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Dinosaur Valley State Park Sept 14th to 17th

PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 7:50 am
by Staryder61
Dinosaur Valley State Park
September 14 at 2 PM to Sep 17 at 2 PM

FB linky: https://www.facebook.com/events/234533330436358/

Not everyone is using FB, so adding this post.

Let others know if you are going..

We have our site reserved.. :thumbsup:

Re: Dinosaur Valley State Park Sept 14th to 17th

PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 8:25 pm
by 2bits
Thanks David! I am reserved as well :thumbsup:

Re: Dinosaur Valley State Park Sept 14th to 17th

PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 8:28 pm
by Sparksalot
+1

Re: Dinosaur Valley State Park Sept 14th to 17th

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 10:47 pm
by madjack
I tried...website sez SOL, no room at the inn...I think I will head up to AR and hunt diamonds........................... 8)

Re: Dinosaur Valley State Park Sept 14th to 17th

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:03 pm
by 2bits
madjack wrote:I tried...website sez SOL, no room at the inn...I think I will head up to AR and hunt diamonds........................... 8)



We're gonna do an Arkansas trip by gosh if it kills me dammit!!! :stompspam:

Re: Dinosaur Valley State Park Sept 14th to 17th

PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:49 am
by Sparksalot
Petit Jean is fun, although I've never camped there. Hwy 7 is gorgeous.

Re: Dinosaur Valley State Park Sept 14th to 17th

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:12 am
by Woodyperk6
We will be staying on Sunday night as well if anyone wants to camp an extra night.

Re: Dinosaur Valley State Park Sept 14th to 17th

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:11 pm
by coyote
2 bit's, know the diamond daily find, average is 2. So, don't burn any bridges before you go. Plus, after you've had a good hunt, we found zero. (you've already driven that far) go another 1 1/2 hours to near Hot Springs and hunt quartz/crystals ( we went to Ron Coleman's) Quartz/crystal hunting the 4 of us probably got 3 gallon bucket. Maybe not worth a lot, but sure fun to be able to find something. Plus, Hot Springs is a national park. (the only national park that gives away the natural resource it's known for.....hot mineral water) And yes, the town stores sell 1 gal. jugs/lids in case you've not prepared.

Re: Dinosaur Valley State Park Sept 14th to 17th

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:43 pm
by 2bits
Thanks for the info Dave! I know Mt Ida is going to be on that list too, gotta see if I recognize the place!

Re: Dinosaur Valley State Park Sept 14th to 17th

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:40 am
by Woodyperk6
Campin' next week! Can't wait.

Re: Dinosaur Valley State Park Sept 14th to 17th

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:28 am
by Staryder61
Hey all, I have a three day reservation set up for the 14th, 15th, 16th at Dinosaur Valley. Friday the 14th is paid for.
Due to a couple set backs.

We are not campable yet. :( So if anyone would still like to get into Dinosaur Valley, it can probably be worked out for you to get the site, first night is paid.. :)

We will be coming up and spending the day there. Meet and have some fun..
Would like to know which day would be the best for an all day visit, Saturday or Sunday?
Is there usually a joint dinner one day?
It's only a 2 hour drive for us..
Looking forward to meeting everyone, and hanging out for some fun.... Dave, don't forget the cigars...

David

Re: Dinosaur Valley State Park Sept 14th to 17th

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:13 am
by 2bits
Hey David, I am sorry you are not campable I feel your pain with my own build and I had to cancel quite a few back when I was building my teardrop but quality comes first!! Saturday is definitely the day to come out, Sunday people really are hooking up and taking off.

Re: Dinosaur Valley State Park Sept 14th to 17th

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:28 am
by Staryder61
Sounds good Thomas, closer to campable, just not there yet, and not rushin' it. "Ready when it's ready"
But, We will be there then for sure on Saturday for the day. We are not missing at least to come visit everyone.. and see some campers.. can't wait to see yours, which ever one you bring, and Dave's he's been working on.. and of course all the others :)
We'll bring our camp chairs, full coolers, and have some fun for the day.. with some new friends I'm sure :D
If there's a pot luck for Saturday, let me know.. so we can figure out something to bring for it also..

