Things to Do
The park's 72-acre lake offers fishing in addition to swimming and no-wake boating. Bird-watching is excellent and there is a good chance of seeing the rare golden-cheeked warbler. Other popular activities include camping, picnicking and bicycling on park roads. The Bosque Hiking Trail encircles Lake Meridian and features limestone outcroppings with fossils, a scenic overlook and aquatic vegetation. The footbridge over Bee Creek, part of the Bosque Hiking Trail, has been removed due to damage; the trail is only passable by crossing the creek, which is often dry.
In addition to campsites for tents and RVs, the park also has screened shelters , and group facilities .
Detailed fishing and lake information for Meridian State Park Lake
Swimming Safety Tips Ranger Programs
The park offers a variety of educational opportunities; check the calendar for upcoming events or contact the park for special tours.
Get more information on the Civilian Conservation Corps, which helped develop this park and numerous others over 70 years ago, by visiting our CCC page that includes the interactive online exhibits and education resource, ?The Look of Nature: ?Designing Texas State Parks During the Great Depression? and ?A New Deal for Texas Parks."
Birds of Meridian State Park: A Field Checklist Area?Attractions
Nearby attractions include Dinosaur Valley State Park ; Lake Whitney State Park ; Cleburne State Park ; Fossil Rim; Six Flags Over Texas; Texas and Arlington stadiums; the State Fair; Texas Ranger Museum; and the renovated historic Bosque County Courthouse in downtown Meridian.
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