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Tyler State Park

Christopher Long General Entry

Tyler State Park is on Farm Road 14 eight miles north of Tyler in Smith County. The 985.5-acre park features a sixty-four-acre spring-fed lake used for swimming and fishing. The land was acquired in 1934 and 1935 from sixteen private owners by Smith County and the city of Tyler. The National Park Service drew up plans and the Civilian Conservation Corps built the park. The heavily-wooded area is home to a wide variety of wildlife, ranging from deer and raccoons to bobwhites and other woodland birds. Facilities include an amphitheater, a mini-bike trail, camping and picnic areas, and screened shelters.

Ray Miller, Texas Parks (Houston: Cordovan, 1984).

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Christopher Long, “Tyler State Park,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 11, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

July 1, 1995