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About Meridian State Park
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Sites 30 & 31 are positioned directly on the lake which makes for wonderful views, but they're more exposed than the other primitive sites. Located next to a large parking lot - great for larger groups, fishers, and day-long parties, separated from the crowd.
We stayed in screened shelter #13. Don't let the number fool you. It's the best one, as far as we're concerned (and the park, apparently. They recommended it to us as the best for view and we agree). It's sits up high on a ridge with a cliff close by, so maybe not great for small children. Our kids, 8 and 10 did fine. There was a fire pit and grill, and water, and one electrical outlet in the shelter. Bathrooms are very, very close (you could throw a rock and hit them), including hot shower. The downside is having to drive a short drive down to the water to swim, but we didn't mind. It's a great park and we all had a blast.
History of Meridian State Park
Meridian State Park, near Meridian in Bosque County, is a 505.4-acre park. A rock and earthen dam was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps on Bee Creek to form the park's 72-acre lake. The land was acquired from private owners in 1933 - 1935 and was opened to the public in 1935.
Tonkawa Indians lived in the surrounding area before the arrival of white settlers. Tawakoni Indians also occupied the area prior to 1841. The Texas-Santa Fe expedition of 1841 passed through Bosque County near the present site of the park in Bosque Valley.