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TYLER STATE PARK. 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).

Christopher Long

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Christopher Long, "TYLER STATE PARK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed December 02, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.