If you’re looking for a great lake that looks and feels like two, I can’t recommend Lake Tyler and Lake Tyler East enough. Both lakes are small. Lake Tyler is 2,224 acres and Lake Tyler East is a little larger at 2,276 with a maximum depth of 40 feet. A small channel joins the two lakes allowing you to enjoy them as a pair. Both lakes are heavily treed and feature gently rolling to flat terrain. The water is a copperish color with a visbility of about 5 feet, not bad for a Texas Lake.

Fishing enthusiasts will find the fishing is excellent for large mouth bass and sunfish. It’s also good for spotted bass and crappie. Skiers, boarders, and tubers should find some smooth water in one of the coves, behind the trees, or by the dam.

The shoreline is fairly well developed with some beautiful homes. Unique to both lakes is the ability to build a lake house on the water, and there are some real fancy ones. It’s fun cruising the lake to check them out.

There are several ramps, a couple of day use areas, a marina, and a restaurant. There are also some campgrounds, most of which are operated by the City of Tyler Water Utility.

Home on the water on Lake Tyler
Sailing on Lake Tyler
Beautiful homes and boat docks on Lake Tyler

Resources Guide For Lake Tyler & Lake Tyler East

  • Texas Parks & Wildlife – TP&W has some good information on fishing, ramps, marinas, and more.
  • Nearby Golf Courses – While you’re visiting the area, play some of the great nearby golf courses.
  • Lake Tyler Marina – The Marina has a lively bar with karaoke; a restaurant serving a very good breakfast, lunch, and dinner; a wide boat ramp; camping; boat gas; and a ships store with ice, staples, and more.
  • Lake Palestine – Lake Palestine is a much larger lake and less than 30 minutes west.
  • Tyler – Tyler is also just up the road and has lots of fun things to see and do, good restaurants, and a fun nightlife.
Mike Sharp
Author: Mike Sharp

I have a passion for travel and outdoor activities, and now I'm enjoying retired life. I will continue my traveling, golfing, boating, and enjoying life all across the great state of Texas.

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