The purpose of Lake Meredith National Recreation Area is to provide public access to diverse land- and water-based recreational opportunities in the Canadian River breaks of the Texas panhandle, consistent with the protection of the area's scenic, scientific, and cultural resources and with other values that contribute to public enjoyment.
Laws and Policies
The place we know as Lake Meredith has changed greatly over the last 60+ years. Actually a reservoir, the lake formed when the Canadian River was impounded by the Sanford Dam, completed in 1965. Lake Meredith National Recreation Area was established as a unit of the National Park Service when the enabling legislation adopted by Congress was signed into law on November 28, 1990. This legislation is known as Public Law 101-628. Specifically, Title V, Section 502 regards Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. Read the full text of Public Law 101-628.
Currently, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument are managed jointly. Both sites are considered in the following documents: