Tyler State Park RV & Campground Guide


Tyler State Park has many outdoor activities for visitors! You can fish, swim in the lake, bike, bird watch, and much more. The nearby town of Tyler - “America’s Rose Capital” - is also home to the Texas State Railroad, ziplining, museums, plantations, and other areas where you can learn more about the local history.

The average high in July at Tyler State Park is 97 degrees, while the average low in January is 32 F. The first freeze of the season generally happens in late November, while the last freeze of the season happens in early April.

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Spring 44 F – 82 F
Summer 67 F – 94 F
Fall 42 F – 87 F
Winter 30 F – 59 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Tyler State Park

Camping is available at Tyler State Park, with premium sites that have water and electric hookups and nearby showers. If you choose to rent an RV, consider renting with RVshare. Each rental vehicle comes with nationwide insurance coverage, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a dedicated team that will work to make sure you have the perfect RV for your travel plans and unique needs.   

There are also several nearby campgrounds where you can stay while you visit the park:

Jellystone Park at Whispering Pines

Relax in the woods under big pine and oak trees, or get a spot near the Yogi Bear Building where planned campground activities are centered. 

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes 

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wi-Fi: yes

  • Pet friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: planned camp activities, playground, fishing pond, showers, laundry, pool, water zone park

Glory Days RV Park

This spacious campground is near attractions in Tyler and is just a short drive from Tyler State Park as well.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wi-Fi: yes

  • Pet friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: laundry, showers, pull-thru sites

RV Rentals Near Tyler State Park

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What to Do at
Tyler State Park

Inside Tyler State Park

There are a number of things to do at Tyler State Park, both on the water and on the shores of the lake! 

Geocaching: Looking for a geocache is like a modern-day treasure hunt! Head to geocaching.com, or use an app to find caches near where you are in the park, and use GPS coordinates to find the cache. 

Hiking: Explore more than 13 miles of trails throughout the Pineywoods, and be sure to hike the Whispering Pines Nature Trail, which was laid out more than 70 years ago by the Civilian Conservation Corps. 

Biking: You can also check out the 13 miles of trails on a mountain bike. Try the 3.1-mile B Loop Trail to see the park’s many different kinds of forest. 

Fishing: Fish for crappie, perch, catfish, and bass at one of the park’s three fishing piers or from a boat. The park loans fishing rods, reels, and tackle boxes, and you do not need a fishing license to fish at any Texas state park.\

Boating: You can also fish from a boat. Rent one at the park, or bring your own. Motors are allowed, but there is a 5 mph speed limit. 

Swimming: You can swim in the lake as well.

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How to Get to
Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park is two miles north of Interstate 20 on FM 14, north of Tyler on Park Road 16. 

The address for the park is 789 Park Rd. 16, Tyler, TX.

Entering Tyler State Park

There is an entrance fee of $6 per person for those 13 years and up to visit the park. There is no fee for children 12 and under. 

There’s no better way to create memories with those you love than by heading out on a road trip! Renting an RV with RVshare makes the trip easy and stress-free. Whether you choose to rent an RV near your home and make the trek, or fly into Texas and rent an RV for camping, you’re sure to have an adventure you won’t soon forget! We would love to see pictures of your travels - be sure to send us photos of your trip to [email protected] and tag us on social media. Your memories could be featured on our blog, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page!

Frequently Asked Questions About Tyler State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Tyler State Park?

Anytime from March to October is a good time to visit this park. The park offers year-round attractions and activities, but the weather is ideal from spring to fall with the spring being the best time for temperatures.

What is the climate of Tyler State Park?

The climate of Tyler State Park is humid subtropical, which means it can get hot and humid summers and dry and cool winters. The average temperature in the park is 68 degrees Fahrenheit. The average rainfall is 45 inches per year.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Tyler State Park?

There are at least four designated RV camping spots in Tyler State Park: Big Pine, Lakeview, and two general area campgrounds. Each offers RV hookups, fire rings with grills, restrooms and showers, and picnic tables.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Tyler State Park and what is the cost?

Reservations for a camping spot at Tyler State Park require a two-night minimum stay and start at $18 per night, plus a daily entrance fee of $6 per day. The minimum stay must include Friday and Saturday.

Are pets allowed at Tyler State Park?

Tyler State Park allows pets in without a fee. Pets should be always on a leash of no more than 6 feet. There are no open dog park areas in the park. Pet owners must also clean up after their pets.