Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Tyler State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Tyler State Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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4.5
350 reviews
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Mike J
1 contribution
Not bad except. . .
Apr 2021
Wouldn't be bad except the constant racket from weedeaters, lawnmowers and chainsaws going from dawn to dusk.
Written April 30, 2021
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Sentimental Nomad
Albuquerque, NM294 contributions
What A Nice Hike
Dec 2020 • Family
What a nice park! Great, easy 3+ mile hike around Lake Tyler... Easy enough for our toddler. Beautiful & clean. Many amenities, including boat rentals. The campgrounds looked great, from primitive tent camp sites to big rig, pull-thru sites, paved with full hook-ups, sewer, picnic table, & fire ring. They had awesome views... will camp here next time! Great time for our little fam!
Written December 30, 2020
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MoMan
Richardson, TX268 contributions
The quintessential "hidden gem"
Nov 2020
We were looking for a day hike from Dallas/Plano area. After several searches for a last-minute destination, we settled on Tyler State Park, which is about 1 hr 40 min from Plano. From entrance late morning to exit after dark, the park kept giving us little wondrous surprises. There is an entrance fee per person (waived if you have an annual Texas State Parks pass). Once you get in, the winding rolling hills take you through a lush forest of pines and other tress (still quite green in late November). Camp sites are well marked (but available ONLY on advance reservation). There are several trails that are easy to find. Easy to moderately difficult in terrain Not crowded, even on a Saturday. Plenty of places to hang a hammock and have a fire. This is hour our day went:

- Parked at the lake lot.
- Hiked the 3.5 mile Loop D+B combo.
- Found spot to pitch our chairs, cots, hammocks.
- Make some hotdogs and burgers.
- Hiked the 2 mile loop around the lake.
- Chilled.
- Just before sunset, drove back to the entrance and did the 1.5 mile "Whispering Pines" trail with the little ones.
- Came back to our spot, lit a bonfire, s'mores, chill time.
- Put out the fire, wrapped up and got back to Dallas around 9pm.

I wish we could have camped - even if meant pitching a tent in the wilderness - but I don't think that's permissible (I may be wrong). Plenty of campsites, with good clean restrooms (with hot water) but must be booked way in advance.

We will certainly return in the future for overnight camping. Just the winding drive through the heavily wooded park is amazing.
Written November 28, 2020
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Paul
Tyler, TX3 contributions
Fun!
Nov 2020
Tyler State Park is the greatest place in ALL of Smith county! I love this place: the swimming area, the hiking trails......EVERYTHING! Good budget-friendly get-away spot.
Written November 16, 2020
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Celia W
Dallas, TX221 contributions
WOW! Such a beautiful place!
Sep 2020
We only planned a couple of hours for some hiking but will return and plan much more time! It was beautiful -there are many options for hiking. The restrooms were clean and easily accessible. We will be back!
Written November 15, 2020
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Loretta A
Las Vegas, NV30 contributions
Texans are afraid of the dark
Sep 2020
Quiet, beautiful setting around a manmade (CCC) lake. The hiking trails are incredible; there is something for every kind of hiker.

We camped in Area 3. We decided Texans are afraid of the dark. I've never seen so many strings of lights in a campground. The group across from us is splashing the whole campground with one of those irritating, rotating Christmas lights that fling little lights everywhere. No campground host ever visible and there are two here!
Written October 1, 2020
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NKB
4 contributions
Great little park
Aug 2020 • Family
Excellent park to bring the family for fishing, paddling, swimming in the lake or walking. Well maintained amenities.
Written August 7, 2020
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wmcbryde21
Vidor, TX506 contributions
Best Getaway
Jul 2020 • Couples
If you like trails and hiking, this park is for you. So many options and levels to choose from. Also available is swimming, fishing and biking. We drive 3 hrs just to come here every summer.
Written July 10, 2020
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Maddie
4 contributions
Beautiful area
May 2020
A great place to take the kiddos and do a great long hike or fishing. S’mores at night - oh yeah. Don’t miss this hidden gem
Written May 28, 2020
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lucyNricky2015
Corsicana, TX153 contributions
This was a great place to camp
Apr 2020
The pads are level, they are also far apart. Lots of distancing room. the park was closed for overnight guest 2 days after we arrived and we had to leave. (Stupid Covid-19)
I will go back again!!
Written May 13, 2020
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