Basic Information

419 E. Broadway
Fritch, TX 79036

There are several different ways to get to Lake Meredith. If you are coming from Amarillo, exit Loop 335 North, then exit Hwy 136 North to Fritch. Headquarters is located at 419 E. Broadway in Fritch. If coming from the North you can take 1913 from the Dumas Highway or 1913 from US 287. The airport in Amarillo is approximately 35 miles south of Lake Meredith if traveling by air. Rental cars are available.

Park Operating Hours

The National Recreation Area is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Open 24 hours
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours

Park Headquarters Offices

Office hours for park headquarters, including the Superintendent's office.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: -
  • Tuesday: -
  • Wednesday: -
  • Thursday: -
  • Friday: -
  • Saturday: Closed

The Texas Panhandle experiences a wide variety of weather conditions throughout the year. Winters are cold and windy, and summers are hot and dry. It is usually a good idea to bring a jacket with you because the region gets very windy, even in the summer.

Entrance Fees:

Entrance Fees - $0.00

Fee for entering Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

Park Headquarters

Visitors to Lake Meredith National Recreation Area can stop in and pick up maps and guides for the area. A small bookstore sells a variety of merchandise including books, field guides and souvenirs.

field of yellow wildflowers
Wildflower season is beautiful at Lake Meredith.

NPS Photo

Welcome to Lake Meredith National Recreation Area!

Lake Meredith is located in the Panhandle of Texas, in an area famous for windswept arid plains. It is a man-made lake, created by an impoundment of the Canadian River. The lake is the largest body of water within a 200-mile radius and provides water to more than three-quarters of a million nearby residents.

Any time is a good time to visit Lake Meredith. Spring flowers are beautiful and come in a variety of colors. Summertime heat is just right for water sports. Fall and winter are mild and perfect for outdoor activities like hiking and camping. Ranger-led activities and special events happen throughout the year. Whatever you enjoy, you can find it here!

Note, if you are looking for information on our neighbor, Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, both sites can easily be worked into one visit to the Texas Panhandle.

Last updated: February 28, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1460
Fritch, TX 79036


(806) 857-3151

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