We visited this park for a few days last spring when the dogwoods were first appearing. It was nice to be here in autumn for a different look. We were too early for real fall color in this part of the state, but the temps were perfect. Below is a link to my previous report on this park.
map). This camping area is restricted to recreational vehicles, no tents. While we were there, probably only 6 to 8 sites were occupied. The nights were quiet and dark. Firewood was available near the restroom; cost is 3 logs for $1 with proceeds going to the park. There has been quite a bit of clearing lately, so there was an ample supply of firewood available. You can also purchase firewood from the store across from the entrance to the park, but you will pay considerably more. I'd rather give my money to the park. By the way, the Pilot gas station at the Interstate has some of the lowest priced gas around.
|Big Pine Campground. Some trees have been cleared, but I don't know why.|
|Donna enjoying a late afternoon fire|
We were busy with personal business during our stay there, so we didn't do any of our usual park activities, such as hiking. However, we did enjoy a good fire each night. The first night, 2 racoons approached our camp. Last year, we watched as a couple of coons raided our neighbor's campsite. Squirrels were also numerous, and various birds, including cranes and ducks, visited the lake.
|The lake at Tyler State Park|
Perhaps when the colors of fall are richer, Donna and I will return to the park for a short visit.