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Big Rocks Park

Glen Rose, TX
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What a view!

We drove by after lunch at Hammon's and we had to stop. The park is free! We had fun climbing these... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
via mobile
Amazing sunsets!

Pros: Just pack a picnic lunch, head over and enjoy the views!! Perfect! Watch out going in and out... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Fort Worth, Texas
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Park on the Paluxy River.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“snow cone” (13 reviews)
“the river” (85 reviews)
“free park” (5 reviews)
Glen Rose, TX
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove by after lunch at Hammon's and we had to stop. The park is free! We had fun climbing these huge and beautiful rocks. Picnic tables are available along with life jackets, just in case. We will visit again!

Thank lapu82
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Pros: Just pack a picnic lunch, head over and enjoy the views!! Perfect! Watch out going in and out though a bit slick with the sand and rocks. Otherwise a perfect weekend destination! Pack some water shoes and wear shorts. You will be pleasantly surprised....More

Thank txan
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Went down and climbed the rocks and waded in the shallow water! So pretty and crystal clear water. Kids loved it! Just beware, the river bottom is very slippery.

Thank Sgraney
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The Brazos river is shallow here and perfect for cooling off, climbing the Big Rocks or fishing. I grew up in the area and it's always been a family favorite.

Thank BeccaJ82
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

This park is free. Families can play in the Paluxy river. Be careful it is slick in a lot of places. This is a busy place on a hot summer day.

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Huge river rocks and lots of swimming surrounding them. A great place for the family to gather and it is all free.

Thank richnbonnie
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

This is a fun park. Lots of rocks to sit and play on. The water was low which made the rocks slippery. Water shoes are a must.

Thank Penny C
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Big Rocks Park 1018 NE Barnard St, Glen Rose TX There is no entrance fee or any other fees. On the way back from staying at a B&B outside of Friedricksberg, we decided to take a scenic route and see some of Glenn Rose, that...More

Thank skycop60
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Just spent an hour by the rocks and in the river to cool down. Great for families and adults. Free family fun for all ages.

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The kids (and even hubby) loved climbing up on the rocks and exploring. My oldest loved swimming in the river (a bit dirty/smelly - what do you expect - it's a river!) We'll definitely go back here, it's easy to spend 2-3 hours here. The...More

1  Thank Heather K
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Melody M
13 July 2017|
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Response from Kendall A | Reviewed this property |
No. It's not very big , but it's worth seeing if you happen to be there. You can park and walk right in.
19 September 2016|
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Response from taffien | Reviewed this property |
It is a typical river water experience. Most places are shallow and mild to moderate current, safe enough for youngsters. Some places more deep and good to swim. Water shoes are almost a must for all ages....protect feel... More
Lori G
7 July 2016|
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Response from buddymusic | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed if on a leash. No Hippos or Lions though! LOL