Camping

Middle Plum Creek camping area with large cottonwoods on a sunny day
Plum Creek Campgrounds

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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 a 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 located on the ground. No cutting of trees or other plants is allowed.

Local counties determine fire bans.
Contact officials in these countries to verify burn bans in effect.
Hutchinson County - (806-273-0930)
Moore County - (806-935-2151)
Potter County - (806-379-2900)

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 in Fritch, 419 E. Broadway, during business hours.

OTHER RESTRICTIONS:

  • Pets must be on leash at all times
  • Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Place trash in dumpsters or pack it out for disposal
  • No metal detectors are allowed
  • Burning pallets with nails/hardware is prohibited unless the hazards are removed before burning
  • LEAVE NO TRACE
 

CAPROCK CAMPGROUNDS

Scenic overlooks of the lake, picnic tables, and shade shelters

 
Fritch Fortress Campground overlooking Lake Meredith with shade shelter, picnic table, and grill.  This spot is located on the rim of the Canadian Breaks with green grass and other plants on top of the mesa.
Fritch Fortress Campground overlooking Lake Meredith.

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Fritch Fortress

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).

  • Picnic tables, shade shelters, and grills
  • Bathroom with potable water, showers and flush toilets
  • Paved road & pull-through parking available
  • Dump station nearby
  • LEAVE NO TRACE

 
View of Lake Meredith near Sanford-Yake campground
View of Lake Meredith near Sanford-Yake campground

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Sanford-Yake

Boat Ramp Open

Located on Sanford-Yake Road near the dam, Sanford-Yake is a 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, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Picnic tables, shade shelters, and grills
  • Bathroom with potable water, showers, and flush toilets
  • Paved roads and pull-through parking
  • Water and dump station nearby
  • 51 campsites available
  • LEAVE NO TRACE
 
Blue West Campgrounds with view of the lake on a sunny day.  The lake and sky are blue.
Blue West campground overlooking Lake Meredith

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Blue West

Boat Ramp Open

Located north of the lake off Farm-to-Market Road 1913, this campground has breath-taking views of Lake Meredith. However, access to shoreline is difficult.

  • Picnic tables and shade shelters
  • NO drinking water; NO flush toilets, vault-evaporator toilet only
  • During the summer, wildflowers and other shrubs cover the mesas
  • LEAVE NO TRACE
 

LOWER CAMPGROUNDS

Southeast shore--sandy beaches, hiking, fishing from shore,
birding, and wildlife viewing

 
View of the Harbor Bay camping area and Lake Meredith from Harbor Bay Trail during summer.  The sky is light blue and there are green cottonwoods along the shoreline.  The lake borders green mesas of the Canadian Breaks.
View of the Harbor Bay camping area overlooking Lake Meredith

NPS Photo: M. Brenner

Harbor Bay

Harbor Bay Boat Ramp Open
R&R Boat Ramp (small boats, kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards)

This beautiful campground is located near Fritch. From Broadway Street, turn west on Lakeview Drive until you reach the campground.
This large camping area has developed sites and stunning lake views, especially at sunset. Drive with caution when leaving any paved roads in this area.

  • Picnic tables, shade shelters and grills
  • NO drinking water; NO flush toilets, vault-evaporator toilet
  • Harbor Bay and South Turkey Creek Hiking Trails
  • LEAVE NO TRACE

Hiking/Mountain Biking from Harbor Bay:

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. This trail also hosts several habitats including wetlands.

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. A great trail to view a variety of habitats and wildlife. Excellent trail for birding.
Distance: approximately 16.5 miles, round trip.

Check bulletin boards located at the trailheads for maps and information.


 
Cedar Canyon campground along the shores of Lake Meredith.  Several campers, boaters, and picnikers are using this area on a sunny day.  Mesas are covered with green foliage.
A view of the Cedar Canyon campground and Lake Meredith on a summer day

NPS Photo: M. Brenner

Cedar Canyon

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.

  • Restroom with potable water and flush toilets near the parking lot
  • Large cottonwoods provide shade in this area
  • Beautiful views of Lake Meredith
  • LEAVE NO TRACE
 

CANYON CAMPGROUNDS

Hunting, hiking, & horseback riding
Limited off-road vehicle areas

 
 
View of the bridge, restroom, and portion of the Blue Creek campground. There is water running in the Canadian River, which is a reddish-orange color.
Blue Creek Campground

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Blue Creek

Off-Road Area

This area for off-road vehicles is located in the Big Blue Creek drainage on the northwest side of the lake. This area can be accessed from FM 1913.

  • Off-road use in creek bed ONLY
  • Primitive campground
  • NO drinking water
  • NO flush toilets, vault-evaporator toilets only
  • LEAVE NO TRACE

 
Picnic table in Rosita Flats Campground
Picnic table in Rosita Flats Campground.  Blue skies during the winter.

NPS Photo: C. Brenner

Rosita Flats

Off-Road Area

Off-road vehicle area on Canadian River with access from Highway 87/287.

  • Primitive campground
  • NO drinking water
  • NO flush toilets, vault-evaporator toilets only
  • Few picnic tables
  • LEAVE NO TRACE
 
Campsite at Plum Creek Campground
Campsite at Plum Creek Campground

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Plum Creek

Boat Ramp Closed

Located on the southwest side of lake off FM 1913. Plum Creek 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.

  • Picnic tables, shade shelters and grills
  • NO drinking water
  • NO flush toilets, vault-evaporator toilets only
  • Horse corrals and water troughs
  • LEAVE NO TRACE
 
OTHER CAMPGROUNDS

northwest shore
 
A view of the Chimney Hollow camping area and Lake Meredith
A view of the Chimney Hollow camping area and Lake Meredith

NPS Photo: M. Brenner

Chimney Hollow

Located near Blue West, this remote and primitive campground is tucked in the Blue Creek embankment, which affords the area protection from prevailing winds.

  • Picnic tables
  • NO drinking water and NO flush toilets; vault-evaporator toilet only
  • LEAVE NO TRACE
 
View across meadow in the Bugbee campground toward the lake.
View across meadow in the Bugbee campground toward the lake.

NPS Photo: M. Brenner

Bugbee

Located off Farm-to-Market 3395, the Bugbee area features shoreline fishing. Areas near the shore will be soft during rainy conditions. Drive with caution when leaving paved roads.

  • Primitive Campground
  • NO drinking water
  • NO flush toilets; vault-evaporator toilet only
  • LEAVE NO TRACE

Last updated: June 3, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1460
Fritch, TX 79036

Phone:

(806) 857-3151

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