Friends of Dinosaur Valley State Park

Help support the most unique park in Texas!

Help support the most unique park in Texas!

Help support the most unique park in Texas!Help support the most unique park in Texas!Help support the most unique park in Texas!

Join us next year Jan. 1, 2021 for our annual dino Dive!

As always any 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!

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The Dino Dive - A Crazy Family friendly Event!

When is the Dino Dive


January 1st 2021, 2:00 p.m. The Dino Dive is on the first day of every year.  This will be our 5th year to put on the Dino Dive.  Its a great tradition and a lot of fun!  

2020 Dino Dive Medal


Those that participate in the Dino Dive and have purchased a ticket will receive a official  Dinosaur Valley State Park Dino Dive medal. You can reserve your ticket online through  the PayPal link above.

The Blue Hole


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.

Other Events


First Day Hikes - Earn your hiking pin!

New Years Eve Hike to the Overlook

Horse Back Ridding

 Family Fun Bike Ride

Tips for the Dino Dive

Tips for the Dino Dive at Dinosaur Valley State Park.

 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.

Dino Dive - Costume


Just be creative.  A costume is not required.  Some people like acting a little crazy and that's ok at Dinosaur Valley State Park!  

Frequently Asked Questions


How deep is the Blue Hole?

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.

When does the Dino Dive start?

January 1st, 2:00 p.m. Meet us at the Blue Hole

Do I have to dive in?

No.  We suggest just jumping in feet first for safety reasons.  Some people just go in ankle deep others get a running start!

Do I have to wear a costume?

No. Costumes are just for fun.  

Are there dinosaurs in the Blue Hole?

We have not seen any lately.  Or at-least not for the last 113 million years.  But..

What are the trophies for?

We are offering trophies for certain categories such as best splash, best dino diver, biggest chicken, etc.

Dino Dive 2019 - Saving the Dino!

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! 


2020 Medal

The 2020 medal has arrived and it is awesome! We are also introducing trophies for categories such as best splash, best costume, most scared and more!  Should be super fun! Be sure to reserve your medal today.

Record Temperatures Dino Dive

Past Temperatures During the Dino Dive

2016:  47

2017:  65

2018:  29

2019:  55