The Original Family Campground, Oakdale opened in 1925 as a campground, motor court, built around the largest swimming pool in Texas at that time, the 330,000-gallon Oakdale Plunge. Oakdale is one of the only private RV parks in the country listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For almost 100 years, Oakdale has been home to many events, from family reunions, RV rallies, swimming parties, and music concerts.
Oakdale has everything a campground can offer with 120 RV spaces with full hook-ups, 20 spaces for tent camping with electricity, 20 cabins, a two bunkhouses, two bath houses, meeting room with kitchenettes, the Oakdale Casino, an updated 95 year old dance hall turned event center, an outdoor kitchen and pavilion, the Dino Playground, a new children’s playground, a laundromat, an outdoor stage, picnic shelters, a park store and free WIFI.
Oakdale is located in the lovely city of Glen Rose. It is directly across the street from the Paluxy River and the amazing geological feature, the Big Rocks recreational area It is also across the street from a putt-putt golf course, a lighted river walk leading to a county park, and a dam with a small lake behind it.
Oakdale Resort is close to several area attractions: Dinosaur Valley State Park, Fossil Rim., named as the best Wildlife Safari in the country, the Promise (a religious musical drama performed at the Texas Amphitheatre during September and October), Dinosaur World, the Creation Evidence Museum, Barnard’s Mill and Art Museum, and various Brazos River tubing and rafting opportunities. Several of Oakdale’s buildings as well as many others in Glen Rose were built with petrified wood.
The abandoned, photogenic Ed Young Service Station (AKA Outlaw Service Station), located just a couple of miles from Oakdale, provides an especially stunning example of this type of architecture. Whether you want to participate in one of our many events, visit local attractions, enjoy the Paluxy River, start a new tradition and make Oakdale Park its home, or simply relax, we hope you will come and see what we have to offer.