Meridian Lake

Meridian Lake is a 72-acre lake on Bee Creek located within the 505-acre Meridian State Park. It is about four miles southwest of the county seat of Meridian. The rock and earthen dam impounding Bee Creek was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps after the land was acquired in the early 1930s. The park was opened to the public in 1935. The lake is popular for bream, crappie, catfish, and bass.

The surrounding area has hilly terrain and limestone soils. It is very wooded with cedar, a wide variety of oaks, prickly pear cactus, pale-leaf yucca, and mountain laurel. The predominant grasses are little bluestem, Indian grass, and buffalo grass. Local fauna include raccoons, foxes, white-tailed deer, and numerous species of birds, including the endangered golden-cheeked warbler.