Tyler State Park – An East Texas Treasure
Tyler State Park is our own little peaceful retreat on a clear, spring-fed lake surrounded by a mature pine-hardwood forest. Built by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) from 1935-1940, the park is designed to incorporate natural materials to blend with the surrounding landscape. Visit Tyler State Park for an afternoon, a day, or stay a little longer. Convenient to all of East Texas, just two miles north of Interstate 20 on FM 14 is Park Road 16, the entrance to Tyler State Park.
So Much to Enjoy
Tyler State Park is beautiful year round. Come and play at the lake, fish, explore the trails by foot or on a bike, or just find a nice spot to relax and enjoy nature. The lake has a swimming area, three fishing piers and boat rentals. There are campsites available for tents and RV’s, and also screen-shelters and a few cabins.
Spring is a wonderful time to visit, with the dogwood’s blooming and birds singing and the weather often ideal for camping and cooking out. This is a great Spring Break getaway for anyone who is staying at home in East Texas, but wants to venture out a little. My family likes to camp, but with the proximity of the park, we sometimes just go for a day trip. Get to the park early and set-up at one of the day use sites for campsite pancakes, play on the playground, hit the trails, ride around in the boat, and end the day back at the fire pit for hotdogs and s’mores! My personal favorite activity at the park is to run the trails. With over 15 miles of trails winding through the woods and many elevation changes, I can be entertained for hours.
Beauty in Our Own Backyard
There are many great photo opportunities at Tyler State Park, so all of you moms with cameras, like me, don’t forget to snap a few pics to remember the trip! I’ve also seen family photo shoots and engagement photos being taken here.