Description

We use the term “primitive” loosely at Shinnery Ridge West campground. Though the nearest restroom is 200 yards (1 mile) away, that just means you’ll really make those bathroom runs count. With easy access to Lake Meridian--lakefront property, yo--campsites are fully equipped with a picnic table, fire ring with fold-away grill, waist high barbeque grill (because one grill isn’t Continue reading...
We use the term “primitive” loosely at Shinnery Ridge West campground. Though the nearest restroom is 200 yards (1 mile) away, that just means you’ll really make those bathroom runs count. With easy access to Lake Meridian--lakefront property, yo--campsites are fully equipped with a picnic table, fire ring with fold-away grill, waist high barbeque grill (because one grill isn’t enough, you Gordon Ramsay, you) and lantern pole. Stay here and say you roughed it in the primitive sites, it’ll be our little secret.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
8
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

Although mountain and trail biking is not permitted within the park, paved road loops around three sides of the lake, encirclin...Read more

Boating

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

Fishing

Bream, crappie, catfish and largemouth bass all populate the expansive lake. fish from the shore, or head out on the canoe. sma...Read more

Hiking

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

Paddling

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

Swimming

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

Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Shinnery Ridge West Campground.

Beach
Forest
Lake
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Katie
Katie I.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 6th, 2015

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.

Foggy morning on Meridian LakeCampsite 28 is quietly tucked away under a canopy of bird-filled trees.Campsite 28 - connected to the lake shore by a short trail. Comfortable, secluded, awesome.A 2.5 mile trail loops around the lake, through low-lying trees and brush. In the morning many varieties of birds are heard and seen flitting around.
Hipcamper Katie
Katie I.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 6th, 2015

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.

Foggy morning on Meridian LakeCampsite 28 is quietly tucked away under a canopy of bird-filled trees.Campsite 28 - connected to the lake shore by a short trail. Comfortable, secluded, awesome.A 2.5 mile trail loops around the lake, through low-lying trees and brush. In the morning many varieties of birds are heard and seen flitting around.
Park
Meridian State Park
State
Texas
Phone Number
(254) 435-2536
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
31.889° N, 97.706° W
$15/night
Tent Only - Hike In: 8 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)