Diving Rebels

Tyler State Park Outing





Meet your fellow Diving Rebels at Tyler State Park on April 21–23 for a weekend of fun, food, and diving at this great park located at 789 Park Road 16, Tyler, TX 75706, phone (903) 597-5338 (http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/tyler).

Tyler State Park is located near the western edge of the Pineywoods ecoregion, near its border with the Post Oak Savannah ecoregion. As a result, plants from both ecoregions grow in the park.

This area is in the Sabine River Basin. Civilian Conservation Corps workers created the lake by damming an unnamed creek that begins at Beauchamp Springs (you can see this on the Whispering Pines Nature Trail). Water from the lake’s spillway eventually flows into Saline Creek, a major tributary of the Sabine.

Tyler State Park is a great place to dive, swim, hike, fish, or camp—just about anything you’d want to do outdoors. The park has a daily entrance fee of $6.00 for adults, with no charge for children 12 years and under. Since the lake is part of the park, you don’t need a license to fish there from shore, and you can try your luck catching crappie, perch, catfish or bass. The park has three fishing piers and a boat ramp. They also loan fishing rods, reels, and tackle boxes as part of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s Tackle Loaner Program.

Specific details concerning activities, times, and meeting places should be available at the April membership meeting; information will also be posted online on the Diving Rebels Scuba Club’s Facebook page, so check there often for updates (https://www.facebook.com/groups/96073813073/).