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Tyler State Park

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Nice Park

It was very well maintained. There is water view camping spots but none really on the water which... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hooks, Texas
Great state park

We always enjoy camping at Tyler state park. The hike around the lake is nice. Not difficult... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Beth H
Tyler, Texas
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swimming area”(32 reviews)
“hiking trails”(21 reviews)
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789 Park Road 16, Tyler, TX 75706-3630
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was very well maintained. There is water view camping spots but none really on the water which is where I want to be. The tent sites were really nice. Compared to other area lakes it is rather small.

Thank TinTexas
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We always enjoy camping at Tyler state park. The hike around the lake is nice. Not difficult. There are a few other hikes that are not difficult either. The camp sites are nice. The only trouble with the state park is that it’s often full...More

1  Thank Beth H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of hiking trails, cabins and places to relax. You can tent camp, grill out and even rent paddle boats. Lake has a good swim area with a platform out from the beach.

Thank TexasRay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stay near the water if you camp or bring your RV. The employees are super nice and helpful. A park ranger taught my daughter how to use and compass-super nice people!

Thank TylerRealtor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we moved to East Texas back in the 1980s Tyler State Park was flagged as the most visited state park in Texas, and rightly so. It was beautiful, tranquil, and a very relaxing place to spend a day, or a week. And the park...More

2  Thank Stanley S
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful scenery, peaceful when it's not a holiday weekend. Lovely lake. We rented a paddle boat and a 2 seater kayak for $15 each. Clean restrooms and nice swimming area. I've been coming here since I was a kid and now I bring my child.

1  Thank Kristy F
Reviewed May 18, 2018

After several friends had recommended this park, we were finally able to secure a spot for 4 nights. Tucked amid the rolling East Texas hills, I found bicycling the roads quite challenging, but doable. The campsite are situated around the lake, and the two main...More

Thank mebramson
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

We took our 3 teens for a day trip and rented peddle boats for around $18/$15 per hour. The staff was very helpful and polite. The swimming area was like a sidewalk that drops off into the lake but the kids had fun.They have a...More

Thank Brandy03m
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

This is one of my best camping site near dfw. I have been going to this park atleast once a year for the past 5-6 years. It is well maintained and the staff is very helpful. The park has a number of walking and bike...More

Thank Venkata V
Reviewed May 4, 2018

We stayed in a water/electric site during the week in April, so it wasn't crowded. Clean bathrooms, firewood left for us, lots of room at our site so we weren't on top of our two nieghbors, lots of shade. We brought our own canoe and...More

1  Thank Cheryl L
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Ricky R
May 8, 2018|
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Response from Cindy P | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Bring boat and life jackets. Not sure about wearing them.
Mary B
December 25, 2017|
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Response from marilynm102 | Reviewed this property |
I'm a senior and have an annual Pass the usual fee for adults is $6.00 a day. Do check out their website, lots of good info. Enjoy your visit, enjoy Texas and Happy New Year
Mary B
December 25, 2017|
Response from Graciekat | Reviewed this property |
Dear Mary: each state Park has its own fees. Here’s the website to check: twos.texas.gov/state-parks/ I think they have a senior discount rate. I don’t think there is an extra charge for out of state residents. Take... More