Get Away From the Hustle and Bustle of Daily Life

Relax at our Retreat Center in Tyler, TX

If you need some quiet time to pray or want to hold a family reunion in a spacious venue, check out the Retreat Center at GABC Sports and Recreation.

Located on Lake Tyler, our Retreat Center is the perfect place for you to relax, visit with friends, pray and reconnect with God and nature.
Call 903-525-1116 with questions about our Retreat Center in Tyler, TX.

Our Retreat Center has room for everyone

The Retreat Center at GABC Sports and Recreation in Tyler, TX can accommodate your family in different ways. You can rent:

  • The Lawhon Cabin
  • The Motel
  • The Dorm
  • The Clem Cabin
  • The Conference Room
  • The Pavilion
  • The Lodge

Our Retreat Center also features a swimming area and dock, a snow-cone shack, two covered picnic tables and other amenities.
Book your stay at the Retreat Center today to relax and reconnect with those who are important in your life.


The Lodge comes with a main meeting room that can seat around 100 comfortably and a fully equipped kitchen. There is a wonderful outside deck that overlooks beautiful Lake Tyler.

Conference Room

The Conference Room comes with a main meeting room that can seat 30-40 comfortably and a full kitchen. There is also an outdoor charcoal grill/smoker. This room is perfect for a staff retreat or a small family gathering.

Lawhon Cabin

The Lawhon Cabin is located by the Pavilion and boat ramp and has a wonderful view of Lake Tyler from the front deck. This 2 bedroom 1 bath cabin has a full kitchen and an outdoor BBQ grill and is perfect for a family getaway. You will need to bring linens, pillows, towels, and personal toiletries.

Clem Cabin

The Clem Cabin is located on the motel side of the retreat right next to the conference room. This cabin gives you direct access to the prayer garden, small fishing dock, playground, and Lake Tyler. You will need to bring linens, pillows, towels, and personal toiletries.


The Motel is located behind gate 3 and is at the center of our event facilities. Each room has a queen and twin bed and every two rooms can adjourn to become a suite. The back of the motel has multiple family friendly fun zones.


The Dorm is one building with two equal sides that can be setup as a boys side and a girls side that can sleep 32 on each side. The covered concrete patio on the front is great for group hangout time.


The Pavilion is located on the shores of Lake Tyler and is perfect for large group events. You are in sight of the boat ramp, swim area, playground, basketball court, sand volleyball court, and a large fire pit.

General Facilities

Available for general use by GABC members (GABC Member ID Card Required) and Reserved Guests of the Retreat

  • GABC Sports and Recreation

    1607 Troup Highway
    Tyler, TX 75701


    Call Us
    Phone: (903) 525-1116

  • Retreat Center

    16163 North Peninsula Road
    Whitehouse, TX 75791


  • ROC

    18700 US Highway 69 S
    Flint, TX 75762


Retreat Center Hours

Monday: 8AM-Dusk
Tuesday: 8AM-Dusk
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 8AM-Dusk
Friday: 8AM-Dusk
Saturday: 8AM-Dusk
Sunday: 12PM-5PM

*Hours subject to change to accommodate Large Reserved Groups and GABC Functions.


  • Each group is to leave facilities as clean as they found them.
  • The Retreat Center does not furnish linens, pillows, soap or personal items.
  • Furniture and equipment are not to be removed from any building without the expressed permission of the camp director.
  • No cooking is allowed on the wooden decks of the hotel or lodge.
  • No pets inside the facilities or outside on the Retreat grounds.
  • Cutting of trees, shrubs or other plant life is prohibited.
  • NO alcoholic beverages, fireworks, firearms, pets, and smoking are permitted on Retreat Center property.
  • No ATV or any motorized vehicles allowed on the grounds unless authorized by the director.
  • All injuries and illnesses are to be reported immediately to camp director.
  • Automobiles are to be parked in designated areas only and are not permitted in the grass area.
  • Campfires are prepared by the camp director in designated areas only and must be requested at least three days in advance of the day needed. You will be responsible for extinguishing them in a safe manner.
  • Any group or person refusing to cooperate with these policies will be asked to leave the grounds and no refund will be issued.
  • You may be charged additional fees for any destruction to the buildings, property, bedding or equipment by any individual in your group. This also includes any moving of furniture, nail holes in walls, tape applied to walls or ceiling and paint on table and floor.
  • You may be charged for the loss of room keys or any other keys provided for your group by the director.  Please be respectful of other people who may be utilizing the Retreat Center the same time that you are here.
  • Please do not use any of the buildings other than the ones that you have rented.