January 17, 2021 - reviewed by Donna Donna
We are volunteer camphosts on our way to Big Bend. We paid to dump at Pilot, but no potable water available anywhere.
We drove to Tyler State Park and asked for some water. Offered to pay.
Absolutely not, the ranger said, and refered us to a private ( closed) campground.
We have camphosted all around the states, and have never refused water to someone in need. Big raspberry to you meanies.
August 4, 2019 - reviewed by Mike & Sandy
This is our very favorite State Park! Great swimming lake, with clear water and no power boats or jet ski’s! Love this place! Camping on the lakeside loop is the best!
February 24, 2019 - reviewed by Fred and Mary
Stayed for a week during winter. Well kept Park with a nice staff and a small lake with good trails.
Bathrooms could be nicer and we would give it 5 stars.
Inexpensive however you will be charged an extra $6 a night per person unless you have a Texas State Park pass. We bought a pass for $70 and saved money overall.
Check availability in advance. This place gets booked up even in the winter.
February 9, 2019 - reviewed by Chuck Morris
Tyler State Park
One of the nicest State Parks in Texas.
October 3, 2018 - reviewed by Kathy
Very nice park close to I-20. There is a Walmart close too. We didn’t see any raccoons. No highway noise. Beautiful, large wooded sites that have full hookups.
August 25, 2018 - reviewed by Tim Wright
Great State Park
We came to celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary. This was our 1rst time to stay at this park. We stayed at the Big Pine Section in site 55. It was a great location and pretty shaded most of the day. It was right off the lake by the dam. It is a beautiful park and lots to do. It does have the best store in a state park that I have seen. Lots of supplies and goodies there. Swimming area was great with clear water and sandy bottom. There are lots of racoons that come into camp wanting food. Very brave little critters. My wife was even petting one. I would use caution around them as they are unpredictable, but we did not have any issues with them bothoring us. At one time we had 4 to 5 in the campsite with us. I was very impressed with this park and will return in the future.
March 24, 2018 - reviewed by Marie and Jim
Stayed 2 nights March 19-21, 2018. We had a full hook-up site in Big Pines. Newly asphalted sites, pull through # 49. Pull through was a little tight for our 30 foot travel trailer. Nice hiking trails and a pond for kayaking. Cost was $24, but Texas charges park fees per person, on top of camping fees. This park charges $6 per person per day. Be prepared to pay these fees. Total cost per night was $36 for 2 adults.
November 5, 2017 - reviewed by John
Beautiful park! Wonderful park staff! Watch out for coons, strap down ice chest and leave no food outside. We had a blast!!
April 19, 2017 - reviewed by Bear Man
Really Liked It
This is a great state park around a nice Texas lake. There are plenty of good trails for hikers and mountain bikers both. I only saw one raccoon in the most sought after RV space, and it was a mom carrying her baby. She was very scared of me. Partly due to the fact that I have already seen plenty of lakes, I stayed up on the hill. Which I would also recommend.
But it's not so much the nice setting as it is the nice people who visit this place. Everyone is super courteous and neighborly. I would absolutely recommend this location.
March 30, 2017 - reviewed by Jeff
I wouldn't recommend staying overnight here in a camper. The raccoons came out in masses from dusk until dawn. They are brave and not afraid of the campers, literally stealing you blind 2 feet from you. They got were able to open my ice chest and steal 8lbs of chicken. Apparently, the state employees think it's so cute that they can be hand fed. Personally, I think these annoying varmints have guaranteed that I won't be back.
Now on the positive side, the mountain bike trails are great. Well maintained and marked. They were challenging and some technical sections. Unfortunately, it's not enough a positive to outweigh the herds of theiving coons every evening.
November 2, 2016 - reviewed by Jeff
Very pretty park. Especially around the fall time. Nice camp ground sites. Quiet and peaceful but not around the park store that's where all the people go to swim and where all the schools take kids on field trips.
August 13, 2016 - reviewed by C.E. Carlson
One of Texas greatest parks. I had a major heart attack while staying there in 2004 and the employees bent over backwards taking care of my dear wife and our rig while hospitalized.