A little overcrowded for my taste but then it was Spring Break week. Good hiking trails but fishing probably was not an event high on most visitors lists. Abundant picnic spots that are vacated sensibly by most park visitors such that you can find a spot in due course. Adequate advance notice provided at the Park's website on activities related to footprint prospecting. Good excuse to get feet wet.
Beautiful place to visit and see Dinosaur footprints. The park rangers are helpful and friendly. Unfortunately some flooding washed out the footprints you could put your own foot into, which was an experience I was hoping to share with my daughter. I am hoping someone will be able to work in the area and uncover fresher, more distinct footprints, which would add to the excitement of trodding in the footsteps of those giant dinosaurs. It is still well worth the visit, especially in the summer months when you can wade in the river, and enjoy the cooler temperatures of the valley.
Returned to the Park, 43 year's later...the pics show the aging ;) An extended camping trip of 12-day's, in spot #18, was the perfect pre-Spring adventure. During the week the trails, and park in general, had very few guests other than myself, however, beginning on Friday's the camping slots progressively fill as the echo of young children began to ring out like the seasonal cicadas - all of which calmed back down by Sunday afternoons. Should you be interested in flying a drone, you will first need to contact the Park Sup and request written permission...otherwise you risk a stern warning, a ticket, and/or a fine, or even worse. Best Luck
Great camp sites and the hiking trails are impeccably maintained!! We had a blast. The water is so clear and beautiful. It is fun to splash in after a hot hike. You can borrow Jr Ranger kits from the ranger station that have bird and plant ID cards in them. The camp sites are clean, but fairly close together.
We went in December and loved the minimal crowds and the crisp weather was perfect for walking around without getting smothered by the Texas heat. We noticed campgrounds and picnic areas with grills. We would love to come back during the warmer weather to camp out in the beautiful woods. This would also make a great location for a Dino-theme birthday party! The fact you can see actual dinosaur footprints that was created millions of years ago is surreal and an awesome gem in Texas' own backyard.