking because the lot right by it was small and full.
Written July 11, 2021
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Misty D
8 contributions
Love to visit Big Rocks Park when we visit Glen Rose and stay at Country Woods Inn. We love the big rocks but most recently went upstream to the spillway where there was a little swimming are and a rope swing.
We had a lot of fun and will be back,
Written July 22, 2021
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CR141
224 contributions
We had been driving through TX towns and passed by this place. We stopped and let the kids just blow off some steam and we got some sunshine for a few minutes. There were a lot of people out enjoying this area as well. I would not say this is a destination, but just a nice area to stop and take in some nature.
Written February 24, 2020
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Jewleswoo
7 contributions
Family
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 shot of pickle juice.
Written June 7, 2015
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