We will have a limited number of medals available so be sure to reserve yours today. The 2023 medal will be bronze and consist of a acrocanthosaurus skull with a movable jaw! We are also giving a free authentic mosasaur dinosaur tooth with each medal as well. Your purchase will also include free entry into the park! As always your donation is greatly appreciated. It helps us put on crazy events year round such as the Dino Dive. All profit from our organization helps with educational programs, supplies and more! Thank you for your support!
*Please note this year’s Dino Dive may not be held in the Paluxy River due to water quality. We are actively monitoring the situation and retain hope that we will get more rain soon and be able to plunge into the Paluxy as in years past. As a backup, we may hold the event near the Sinclair dinosaur models outside the Park Store. Either way we will try to make this event fun and exciting like always!
January 1st 2023, 2:00 p.m. The Dino Dive is on the first day of every year. This will be our 7th year to put on the Dino Dive. Its a great tradition and a lot of fun! Contact us a firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Those that participate in the Dino Dive and have purchased a ticket will receive a official Dinosaur Valley State Park Dino Dive medal. These are the real deal. This years medal will be bronze and have a jaw that opens and closes. This is not one those cheap kiddy awards. You deserve something awesome! You can reserve your ticket online through the PayPal link above. This also gets you into the park for free and a real authentic mosasaur dinosaur tooth!
* Please note this year’s Dino Dive may not be held in the Paluxy River due to water quality. We are actively monitoring the situation and retain hope that we will get more rain soon and be able to plunge into the Paluxy as in years past. As a backup, we may hold the event near the Sinclair dinosaur models outside the Park Store. Either way we will try to make this event fun and exciting like always!
The Blue Hole is a deep swimming area in the Paluxy River located in the heart of Dinosaur Valley State Park. It is spring fed and is around 20 feet deep in some places. It is a popular area for many visitors especially during the summer.
This year it will be located at the rocky beach down from track site 2.
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Wear your diving clothes under the clothes you wear to the event; then you don’t have to change into it just to change right back out of it!
Wear river shoes. Certain places are slippery.
Just be creative. A costume is not required. Some people like acting a little crazy and that's ok at Dinosaur Valley State Park!
The Blue hole slopes off from ankle deep to up to 20 ft deep in certain areas. One side has a nice sloping beach type area and other sides have steep drop offs.
January 1st, 2:00 p.m. Meet us at the rocky beach area 100 yards down from the main track site 2.
No. We suggest just jumping in feet first for safety reasons. Some people just go in ankle deep others get a running start and go all in! We plan on having a slip n slide this year!
No. Costumes are just for fun.
We have not seen any lately. Or at-least not for the last 113 million years. But..
Fun times at the Dinosaur Valley State Park Dino Dive! No dinosaurs were hurt during this video!
Join us every year on January 1st to take a polar plunge in to the Blue Hole. One of the most popular swimming holes in Texas!
This years medal will include a ribbon replicating our famous Lone Ranger Trail.
This years medal will be bronze and have a acrocanthosaurus skull with a moveable jaw. Its going to be awesome! There will be limited quantities, so be sure to reserve your medal today as we have limited supply.
2021: 39 | wind 14 mph | Feels Like 33