Tyler State Park
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.
The Texas State Park Store has year-round boat rentals. Canoes, paddle boats, kayaks, bike boats, and jon boats, are available daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Boat rentals are available Wednesday through Sunday, from Labor Day to Memorial Day. For more information, contact the store directly at (903) 592-6790.
The park offers a variety of educational opportunities; check the calendar for upcoming events or contact the park for special tours.
Get more information on the Civilian Conservation Corps, which helped develop this park and numerous others over 70 years ago, by visiting our CCC page that includes the interactive online exhibits and education resource, “The Look of Nature: Designing Texas State Parks During the Great Depression” and “A New Deal for Texas Parks."
- Interpretive Guide to Tyler State Park
- Tyler State Park: Whispering Pines Nature Trail
- Ask about the Junior Ranger Explorer Packs available for free checkout at the park!
Nearby attractions include Martin Creek State Park; Purtis Creek State Park; Texas State Railroad; Tyler Municipal Rose Garden, famous as the rose capital of the 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 the 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 sportfishing in Texas.