Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Fritch

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#142 of 219 in Nature in Texas
National Park · Hidden Gem · Water Body
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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. Its main attraction is 10,000-acre (4,000 ha) Lake Meredith, a 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 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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  • Very pretty national recreation area. Mounts of rocks all over. We hiked the South Turkey Creek Trail: fairly easy hike with great views of Lake Meredith. National Passport stamps available at the... 
    Very pretty national recreation area. Mounts of rocks all over. We hiked the South Turkey Creek Trail: fairly easy hike with great views of Lake Meredith. National Passport stamps available at the...  more »
  • My husband and I had fun hiking at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. The views are wonderful. We are birders and enjoyed the birds we saw and heard. We saw a few boats on the water, a few... 
    My husband and I had fun hiking at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. The views are wonderful. We are birders and enjoyed the birds we saw and heard. We saw a few boats on the water, a few...  more »
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  • Nice quiet place during the week went after memorial day. Good camping spots. If you want to use the lake the best way is with a boat as most of the lake is surrounded by cliffs and steep sandy hills.
  • Nice place, little gift shop. Camping areas are nice and clean. Staff friendly and helpful.

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