Meridian State Park: Visitors Guide


Keltin and I have wanted to go camping for a while now. Both of us grew up camping but haven’t really since high school. With spring in the air (and a chance of rain) we finally got to go camping.

Good Morning! I saw a cardinal Sunday morning.
This sunset alone was worth the drive.

We left making our reservations at a camp ground until much later than we should have. Most of the places we considered were already booked. Between a road map, Best Tent Camping, and site availability we settled on Meridian State Park. We made our reservations online through the state park website.

View from the fire pit.
The lake was a bit high during our visit but it didn’t hurt the trip at all.

We actually managed to get a perfect primitive campsite right next to the lake, site 24. There are a few tent sites at Meridian State Park with water and power but most are primitive campsites. Our site had a grill, fire pit, picnic table and hanging hooks for lanterns and trash bags. Also, we were able to park right at our campsite, no hiking two and from a parking lot.

Bee Ledge natural overlook on the Bosque Trail.

Gathering firewood is not allowed at Meridian but they do have it for purchase outside of the headquarters building. We had brought some with us but it is nice to know that they carry some. Meridian doesn’t have long hiking trails but the ones they do have are well marked and well maintained. There are four trails, the longest of which is just over two miles and goes all the way around the lake.

Our first hike Sunday morning – 1.5 miles
Our second Sunday hike – .66 miles

The park does have RV hook ups near the main headquarters. Near the lke shore they have screened shelters for rent. Since we didn’t stay in these I don’t know if they have water or electricity. However, right next to the shelters are the restrooms and bathhouse. They are actually part of a larger building that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the depression from local limestone.

Sign in the women’s restroom.
I didn’t have a book to donate so I organized the library.

All in all Meridian is a small state park but it is well worth the visit. We loved every moment of our trip. For more pictures from Meridian follow Keltin on Instagram. Have you ever visited Meridian State Park? If so, what did you think? If you want any additional information please feel free to ask. Safe travels!

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