Lake Meredith offers a variety of camping opportunities, including scenic overlooks, shoreline camping, and wooded campgrounds. There are 10 RV sites at Sanford-Yake with electric and water hookups. These sites charge a fee and are available by reservation. All other sites and campgrounds are FREE and are available 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; fires are not allowed in the backcountry. You may gather dead wood that is located 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 larger quantities (such as beer kegs for a group), you must obtain 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 from Fritch on Fritch Fortress Road, this popular campground overlooks the lake. Fritch Fortress Campground is suitable for RV's, trailers, and campers (but no hookups). Access to the shoreline is 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 with a scenic overlook. A well-suited area for RV's, trailers and campers. There are 10 RV sites with 50, 30 and 20 amp electric and water hookups. These 10 fee sites are 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
This beautiful campground is located near Fritch. From Broadway Street, turn west on Lakeview Drive until you reach the campground.
Harbor Bay Trail: The trailhead is located at the end of the parking lot near the boat ramp. The Harbor Bay Trail system covers a total distance of 5.23 miles from Harbor Bay to Meredith Way, including the 2 loops.
South Turkey Creek Trail: The trailhead is located on the left as you enter the camping area. This is a singletrack path traversing the south shore of Lake Meredith from Harbor Bay to South Turkey Creek.
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. The camping area is soft during rainy conditions. Drive with caution when leaving paved roads.
hunting, hiking & horseback riding, limited off-road vehicle areas
Boat Ramp Closed
Located on the southwest side of lake off FM 1913. Rosita 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 beautiful shade trees. A great place for birdwatching.
Last updated: February 5, 2020