Dinosaur Valley State Park contains some of the best preserved dinosaur tracks in the world. The dinosaur tracks are located in the riverbed, so please call ahead to check on river conditions. There are two fiberglass models; a 70-foot Apatosaurus and a 45-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex. They were built, under commission of the Sinclair Oil Company, New York World's Fair Dinosaur Exhibit of 1964 - 1965. Other activities include camping, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking,Equestrian use in a separate 100-acre area (no horses furnished), river swimming and fishing, and wildlife observation.

Dinosaur Valley State Park, located just northwest of Glen Rose in Somervell County, is a 1524.72-acre, scenic park set astride the Paluxy River. The land for the park was acquired from private owners under the State Parks Bonds Program during 1968 and opened to the public in 1972.

The Tri County Wildlife Management Association is a group of private citizens joined together to manage their property for the benefit of wildlife. The map on website shows the "official" boundary set by the association. It is given to help you locate the area. Note that some members' property may be outside this boundary, and the boundary may change over time. For further details, including membership, please contact them directly, using the contact information given here:

Ray Windham
(214) 534-1450
[email protected]

Texas Forest Service provides statewide leadership to assure the state's trees, forests and related natural resources are protected and sustained for the benefit of all.

Texas Forest Service was created in 1915 by the 34th Legislature as an integral part of The Texas A&M University System. It is mandated by law to "assume direction of all forest interests and all matters pertaining to forestry within the jurisdiction of the state."

Texas Forest Service provides statewide leadership to assure the state's trees, forests and related natural resources are protected and sustained for the benefit of all.

Texas Forest Service was created in 1915 by the 34th Legislature as an integral part of The Texas A&M University System. It is mandated by law to "assume direction of all forest interests and all matters pertaining to forestry within the jurisdiction of the state."

Texas AgriLife Extension Service offers practical, how-to education based on university research. It’s available to any resident of Texas. You may read it in the newspaper, hear it on the radio, attend an Extension workshop, order a publication, or just call your county Extension office!

The AgriLife Center in Dallas is a gateway to science and public outreach for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Working through two Texas A&M System agencies - Texas AgriLife Research and Texas AgriLife Extension Service - the Center produces science-based research, technologies and educational programs to help urban clientele manage and conserve natural resources.

Research and education programs at the AgriLife Center at Dallas resolve issues that include the biology, management, utility, adaptability, genetic improvement and pest problems of plants used in Texas landscapes; water conservation and management; energy conservation; and issues related to the diverse green industry.

Our purpose is to provide useful information to landowners, land managers, hunters, sportsmen, educators, and the general public about management of wildlife and habitat resources found here in Northcentral Texas.

Texas Parks and Wildlife has a staff of wildlife biologists and wildlife technicians assigned to this 43 county district - Region II, Wildlife District 3 - who help implement the agency's mission - "To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations". 

The Edwin L. Cox, Jr., Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) combines visitation and outdoor education with a production fish hatchery. Its mission is to provide an educational, entertaining visitor experience that promotes freshwater sport fishing and the enhancement, conservation and stewardship of aquatic resources in Texas. Click here for days, hours, admission fees and directions.

Windmill Hill Nature Preserve is 75 acres of land, set aside by the City of DeSoto and Dallas County as a nature preserve. Nestled in woods providing shade in the summer, there is a great hiking trail with gentle slopes and some very steep hills, which can provide a challenge at times. There is a bridge that crosses Ten Mile Creek, named in memory of the late Steven Ray Vaughan.

Our mission is to limit actions which have a harmful visual impact on
our city and support public policies which promote scenic conservation
and beautification, and provide education concerning the impact of
visual pollution on our quality of life.

Scenic Dallas provides an educational tool and a voice for citizens of Dallas.

The North Texas Water Garden Society

is a nonprofit organization
that was formed to encourage a greater appreciation and
interest in water gardens.
The NTWGS also promotes the study and culture of aquatic plants,
fish and ponds.


We provide information on all aspects of water gardening,
and publish a monthly newsletter,

Water Works,

that contains articles of interest to the beginner
as well as the advanced water gardener.


Now that the official statement is out of the way, the
NTWGS is a bunch of folks who have ponds, wish they had ponds,
or just like the idea of water gardening.

Pages