We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Clayton Lake State Park

Rural Rt, Clayton, NM 88437
+1 505-374-8808
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Dino Tracks

If you are a dino lover this is a great spot to go. If not there is not much here. At least during... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jbk2003
,
Tampa, Florida
via mobile
Great views of the geese!

Loved seeing the dinosaur tracks, and beautiful scenery. The best part about going this time of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MsNance-TX
,
Houston, Texas
Read all 88 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Over 500 dinosaur footprints were discovered in this park, which brings in tourists and scientists from all over.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“dinosaur tracks” (43 reviews)
“small lake” (3 reviews)
“dark sky” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Rural Rt, Clayton, NM 88437
CONTACT
Website
+1 505-374-8808
Write a ReviewReviews (88)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 88 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a dino lover this is a great spot to go. If not there is not much here. At least during the winter time. Not sure about summer. Many footprints frozen in time. Huge lake with lots of geese this time of year....More

Thank jbk2003
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved seeing the dinosaur tracks, and beautiful scenery. The best part about going this time of year is seeing the geese on their migration!

Thank MsNance-TX
Reviewed 17 November 2017

We were traveling from TX to CO and stopped at Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo. Clayton Lake State Park is not too far from Amarillo. It was a great place to stop to break up our trip. The dinosaur prints are estimated to be from 91-100...More

Thank DanFam5point2
Reviewed 21 October 2017

As a frequent traveller, I have seen similar sights, but very few so well preserved and presented at this site. A short walk around the lake brought us to a viewing platform that contained panels of information. We went down a few stairs to get...More

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The reason I visited this park was specifically for the dinosaur tracks. Cost is $5 for a day pass. The dinosaur tracks are off to the right. Only about 1/4 mile gravel/dirt level trail to the tracks. There is a pavilion with dinosaur information. To...More

Thank LAB20
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

A very quiet and beautiful state park. Excellent place to look at the sky at sunrise,sunset and the stars/moon at night. Fishing available and be sure to go look at the dinosaur tracks over by spillway.

Thank Betsy G
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We spent one night here when traveling through New Mexico. The park is quite a distance off the highway, but it is a beautiful drive. Our RV campsite was a pull-through, and we were able to spend the night without unhooking from our truck which...More

1  Thank Cindy G
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Nice park! Pretty, quiet, nice and laid back. Off the beaten path. Get away from the rat race. Lots of wild life, and the dinosaur foot prints are an interesting side point.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Cute place to camp at or go hiking. There is a place that has dinosaur tracks that you are able to go look at. It's not a far walk from the site. There is a lake that you can put your boat in. Although the...More

Thank roawr123
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This was one of our may stops for our BSA Troop 158 camping trip. The day time temperatures were in the low 90's but as soon as the sun went down it would drop to the low 60s. There was a lot of campers when...More

1  Thank TexasFire124
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 hotels in Clayton
Hotel Eklund
197 reviews
.45 miles away
Holiday Motel Clayton
204 reviews
.67 miles away
Best Western Kokopelli Lodge
559 reviews
.93 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Clayton
218 reviews
1.26 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Mock's Crossroads Coffee Mill
66 reviews
.47 miles away
Rabbit Ear Cafe
253 reviews
1.32 miles away
Si Senor Lunch Wagon
47 reviews
1.42 miles away
Hotel Eklund Restaurant
223 reviews
.45 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Black Mesa State Park
47 reviews
36.41 miles away
Cimarron Heritage Center
18 reviews
42.27 miles away
Gladstone Mercantile
5 reviews
43.82 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Marlena A
2 July 2017|
Answer
Response from Kathleen W | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can swim. We did for years.
0
Votes