Meridian State Park is located in Bosque County, Texas. This state park covers 505 acres. This park is a favorite among Texans because of the variety of wildlife and scenic surroundings. It is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting the area. You can enjoy hiking, camping, and other activities at the park.
While Meridian State Park has limited camping facilities, there are more than a dozen screen shelters near the concession building. These are excellent alternatives to the campground. The state park is also convenient for daily use, and the surrounding area is full of scenic views. The park is home to the 72-acre Lake Bosque. Wildflowers bloom in the spring and add to the beauty of this park.
Meridian State Park is located near the city of Meridian and a grocery store. The park is only five miles away from the grocery store. You can hike and camp here all year round. The state park’s hiking trails are over eight miles long. It also offers group camping facilities. While you can visit Meridian State Park during the off-season, it is most popular between April and October.
The state park is located three miles southwest of Meridian, Texas, on State Highway 22. This park is part of the Bosque County transition zone from prairie to hill country. It’s home to many wildlife species, including prairie cats. You can enjoy hiking, birding, and wildlife watching at the park.
The Civilian Conservation Corps developed Meridian State Park. CCC workers used local materials to construct the park. They also built the 72-acre Lake Bosque, which includes a refectory, restrooms, and a concession area. The park opened to the public in 1935, making it one of the first CCC state parks in Texas to be finished. In addition, it was completed in time for the 1936 Texas Centennial Celebration.
Meridian State Park offers hiking trails and a 72-acre lake. It is popular with fishermen. Fishing is available for bream, crappie, catfish, and largemouth bass. The park offers many trails, including a short walking trail around the lake. The 72-acre lake is filled with abundant plant life. You can also fish in the lake. While hiking, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see fossils and limestone outcroppings.
The park’s refectory and restrooms have many architectural features. Stone stairways connect the refectory to the lake. The refectory features a stone chimney and arched entrances. The refectory is a good example of a CCC Company project.
Visitors to Meridian State Park can enjoy the scenic views of Lake Meridian. The park also offers screened shelters at the top of a hill overlooking the lake. The state park also has cabins and full hookup RV sites. All sites provide plenty of shade. The park has a Facebook page that posts updates on park events and activities. You can visit the page and learn more about the park and wildlife.