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“Attention Triathlon and Endurance Swimmers”
Review of Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park
Ranked #3 of 38 things to do in Tyler
Certificate of Excellence
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Tyler, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Attention Triathlon and Endurance Swimmers”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

Tyler State Park, in addition to being a stellar camping, hiking, mountain biking park also has a wonderful lake. People fish, canoe and swim in this lake which has a sand play area and a big floating dock that you can sun on, jump from, etc. Lots of fun. My husband and I use the lake for our open water swimming. From the sandy beach swim area to the pier directly across the lake is about 400 meters. The water is clean and fairly clear. There are no motorized boats allowed on the lake which is a huge plus for open water swimming. The park has a large changing and showering facility at the lake.

There is no life guard so you will be swimming at your own risk.

Visited October 2012
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Lufkin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Camped at Tyler State Park for a week”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

The park was well kept. The campsites however where kind of small. There was a small lake where you could fish or canoe.

Visited June 2012
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Tyler, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Mountain Biking.”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

The mountain biking trails here are very rewarding. A rider can find plenty of technical sections on the trail or for the least experienced there is EZ trail or Loop A trail. The park has a small lake that is absolutely beautiful at all seasons of the year. Canoe and paddleboat rentals are also available here.

Visited October 2012
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Dallas, TX
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Prettiest State Park in Texas”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Was there Nov. 20-23. Excellent fall foliage. Lots of shady trees. Great trails for both hiking and mountain biking. Stayed in the tent, water only, section. Sites are not close together which is a real blessing. However, there is only one restroom for this section of the park (41 sites) and for the eastern half of this section its up a long flight of stairs. Would have given the park 5 stars except: you hear noise from nearby highways all day and all night though it's not super loud; none of the camp sites are right on the lake, the closest are at least 40 yards away; the gnats, when out, are huge and super aggressive. Also, I was here on a day only excursion during warm weather and it was Very crowded. But, like I said, this is the prettiest state park in Texas.

Visited November 2012
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Whitehouse, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very beuautiful area”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

The lake front campground is the best. Great place to bicycle, hike, swim or fish. A trail circles the whole lake. The lake is very clear. Be sure to keep your coolers and food locked up. The raccoons are very clever.

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