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Big Rocks Park

291 Reviews
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Big Rocks Park

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GypsyFamily wrote a review Aug 2020
Aubrey, Texas1,070 contributions125 helpful votes
So disappointed! This was our second trip and still no water! I am not sure why but it was dry again.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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amanda p wrote a review Jul 2020
Houston9 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Debbie V wrote a review May 2020
Grapevine, United States9 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Anna0678 wrote a review May 2020
Cleburne, Texas7 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful park...love it! Clean and family friendly! Must visit place in Glen rose while visiting the fossil rim and dinosaur valley
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Date of experience: May 2020
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The Wife wrote a review Feb 2020
Denton, Texas155 contributions17 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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