Tyler State Park is 985.5 acres in Smith County, north of Tyler. The park includes a 64-acre lake. The land was deeded by private owners in 1934 and 1935; original improvements were made by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The park opened in 1939.
Facilities include restrooms with and without showers; picnic sites; 2 group picnic areas without shelters; 1 group picnic pavilion; campsites with water; campsites with water and electricity (pull-through and back-in); screened shelters; and a group camp with 6 Limited Use Cabins (available for rent separately) for overnight use and a dining hall with a full kitchen for day-use only; shelters and dining hall can be rented together or separately. Other facilities include a trailer rally area (30 water and electric sites with a group picnic pavilion); trailer dump stations; a group dining hall; a 2.5-mile hiking trail; an 13-mile mountain bike trail; a .75-mile nature trail; an amphitheater on the lake shore; and a concrete launching ramp with a courtesy dock. Premium campsites are available.
I-20 West to Tyler, Texas (roghly 80+ miles). You will see a large green sign on I-20 near Tyler for the park. Take that exit, turn right and go north a few miles. You'll see the park on your left.