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Tyler State Park

Address: 101 Swamp Road, Tyler, TX 18940-1151
Phone Number: 903-597-5338
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Tyler
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Mountain biking
Attraction details
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Mountain biking
Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Its a really beautiful state park and not too far from the Dallas area. We visited in spring and really loved the place. The camping site was very close to the lake and a well maintained one. The park itself is very serene with multiple trails to hike. The hikes were very comfortable and not too hard to complete. We... More 

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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

this zoo is excellent. Better than many big city zoos. Love it. be prepared to spends some time there to see it all and really enjoy it with lots of walking.

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Tyler, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Tyler state park is a good place to go swimming, canoe/kayaking, trail hiking, and camping. Never caught a fish, but it's the only place I know of locally that you do not have to have a fishing license to fish, so that's a plus. Remember to lock up and HIDE your valuables! There was a string of break ins over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We loved Tyler State Park for many reasons but mostly because it is a very beautiful park filled with 75-100 year-old pine and hardwood trees. We were able to see large fish in the tip of the lake as we sat on the bench enjoying our stay. They have fantastic walking trails are are definitely pet friendly.

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Atlanta, GA
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126 reviews 126 reviews
43 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Just returned from my second visit to Tyler State Park, a gem of a CCC park. It has a pleasant spring-fed lake you can swim in (though I don't advise it in November), good mountain bike trails, a little hiking, nice park staff/rangers, and really nice sites. The sites are walking distance from the lake and the camp store in... More 

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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This place is in the piney woods, and it it such a beauty. The staff are very welcoming. Soon as we parked to register, 2 staff were standing outside of the office, waving at us, and with bright smiles. We were given good options for our camping. The site that we chose was excellent, lots of trees, and we could... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great park for walking, kayaking, swimming, camping, biking, and enjoying nature! Affordable fun for a day or a weekend!

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Tyler, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Tyler State Park is a little slice of delight right in the middle of East Texas. My favorite time for a visit has always been during the spring when the dogwood trees are in bloom and their bright white flowers illuminate the forest in a beautiful way. There are some nice simple hiking trails here and none are too hard... More 

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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136 reviews 136 reviews
50 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This park has 4.5 miles of hiking trails, 10.5 miles of paved bicycle trails (hiking permitted), and 9 miles of bridal trails (hiking permitted). It also has a 27 hole disc golf course. There is a canoe/kayak rental along the Neshaminy Creek (which bisects the park). Fishing is permitted in Neshaminy Creek most of the year. The park contains many... More 

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Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic
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94 reviews 94 reviews
32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I signed up for a race a few weeks ago....thinking it would be a fun diversion. I've never been out to Tyler State Park....but I've herd some good things. I've just recently moved to Tyler from the Dominican Republic where I've been tearing it up in the Master's category for some years. Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised at the technical... More 

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