Originally opened for business in 1925 as a motor court with a large spring-fed swimming pool and dancing casino and recently listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, Oakdale Park has quite a history of catering to travelers in search of rest and recreation. Now operated by the City of Glen Rose, for your enjoyment we offer a couple of dozen cabins and bunkhouses, 120 RV sites with full hook-ups, and a dozen tent sites. For our patron’s convenience we offer a propane filling station, a convenience store, and a coin laundry.
Oakdale Park is just a short drive from Fort Worth. In and around Glen Rose, there are lots of events and attractions—Fossil Rim, Dinosaur Valley, and the Promise, to name a few. Make plans to pay us a visit and spend some time with family and friends enjoying the sites and sounds of rural Somervell County. In the park we have several facilities suitable for meetings, banquets, weddings, festivals, RV rallies, and family reunions. We’ve been home to a Spring and Fall Bluegrass Jamboree since 1972, to the Lone Star State Dulcimer Festival since 1982 and to various family reunions for decades. Come and start your own Oakdale Park tradition!
Although it’s been remodeled along the way, our original 1925 swimming pool, the Plunge, is still going strong. It’s one of the largest swimming pools in Texas. So, if you visit during the summer, come prepared to take a dip. In 2017, we added a new playground that has been very popular with our younger guests. And, if the pool and the playground are not enough to keep them entertained, the Paluxy River, Big Rocks Park, a miniature golf course and a snow cone shack are all just across the street from our campground. For our more mature guests, your shopping and dining wants and needs can be satisfied a few blocks to the west, just around a bend in Barnard Street, in Downtown Glen Rose with its historic Courthouse Square, shops, and restaurants.
In the evening, head across the street and enjoy a leisurely stroll down the City’s picturesque Paluxy River Walk. We’re hoping you will make plans to add to the treasure trove of memories surrounding Oakdale’s almost 100 years of recreational history. Between area events and attractions, nearby Squaw Creek Golf Course, river access, and our own swimming pool and new playground, Oakdale Park is full of fun and activities for all ages. Y’all come!
Came for the bluegrass festival ! Check in was smooth, spot was clean, level& utilities good! Lots of activities to do @park & close by..town close with eateries & shops. Bluegrass Jamboree was great.😍...prices are average compared to other places. Will keep coming back as things are now!
I am very pleased with my experience camping here. The staff is very friendly and always helpful. The bathhouse provides personal and private space and handicapped accessible. The town of Glen Rose has brought quality and excellence to its renovations of cabins and community facilities. I look forward to returning as am able to visit my sister in Granbury.
I stayed here last fall, I was working the nuclear outage. I really enjoyed my stay. Before I left I made reservations for this Spring, I will be working in the area again. I called two weeks ago, couldn't get an answer, finally got someone to call me back and they told me they were under new management and the computer's were wiped out and they would try to find me a spot but I would have to move my camper. I told them I couldn't move my camper, my husband pulls it there for me and then goes back home. I didn't receive a call so I called bay and was told they didn't have a spot for me and she hung up on me. I am very disappointed, I love the area and it was close to work.So I had to scramble around and find another place to stay. Thankfully I found a very nice place to stay that will be getting my business.
Love this place. So family friendly. Only place that is still reasonable to take all your family and have a fun day without breaking the bank. Our parents went before us and we will keep the tradition going. We love it.