Tyler State Park RV & Campground Guide

Texas

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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Weather
Spring 44 F – 82 F
Summer 67 F – 94 F
Fall 42 F – 87 F
Winter 30 F – 59 F
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Nearby Cities
Tyler, TX
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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

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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.

Outside Tyler State Park

There’s plenty to do outside Tyler State Park as well! From taking in the local sights to relaxing with a tasty bite to eat, once you’ve explored the park, try one of these activities. 

Restaurants

Roast Social Kitchen

This cute restaurant in downtown Tyler features a variety - sometimes an unusual variety - of brick-oven pizzas. The eatery also has small plates and a full bar with speciality, hand-crafted cocktails in a fun, hip atmosphere.

Type: Pizza & tapas

Location: Tyler

Bernard's Mediterranean Restaurant

An upscale family-owned restaurant that serves pasta, steak, veal, and chicken with a Mediterranean twist. The owners say they’re influenced by France, Spain, and Italy in the way they prepare their food.

Type: Mediterranean

Location: Tyler

Villa Montez

A snazzy hilltop mansion makes a fun setting for casual, cocina Latina (Latin kitchen) favorites including seafood and meat dishes.

Type: Latin

Location: Tyler

Shopping

First Monday Canton

The world’s largest flea market happens in Canton, Texas. Contrary to the name, the market actually operates once a month from the Thursday through Sunday prior to the first Monday of the month, all year-round.

Location: Canton

Sightseeing

Discovery Science Place

Discovery Science Place has a variety of hands-on exhibits, programs, and events to entertain the family and help everyone learn a little more about scientific principles and how they apply to the world around us!

Location: Tyler, TX

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

The mission of the Fisheries Center is to provide an educational, entertaining experience for visitors that helps them better understand freshwater sport fishing, and to see the conservation of aquatic resources in Texas.

Location: Tyler, TX

Salt Palace Museum

The town of Grand Saline, Texas, sits on top of a massive lode of natural salt...so it’s only fitting it would also be home to the Salt Palace Museum. The Salt Palace is a small one-story building constructed solely of local salt blocks. It has been rebuilt three times, and houses a small museum that shares salt mining artifacts and memorabilia.

Location: Grand Saline, TX

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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!