Texas State Parks

Tyler State Park

Tyler, Texas

Tyler State Park - Entry sign
Tyler State Park - Entry sign

What's not to like about Tyler State Park? Well, it can get very crowded at times and you do need to make your reservations very early to get campsites during prime season, but it worth it.

Most campsites have a secluded feel even in a crowd. Mostly because of the trees. Lots and lots of trees, pine trees, 100 feet tall tree. Sorry I tend to on and on about trees, I was born and raised in West Texas, so trees are special to me.

And the lake, 64 acres of spring fed cool water. Also, to maintain the tranquility and peace both in and out of the water, the lake is a wake free lake. There are no high-speed ski boats, no jet skis, just canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats. There are few slow speed boats putt putting fisherman to their favorite fishing spot. If you are lucky enough to snag a full hookup site in the Lakeview area you may be right on the water. You can tie up your canoe on shore a few feet from you RV door. The same is true if you have a screened in shelter in the Shortleaf area.

If you don't have a canoe, kayak, or paddle boat they will rent you one. The park also has two lighted fishing piers great swimming area. Overall, it is a great place to spend a day or a week


  • 57 - Campsites Full Hookup
  • 20 - Campsites with water, electric
  • 30 - Campsites with water (Tents only)


  • Cabins with A/C, heat and more ...

The Grid

  • Cell Phone:Verizon Good
  • Wi-Fi: Maybe at the park office
  • Television: Antenna; Satellite (lots of trees)  


Paddle Boating on Tyler Lake
Kayaking on Tyler Lake
Kayaking on Tyler Lake
Camping on the water front
Camping on the water front

Date: 13 June 2020