Tyler State Park 2024

Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park 2024 
Date: Sat, Apr. 13, 2024
Location: Tyler State Park, Tyler TX (Map)

Join us on Saturday, April 13, at Tyler State Park for the LAST orienteering meet of the season. Tyler State Park in the Piney Woods of East Texas offers some of the best of Texas orienteering. The popular park features lots of shaded hiking trails, some of which were built by the CCC back in the 1930’s. A small lake with a swimming beach is situated in the middle of the park and offers the chance to take a refreshing dip after the event. Most of the park is covered by open and runnable pine and oak forest (with help from recent controlled burns). However, the terrain is also complicated, with hills and reentrants carved by small spring-fed streams and erosion gullies, plus, complex mountain bike trails.

Be sure to attend our free beginner's clinic. Check the schedule for details.

Note: All park visitors 13 & older will pay a $6 daily pass entry fee at the entrance gate.

General Info

Event Officials

Meet Director: Lisa Carr | Meet director notes (PDF)
Course Setter: Carl Bridges and Shania Bridges | Course setter notes  (PDF)

E-Punch Coordinator: Mary Lynn Genovesi/Carl Bridges
Assisting School: TBD


We’ll be offering the following courses:
White: Easiest
Yellow: Experienced beginners
Orange: Intermediate
Brown: Short advanced
Green: Medium-length advanced
Red: Long advanced

Classes: Unless stated otherwise, we’ll offer the full slate of NTOA classes. Classes are determined by age bracket for competitive individuals and +/- age 19 for Recreational (two or more people) and Competitive (two people) teams.

See a listing of all the NTOA classes. (PDF)

Scoring: E-punch is required for all courses and classes, including Recreational Teams. If you own one, enter your e-punch number when you register. Otherwise, you can rent one from us for $3.


Please be sure to check this website, the NTOA Facebook Page or Group for last-minute schedule changes. We hold events rain or shine.

9:00–10:30 amRegistration open
9:00–9:30 amBoy Scout Merit Badge Clinic
9:30-9:45 amBeginners Clinic
10:00–11:00 amOrienteers start on each course at one-minute intervals
10:30 am–2:00 pmResults are calculated as runners finish and download
2:00 pmCourses close – Awards Ceremony
2:00 – 4:00 pmControl pick-up: Volunteer and get a little extra practice

Event Fees

Individuals (1 person navigating on their own):

All individuals should register under Competitive, even if you’re just doing it for fun and not angling for a top-3 placing and award. Members and youth (Aged 19 and under) pay reduced event fees. We reserve the right to charge a $3 surcharge for adult day-of-race entries. So, join NTOA and pre-register! Fee covers 1 map. E-punch is required — bring your own or rent from us.

Competitor TypeFees
Juniors (age 19 and under)$10
Adults: NTOA (and other O clubs) members$15
Adults: Non-members$20
E-punch Rental$3

Recreational Teams (2 or more people navigating together non-competitively):

Rec teams aren’t eligible for awards, but all of the fun! Base fee covers the first 2 team members and 2 maps. Add people/map for $5 each. Kids aged 8 and under are free (after first 2 team members paid). We reserve the right to add a $3 surcharge for day-of-race entries, and extra maps may not be available. One e-punch required — bring your own or rent from us.

Recreational TeamsFees
First two team members$17
Each additional team member (age 8+)$5
E-punch rental$3

Competitive Teams (2 or more people navigating competitively):

Competitive teams of two people, working together. Fee includes 2 maps. We reserve the right to add a $3 surcharge for day-of-race entries. One e-punch required — bring your own or rent from us. In the dropdown labeled Competitor, select “Competitive Team” instead of Male/Female.

Competitive TeamsFees
Junior Competitive Team (2 people up to age 19)$20
Adult Member Competitive
Team (2 people age 20+)
Adult Non-Member Competitive Team (2 people age 20+)$40
E-punch rental$3


We use the pre-registration numbers to determine how many pre-printed maps to produce for each event. Pre-registration is FREE and opens about 10 days before each event. so please take a moment to do it. Thanks!

Questions about registration? Contact the NTOA Registrar. For questions on other event matters, contact the Meet Director (listed above).

Instructions: Select one of the options below to register yourself, the students of your school group, or your fun recreational team. Clicking on one of the buttons will take you to our separate NTOA Registration website.

Note: If you don’t belong to a club/school or yours isn’t listed on the Registration site, please choose Other, Other O Club or Other School. Thanks!

Pre-Registration is Closed -- limited maps available for day-of-race reg


Register Here

Enter 1 individual (competitive or not) or competitive team at a time.


Register Here

Enter 1-20 individuals from the same group (e.g., school, club, Scout group, JROTC unit).


Register Here

Enter 1 rec team (min. 2 people; max 5 people).

Who's participating? See list by:




Directions from Dallas:

  • Take US-80 east approximately 20 miles until it connects with I-20.
  • Continue east on I-20 for 62 miles.
  • Take exit 562 for FM 14.
  • Turn left (north) on FM 14.
  • Go 2 miles to the flashing traffic light and turn left on Park Road 14.
  • Stop at the park entrance station and pay the state park entrance fee, then proceed into the park.
  • Continue straight past the construction project on the right where the park loop road intersects from the left and proceed to the large parking area (on the left) near the boathouse and store.
  • From here o-signs will direct you from the parking area to NTOA  headquarters at Northwood Parks pavilion

Street address: 789 Park Rd 16, TX 75706