Lake Tyler (or Lake Tyler West) and Lake Tyler East are located adjacent to each other, connected via a canal.
Situated just east of Tyler, Texas, these are the largest lakes in the area in addition to Lake Palestine.
Lake Tyler functions as a major recreational center for the area, and as a supply of drinking water for the City of Tyler.
The Lake Tyler Department of the City of Tyler maintains the park areas adjacent to the lake.
The rules and regulations for Lake Tyler and Lake Tyler East are outlined in Chapter 19, Article VI of the City of Tyler Code of Ordinances.
Lake Tyler (West), built in 1949, covers 2,224 surface acres and serves as the major source of water supply to the Tyler metro area.
Lake Tyler (East), completed in 1966, covers an additional 2,276 acres.
The maximum depth of the lakes is 40 feet, and the average depth is about 17.6 feet. The conservation pool elevation is 375 feet above mean sea level. Fluctuation is about 2 feet.
about Lake Tyler
It has storage capacity of over 15 billion gallons (43,500 acre feet) at spillway elevation, and a watershed area of 42 square miles (27,000 acres).
Lake Tyler is located on Prairie Creek, a tributary of Mud Creek, and lies in the Angelina River watershed.
Popular recreational activities include boating, water skiing, fishing, camping, hiking and swimming.
Major attractions and facilities are located at these venues:
In addition, numerous homesites and waterfront lots make this a popular residential area with unlimited real estate options, from weekend camps to year-round upscale homes.
|Docking faciiities at the Lake Tyler Marina Resort
|The Boulders at Lake Tyler offers cabin rentals along with a bathhouse
|Festive nightime view of the Petroleum Club at Lake Tyler in Texas
Both Lake Tyler East and Lake Tyler (West) have a widespread reputation as consistent largemouth bass fisheries. The lakes are popular with tournament anglers and host frequent night tournaments during the summer months.
Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Crappie, Catfish and Sunfish are the dominant species caught in the lakes.