Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

See the impact that the Canadian River has had on the Texas Panhandle for hundreds of years by visiting Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. This location’s three hidden coves are a sanctuary for migrating birds, and you can often spot other wildlife from its amazing hiking trails. The lake is a fantastic place for a summer water adventure. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

Anglers love coming to Lake Meredith National Recreation Area to catch bass, catfish, crappie, and trout. Favorite fishing holes can be found at Harbor Bay, Cedar Canyon, Chimney Hollow, and Bugbee Canyon. You can also launch your vessel at Sanford-Yake Campground and Spring Canyon to fish from the lake. Blue Creek and Rosita Flats are ideal places to go off-roading. Depending on the season, you can go hunting for white-tail or mule deer, quail, pheasant, dove, and turkey here. There are also terrific hiking trails to follow. 

Hiking Trails



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How To Get To Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

It is easy to get from Amarillo to Lake Meredith National Recreation Area’s headquarters in about 30 minutes. Take Texas Highway 136 North for about 34 miles. The headquarters will be on your left. The busiest times at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area are on summer weekends, especially long ones like Memorial Day and Labor Day. If you want to escape the crowds, consider visiting during the week. 


419 East Broadway Street, Fritch, Texas 79036

Fee: Entry fee $0

There are many choices of places to camp at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, so bring your RV. You can find camping opportunities at scenic lookouts, in wooded areas, and along the lake’s shoreline. Most of them are free, and you can stay for up to 14 days, which gives you plenty of time to hike, bike, fish, and play in the water. If you do not have an RV, then rent one on