This park is on the smaller side, but makes for great camping.
Pros: Friendly staff and easy check-in. The campsites were clean as were the restrooms. You can rent kayaks and canoes. Not too busy or crowded. It has some nice views. They sell firewood at all hours. Water and electric at campsites. The lake is small, but swimming area is clean and accessible.
Cons: Road noise from the small highway. There’s not very many hiking trails. No cell service (might be a pro for some).
The Bee Ledge was kind of cool. People indigenous to the area used to use it as a shelter and has some cave like features.
We were at Meridian for two weeks. We enjoyed our time at Lake Meridian State Park!
Pros: -quiet and peaceful -beautiful & clean swimming lake -paddleboarding -pull thru sites -multiple trails -we were in site 1and loved it because it was like you had a little backyard -full rv hookups Cons: -a lot of rv sites in full sun -sticker burs throughout grass
Hidden gem of a state park! The lake is a 72 acre one and it is a no wake lake. Wonderful fishing dock, great facilities, excellent place for kids! We stay at the screened shelters that are RIGHT by the water! Awesome hiking trails!
The lake is very calm and perfect for paddling around. The trails are easily marked and different skill levels.
This is a great park for family fun, and would be awesome for family reunions or youth groups! They have literally everything you can think of for summer fun! Fishing, swimming, hiking, kayaking, bird watching! We stayed on the East side so we would be close to bathrooms and drinking water. Be aware if you stay on the West side the bathrooms and water are about a mile away. There are also RV sites, cabins, screened shelters and group sites. All sites have lake access nearby.
So the park is basically a huge lake with pretty clean water for a lake. There are a wide variety of hiking trails surrounding the lake.Each trail is very much its own with different scenery, rock formations, and trees. I think the longest trail is about 2 miles, so nothing to extreme. Perfect for families and kids. It is also very dog friendly which I love!!!
This park is also only 45 miles from Glen Rose! It would be a great place to stay at and take a day to go to Dinosaur Valley State Park. Meridian is a small town but it does have all the amenities you may need about 5 miles down the road. There is a grocery store, a gas station, and some restaurants if you want a warm home style meal.
The facilities are old but well maintained, and thankfully there are showers which will be needed after swimming. Don't let the size of this park get you down, it has so much to offer for a getaway from city life. IT is the perfect place to relax, take a dip, and read a good book!
By far one of my favorite state parks in Texas
Meridian SP is such a hidden gem. If you’re not a fan of the Texas heat they just added one limited use cabin in addition to RV, tent and screened shelter sites. The BEST place to stay is the shelters on the lake hands down! There is also a CCC building at this park that serves as a gathering area on the lakeshore. It has several well maintained trails and the lake is good for fishing. Wildflower season here is CRAZY!
This campground is nice and clean. The lake is small but has fish in it. Our tent site was kind of close to the road and there was a weird dude driving a suburban around all day and night. Plenty of trees to hammock camp. I would stop here again. They sell wood on site(pay with CC)
My Family and I took an RV trip here the end of march. Lake is beautiful and well maintained walking trails. Also, caves are a must see!
We camped at site 31 which is a primitive tent only site. The sites are HUGE!!! tons of space between you and the next site. Sites are level and easy to find a spot to pitch your tent.
Set up a camp chair, bust out your fishing gear and kick back and relax while watching the amazing sunset over Lake Meridian.