Meridian State Park

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Meridian State Park
Meridian state park grotto.jpg
Meridian State Park grotto
Nearest townMeridian, Texas
Coordinates31°53′27″N 97°41′51″W / 31.890791°N 97.697566°W / 31.890791; -97.697566[1]
Area505.4 acres (204.5 ha)
Elevation1,040 feet (320 m)
Opened1935
Owned byTexas Parks & Wildlife Department
Websitetpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/meridian

Meridian State Park is a state park in Bosque County, Texas, United States. The park is 505 acres (204 ha).[2]

History[edit]

The park opened in 1935, two years after the state acquired the land from private owners.[3] The park's facilities were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps.[4]

Recreation[edit]

The park has over 5 miles of hiking trails, as well as opportunities for swimming, fishing, and paddling in Lake Meridian. There are various types of campsites, as well as screened shelters and three cabins.[5]

Nature[edit]

The park has a wide variety of wildlife. Among its bird species is the endangered golden-cheeked warbler, which nests in Ashe juniper trees during the summer. Fish species in the lake include bream, crappie, catfish, and largemouth bass.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meridian State Park — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". tpwd.texas.gov. Retrieved 2022-03-28.
  2. ^ "Meridian State Park History — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". tpwd.texas.gov. Retrieved 2022-03-28.
  3. ^ "Meridian State Park History — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department".
  4. ^ "Meridian State Park, Texas".
  5. ^ "Meridian State Park — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". tpwd.texas.gov. Retrieved 2022-03-28.
  6. ^ "Meridian State Park Nature — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department". tpwd.texas.gov. Retrieved 2022-03-28.

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