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Welcome to Lake Tyler!

View from a waterside park at Lake Tyler in East Texas
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.
Ownership by the City of Tyler

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.

Characteristics of the Lakes

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.

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