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Tyler State Park

789 Park Road 16, Tyler, TX 75706
903-597-5338
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Ranked #3 of 20 attractions in Tyler
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
Activities: Mountain biking
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Glenn Heights, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Just got back from a weekend at Tyler State Park. Beautiful Park to visit. Lots of campsites and tent sites with plenty of room. We were in our 32' fifth wheel w/3 slide outs. Lots of room for all. Water, Electricity and Sewer hookups. Picnic table and fire ring. Lots of walking trails of which we went on one and... More

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Grapevine, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Tent camped with my daughter and really had a really good time. Good hiking trails. You can smell the pine trees when you get out of the car! We rented a kayak and went around the lake. I've been to quite a few Texas State parks, this was one of the nicest!

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Terre Haute, IN
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Somehow they managed flat camping pads in a very hilly area. The park is well kept, restrooms clean and sites tidy. The Lake is small but has a beach, camp store and launch ramp. Campers have a choice of camping amenities and pad styles.... and price varies accordingly. The park has steep ravines and many trails. It is appx 3... More

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Tyler, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Have been hiking and mountain biking here many times. The mountain biking trails are great -- trails A and B are fun but not as hard. I'm only OK on the bike and found C and D trails to be challenging. camping here is decent -- the lake is nice, tried fishing there a few times but never caught anything!... More

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Glendora, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The lake is beautiful. I know there's several camping sites in the park but I went to this park for kayaking, canoeing and paddle boating. Rentals for the boat is about $10 per hour and the paddle boat can sit about 4 people. There is a store and the restrooms are clean. There is an area close for swimming and... More

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Tyler, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Loved the walking/hiking trails. All levels that can be walked or hiked. Real nice lake, plenty of camp sites, very clean.

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Dayton, Ohio
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664 reviews 664 reviews
218 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I have been camping here multiple times. It is popular but I've never really felt it was over-crowded. Many folks are only day visitors and things quiet down in the mornings and evening. The lake is great for fishing and swimming, with nice clear water. I also like that they limit boat speeds to 5mph making it safer for swimming... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Relaxing walk around the lake with my dog. Very peaceful. It looks like they have some cabins that would be nice to stay if you want a rustic evening.

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Tyler, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I live close to here so naturally we go often to bike ride here. However, it is one of the best places to bike ride around this area. If you like to run there is a good 2 mile trail around the lake that is good also.

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Shreveport, LA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Since my initial review of Tyler SP, we have visited again three times, and found that the issues we experienced on our initial visit were not consistent. It is now our favorite and go-to place near home to camp. I still find the loops to be distant from one another, but due to this, the park can be like an... More

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