Explore Tyler State Park

Explore Tyler State Park!

Play at the lake, wet a hook, wander through the trails, or relax with your binoculars at Tyler State Park. You can boat, fish, swim in the lake, mountain bike, picnic, camp, bird watch, walk, hike and just enjoy nature. There’s plenty to do!

There is a 64-acre spring-fed lake that is in the middle of the park. You can rent a canoe, paddleboat, kayak, bike boat, john boat or a paddleboard. Or if you prefer fishing, the lake is stocked with crappie, perch, catfish or bass. The park has three fishing piers and a boat ramp. If you don’t want to rent one of the park’s boats, you can bring your own but their is a 5 mph speed limit for boats with motors. Tyler State Park also loan fishing rods, reels and tackle boxes as part of TPWD’s Tackle Loaner Program. Remember, you do not need a fishing license to fish from the shore in a state park!

There are also more than 13 miles of trails throughout the park. Whether you enjoy hiking or mountain biking, there is something to see. One trail to check out is the Whispering Pines Nature Trail. According to the park, it was laid out more than 70 years ago by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Tyler State Park is over 600 acres, so you may want to check out their interactive trails map here.

The park also has campsites to spend the night. You can hookup or rent a cabin. Click here to find information on their campsites, cabins and screened shelters.

And in addition to all of the activities you can do on your own, Tyler State Park offers a variety of Ranger Programs like learning to cook in a Dutch oven, start a fire, hike with a ranger and more. You can check out their events page to see all upcoming programs.

The park is open daily and it is $6 dollars to get in (kids 12 and under get in for free.)

The entrance to the park is located at 15007 FM14 in Tyler.

Click here for more ideas on how to plan a half day, a full day or an entire weekend.

Follow Tyler State Park on Facebook here.

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