It’s amazing how things change sometimes. I remember as a kid that my parents would try to get us kids excited about going to parks and unless we had friends with us we didn’t get too excited about going. But now as an adult if I have a free day to go visit a state park or national park that is like a dream come true. Which is why I wanted to let you know about the 12 closest National Parks to Tyler, Texas. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic when everyone was social distancing, I took that time to enjoy the outdoors. I spent more time walking and hiking during that time than any other in my life, it was so great to get outdoors and see all the beauty that is around us. If you have free time, I encourage you to spend that time outdoors, you won’t regret it. 

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Visit a National Park and Have a Mini Vacation 

When you’re exploring a National Park, make sure you give yourself enough time to explore everything. Don’t try to rush through it, you won’t be able to enjoy your experience if you’re in a rush. Also, most of these parks are hundreds of miles away, it might be a good idea to spend the night and drive home the next day. 

Plan Your Visit Before Arriving at the Park 

The last thing you want to do is get there and say, “What do you want to do?” So, get some knowledge on the park you are visiting before you show up. That way you know what to expect and can get excited for some of the things you can see when you visit. 

Here is a look at the 12 closest National Parks to Tyler, Texas according to Stacker: 

12 Closest National Parks to Tyler, Texas

These National Parks could make for some really fun road trips.

RANKED: Here are the most popular national parks

To determine the most popular national parks in the United States, Stacker compiled data from the National Park Service on the number of recreational visits each site had in 2020. Keep reading to discover the 50 most popular national parks in the United States, in reverse order from #50 to #1. And be sure to check with individuals parks before you visit to find out about ongoing, pandemic-related safety precautions at

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