Oasis on the Texas High Plains

Within the dry plains of the Texas Panhandle lies a hidden oasis, a haven where wildlife and people find relief from the dry grasslands above. Through this plain, the Canadian River has cut dramatic 200-foot canyons, or breaks, where humans lived many years ago.  Lake Meredith occupies these hidden coves and is a haven for migratory birds and other wildlife.

Boating at Lake Meredith in the bay at Fritch Fortress on a sunny day.

Adventures on Lake Meredith

Boating is a great way to explore the lake. Keep zebra and quagga mussels out. Remember to Clean, Drain, & Dry and wear your PFD.

Campsites at Plum Creek campground on a sunny day with large green cottonwood trees.


Lake Meredith National Recreation Area offers 11 different campgrounds to enjoy the lake or find an off-the-grid campsite.

A hiking trail at Lake Meredith between mesas with green plants and blue skies with white clouds


Enjoy hiking at Lake Meredith on several trails with diverse habitats.

Four turkeys standing in winter grass.  Photo credit: Rod Goodwin


Learn about hunting, regulations, and seasons

A brown NPS sign at the entrance of Rosita with green cottonwoods on a sunny day.


Off-Roading Information

A basket of fish caught off the fishing dock at Sanford Yake.


All About Fishing

Last updated: January 25, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
P.O. Box 1460

Fritch, TX 79036


806 857-3151

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