Lake Meredith offers a variety of camping opportunities, including scenic overlooks, shoreline camping, and wooded campgrounds. At this time, there are 10 RV sites at Sanford-Yake with electric and water hookups. These are fee sites and are available by reservation. All other sites and campgrounds are FREE and are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Dump stations with non-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. 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: 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.
scenic overlooks of lake, picnic tables, shade shelters
Boat Ramp Open
Located about 3.5 miles out of Fritch on Fritch Fortress Road, this popular campground overlooks the lake. Campground is suitable for RV's, trailers and campers (but no hookups). Access to the shoreline available nearby by using the boat ramp, open for boaters, campers, swimmers, etc.
Boat Ramp Open
Located on Sanford-Yake Road near the dam, this large and and well-maintained campground overlooks the lake. It is well-suited for RV's, trailers and campers and have 10 RV sites with 50, 30 and 20 amp electric and water hookups. These 10 sites are fee sites and available by reservation. For reservation and fee information, go to: Wright-On Bait, Tackle and Watercraft Rental (or call 806-865-3131). The remaining sites are free and on a first-come, first-served basis.
southeast shore--sandy beaches, hiking, fishing from shore
Harbor Bay Boat Ramp Open (shallow, use caution)
Located just outside Fritch (turn west onto Lakeview Drive from Highway 136/Broadway), this large, open camping area has developed sites.
Harbor Bay Trail: Trailhead is located behind the vault-evaporator toilet at the end of the 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 the original trail. Distance: approximately 2.28 miles. Longer loops available
South Turkey Creek Trail: Trailhead is located on the left as you enter the camping area. It is a mainly flat walk along the lake shoreline and beyond. Distance, round trip: approximately 16.5 miles.
Boat Ramp Open (shallow, use caution)
This small cove lies between Fritch Fortress and Sanford-Yake campgrounds. The area features beach camping with no individual campsites. Camping area is soft during rainy conditions. Drive with caution when leaving paved roads.
hunting, hiking & horseback riding, limited off-road vehicle areas
These areas are located southeast of the lake off State Highway 136. Cottonwood trees provide shade. The Mullinaw Creek area features the expanded Mullinaw Trails system, three connected hiking trails totally 6.3 miles. Mullinaw Trails are open for hiking and horseback riding only: NO OFF-ROAD VEHICLES ALLOWED.
Ranger-guided hikes are available at the Mullinaw Trails. Please call 806-857-6680 or 806-857-3151 to check on availability.
Boat Ramp Closed
Located on southwest side of lake off FM 1913, this is a popular area for horseback riding, hiking, and bicycling. Devil's Canyon Trail is for beginner to experienced horseback riders, as well as hikers and mountain bikers. This area contains some shade trees.
Last updated: June 7, 2018