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State Park Getaway–Meridian State Park

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

This is a Passport to Texas State Park Getaway

Texas parks that have amazing geology, abundant wildlife, outstanding fishing, and plentiful campsites, stay packed, right? Our state park guide, Bryan Frazier, says Meridian State Park has all that and more… but without the crowds.

It’s kind of an overlooked park for its scenic beauty. It’s northwest of Waco—between Waco and Granbury.

You’ve got big limestone hills and trees and in the spring with the trees budding and coming out it’s an absolute beautiful time to go there. But it’s also go t a 72-acre lake that’s got great fishing.

The Bosque River is nearby and makes this series of valleys and rolling hills. And it’s a beautiful part of Texas; something where you can go camping or hiking…there’s trails.

It’s CCC built park in the 1930s from the Civilian Conservation Corps. It’s got a large group dining hall that was built back in the 1930s, and that beautiful stone work that the CCC is known for. But Meridian State Parks is a jewel, a little off the beaten path, that people might want to check out.

Thanks, Bryan!

Find more state park information at the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

That’s our show … For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.