Tyler Outdoors, Recreation, Fishing, Camping, Golf, and RV Parks


Tyler Outdoors, Recreation, Fishing, Camping, Golf, and RV Parks

Tyler has a wide range of places to see and things to do year-round. Tyler's mild climate provides an ideal environment for outdoor activities and recreation.

Lakes, Boating, Fishing and Water Recreation in East Texas

In the Piney Woods Section of East Texas, there are over 30 lakes offering a variety of outdoor sports for vacations or weekends, including Lake Palestine and Lake Tyler. And within easy driving distance are other lakes such as Toledo Bend Reservoir.

Lake Tyler and Lake Tyler East, located adjacent to each other and connected via a canal, are located just east of Tyler, Texas. The two lakes cover nearly 5,000 surface acres and serves as the major source of water supply to the Tyler metro area. It is a popular close-in destination for boating, skiing, fishing, camping, hiking and RVing.

Lake Palestine is located about 15 miles southwest of Tyler, Texas, on Texas Highway 155, and resulting from a dam on the Neches River. It has a surface area of 25,560 acres, and was completed in 1962. It is the largest lake in the Tyler area in addition to Lake Tyler.

Lake Palestine offers something for everyone, with boating, skiing, houseboats, jet skis, sailing, and fishing all being popular activities. It is the location of popular camps such as Pine Cove Christian Camps, and major attractions such as the Villages Resort.

At 27,264 acres and 315 miles of shoreline, Lake Fork was designed to be a premier bass fishing lake and currently holds records for 34 out of the Top 50 largemouth bass caught in Texas. This popular lake located on the Sabine River in Hopkins, Rains and Wood Counties, 5 miles northwest of Quitman, and north of Mineola. It was impounded in 1980, and today reaches a depth of 70 feet.

Read more about Tyler and East Texas lakes ...

Rose Rudman Recreational Trail, Tyler, Texas

Rose Rudman Recreational Trail

For walking, jogging, biking or roller-blading, Tyler's Rose Rudman Recreational Trail is a perfect venue for a short stroll or a long hike.

click to visit the
Rose Rudman Recreational Trail
web page for details and photographs

 

Water Parks, Swimming, Baseball Fields, Disc Golf, and Camping

Tyler Texas Faulkner Park

Faulkner Park - Beautiful, large facility operated by the City of Tyler on Cumberland Road at South Broadway - tennis center, water sprayground, fishing pond, baseball fields, hiking trails, nature trails, biking, picnic facilities.

Lindsey Park - Lindsey Park, also operated by the City of Tyler, is located on Spur 364 West. It features a softball complex, soccer fields, basketball courts, playground, picnic area, pavilions, and restrooms. Another popular area is the three disc golf courses: Red, Blue and Gold.

Water Park at the Villages - southwest of Tyler, on Lake Palestine - (903) 534-8400

Texas Swim Lessons of Tyler - offers group swimming classes in Tyler at the CTE Center of Tyler at 3013 Earl Campbell Parkway. Private, customized swim lessons for kids and adults at your home are also offered, as well as lifeguard services for special events.

Camp Tyler - an outdoor learning center located on 350 acres on Lake Tyler, opened in 1949.

The camp provides physical, education, and social resources for the children of East Texas.

Pine Cove Christian Camps - large multi-venue camping, conference and outdoor education facility on the shores of Lake Palestine, both summer and year-round

Splash Kingdom Water Park - near Canton on Interstate 20

Municipal swimming pools - operated by the City of Tyler


Other Places for Outdoor Fun

Wired ZiptheUSA - WIRED is a unique, state of the art zip line and challenge course located ½ mile south of Interstate 20 on Hwy. 19 directly across from Canton’s First Monday Trade Days.

Area Outdoor Attractions near Tyler

Tyler State Park - just north of Tyler, 2 miles north of Interstate 20 on FM 14, then into the park on Park Road 16. This beautiful 985 acre park in the rolling hills features a 64 acre lake, campgrounds, hiking trails, pavilions, cabins, mountain biking, nature studies, canoes, paddle boats, kayaks, bike boats, jon boats, park store and much more. (903) 597-5338.

The popular Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is located in nearby Athens. It provides an educational, entertaining visitor experience that promotes freshwater sport fishing and the enhancement, conservation and stewardship of aquatic resources in Texas. Kids love this place, and we highly recommend it! (903) 676-BASS (2277).

