Tyler State Park


Tyler State Park consists of 1,711 acres in Bucks County. Park roads, trails, and facilities are carefully nestled within the original farm and woodland setting. Neshaminy Creek meanders through the park, dividing the land into several interesting sections.

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Hiking  -  Biking  -  Horseback Riding  -  Picnicking  -  Picnic Groves  -  Fishing  - Boating  -  Disc Golf  -  Education   -  Theater  -  Center for the Arts  -  Education  -  Cross-country Skiing  -  Sledding  -  Ice Fishing  -  Ice Skating

A picnic pavilion is near a field at Tyler State Park, Pennsylvania.Picnicking: Welcome! All picnic areas have picnic tables, restrooms and drinking water and are surrounded by mowed, grassy areas for sunbathing and relaxing.
Please remember:

  • Picnic areas are open from sunrise to sunset, on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Park only in designated areas.
  • Pets must be controlled and attended at all times and on a leash or otherwise safely restrained.
  • Please clean-up dog wastes.

Boardwalk Picnic Area: This area has easy access to a variety of hiking trails that connect the picnic areas. This area is especially popular with families with young children.

  • Children’s playground
  • Adjacent to soccer field
  • Abundant parking
  • Hiking trails

Upper Plantation Picnic Area: This secluded, quiet area is popular for sunbathing. One picnic pavilion may be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee. Unreserved picnic pavilion is free on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Starting point for disc golf
  • Sledding in the winter

The ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.Maze Picnic Area: This area has easy access to a variety of hiking trails that connect the picnic areas.

  • Large play field
  • Hiking and biking trails

The ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.Boat House Picnic Area: This centrally located area is the best place to access the west side of the park and all of its biking and equestrian trails.

  • Picnic pavilion and two shelters
  • Play field
  • Adjacent to Canoe Rental (open summer season)
  • Hooded fireplace warming area
  • Ice skating when ice thickness permits
  • Hiking and biking trails

Mill Dam Picnic Area: This area is adjacent to a beautiful, shaded trail which overlooks Neshaminy Creek.

  • Grass fields
  • Bicycle and hiking trails

Reservable Picnic Groves


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The ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.Hickory Nut Picnic Grove: This area is gated.

  • Sand volleyball court (bring your own net and ball)
  • Children’s play area
  • Horseshoe pit (bring your own horseshoes)
  • Hiking and biking trails

Lower Plantation Picnic Grove: This easy to find area is often used by people who stop in for a quick relaxing lunch.

  • Softball field
  • Children’s play area
  • Hiking and biking trails

Boating: electric motors only
Neshaminy Creek offers calm, easy boating upstream from the canoe rental. The canoe rental operates daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, weather permitting.

Motorboats must display a current boat registration. Non-powered boats must display one of the following: boat registration; launching permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania State Parks, available at most state park offices; launching permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

Complete information on boating rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Web site.


Canoe Rental: The Canoe Rental is open daily from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, weather permitting. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 6 p. m. The last canoe goes out at 5 pm. A deposit and driver's license is required. Special rates apply for groups of 4 or more. There are also half day and full day rates. www.tylerstateparkboats.com


A mother and son fish in a creek at Tyler State Park, Pennsylvania.Fishing: Anglers may fish along the banks of Neshaminy Creek or from a canoe. Warm-water species include sunfish, black crappie, carp, smallmouth bass and other panfish. Neshaminy Creek is also the home of large snapping turtles, eels, frogs, water snakes and muskrats. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and seasons apply.

Complete information on fishing rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Web site.

Go to the U. S. Geological Survey Web site for the water level of Neshaminy Creek Near Rushland. http://waterdata.usgs.gov/pa/nwis/uv/?site_no=01464750&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060,00010


Trails

A large portion of the park is interconnected by trails. These trails allow easy access to park resources and facilities.


A couple meanders down a wide trail surrounded by greenery at Tyler State Park, Pennsylvania.Hiking: 4 miles of gravel hiking trails
Hikers are permitted on all trails. Gravel hiking trails to the east of Neshaminy Creek link each picnic area. If you want a longer hike, cross over Neshaminy Creek to the west side of the park via the causeway at the center of the park. There you will find most of the park’s bicycle and equestrian trails.

The trails give excellent views of the park and surrounding countryside. You can take a short walk or a long hike covering many miles. Several parking lots near the outer perimeter of the park allow access to remote areas and trails.


Biking: 10.5 miles of paved biking trails
If you’re riding a bicycle, remember that nearly all of the trails on the west side of the creek are hilly. Slow down and use caution on hills and around curves. Bicycle usage is permitted only on the designated asphalt surfaces.

The bicycle trails are named at each intersection. Most of the bicycle trails are over eight feet wide, paved and designed for easy two-way travel. The asphalt trails are multiple-use trails. Be a courteous and safe bicycle rider.

Picnic tables are along the bicycle trails for rest stops.

Please stay alert for horseback riders when hiking on the equestrian trails.


A horseback rider enjoys a trail at Tyler State Park, Pennsylvania.Horseback Riding: 9 miles of bridle trails
Riders enjoy many miles of dirt trails on both sides of Neshaminy Creek. Please stay on established trails that are marked with equestrian symbol marker posts. Horseback riding is not permitted in the picnic areas.

Parking for horse trailers is near Number One Lane Trail in the large parking lot across from the craft center. Limited additional parking is available in the lot on PA 332 across from Spring Garden Mill, and at the Schofield Ford Covered Bridge parking lot off of Swamp Road.


Disc Golfing: A 27-hole course begins by the Upper Plantation Picnic Area. Much like regular golf, but using a “Frizbee” or golf disc, the object is to complete each hole in as few strokes as possible. Course maps with rules and scorecards are available at the park office and at the Upper Plantation Picnic Area parking lot. For more information contact the Bucks County Disc Golf Alliance. www.bcdga.com


Winter Activities


Explore the Winter Report for the current snow and ice depths.


Cross-country Skiing: The equestrian trails, hiking trails and bicycle trails are unplowed and great for skiing.


Sledding: Slopes below the Upper Plantation Picnic Area parking lot and the slopes west of the covered bridge are great for sledding and tobogganing when conditions permit.


Ice Fishing: Neshaminy Creek sometimes freezes and ice fishing is permitted on the creek outside of the ice skating area. Ice thickness is not monitored. For your safety, be sure the ice is at least four inches thick and carry safety equipment.


Ice Skating: Neshaminy Creek sometimes freezes and ice-skating is permitted near the boathouse warming area. Ice thickness is not monitored.


Theater


The Spring Garden Mill, once a grain and feed mill, is leased to the Langhorne Players, Inc. The players have converted the mill into a small theater for recreational and cultural events. www.langhorneplayers.org


Tyler Park Center for the Arts


The Tyler Park Center for the Arts occupies a building that was once an equestrian and hay barn. The Arts Center converted the barn and surrounding buildings into artist dwellings, workshops and studios. They offer classes and workshops. www.tylerparkarts.org


Environmental Education and Interpretation


The park offers environmental education and interpretive programs which explore a wide variety of ecological, historical and environmental topics.

School group programming and teacher workshops can be arranged. Scout, church, civic and private groups can also arrange for special programs. Advanced scheduling for group programming is required.

Programs are available from September through May. For more information, contact the park office.

Explore the Calendar of Events for a listing of events from today forward.

Explore environmental education and interpretation for more information.


Access for People with Disabilities


The ADA symbol indicates that this activity or structure is ADA accessible.If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.