Lake Meredith offers a variety of camping opportunities, including scenic overlooks, shoreline camping, and wooded campgrounds. All campgrounds are FREE. No reservations are needed; sites are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Trailer/RV hookups and showers are NOT available anywhere at Lake Meredith. Dump stations with potable water are located near Fritch Fortress and Sanford-Yake campgrounds.
You may camp at any location within Lake Meredith National Recreation Area for up to 14 consecutive days within a 30-day period, but no more than 60 days per year. Hunters may set up camp between October 1 and December 31, with up to 30 days allowed annually per hunter. Digging or leveling the ground for a camp is prohibited.
CAMPFIRES: Fires are permitted only in grills and existing fire rings; they are not allowed in the backcountry. You may gather wood that is dead and on the ground. No cutting of trees or other plants is allowed. Burning pallets with nails/hardware in them is prohibited unless the hazards are removed before burning. Local counties determine fire bans. Contact officials in Hutchinson County (806-273-0930), Moore County (806-935-2151), and Potter County (806-379-2900) to verify if burn bans are in effect.
ALCOHOL: The possession and consumption of alcohol is prohibited at Cedar Canyon and Spring Canyon (day camp area) only. In other areas, you may bring in alcohol for personal consumption. If you wish to bring in larger quantities (such as beer kegs for a group), you must get a special use permit at Park Headquarters, 419 E. Broadway, in Fritch, during business hours.
Harbor Bay also features the Harbor Bay Hiking Trail, opened in summer 2012. Trailhead is located behind the outback toilet at the edge of the old boat ramp parking lot. This moderately challenging hike climbs up to the top of a mesa for a panoramic view of the area. The trail loops and rejoins original trail for hike down. Distance: approximately 3 miles.
Did You Know?
Lake Meredith is named for A.A. Meredith, who championed the Canadian River Dam project. Over his lifetime, Meredith served with the WPA, was city manager of Borger, and was secretary of the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority. More...