Bergfeld Park

One of the favorite parks in Tyler is Bergfeld Park. It features open areas for picnicing, tennis courts, playgrounds and an amphitheater. It is also the sites of special events thru the year.

The park recently was upgraded. New facilities include two playgrounds for different ages, a crushed granite trail, landscaping, mulch and seating areas. Play areas feature new swings, slides between levels, rotating net climbers, a merry-go-round, a natural boulder climbing area and a toddler play area.

The park covers two city blocks, bounded by South College Avenue on the west, and South Broadway on the east, at the intersection with Highway 155 (4th Street).

Tyler City Parks

The City of Tyler currently operates a vast array of 26 parks. Shown below is a listing. For details, maps, and events, we highly recommend visiting the website of the City of Tyler Parks & Recreation.

Woldert, 701 W. 32nd St.
Glass Rec. Center, 501 W. 32nd St.
T.R. Griffith, 2930 N. Carter Blvd.
Gassway, W. Martha St.
Emmett Scott, 1710 N. Confederate Ave.
Oak Grove, 1525 N. Carlyle Ave.
Crescent, 1560 Crescent Dr.
City, 200 W. Queen Ave.
Fun Forest, 2000 Forest Ave.
Hillside, 1111 E. Erwin St.
Goodman/LeGrand, 624 N. Broadway Ave.
Windsor Grove, 415 S. Lyons Ave.
Rose Garden, 420 Rose Park Dr.
W.E. Winters, 910 S. Peach Ave.
Herndon Hills, 2802 Brookhollow Dr.
Childrens Park, 900 S. Broadway
P.T. Cole, 1001 S. Vine St.
Bergfeld, 1510 S. College Ave.
Golden Road, 2300 McDonald Rd.
Pollard, 710 E. Amherst St.
Noble E. Young, 3125 Seaton St.
Lindsey, 1255 Spur 364 W.
Rose Rudman, 450 Shiloh Rd.
Southside, 455 Shiloh Rd.
Faulkner, 410 W. Cumberland Rd.
Northside Park. 2301 WNW Loop 323

The Children's Park, Tyler Texas (TylerTexasOnline staff photo)
The Children's Park, Tyler Texas

Golf

Several golf courses and country clubs are available in the Tyler area, some public, some private. So be sure to call for information and memberships, T-Times, cost, etc. more about golf in Tyler

Hollytree Country Club - in Tyler off Grande Boulevard

 

Eagles Bluff Country Club - located at 700 N. Eagles Bluff Boulevard, southwest of Tyler on Lake Palestine. Phone 903.825.1123

 

Cascades Golf Club - west Tyler, off Loop 323, at 2611 Cascades Golf Club Drive, on Lake Bellwood

 

Willow Brook Country Club - 3205 W Erwin Street

 

Oak Hurst and Peachtree Golf Courses - adjacent to each other, between Tyler and Bullard on U.S. 69

 

Pine Springs Golf Course - north of Tyler

 

Garden Valley Golf Resort - west of Tyler

 

Emerald Bay Golf Club on Lake Palestine

 

Putt-Putt Golf Course - a classic miniature course on 2311 E Southeast Loop 323, Tyler - 903.561.7750.

RV Parks in the Tyler Texas Area

The Tyler area features a number of RV parks in all parts of the city, and in all directions from the city. Click for a list of some of the popular RV parks, RV resorts, and RV campgrounds available to RVers.

Lake Tyler
Lake Tyler
Boating on Lake Palestine
Boating on Lake Palestine
Fishing at nearby Toledo Bend Reservoir
Fishing at nearby Toledo Bend Reservoir
Tyler State Park
Tyler State Park


HOME | TOURISM | MAPS | POUNDS AIRPORT | ROSE GARDEN | SHOPPING | HOTELS | DINING
JOBS | RECREATION & OUTDOORS | TYLER FOR KIDS-TEENS | PHOTOS | BUSINESS | OIL & GAS | MUSEUMS
REAL ESTATE | LAKE TYLER | LAKE PALESTINE | EAST TEXAS CITIES | LINKS | SITE MAP | ABOUT THIS SITE | CONTACT US
Copyright © 2017 TylerTexasOnline.com All Rights Reserved.
This website is operated by a private entity with no connection to or affiliation with the City of Tyler, Smith County, TXDOT, NETRMA, or other governmental agency