Park Alert . . .


Meridian State Park, near Meridian in Bosque County, is a 505.4-acre park. A rock and earthen dam was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps on Bee Creek to form the park's 72-acre lake. The land was acquired from private owners in 1933 - 1935 and was opened to the public in 1935.

Tonkawa Indians lived in the surrounding area before the arrival of white settlers. Tawakoni Indians also occupied the area prior to 1841. The Texas-Santa Fe expedition of 1841 passed through Bosque County near the present site of the park in Bosque Valley.

Find more information on CCC construction at Meridian State Park from The Look of Nature:  Designing Texas State Parks During the Great Depression.