Boating is one of the most popular activities at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area! By private boat or by a rental from the park's vendor, millions of visitors have enjoyed the waters of Lake Meredith.
Currently, boat ramps at Sanford-Yake, Fritch Fortress, Blue West, Cedar Canyon and Harbor Bay are open for public use.
Stay Safe! Know the rules and regulations for Lake Meredith.
All boaters must follow federal and state regulations.
Remember: Lake levels fluctuate throughout the year. The lake may be higher in the summer than it is in the winter, translating into a very different shoreline to contend with.
You need a boater education card if you were born on or after Sept. 1, 1993, and will be operating a boat over 15 hp, a PWC, or a sailboat over 14 feet long in Texas.
There is no need to feel left out if you do not have a boat of your own. Lake Meredith National Recreation Area has a vendor who rents boats on Lake Meredith.
Wright-On Bait, Tackle and Watercraft Rental, at the Sanford-Yake boat ramp, rents pontoon boats, kayaks, & paddleboards.
Before you enter and after you leave the waters of Lake Meredith, CLEAN. DRAIN. DRY.
Remove all plants, animals, and mud and thoroughly wash the boat and trailer. A quick trip to the car wash to use high-pressure spray nozzles can help clean crevices and hidden areas. (Remember that boats stored on infested waters may need to be professionally decontaminated.)
Before leaving the park, drain all the water from your boat, including the motor, bilge, livewell, ballast, hull and anything else that traps water. Leave drain plugs out during transport.
Allow time for your boat to dry completely before launching in other waters. Use this calculator to help determine recommended drying time for your climate and season.
You have an important role to play in protecting the lakes we love from invasive species like giant salvinia, quagga, and zebra mussels can hitch a ride on your boat, trailer or gear and spread to another lake, ruining the fun for everyone. Love your lakes back – always clean, drain and dry your boat before traveling from one waterbody to another. This video will show you how.
IT'S THE LAW - Remove Your Drain PlugIt is illegal to transport or possess aquatic invasive species in Texas. You must remove boat drain plugs when you leave the water.
Last updated: June 7, 2018