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.
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
Picnicking: Welcome! All picnic areas have picnic tables, restrooms and drinking water and are surrounded by mowed, grassy areas for sunbathing and relaxing.
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.
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.
Maze Picnic Area: This area has easy access to a variety of hiking trails that connect the picnic areas.
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.
Mill Dam Picnic Area: This area is adjacent to a beautiful, shaded trail which overlooks Neshaminy Creek.
Reservable Picnic Groves
Call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS for information, pricing and reservations.
Hickory Nut Picnic Grove: This area is gated.
Lower Plantation Picnic Grove: This easy to find area is often used by people who stop in for a quick relaxing lunch.
Boating: electric motors only
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.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws apply. 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
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 laws 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
A large portion of the park is interconnected by trails. These trails allow easy access to park resources and facilities.
Hiking: 4 miles of gravel hiking 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
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.
Horseback Riding: 9 miles of bridle trails
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 36-hole course begins at 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
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.
Ice Skating: Neshaminy Creek sometimes freezes and ice-skating is permitted near the boathouse warming area. Ice thickness is not monitored.
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
If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.