Hill Country Outpost
Nestled among limestone bluffs at the top of the Hill Country, you’ll find a tranquil place to unwind with your family. We’re 50 miles northwest of Waco.
Things to Do
For a small park, Meridian has lots to offer. On 72-acre Lake Meridian, you can cool off with a swim, drop a line, or go for a paddle. On land, you can picnic, explore our trails, watch for wildlife, camp overnight, and admire historic structures that the Civilian Conservation Corps built over 80 years ago. Reserve our group hall for your next reunion.
Explore five miles of trails on foot. The 2.2-mile Bosque Hiking Trail circles Lake Meridian, taking you past limestone outcroppings and scenic overlooks. If you are quiet, you might catch a glimpse of wildlife, too. A portion of the Shinnery Ridge Trail is accessible for wheelchairs.
Try your luck fishing in the no-wake lake. We provide shoreline access and an ADA-accessible fishing pier. We loan fishing gear for use in the park. You do not need a license to fish from shore, pier or boat at Meridian State Park.
Rent a watercraft year-round at headquarters. We provide life jackets and paddles with all rentals. Choose from:
three single kayaks
three double kayaks
four standup paddleboards
one Jon boat (no motor).
Choose from primitive up to full hookup campsites. Gather your group at one of our group camps.
We also have screened shelters and three cabins.
Watch and listen for endangered golden-cheeked warblers, who nest here from March to July.
JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR