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Tyler State Park

Tyler, Texas


789 Park Road 16
Tyler, Texas 75706
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Sites: 125
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 32.48167
Longitude: -95.28099

Elevation: 701' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

We camped in the Big Pine campground for two nights with advanced reservations made 257 days prior to arrival. Check-in at Visitors' Center was quick. Firewood for sale (honor system $5 for 8 pieces) near Big Pine restroom/shower house. Big Pine women's restroom was in deplorable condition! Toilets clogged and overflowing. Definitely a health and safety issue and was shocked that Park rangers didn't lock out the public! One of the three stalls was without a door. Was forced to drive to the day use area to use restroom. Non-gender showers were on the opposite side of the restrooms. Lockable, individual shower rooms. Clean. Big Pine drive-thru campsites are very close to campground road. We were warned that park raccoons were aggressively friendly, which was an understatement. When hubby pulled a storage bin from our truck, two raccoons appeared in the middle of the afternoon next to the bin. We can surmise they thought the storage bin was a cooler and they were about to get some grub. We had to shoo them away over and over again. Quiet park - no road noise. It was the weekend prior to Halloween, so each campsite had an option to participate in the campground trick or treat activity. Heavily wooded park. Very nicely stocked Park store where canoes, paddle boats and kayaks can be rented (life jackets provided at no cost). Achieved 2 bars with AT&T cell service. We camped at Tyler State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Tyler Rose Garden admission is free! Very walkable garden that is extremely peaceful.

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

A clean and well maintained park. We camped in the Big Pine area on FHU Site 65. Site had a slight slope but easy to compensate. Plenty of room with BBQ and picnic table. Very pretty park with lovely shady trees and lovely trails. Many activities to suit everyones needs. Unfortunately we had a full day of rain that kept us from doing things however we would stay here again and highly recommend. We camped at Tyler State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
65
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the Goodman-LeGrand House & Museum in Tyler - well worth a tour but advise to sit and watch the 25 minute video beforehand. Many shops and restaurants at nearby East Tyler.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Very clean well maintained park. Camp sites also inviting and user friendly. Fire rings and fire wood available at reasonable price. Beautiful lake for fishing boating or swimming. Great hiking trails of different lengths and difficulty. We camped at Tyler State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
65
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Great park for relaxing getaway. Adults and kids went swimming, kayaking, fishing and stand up board. Went for walks on several of the many well kept trails. Nice store with playground nearby for the kids. We camped at Tyler State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
33-34
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

Park is generally in a run-down condition. Showers and restrooms are in poor condition, but clean. Raccoons have taken over many of the camping areas. If you are out after dark, they are a real nuisance. I am an outdoorsman, so when I say NUISANCE, I mean NUISANCE! We camped at Tyler State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Area 2
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Wow, this is a really nice park! Located just north of Tyler and I-20, it feels worlds apart from the hustle and bustle. It is quite large, hilly, and scenic with beautiful pines and hardwood trees, creeks, and a gorgeous lake. It offers camping, picnicking, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, playgrounds, and boating. For boating, you can launch your own, or rent one from the park store, which offers canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, and jon boats. The store also offers souvenirs as well as limited camping supplies and groceries. The park has scenic roads for vehicles and road bicycles, as well as 13 miles of trails for hikers and mountain bikers. It also has many structures that were built in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps. There are a wide range of accommodations ranging from tent sites with water only, all the way up to full hookup RV sites, screened shelters, and mini-cabins. Some sites are very level, while others have a slope. There are lots of ants in the campsites which invaded our RV after a few days. Depending on which way the wind is blowing, you may hear a little traffic noise from the nearby highways. Water and electric supplies are good, however the power did go out for about 17 hours after a storm. On the technology side, we received about 30 over-the-air TV stations, 4G LTE cell phone service from Verizon, and Wi-Fi internet from the park, although it was slow at times. While all the sites are quite nice, our favorite area is the Lakeview tent and trailer camping area. It is right on the shores of the lake, has great views, and is right on the Lakeshore trail, which is a very scenic and easy 2-mile loop around the lake. We camped at Tyler State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Lakeview 27
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We did not have a reservation for a Saturday, so we were put in the overflow for a night. It had a very friendly and quiet group camped there. The washrooms were new and very clean! We had water and electric. Next 2 nights we had full hook up in Area 3. Older washrooms and showers, but clean. great hikes, lake and trees. would stay there again on our way to and from Arizona. We camped at Tyler State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Group 94 and 3 54
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park in the Piney Woods of East Texas. We stayed at site #64 in the Big Pine area with 50amp, water and sewer. Great set of trails to explore, lake is great for swimming and the park also has various boats to rent. Staff is extermely friendly. Very nice Camp Shop with fishing gear, clothes and some various camping items. Having a Texas State Park Pass helps greatly with the parks individual fees and you also get discounts on your first few camping nights. We camped at Tyler State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
64
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

