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Tyler State Park

789 Park Road 16, Tyler, TX 75706
903-597-5338
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Ranked #6 of 22 Attractions in Tyler
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Mountain biking
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Tyler, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very good, low cost swimming, boating, fishing opportunity. Scenic. Nice campsites and picnic areas. Friendly staff. Good restroom facilities.

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Irving, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Few of us camped Tyler State Park and its one of the best and cheap and best getaways. We rented the Screened shelters and it was awesome. The lake provides good opportunity for the kids to swim. You can get your river tube or canoe and use the lake. The park has hot showers and few trails which provides you... More

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Grapevine, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were looking last minute for a nearby place to go camping, many places were full so we wound up at Tyler State Park. We stayed in a "screened shelter" this weekend (too hot for tent camping). We had a really nice time. Some of the screened shelters are very exposed but some (including ours) are nicely secluded. They have... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I'm surprised more people from Dallas don't know about this park. I think because it's small there is an assumption that there's not mic to do. Lake is small and picturesque. Great for kayaking and fishing. Not for motor boats so great for me. Trails are beautiful and shaded by tall pine trees. I can't wait to go back. Mountain... More

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This was our first time to go camping at Tyler State Park and there is plenty of opportunities for recreation and relaxation. We rented one of the screened shelters. The only downside to the shelters were that we needed to tape up several holes in the screen and plug a couple of really large holes with plastic to keep the... More

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Terrell, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My family and I have visited Tyler State Park many times. We love the trees, the animals, the swimming beach,the hiking trails and the camping sites. We enjoy tent camping and even in the overflow area it was awesome! People are always friendly and helpful. It's a Texas Gem! My family recommends it highly!

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Waxahachie, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

No state park is like Tyler State Park. Whether you are coming for the day or camping it's beauty is worth seeing. We have camped at various times of the year. We like fall the best. Great wildlife, fishing, bike trails, hiking trials and swimming. Just 20 minutes to the City of Tyler.

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Fort Worth
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We camped in a 40 foot RV in the Big Pines Section, the site was big and roomy and very private in our spot. We had full hookups at our site. We saw some rabbits and raccoons, and a turkey. I have lived in Texas all my life and this was my first visit to this beautiful park. It was... More

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Troy, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Went to Tyler State Park for an outdoor adventure. We saw all types of wildlife such as snakes, racoons, birds and more. We hiked, biked, fished and BBQed. Great park for relaxing hiking and biking.

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Whitehouse, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I grew up going to this state park but I hadn't been in years and years. But now as an adult, I took my husband and two small sons for a day visit and fell in love with it all over again. It's nestled perfectly in the woods with shady trails to walk on and a lovely lake. We walked... More

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