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Tyler State Park

789 Park Road 16, Tyler, TX 75706
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Ranked #5 of 21 attractions in Tyler
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Mountain biking
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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
11 helpful votes 11 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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Waco, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My family camped here this weekend. It was a wonderful time. The swimming area is great, complete with a platform for jumping and diving. We went on a beaver pond walk with Ranger Sanders, who was very thorough and entertaining in his talk. We went beaver's dam at dusk, hoping to spot a beaver. Though we only heard one (or... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

My family stayed in the cabin with 2 bunk beds. We enjoyed everything about our stay. Raccoons came to visit us at night but they kept their distance from our cabin, picnic table and camp fire. We hiked two of the shorter trails, swam in the lake, built camp fires and drove around to enjoy the scenery. It being July,... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was a beautiful and clean park. Came here to relax and enjoy nature as we had heard lots of good things about this park. However, the neighbors basically yelling at each other to converse as if they were across the park and the other neighbors cranking up their car radios, we felt like we were back in the middle... More

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Dallas, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This hidden gem of a Texas State park is only a short drive from Dallas and located not far off of interstate 20. Winding roads and tall piney woods that cast shadows along the roadways will set the scene as you enter this state park. You will fid many campsites as you drive through this park for Rv's and if... More

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