Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Fritch

#145 of 222 in Nature in Texas
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area is a United States National Recreation Area located about 30 miles (48 km) north of Amarillo, Texas, in the Texas Panhandle. The main attraction of the recreation area is 10,000-acre (4,000 ha) Lake Meredith, an artificial reservoir created by Sanford Dam on the Canadian River.

Activities at Lake Meredith include boating, fishing, swimming, camping, hiking, and hunting. Five boat launch ramps remain open, and one marina previously provided access to the lake, however the marina closed during the drought of 2011–2013. Park headquarters are located in Fritch.

Visitors to Lake Meredith peaked at over 1.94 million in 1984, but with record-low water levels, visitation fell from 1.08 million in 2009 to 502,457 in 2012.
Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument is located adjacent to Lake Meredith National Recreation Area.
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  • This lake is definitely a destination you should add on your bucket list; there are mountains to climb, campgrounds to camp at, lots to park on, trash cans, rock-climbing areas, you name it! But you.....  more »
  • We used this RV campground on Sanford Yake Rd. as a stop-over on way to Alibates Flint Quarries NM.. It is run by Wright-On Bait & Tackle nearby. Nice paved site with electric & water for $25.50...  more »
  • I'm so thankful that our lake is back up and getting fuller. We rented a pontoon boat and had a great time cruising the lake Saturday morning! Went for a swim at the sand beach and cooled off and then headed back. Very nice time!
  • It’s very pretty. And not so busy! Glad to see the water in it! Great place to hike around too! Camping sites are nice and clean.

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