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Tyler State Park

789 Park Road 16, Tyler, TX 75706-3630
+1 903-597-5338
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"Lovely hike under the pines"

We enjoy exploring our beautiful State Parks whenever we travel. I love having a Texas State Parks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago

This lake is gorgeous. Peaceful and quiet. Our campsite had a view over the lake. Took a nice walk... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swimming area” (31 reviews)
“paddle boats” (23 reviews)
“hiking trails” (16 reviews)
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789 Park Road 16, Tyler, TX 75706-3630
+1 903-597-5338
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy exploring our beautiful State Parks whenever we travel. I love having a Texas State Parks pass, which eliminates the fee to enter the park. This was our first time at Tyler State Park. It was beautiful! There are numerous camp sites and hiking...More

Thank Tammy687
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This lake is gorgeous. Peaceful and quiet. Our campsite had a view over the lake. Took a nice walk in the quiet loops. Very picturesque. Nice playground as well. Paddle boats, ducks, fish, bulldogs, raccoons were all in store for us.

Thank heathernh1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the trails for hiking. It was very relaxing to get away from the city. The swimming beach area is okay. The lake ground is sand, some rocks, and lots of seaweed. I would definitely suggest water shoes. The water is clear over...More

Thank Ciara A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a really good place to visit, serene, cool place. It is kept well, the lake and the forest. People were seen swimming, paddling and fishing. Loved the atmosphere and the cool weather.

Thank tobij015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tyler State Park is about 8 miles north of Tyler, Texas and only about a mile north of Interstate 20. It has a small, man made lake, and many campsites set in the woods. The forest is a mix of pine trees and hardwood trees,...More

Thank TallTexWally
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Me and my wife visited this place they have lots of rentals for paddle boats canoes and kayaks great place to visit with kids wonderful time.

Thank geno778
Reviewed 20 May 2017

if i were rating it on camping only, then I would give it 5 stars. Unfortunately i have to rate all of it - including the lake. It is very dirty water. There is no beach. It just goes from grass to concrete sidewalk to...More

1  Thank sharrison0809
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This park is great, the lake is average size, clean and cool, plenty of fish if you want to give it a try..... They have a walking path that goes all around the entire lake which is very scenic and we were even able to...More

Thank seasilvergirl
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

The park is beautiful. It is clean and well kept. The sites are great. The lake is nice. Great place to camp. The park rangers are helpful and courteous.

Thank bk1426
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Love the park. We are blessed to live so close. Wonderful for hiking. Great for friend and family gatherings.

Thank Danadaire
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Walt W
Are the hiking trails well marked? If yes, how are they marked?
18 January 2017|
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Response from Kona52 | Reviewed this property |
There was a section of one trails that was closed due to previous flooding but it may have reopened by now. If not the detour was clearly marked. You should inquire with the Park Rangers if all trails are open and accessible... More
Hi, we are going camping this weekend and would love to know if the heat bothered you at all? I am not a swimmer although all my family are, so they can always jump in the water. Thanks for the input.
8 August 2016|
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Response from rhondatxs | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to not answer sooner! I found the shade and the breeze great and got us thru the heat of the day.
We stayed at Huntsville state park last year in late July/early August. It was awful! HOT HOT HOT outside and the lake was even hot! No Fricken relief in the lake at all! The water was like jumping in a hot murky bath tub with a risk of getting eaten by gators. Sooo...is the water at Tyler State Park nice and cool during the heat of summer or another miserably hot cesspool?
16 June 2016|
Response from Monica N | Reviewed this property |
Lol ... I'm sorry to hear about your Huntsville State Park experience. I have been there a time or two and had pleasant experiences. I had submitted pictures of Tyler State Park. I can say that the sandy beach swimming... More