Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Fritch

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#141 of 149 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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  • 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 »
  • Have lived by Lake Meredith for 34 years and worked for the Natiinal Park Service one summer! Great place and have watched it go from 90 feet to 50 feet and the landscape is still beautiful !!  more »
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  • Lake Meredith is a jewel! The hiking trails are wonderful. Now we can go even when we're not planning to be on the water.
  • Free Camping @ its best. My camping spot was up a bluff from the lake, as were the others. Not many beaches at this lake. Strong winds at times. The showers are new and private: bath with toilet, shower, bench, sink, which can be locked. Absolutely wonderful spray. Made driving six hours that day worth it.
  • Great lake and decent camping sites.
  • Great lake. They just need someone to clean up a bit and attend to it every once in a while.
  • Camp sites are free! The bathrooms are clean and have nice showers! I don't know why this place wasn't crowded, but I'd recommend going here if you're in the area.

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