Tyler State Park
789 Park Road 16
Tyler State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 174
Number of Sites with Electric:
Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 60
Number of Full Hookup Sites: 57
About: Activities include picnicking; camping; boating (motors allowed - 5 mph speed limit); boat rentals; fishing; birding; hiking; mountain biking; lake swimming (in unsupervised swimming area); and nature study.
Facilities include restrooms with and without showers; picnic sites; 2 group picnic areas without shelters; 1 group picnic pavilion; campsites with water; campsites with water and electricity (pull-through and back-in); screened shelters; and a group camp with 6 screened shelters for overnight use and a dining hall with a full kitchen for day-use only; shelters and dining hall can be rented together or separately. Other facilities include a trailer rally area (30 water and electric sites with a group picnic pavilion); trailer dump stations; a group dining hall; a 2.5-mile hiking trail; an 13-mile mountain bike trail; a .75-mile nature trail; an amphitheater on the lake shore; and a concrete launching ramp with a courtesy dock. Premium campsites are available.
The Park Store sells, among other items, souvenirs and fishing supplies. They also have seasonal rentals of canoes, paddle boats, kayaks, bike boats, jon boats, and mountain bikes. For more information contact the store directly at 903/592-6790.
Situated in the pineywoods, the steep dissected hillsides and the lake, with its associated vegetation, provides considerable habitat variety. Wildlife species are characteristic of east Texas: deer, squirrels, raccoons, opossums, as well as numerous species of birds. Popular fish include crappie, perch, catfish, and bass.
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