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County
Smith
Region
Pineywoods
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Lake Tyler
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Lake Tyler& Lake Tyler EastInformation:
Lake Tyler consists of the 2,224 surface acre Lake Tyler (West), and the approximately 2,500 surface acre Lake Tyler East. The lakes are in the Angelina River watershed on Prairie Creek, a tributary of Mud Creek. Lake Tyler (West) was impounded in 1949. The Lake Tyler East dam was completed, and the dam was closed in 1967. Impoundment was completed to capacity in 1968. The two lakes are joined by a connecting channel. The lakes have an average depth of 17.6 feet, and a maximum depth of 40 feet. Lake Tyler East has an average depth of 16.5 feet and has slightly less storage area that Lake Tyler. The lakes serve as a major water supply source and recreation area for the City of Tyler, Texas. Residential areas are located on both lakes. The City of Tyler operates five boat ramps and six recreational areas adjacent to the lakes. There are several subdivisions on each lake. The lakes are in Smith County on the eastern border of Whitehouse, Texas, 11.5 miles southeast of Tyler off SH 64.
Lake Tyler & Lake Tyler East Location Map  
Lake Tyler & Lake East Lake Level 
Lake Tyler & Lake Tyler East TPWD Public Access Facilities Map 
Lake Tyler (West) Facilities Map
Lake Tyler East Facilities Map 
 
Prairie Creek:
Prairie Creek, a tributary of Mud Creek, rises in Lindale in Smith County and flows southwest of r 11 miles to its mouth on the Neches River. Black Fork Creek is a tributary of Prairie Creek.