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“A nice day trip!”

Meridian State Park
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Meridian
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Owner description: The one thing you won't find at this park is crowds: a quiet, beautiful area lined with trails for hiking and biking.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed February 20, 2014

We had a beautiful Sunday and decided to drive to Meridian State Park, since we had never been. We found the park to be a diamond in the rough, with nice hiking trails, good, clean camping sites and have several enclosed shelters right on the lake. A great lake for fishing and the good weather brought out lots of fishermen and women. Some trophy fish have been caught out of this lake (8 to 12 lbs), even though there are two larger lakes nearby. A really nice, well kept park we will go back to, so we can camp and fish!

4  Thank Melinda G
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

So decided to spend Thanksgiving camping. We arrived at the park around 2:30. The park wasn't full and we had our pick of campsites. We went with the rangers suggestion of site 16. Bad site next to a busy road. The next day we moved our camp to site 30. I didn't have running water, but it was right on the lake. The trail went through our camp, but since the park wasn't busy, it wasn't a problem. Yes the ranger does visit the camp sites but he is very nice and he just really cares about his park and wants to make sure that EVERYONE has a great time. We will be going back, possibly this weekend - two weeks later. This will be the first time we have visited a state park twice.

5  Thank Vicky M
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

We enjoyed visiting this park as it is small in size and beautiful. It has a beautiful lake and unpaved hiking trails that have Geocaches nearby. The staff is friendly and accommodating. A gem. We will return.

3  Thank cswbkw
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Meridian is one of the best run parks in the Texas State Park system. It is clean and well tended. Shelters on the lake tend to be favored by families and fishermen. Those up on Juniper Ridge are a favorite of hermits who enjoy a view. Campsites near the entrance draw Motor homes and trailers. The primitive campsites across the lake have no public bathrooms and had zero campers the second week of June.
The staff does a great job with the park, despite a shortage of funds and a Governor and Legislature who consider the very existence of a State Park to be a socialist abomination.
On Juniper Ridge, shelter 12 gets full sun. Shelter 13 full shade. The rest are mostly shaded. All equi-distant from the bathrooms and showers.

12  Thank Odis P
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

We have been to this state park twice and really enjoy it! The trails are nice and shaded and lead to small dock overlooking the lake. Small playground for kids and nature center (was closed both times we were there). Great for day trip, have not actually camped there. We also found a couple of Geocaches for those that are into geocaching.

1  Thank ewachtler
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