Archive for December 1st, 2010

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

This is Passport to Texas

Dinosaur Valley State Park is a unique destination with some of the most well-preserved dinosaur tracks anywhere. Our State park guide, Bryan Frazier, is here to tell us more.

And you’ve got three distinct species of dinosaurs that can be seen; and the whole scene unfolds where one looks to be chasing the other one.

It’s a spectacular sight when you can see all the tracks. When the river’s low, you can walk around and see them from just a few feet away. They’re very visible. And kids love it.

But also, from a recreation standpoint, there’s more than 40 campsites at Dinosaur Valley with electric and water hook-up. You’ve got miles and miles of great hike and bike trails that are up above the Paluxy riverbed, and some really incredible scenery, making it a worthy destination for an outing like none other that you can have in our state park system.

And on a personal note…

The superintendent at Dinosaur Valley, Billy Paul Baker, he’s known and loved by so many people and countless thousands who visited that park…he passed away from a recent and intense battle with cancer…and so we just wanted to say thanks for all the years of service to a fine man who ran a very find park.

Thanks Bryan.

That’s our show for today…with funding provided by Chevrolet…building dependable, reliable trucks for more than 90 years.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife, I’m Cecilia Nasti.