Earlier this month I had the opportunity to camp during Tyler State Park’s Pineywoods Christmas in the Park event. Since I started camping with my little Scotsman trailer, I have wanted to camp at Tyler State Park, which is less than an hour’s drive from my home. Tyler State Park holds many memories for me since it was a frequent destination for my parents and us kids. I remember visiting the park as a kid after the lake’s dam broke and seeing that vast hole where the water used to be. I also have some fun memories visiting the lake with my friends as a teenager. It was good to see the park and the improvements that have been made since I last visited.
Campers who agreed to decorate their sites were allowed to camp three nights free of charge. What a great deal, and I had a nice shady spot near the restrooms and showers. I thoroughly enjoyed decorating my trailer and site, visiting with fellow campers, and greeting the visitors who drove through the park in the evenings to see the lights and decorations.