Tyler State Park

Tyler, Texas

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This 994-acre park, with a 64-acre spring-fed lake, was established in 1934. The park is primarily a recreation area with fishing (3 piers), swimming, boating, hiking, and a 12-mile mountain bike trail. The city of Tyler maintains Brookshire’s World of Wildlife Museum, which features more than 250 specimens of mammals, reptiles, and fish from Africa and North America; the 35-acre, free Caldwell Zoo; and the 22-acre Municipal Rose Garden and Museum. Key birds: Wood Duck, Greater Roadrunner, Pileated Woodpecker, and White-breasted and Brown-headed Nuthatches are present yearround. Chuck-will’s-widow, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Wood Thrush, Louisiana Waterthrush, and Indigo and Painted Buntings occur in summer. Fox and Harris’s Sparrows usually can be found in winter. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information.

Tyler State Park Professional Review and Guide

"This 994-acre park, with a 64-acre spring-fed lake, was established in 1934. The park is primarily a recreation area with fishing (3 piers), swimming, boating, hiking, and a 12-mile mountain bike trail. The city of Tyler maintains Brookshire’s World of Wildlife Museum, which features more than 250 specimens of mammals, reptiles, and fish from Africa and North America; the 35-acre, free Caldwell Zoo; and the 22-acre Municipal Rose Garden and Museum.

Key birds: Wood Duck, Greater Roadrunner, Pileated Woodpecker, and White-breasted and Brown-headed Nuthatches are present yearround. Chuck-will’s-widow, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Wood Thrush, Louisiana Waterthrush, and Indigo and Painted Buntings occur in summer. Fox and Harris’s Sparrows usually can be found in winter. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information."

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Tyler
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best April and May for spring migration and nesting activities
Local Contacts: Tyler State Park
Local Maps: Texas Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme
Driving Directions: Directions to Tyler State Park

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