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Although mountain and trail biking is not permitted within the park, paved road loops around three sides of the lake, encirclin...Read more
Boating is a great way to see Meridian State Park’s 72-acre lake, but beware: only no-wake boating is permitted. The boat launc...Read more
Bream, crappie, catfish and largemouth bass all populate the expansive lake. Fish from the shore, or head out on the canoe. Sma...Read more
Bosque Hiking Trail, which fully encircles Lake Meridian, should be at the top of your Meridian State Park checklist. The 2.5-m...Read more
Lake Meridian is a great size for paddling. Traverse the 72 acres of water with a paddle in hand, and you’ll find beautiful vie...Read more
Crisp blue waters and lush green shores are the perfect backdrop for a swim at Lake Meridian. The best swimming spot is on the ...Read more
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Campsites 28 and 29 are away from the other sites, tucked in between the road and the lake. Although they're labeled "primitive" the sites come with a nice tent pad, picnic table, fire pit and grill.
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.
If you’re looking to unplug, this spot is perfect. You’re in trees on 3 sides, with limited, distant road noise and the occasional moo.. The loudest thing you’re likely to hear is the rustling of an armadillo in the dark. Site 25 is the first in this area. It has limited flat, clear land, so best for a single tent. There is standing water adjacent to the site so plan for mosquitos. You’re directly across the road from another site but strategically parking your car affords some privacy. The grill, fire pit, and table are all in excellent condition as of early fall 2020. Toilets are not within easy walking distance.
The park is lovely. Lots of birds, hiking trails of various lengths, and fishing or lounging at the lake.