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Tyler State Park

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Nice running trails

Had a nice run here- had the whole park to myself on a week day. Ranger was very helpful. Probably... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alison K
Belton, Texas
Nice Park - Great Campground

We camped in the Big Pine campground for two nights with advanced reservations made 257 days prior... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
San Antonio, Texas
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“paddle boats”(27 reviews)
“hiking trails”(21 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a nice run here- had the whole park to myself on a week day. Ranger was very helpful. Probably more beautiful in the spring .

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

The lake is very small, and has no discernible fish. The bathrooms are not clean and the shower areas are worse. The trails are not tended. There is an additional charge of $6 PER PERSON added to fee for camping spot.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 694keithk
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We camped in the Big Pine campground for two nights with advanced reservations made 257 days prior to arrival. Check-in at Visitors' Center was quick. Firewood for sale (honor system $5 for 8 pieces) near Big Pine restroom/shower house. Big Pine women's restroom was in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Napunani
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Very clean, peaceful, and good hike around lake. Friendly host at the park. Easy access to showers and bath houses.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kathy M
Reviewed September 21, 2018

We found this state park by accident, our son's scout troop was doing a day hike here. It has a GREAT built up lake area, with "beachfront" area to lay out, large restrooms and showers and decent parking. This is on top of the good...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank kathrynl492
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Nice campground. The sites are a little close together, but it is a nice place to camp and play in the water.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 1955chevy
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Most people think a local State Park would be just another area to park an RV or put up a tent but Tyler State Park is really a pretty area. The lake is just right for canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, fishing or swimming. Its great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Diane B
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Went there hiking with a group of friends, lots of trails, off trails for hiking but it’s too overcrowded for my taste. Not many meadows for wildflowers, no wildlife, we didn’t see one squirrel, very few birds. Upon brief observation in a parking, parking lot...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank diana35777
Reviewed July 17, 2018

We stayed in our RV at Big Pines site. It was nice, but not as nice as being on the water. The trails were nice and the park is maintained well. We plan to go back next spring and try to get by the lake,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank colnel76
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September 25, 2018|
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Response from cindypE2016VF | Reviewed this property |
Try Tyler rv, Camping World of Tyler, or Tyler Oaks rv Park. They might.
Ricky R
May 8, 2018|
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Response from cindypE2016VF | 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
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Suggestions for afternoon hike + Nearby brewery (Bucks Co.) (2 Replies)
Could someone suggest a nice hike / walk for an afternoon in the fall? Would love it if there is a brewery to go sit and have a beer afterwards within a short drive. I am looking for things up in Montco, Bucks, New Hope, etc. area. I have been to Tyler State and High Rocks before. Hike can be easy to challenging. Looking for something about 2-4 miles, maybe takes 2-3 hours. Views, waterfalls, etc. a bonus. Thanks!
September 29, 2017|
Response fromowlyn|
You can do this in New Hope. Park in the large parking lot at Union Square (Triumph Brewery is there). Don't forget to pay at the kiosk and display your ticket on your dashboard. When you walk out of the lot, turn left, cross the tracks, and start walking down the hill. As soon as you cross the small bridge, you will see the canal path on your left. Head on to the canal path, and follow it up as far as you'd like. Rt 263 is about 2 miles, and you have the option of crossing over and coming...More
Red Oak, Texas
Tent Camping in August (1 Replies)
Is it too hot to camp at Tyler State Park?
August 14, 2010|
Response fromtymetraveler222|
I cannot imagine tent camping in TX in August. Only an A/C RV would do for me, and I wouldn't even leave it unless I was getting in an A/C car, to go to an A/C restaurant, store, mall, attraction .....etc. LOL!! And the bugs, and snakes, and OH YUCK. And I love to camp! (Pop up camper for us)