Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Fritch

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#142 of 150 in Nature in Texas
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area is a United States National Recreation Area located about north of Amarillo, Texas, in the Texas Panhandle. The main attraction of the recreation area is 10000acre 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 and one marina provide access to the lake. Park Headquarters are located in Fritch, Texas.Visitation 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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  • My girlfriend stopped here twice for the beginning and ending of our one-month road trip from Houston, TX. The campsites are free and no reservations were needed. Plenty of spots for tents and RV's an...  more »
  • Lake Meredith is a bit out of the way but; is a lovely place. Very scenic. Several boat landings. Two campgrounds. No hookups for RVs. Fritch Fort picnic area provides great views, plenty of parking a...  more »
  • In the small town of Fritch is a turn that will take you down to one of the access points to Lake Meredith. There are several other access points around this huge lake formed by the Canadian River, bu...  more »
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  • Nice covered picnic areas, but watch out for the bees/wasps living in some of them. Park staff won't spray, they just want to leave the wildlife to themselves. Nice swimming area and picturesque trails.
  • Lived here all my life. It is an amazing site to see and visit
  • Nice country lake. Good fishing. Skiing.
  • The best way to view the lake is on the lake. You can rent boats at the Sanford-Yake boat launch ramp. The best place to camp is also at Sanford-Yake; it's free:) You can enjoy swimming at Spring Canyon. Don't forget to take a guided tour at Alibates Flint Quarry.
  • The water is up and it is really nice to be able to look out across the water, especially with the Moon shine

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