Meridian State Park RV & Campground Guide

Texas

Meridian State Park

in Texas was established in 1935, and since then, many people have enjoyed spending time at the 72-acre lake there. This park is located at the top of the Texas Hill Country, which is about 13.5 miles northwest of Clifton, 45 miles northwest of Waco and 132 miles north of Austin. It features two hiking trails, one of which is wheelchair-accessible. You can also rent canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards at the park or bring your own. 

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Weather
Spring 53-78 F
Summer 71-95 F
Fall 60-85 F
Winter 35-60 F
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Nearby Cities
Clifton, TX
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Meridian State Park

You will not want to miss a moment of the fun at this state park, so make sure to bring your RV and a list of the top RV parks and campgrounds nearby. If you don't own an RV, you can rent one on RVshare.com

Meridian State Park Campground

If you'd like to go RV camping right in the park, check out the 19 RV camping spots at Meridian State Park's campground. You can also tent camp here. Rates start at about $17 per night for RV sites. 

• Water hookups: Yes 

• Electrical hookups: Yes 

• Sewer hookups: No 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Fire ring, grills, picnic tables 

Bosque Bottoms

This RV park is located in the heart of Meridian. At the end of October, it hosts the National Championship Barbecue Cookoff. At other times of the year, you can use the pavilion at Bosque Bottoms campground to hold family reunions or gather with friends. The west side of the park has river frontage. All sites come with full hookups, and they start at $25 per night. 

• Water hookups: Yes 

• Electrical hookups: Yes 

• Sewer hookups: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Dump station, grills, showers

American Inn & RV Park

American Inn & RV Park, located adjacent to a small hotel, offers electrical hookups. This RV park is close to Red Caboose Winery and Vineyards, and many restaurants and shops are also nearby. A laundry is available for your convenience. 

• Water hookups: No 

• Electrical hookups: Yes 

• Sewer hookups: No 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Internet 

Cedron Creek Campground

Located about 25 miles from Meridian State Park, Cedron Creek Campground is situated on Whitney Lake, where you can go kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. It offers 10 covered RV sites and 22 regular sites. You can also store your RV at this campground. 

• Water hookups: Yes 

• Electrical hookups: Yes 

• Sewer hookups: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Laundry facilities, shade trees 

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What to Do at
Meridian State Park

Inside Meridian State Park

Despite its small size, there are lots of things to do in Meridian State Park. You can go fishing in Lake Meridian for catfish, largemouth bass, and crappie; this lake is known to yield 23-inch-long largemouth bass and 30.25-inch-long carp. This no-wake lake is a great place to try stand-up paddleboarding or paddle a canoe or kayak. While there are no lifeguards on duty, you can go swimming at this state park. You can also hike around the lake on the 2.2-mile Bosque Trail or take shorter trails in the park. From March to July, you may see the endangered golden-cheeked warblers nesting there, and you can see other birds throughout the year.

Outside Meridian State Park

There are many things that you can do near this state park. You may wish to start by visiting the towns of Meridian and Clifton, but you may want to consider driving a little farther during your explorations, such as to Waco. 

Restaurants

Cactus Grill

This restaurant is a melting pot of different cuisines from around the world, and everything is delicious. Diners love the fresh rolls served with homemade butter. 

Location: 120 N Main, Meridian, TX 76665

Zur Autobahn

You may think you left Texas and went to Germany when you see the German-themed decor at this 28-seat restaurant. The food, like Jager Schnitzel with its mushroom cream gravy served with hot German potato salad and homemade brown bread, is delicious. 

Type: German

Location: 10618 State Highway 22, Meridian, TX 76665

Morgan Street Burgers

This hamburger joint has made lists of the top five places to get a hamburger in Texas. Consider trying one for yourself, along with some hand-cut fries and a hand-spun shake. 

Type: Burgers

Location: 301 W. Morgan St, Meridian, TX 76665

Bunkhouse Barbecue

Stop in for pulled pork, ribs, and other barbecue favorites and sides, or come in on most Fridays for the all-you-can-eat catfish. 

Type: BBQ

Location: 1001 S Avenue Q, Clifton, TX 76634

Johnny’s Place

Find country cooking at this diner, like country-fried and chicken-fried steaks, macaroni and cheese, hamburger steaks, and baked beans. It's all served by a very proficient staff. 

Type: American

Location: 502 S Avenue Q, Clifton, TX 76634

Shopping

219 Artisan Market

Look through the artwork in many different forms, including pottery, wood, paintings, jewelry, and handbags made by local artists. 

Location: 313 W 5th St, Clifton, TX 76634

Main St. Antiques and Interiors

You can never be sure what treasures you will find for the interior of your home or RV at this shop. 

Location: 103 N Main, Clifton, TX 76634

Meridian Saddle and Leatherworks

For more than 25 years, Doug Davis has been doing custom leatherwork, including building and repairing custom saddles and wallets, at this location. 

Location: 614 Main St, Meridian, TX 76665

Mr. Ed’s Country Feed Store

Find plants, pots, fishing gear, bait, welding supplies, baby chicks, livestock feed, and more at this store in Meridian. 

Location: 9390 Hwy 6, Meridian, TX 76665

Magnolia Market at the Silos

Started by Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s "Fixer Upper," this space sells gardening supplies, home décor, fashion and fashion accessories, florals, paint, and more. 

Location: 601 Webster, Waco, TX 76706

Sightseeing

Buxton Ranch

Go whitetail deer hunting on this managed property, or try to catch a state-record fish. 

Location: 12898 Hwy 6, Iredell, TX 76649

Bosque Museum

At the Bosque Museum, you can visit an 1866 log cabin and see photos and memorabilia from the early days in the county. One interesting exhibit is about the discovery and excavation of the remains of a man and child who lived in the area over 11,000 years ago.

Location: 301 S Ave Q, Clifton, TX 76634

Clifton Classic Chassis Auto Museum and Golden Age Gallery of Art

See over 30 cars dating from the 1940s to 1980s at this 22,000-square-foot museum, along with a collection of art and artifacts. 

Location: 406 W 5th St, Clifton, TX 76634

Bosque Arts Center

Immerse yourself in artwork from local artists and those around the country in the upstairs gallery. You can also take in a theatrical performance at this center. It also hosts art classes and workshops. 

Location: 215 S College Hill Dr, Clifton, TX 76634

Draggin’ H Ranch

Go on a trail ride at this 400-acre ranch that also buys and sells cows and horses. 

Location: 6660 FM 56, Clifton, TX 76634

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How to Get to
Meridian State Park

It is easy to reach this state park from Waco. Take U.S. 84 West and turn right on Highway 6 at Woodway. Go north for 41.8 miles and turn left on East Highway 22 West. In 2.5 miles, turn right on Park Road 7 North to reach this park. 

If you are coming to the park from Hico, Texas, or other western destinations, then take Highway 6 South and turn right on Park Road 7 North to reach the park. 

Entering Meridian State Park

Meridian State Park is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Per person : $5

Children 12 and under are free

Since this park was established more than 85 years ago, a lot of memories have been made within its boundaries and in the surrounding communities. If you have visited this park and share your impressions on your social media feed, be sure to tag RVshare. The site would love to see what you and your friends have to say. You can also send your photos and memories to memories@rvshare.com, and the site might feature them in its blog or on social media.