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“Camping Tyler State Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park
Ranked #3 of 37 things to do in Tyler
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Texas
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Camping Tyler State Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2008

Tyler State Park is a five lantern experience! That's good! We have tent camped and pop-up camped. Lakeview camping area is the preferred camping spot. These camp sites are considered premium campsites. They are right on the water surrounded by beautiful tall pines trees. The park is beauitfully painted with color and nature. Kayaking is safe and relaxing within the park lake. There is a hiking trail that incompasses the lake. Works for the whole family granny too! Biking is awesome either pleasure or off road workout through the tallering pines. Honor system for firewood. Bathrooms near lakeview camping area are new as of Dec 07. The only issue is the showers are separate from the toilet area. The showers are wheelchair accessible. Rental of canoes and paddle boats available. Ample raccoons every where-big and not fearful of people. If you leave your containers out at night they will be in them eventhough our trusty golden-retriver was sleepying near by. 2 1/2 hours from Dallas. Great spot very beautiful.

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“Nice Little Park & Lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2007

This is a nice old State Park about 100 miles from Dallas & 100 Miles From Shreveport Louisana. Great park for Tent campers or Pop Up Trailers and the Big Rigs. Best spot for camping is the Lakeview area, though spots are close to the road and if you have a 5th Wheeler I'd go for the Big Pine Campsites instead.

Very heavy piney woods all through this park with nice hiking/walking trails through the park, the state of Texas fills the lake with Rainbow Trout in late Dec/Early Jan for fishing, other fishing yearround for Bass & Crappie is good. The park has boat rentals and nice swimming beach, also nice park store to pick up some items for camping, there is also a Chevron Station at the enterance of the park.

For a side trip you might check out the Tiger Reserve that's a few miles up 14 and walkthrough, they have a tour guide that takes you through the Reserve and talk about all their Tigers.

Overall Tyler State Park is a very nice park and a few miles off I-20 but not alot of Highway noise if any, Bodacious BBQ is right down from the park for those not wanting to cookout at the park.

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