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Tyler State Park

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Address: 789 Park Road 16, Tyler, TX 75706-3630
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+1 903-597-5338
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 17:00
Fri 08:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 19:00

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2017 feb

The state park is Quiet. Big tall Pine Trees. Very well kept. Lots of staff in office. Great park to come to Relax, Hike, Fish.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jennifer L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The state park is Quiet. Big tall Pine Trees. Very well kept. Lots of staff in office. Great park to come to Relax, Hike, Fish.

Thank Jennifer L
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This park is a nice distance from DFW for a 2 day camping trip. The lake is pretty with decent fishing. There are canoe and paddle board rentals. The mountain bike trails are intermediate flowy with some climbs and some rooted sections. There are mountain bike races here throughout the year. Park staff is pretty laid back. You need to... More 

Thank CenturyCustomHomes
Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, peaceful state park. Been camping here before I can remember and have walked around the lake countless time. If your a state park goer...it's a must.

Thank JenRV
Mineola, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This park is very healthy and decently kept. However they have some policies that are unprofessional with regard to renting cabins and campsites. Rather than reserving cabins and enforcing the reservation, they do some odd first come first serve system. You may want to rent the cabin on the hill but if someone else makes it there before you you... More 

Thank haxmeister
Tyler, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love taking my girls here just to have a "get away from electronics day." It's a nice safe place. I took them during their winter break (Christmas) from school. We did some fishing, trail walking and so forth. It was also a nice break for my wife from the kids (just kidding honey). It's not expensive - $6 per... More 

Thank Shannon E
Peyton, CO, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent an afternoon exploring Tyler State Park with our boys in November of 2016. It was a bright, beautiful, not-too-warm day with a light breeze. We hiked around a bit, walked onto the observation platforms nearby, stopped at the swimming area for a while, and overall enjoyed ourselves immensely. The ranger was unusually kind to us on the way... More 

Thank Jay S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

There is a great lakeside trail that goes all the around the lake, with two spots with restrooms, and a bridge over water that goes by a beaver dam. The trail was about a mile. Staff at the store were so helpful. Take a picnic lunch and find a sheltered spot to enjoy views of the lake.

Thank Tonnatraveler
Carrollton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We had a great view from Lake View site #30. We were close enough to the spring fed lake to see it and have a fantastic view. There are a few sites that have direct lake access for a kayak or canoe but #30 is not one of them. So, if direct lake access is important to you, maybe pick... More 

Thank DLemon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I love this park. It's great for taking a nice walk or having a picnic. Bring the kids and just relax. You can fish here or play with a frisby or just walk and take photos. Everyone in the Tyler area should spend some time here! It's a hidden jewel.

Thank Sharon A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We have been visiting Tyler State Park the last 26 years. Usually spending Thanksgiving and Spring Break weeks there. Park Rangers are very helpful and drive thru the park all day. It is a beautiful State Park with all types of camping sites from rugged with water only, full hookups with water, electric and sewer, to screened shelters. The park... More 

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