- Annual Meeting
- Get Involved
MERIDIAN STATE RECREATION AREA
MERIDIAN STATE RECREATION AREA. Meridian State Recreation Area is on State Highway 22 forty-two miles northwest of Waco and four miles southwest of Meridian in Bosque County. This 503-acre recreation area is on the eastern edge of the Cross Timbers and Grand Prairiesqv regions of north central Texas. After the recreation area was acquired by the state in the early 1930s, a rock and earthen dam was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps on Bee Creek to impound a seventy-acre lake called Lake Meridian. The park lies near the route of the Texan Santa Fe expedition of 1841 and the Chisholm Trail. The hilly terrain and limestone soils of the recreation area support cedar, a wide variety of oaks, prickly pear cactus, pale-leaf yucca, and mountain laurel. The predominant grasses are little bluestem, Indian grass, and buffalo grass. Local fauna includes raccoons, foxes, white-tailed deer, and numerous species of birds, including the rare golden-cheeked warbler. The recreation area provides picnic areas, a playground, and camping facilities. Recreational activities include hiking, nature trails, fishing, and swimming.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Meridian State Recreation Area (brochure, Austin: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 1982).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Karen Yancy, "MERIDIAN STATE RECREATION AREA," accessed September 24, 2018, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/gkm09.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.