Boating is one of the most popular activities every summer at Lake Meredith!
With rainy conditions early in 2014 and again now in 2015, the lake is considerably higher than its record low from 2013. As of May 8, 2015, the lake is at about 46 feet and still rising slowly.
The only open boat ramp is at Sanford-Yake, near the Sanford Dam.
Currently, there is no fee associated with boating on Lake Meredith. Remember to have your motorized boat registered with the state of Texas and ensure that you have the required safety equipment. The National Park Service is concerned for the safety of all visitors; therefore we strictly enforce boating safety regulations.
Weather changes in the Texas Panhandle very quickly. We attempt to notify boaters of inclement weather by sending patrol boats around the lake with a siren. Also, wind warning systems have been installed at Sandy Point and Fritch Fortress. These systems have a wind-driven propeller, which will activate stroble lights when the winds reach 20 mph.