Hidden away in the wooded hills northwest of Waco lies Meridian State Park, a haven for nature lovers and fishing enthusiasts. The park's 72-acre lake offers fishing in addition to swimming, and no-wake boating. A hiking trail encircling Lake Meridian features limestone outcroppings with fossils, a scenic overlook and aquatic vegetation. Birdwatching is excellent and there is a good chance of seeing the rare Golden-cheeked Warbler.

mountain biking
9 days ago

I've been go to this park for 35 years and biking the trails ...I will continue to do so

A great place to hike around and let the young practice their 'bushcraft'. Stash a few geocaches or look for the few that are already here, swim, bird, eat, nap...on a spring or summer day, this park beats my backyard by a mile.

Great for nature hikes and "Backpacking Introduction" for the kids. We usually make a day of it and grill dinner there before packing up and heading home. A good place to bring yard games and such and, bonus, there's not much of a signal for distracting cell phones to feed off of.

A fun park with a couple of nice trails for getting the kids out on. Nothing strenuous about any of it. Come for the day, swim, bird, hike around, play some family games, and then make a fire and grill dinner to round out the evening. It's a comfortable and accommodating place.

This is a great hike for the whole family. Long enough to feel like you've really done something, but not so long as to become strenuous. There are no treacherous areas, and wildlife is abundant. We've taken my niece on it twice; once when she was 7 and again at age 9, and she had a blast.

Be sure to take a bottle of water & stay hydrated! :D

backpacking
7 months ago

Nice, easier, clean trail to practice packing on

Another easy trail in Meridian, but a great one for a brief getaway into the brush. Well marked. Family and dog friendly.

Good hiking with pretty cool limestone features here and there mixed in with marshy lake views filled with lillypads.

Great

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Well worth the trip! I didn't do the smaller side trails due to the large family crowds. But the loop was peaceful, shaded in most areas, and had enjoyable views.

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

We did the smaller trails with our 2 month, 2 year and 8 year olds. It was a lot of fun.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

No mountain biking allowed. Hiking only trails. Looked great, but couldn't use :/

trail running
Sunday, April 02, 2017

I ran every trail in park. Had to connect some with the roads. Really lovely quaint park. Lake was beautiful. So peaceful here. Trails were mix of rocky and smooth. I really liked it and will return. Good wildflowers too.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Walked with Bella Trey mica Whitney George and Ethan

hiking
Monday, January 30, 2017

Nice hike for us older guys

hiking
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

easy, had the trail to ourselves.

hiking
Saturday, May 14, 2016

The only bad thing I really have to say is that the trail is poorly marked. Other than that the hike was pretty good, it was challenging enough to get my heart beat up and the scenery was nice.

road biking
Tuesday, October 06, 2015

I'm a fan of "diamond in the rough," spots and the kayaking this was one. I think it's great; mountain biking around the lake was difficult in certain areas, because I think it's for hiking only? Really had to use precision on loose rocks, but my 26 held up fantastic. I'm going back adapt.

hiking
Monday, February 04, 2013

Great little park for a day trip. Campgrounds are small, but trail around scenic lake is fun.

camping
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I grew up in this park. It is a small town hideout for sure. Yeah, the rangers are a bit strict (do not cliff dive into the lake no matter how loud it calls to you :) But, overall it is a great experience. The lake is smaller, so unmotorized boats only. My advice, choose a site closest to the water, you will get the most privacy. When hiking search for the hidden sweet spots and bouldering areas (you'll know when you find them.) Also, beautiful photography and group area if that's your thing.

camping
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Recently came back from a camping trip at this park. Did it on a weekday trip to avoid the crowds. THis is a SMALL park. Only about 26 camping sites. Went for the sake of Spring wild flower photography. The trip there was great! However, I found some of the trails around the park uninteresting with the exception of a small water fall. There's plenty of shade on the hikes and they're well maintained. Park rangers were kinda...strict. Obey the rules if you camp. The lake was high so we didn't get to hike around the lake. This would be a nice hike as the lake is pretty small in comparison to others. Overall, it was a very peaceful and enjoyable hike, disappointed in wildlife and photographic moments. FIshing is supposed to be good...not a bite though.

hiking
Friday, April 09, 2010

Great small State Park. Trail loops around Lake. Good trail.

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