Where are the dinosaur tracks in Tarpley, Texas?

WHEN I WAS A KID MY GRANDFATHER TOOK ME TO PRIVATE LAND LOCATED SOMEWHERE IN TARPLEY, TEXAS. ALL I CAN REMEMBER IS AN OLD TIN BOX THAT THE OWNER PALCED AT THE ENTRANCE FOR DONATIONS. THE PRIVATE LAND WAS RIGHT OFF A STATE HWY (WHICH ONE….COULDN’T TELL YOU). YOU WOULD WALK DOWN A SMALL DECLINE AND YOU WOULD COME TO A VERY SHALLOW RIVER WITH A SERIES OF CUTS ON THE RIVERBED. ALONG THE BANKS WERE LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF DINOSAUR TRACKS. I HOPE SOMEBODY CAN HELP…..I WANT TO PRESERVE WHAT MY GRANDFATHER HAS TAUGHT ME AND PASS IT TO FUTURE GENERATIONS.

6 Responses to “Where are the dinosaur tracks in Tarpley, Texas?”

  1. misen55 Says:

    On Hondo Creek, 4 km downstream and 4 km upstream.

  2. royal racer Says:

    I know of one…Glen Rose, Texas

  3. geo guy Says:

    2 miles downstream and 2 1/2 to 3 miles upstream from Tarply in Medina County on Hondo Creek. Source: Geology of Texas, Volume I, Stratigraphy,1966, University of Texas Austin, E.H. Sellards, W.S. Adkins, F.B. Plummer, pg 320.

    Hope this helps!!

  4. k. anderson Says:

    My husband and I also used to visit the dinosaur footprints in that same creekbed when we were younger. It was both awesome and fascinating, and, when we had a son, we took him there, too.

    Some friends of ours know the landowners, and they told us that the owners closed the land to the public after someone tried to jack-hammer a dinosaur footprint out of the creek bed. This person has prevented all of us honest people from seeing them again.

    Hope he was arrested !!
    k. anderson

  5. Barbara Flynn Says:

    Am so sorry to hear this…!! My husband and I visited there probably 20 years ago and were planning a return trip in the fall of this year. Looks like some jerk has messed up this beautiful site for everyone. I, too, hope they go to JAIL..!! If there is any change in the status (i.e., the land owners had a change of heart) does anyone know of a way to contact them?

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