Meridian State Park

Eclipse viewing


Before the park

Historical photo of the dam under construction. Says, "Meridian SP, Tex Dam. Core Wall Excavation*"Tonkawa Indians lived in this area before Anglo settlers arrived. Tawakoni Indians also occupied the area prior to 1841.

The Texas-Santa Fe expedition of 1841 passed near the present site of the park in Bosque Valley.

Building the park

Meridian State Park is a 505-acre park near Meridian in Bosque County. The state acquired the land from private owners in 1933 to1935, and the park opened in 1935.

The Civilian Conservation Corps built a rock and earthen dam on Bee Creek to form the park's 72-acre lake. Learn more about their work here at The Look of Nature: Meridian.

Explore A New Deal for Texas State Parks (e-book resource for teachers and students).