I will get a hold of the office the at the park this week, and let them know we are not making it for the reservation, so they can let someone else use it, if there's someone that would like to camp and couldn't get a spot before..

David

Re: Dinosaur Valley State Park Sept 14th to 17th

PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:15 pm
by Staryder61
Just an email I received today, it asked to pass the information along.. Pretty sure everyone has received something like this or all information is typical, but here it is.. David

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Josh Tiller
Customer Service Representative
Dinosaur Valley State Park
254-897-4588 X 223
Josh.Tiller@tpwd.Texas.gov


Campers,
Attached below is information regarding your upcoming stay at Dinosaur Valley State Park. If you are part of a group, please share this information with the other group members. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Dinosaur Valley State Park headquarters at 254-897-4588.

Dinosaur Valley State Park
Water and Electric Camping Site Information
Campsites
• Each campsite has 30 amp service.
• Each campsite has a picnic table, lantern pole, water spigot, fire ring and/or grill.
• 8 people are allowed per campsite including children.
• Sites are first come first serve. Site numbers are not assigned or reserved in advance of arrival at the park.
• Groups are not guaranteed to have campsites next to each other. The Park recommends at least one member of the party arrive early to check in the group to have the best chance of having sites together. Each vehicle must be checked in at headquarters.
• 2 vehicles are allowed per campsite. This includes Travel Trailers, Pop-Up Campers, etc. Any additional vehicles will be charged an additional $5 fee per day and park in the overflow parking area. There is a limit of 1 trailer, rv, camper, etc per site.
Fees
• Entrance Fees: $7 per day, per person 13 and older for day or overnight. $4 per day, per person Texas residents 65 or older with the Texas Parks Bluebonnet Pass(BBPS).
• The Texas State Parks Pass(TSPP) is available for purchase prior to checking into your campsite. See the TPWD website for more information about the pass.
• The Annual Youth Group Pass is available through TPWD customer service at 512-389-8900 in Austin.
• 12 and under are free.
• Entrance fees are in addition to campsite fees.
Check-in
• Check-in is at 2:00pm. Check in to the campsites requires all vehicle license plates number. Please have them with you when you check in.
• All campers are required to check in at the park headquarters before occupying a site. If you arrive after the office is closed, choose any open campsite not marked by an orange or white “Occupied” tag and return to the office no later than 9:00am with the license plate numbers for any vehicle/trailer staying in the park for registration/payment.
Burn Ban
• Somervell County not under a burn ban as of the date this email was sent
Pets
• Pets must be attended and on a six-foot leash at all times. Pets are not allowed in any park buildings, cabins, or shelters.
• Pet waste is to be properly disposed of in a solid waste container.
Park Rules
• Public consumption or display of an alcoholic beverage is prohibited.
• Gathering of firewood is prohibited.
• Gathering of cultural artifacts is prohibited.
Payment
• You may pay by cash, check (with a valid driver's license), travelers check or credit card (Discover, MasterCard, or Visa). Note: Temporary checks are not accepted.
Questions or Concerns
• For specific park-related questions or concerns, please contact the park at 254-897-4588.
• To make changes to your reservation or to cancel (at least 3 days prior to arrival date) please call 512-389-8900.
Park Address
• To assist in finding directions to the park in GPS systems, please use our physical address:
1629 Park Road 59, Glen Rose, TX 76043


Josh Tiller
Customer Service Representative
Dinosaur Valley State Park
254-897-4588 X 223
Josh.Tiller@tpwd.Texas.gov

Re: Dinosaur Valley State Park Sept 14th to 17th

PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:07 pm
by 2bits
Yeah, I think he is getting overzealous and going to create more confusion! Maybe a new employee or a new manager.