Lake Tyler Area Attractions
There is lots to do around Lake Tyler! Popular recreational activities include boating, water skiing, fishing, camping, hiking and swimming. It is also the locale for numerous competitive black bass fishing tournaments during the year.
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. It is located on the west bank of the original Lake Tyler, at 15143 Camp Tyler Road, Whitehouse, Texas 75791.
Phone 903-565-4475, or visit the website of Camp Tyler for more information, directions, and programs
Lake Tyler Petroleum Club
The Lake Tyler Petroleum Club offers wedding venues, facilities for corporate events, a marina, cabin rentals and membership opportunities.
It is located at 15898 Eastside Road, Tyler, TX 75707. Phone 903-566-4444 for more information and reservations.
Lake Tyler Marina
The Lake Tyler Marina Resort is located near the Lake Tyler dam, at 18183 Concession Road, Whitehouse, TX 75791. Phone 903-839-2650.
It features a boat launch, RV park, convenience store, grill open for breakfast and lunch, fishing supplies, bait, gasoline and much more.
Read more at the official Lake Tyler Marina Resort website.
Attractions in Nearby Tyler and East Texas
Just a short distance away, Tyler has lots of things to do in the city, and on short trips around East Texas. Located in the rolling hills in Smith County mid-way between Dallas and Shreveport, Tyler is the ideal location for a short, or long-term visit.
Tyler has convenient access to area lakes that provide boating, fishing, skiing, swimming, and other recreational possibilities. Tyler State Park, a short drive north of the city, provides overnight camping venues, mountain biking, picnicking, hiking and more. In addition, Lake Palestine provides additional opportunties for boating, skiing and fishing.
From world-class golf courses, walking trails, cultural attractions, state parks, festivals, antique shopping, fall motoring and art museums, Tyler and the East Texas area has something for everyone.
- Liberty Hall
- Tyler things to do for kids & teens
- Earth & Space Science Education (CESSE) Planetarium
- Tyler Rose Garden
- The Caldwell Zoo
- The Rose Rudman Recreational Trail
- Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum
- Cotton Belt Depot Museum
- Cowan Center at UT-Tyler
- Historic Aviation Memorial Museum
- Texas Rose Festival (October)
- Tyler Rose Museum
- Tyler Azalea Trail (March)
- East Texas State Fair (September)
- Tyler Museum of Art
- Brookshire's Museum and Country Store
- Discovery Science Center
- East Texas Symphony Orchestra
- Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge
- Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari Park
- Camp Fannin
- Oil Palace
Day Trips Around Lake Tyler
Interesting day trips in several directions from Lake Tyler make great side adventures:
Jacksonville - to the south of Tyler on U.S. 69
Love's Lookout - beautiful 30-mile vista to the East
Edom - festivals, potters, artists, garden centers
Gladewater - antique capitol of East Texas
Longview - historic buildings, shopping, restaurants
Marshall - Marshall Pottery, Railroad Museum, more
Kilgore - East Texas Oil Museum, Kilgore College, more
Lake Tyler - swimming, boating, fishing, skiing close-in to Tyler
Toledo Bend Reservoir - boating, fishing, swimming, marinas, hiking, camping, golf, resorts, restaurants
Map of East Texas counties and cities