You can fish for sun perch at the boating center after they close. Kids caught several fish using bread.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed one night in Cedar Point Loop, site #7, which is a pull thru with W/E. The park is very close to I-20, so even in "sleep and go" situations, it is worth staying here. The park is tidy, our area was very woodsy and our spacious site backed up to even more forest. We had full LTE coverage (AT&T) and got 30+ channels via OTA. We look forward to returning for an extended visit. We camped at Tyler State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Stopped at Tyler State Park in Tyler, TX, for an overnight after a long, stressful driving day. We prefer actual parks to RV "parks" that are more expensive and are just parking lots next to noisy roadways. Our price included the $6 per person entrance fee, which kind of cheeses me to pay on top of the camping fee, but we've encountered this in many state parks. We didn't have the opportunity to explore the park, but our next-site neighbor is a frequent flyer there and had great things to say about it. The setting was beautiful, full mature trees and lots of vegetation. I grew up camping in a park that looked almost just like this, so I loved this place. We had no problem with our 30-amp & water hookups. No problem backing in to our site with a 32-foot class C. There were several pull-through sites in our section. Would love to return and spend some time actually camping there, rather than a stopover. We camped at Tyler State Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Cedar Point site 17
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful East TX park. We stayed in the Lakeview area, which I recommend. The pretty park is kept up nicely & isn't in the middle of a bunch of meth labs. We found it spotless, including the bathrooms. We have a 25' motorhome and backed into our site, but there are pull-throughs. The campsites are spacious with plenty of area around them should you want to set up a tent. We set up 2 ENO Hammocks, left our bikes out, had a lantern pole, picnic table and fire ring with a grill grate. Firewood can be purchased via the honor system by the camp host's site. We had full hookups and concrete pad, which required leveling blocks. Our site was shaded and on the water. Because of the tall trees, satellite didn't work. No biggie. I didn't pay attention to whether or not there were spots with a clear view to the sky. You can rent boats & fishing equipment. There is a swimming area. If you enjoy biking, birding, hiking or geocaching, there are plenty of options/trails. We took a nice hike around the perimeter of the lake...maybe a couple of miles? The camp store is well appointed. The only issue we ran into were the thieving raccoons who have a taste for prime rib-eye. One of the fearless little buggers managed to steal half of a steak right off the grill when we walked a few feet away! (so much for leftovers!). Our neighbors, who frequent this park, say they are a big problem at this park, so keep your coolers and everything food related inside your car/camper! Sites at TX State Parks are first come first served, although you can reserve a "space" beforehand. The ranger said starting Dec 2017, you will be able to book "site specific" spots online. Day use fee is $3/day per person. We got a TX State Park pass for $40, which negates the day use fee and if you stay more than one night, you get half off the 2nd night. Well worth it if you plan on camping/using TX state parks more than a couple times. Book early; this is a popular park, close to Dallas & fills up during the season. We camped at Tyler State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Lakeview - Site 36
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Biking, hiking, geocaching, birding, fishing, paddle-boats, swimming in the lake, campfire

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed 3 nights in the Lakeside camping loop L71 a premium site with full hookups . Nice site with a good view of the lake. This loop is a little tight for maneuvering 40' motorhomes with a toad, but can be done. Sites at our end of the loop were a little closer than we like but much better than most parks. The State Park is only about 2 miles from I20, so is a good place to spend the night if you are passing through. In addition to the nightly rate of $25 there is a $5 per entrance fee unless you have a Texas State Park pass. The campsites can be a little muddy if it is raining and it did rain 2 out of our 3 night stay. We camped at Tyler State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
L71
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

This was our first time in this park, have heard about it for years and were not disappointed. Beautiful lake with very nice swimming area, clean bathrooms and showers, well stocked park store and level sites with convenient hookups. They are supposed to replace Big Pine Loop early next year, but Lake View sites are great. Even though it was 100 every day, we had a great time and had several "friends" (colons) come see us every evening. We'll definitely be back!!! We camped at Tyler State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
LV26
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

A ton of things to do in Tyler. Don't miss Caldwell Zoo, Tyler Rose Garden, multiple museums, True Vine Brewery (Thur-Sat), Keipersol Winery and unbelievable shopping on South Broadway. The restaurants are just too numerous to list, but if you love beer and pizza, you've got to stop by Rotolo's (31 taps with mostly Texas microbrews).

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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Once again, the weather in July is not my first choice but we had a wedding to attend. The cost of a site isn't so bad until you had the per person non resident cost added(24.00 site plus 14.00 for two people). Nice grass area's even in the summer and concrete table area's. All utilities worked well although we did experience a power outage. We camped at Tyler State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

First of all this is a beautiful park and lake, just waiting for you to explore, hike, camp, swim, bike, and/or fish. Lots of pine trees and 8 hiking trails the shortest one is less than a half mile and the longest 2.53 miles with varying degrees of elevation and skill. We stayed in the pull-throughs which were plenty long for our 33' Fifth wheel and fairly level. Utilities were in great working order and site was clean and generously laid out. This park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and therefore has a nostalgic feeling about it. There is a children's wading pool, rock waterfall, and Beauchamp Springs. Scenic views and historic buildings blend into the landscape. We have stayed here before and will stay here again. We camped at Tyler State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
Big Pine Loop 72
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Tyler State Park is just outside the city of Tyler, home of "The Rose Garden of America" which is very pretty and a nice place to walk. Plenty of shopping in the city too, but don't miss out on the country. The little towns around here are full of oilfield history and a lot of peace and quite.

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