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: 32.481673518175
Longitude: -95.280990600586
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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74 Reviews

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

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: 47
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 7

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: 23
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 14

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: 44
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

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: 53
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 10

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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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 13

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

Everything from our review two years ago is still accurate except that we did hear some traffic noise is the distance this time, and the power went out after a storm for about 16 hours. Also, there are lots of ants in the campsites, which invaded our RV, and the park was out of firewood the entire week we were there. We bought some at the nearby convenience store, but it turned out to be so green it wouldn't burn. Other than that, we enjoyed a lovely stay. Staff was friendly and helpful, as were the hosts. We enjoyed hiking and boating, and relaxing while taking in the view of the lake. Overall it is a very nice park. We camped at Tyler State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
LV34
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 132
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 45

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

Tyler State Park near Tyler, Texas is a beautiful park built by the CCC in the late 1930's. We were in the Big Pine camping loop site 73. 50A electric, water and sewer for $24/night. Nice hiking trails. Best park store we've seen. Small lake with big bass. Saw a guy land a 12.7 lb largemouth bass! Nearly a Share Lunker (13 lbs). Lindale is 8 miles west of the park with groceries, restaurants and of course, Walmart. We camped at Tyler State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
73
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is very hard to rate. It's a truly lovely setting. Very pretty. Lots of space. But, I would not bring a big-rig here again. BEWARE: After checking in, there are two roads to the campground where a big-rig would be assigned. The short route, which the rangers directed us to take, has a load-zoned bridge that's rated for 12,500 pounds on tandem axles. Even the front axle on our Allegro Bus is more than that. And one ranger told us, after I questioned them, that he can actually see the bridge flexing when people drive over it. That bridge is simply unsafe for a large diesel pusher. So, we had to turn around in a tight area and take the long way to the campground. That route is very steep, winding, and narrow. We've put 15,000 miles on our motorhome this year, staying in campgrounds and private RV parks from Texas to Alaska to Maine to the Florida Keys. This is easily the most challenging to navigate. As noted, I'd go elsewhere with a big-rig. There are, however, many bumper-pulls and 5th wheels in here. Once again, it's a beautiful park. Very peaceful. We camped at Tyler State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Price reflects $5 pp surcharge per night. Very clean. We stayed two nights but playing catch up and didn't have time to enjoy the park. Would love to have kayaked there. Lucky to get in with no reservation. Most sites were more level and asphalt in better condition than our's. We were glad to have a safe place to stay. We camped at Tyler State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the full hook up area. The lake views were great and the water was very clear. Several sites had major ant problems, thousands were all over our site and trailer. Bring the ant spray. We camped at Tyler State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Full hook up
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Sand

Campground Details

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

Good shopping in Tyler.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed 3 nights in Big Pine #44. The spots are large with many trees (we had a family of raccoons in one). Depending on the site, the trees could make it difficult to dial in a satellite dish. We were able to. The park was not busy and very quiet. We stayed Tuesday-Friday. The weekends may be different. Wi-Fi is pretty much not attainable. It would show up, but not strong enough to connect. This did not matter to us, we came for the peace and quiet. The spots have paved pull through parking and you can park so you face the woods, not the road. Firewood is available on the honor system with a donation box. The staff at the gate were very helpful and friendly. There is a park store, but we didn't visit it. We have a park pass, so there was no entrance fee ($5/day) and we got 1/2 off our 2nd night (normally $24/night). We originally reserved 2 nights, but were enjoying it so much we booked another night, wishing we could stay for another week. I only gave the site 4 stars because it is time for some re-paving. We camped at Tyler State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Big Pine 44
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place to stay with nice lake and facilities. Staff super friendly. Very nice and roomy bathrooms. On site store well stocked. Boat rentals was nice. Mostly Shady with spacious sites. We camped at Tyler State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Fish,swim,hike,bike,enjoy outdoors

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