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Piney Woods Region
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Tyler State Park
Tyler State Park
789 Park Road 16
Tyler, Texas   75706

Phone: 903-597-5338
Reservations: 512-389-8900
Tyler State Park
© copyright,Dewese C. Milstead 2008


Tyler State Park is 985.5 acres in Smith County, north of Tyler. The park includes a 64-acre lake. The land was deeded by private owners in 1934 and 1935; original improvements were made by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The park opened in 1939.
Nature of the Area
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.
June 25
Home Improvement: Beaver Pond Walk
Let's investigate the beaver pond and find out who lives above and below the water!

The often misunderstood rodent, the Beaver, changes its environment to meet its needs. See how these changes can benefit other wildlife as well.

Contact:Boyd Sanders

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Nearby attractions include Texas State Railroad State Historic Site; Martin Creek State Park, and Purtis Creek State Park; Tyler Municipal Rose Garden, famous as rose capital of world; Tyler Junior College and planetarium; Brookshire World of Wildlife; Carnegie History Center; Kilgore Oil Museum; Morton Salt Mines in Grand Saline, 40 miles from park; Canton Trade Days (1st Monday monthly); Spring Flower Trail (March); Rose Festival (October); Tyler Zoo; and the Goodman Museum. Only 20 to 30 minutes away is Gladewater, "The Antique Capital of East Texas." While you are in the area, visit the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens a unique TPWD facility showcasing aquatic life and sport fishing in Texas.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 27 love it by martinezk1916
my family and i have gone to tyler for the past 6 years and we do not get bored of it...we go with many other people every year we invite new people to come along and they end up loving it as well
September 7 Great Park by Donna Miller
Just came back from Tyler State Park. Our family has their annual family reunion campout and it was great. Wonderful staff, clean bathrooms and showers, great lake and just all around excellent park.
August 1 Great Stay by Randy
We were booked for one night, and left 3 days later. The staff worked hard to keep us in one spot. This is one of the best parks we have stayed in during our travels.
August 20 My first time to this Park.... by Mildred Tee
I am a Wildlife and Nature Photographer I have pictures on the State Parks Web Site and will be adding the ones I took at the Tyler State Park it is a lovely park and I plan to come back !! I enjoyed the nature trails...8/14/2009
May 5 by daxfas26
the best memory of my childhood was when my dad threw my 12th bday party and stayed the nite in the cabins. all my friends that came say the same thing. it really did leave an impression on all of us.
August 2 i love this place by tracy d.
i use to coe here when i was a kid and it had left such an impression to me that i am now 33 and love the idea of coming on my onl vaction in 2 years. thank you.

Area Campgrounds
5 Star RV Park
10929 CR 35
Tyler, TX
Weather Forecast, (75706)

You can reach the park from exits 330 and 331 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike; from Exit 330 follow PA 332 east from Willow Grove through Richboro and from Exit 331 follow US 1 north to I-95. Follow I-95 north to the Newtown/Yardley Exit 49, then drive west on the four-lane bypass around Newtown. The park entrance is at the intersection of Swamp Road and the four-lane bypass.

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Piney Woods Region
Piney Woods Region
Tyler State Park
Tyler State Park