Plan Your Visit

Sunset at McBride Canyon during the fall season with trees of yellow, orange and green.  The sky is yellow, blue, and orange with the sun setting.
Sunset at Lake Meredith

Rod Goodwin

The purpose of Lake Meredith National Recreation Area is to provide public access to diverse land and water-based recreational opportunities in the Canadian River Breaks of the Texas Panhandle, consistent with the protection of the area's scenic, scientific,and cultural resources that contribute to public enjoyment.

Lake Meredith consists of 44,978 acres of federally owned land and is the largest area of land in the area. For generations, Lake Meredith has been the Panhandle's favorite destination for summer fun. Visitors can engage in activities such as camping, hiking, biking, nature study, horseback riding, boating, swimming, kayaking, and hunting. Birding is also a popular activity.

Harbor Bay Trail with view of Lake Meredith on a sunny day.  The trail is reddish-orange layered with Permian dirt.
Harbor Bay Trail

NPS Photo

Suggested Day Activities:

  • Take a hike along the beautiful Harbor Bay Trail
  • Attend a Ranger-led activity (Dates will be announced)
  • Take a drive around the lake
  • Fish along the shoreline
  • Swim at Spring Canyon swimming area
  • Kayak at Harbor Bay or Spring Canyon
  • Watch the fantastic sunsets at Blue West
  • Watch Wildlife at Spring Canyon

Suggested activities for a few days:

  • Camp at one of our eleven campgrounds with a variety of habitats
  • Hike along the shoreline of the lake along the South Turkey Creek Trail
  • Hunt or fish --(check with Park Headquarters for regulations, seasons and limits)
Additional Information on Planning Your Visit

Last updated: August 30, 2021

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Mailing Address:

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
P.O. Box 1460

Fritch , TX 79036


806 857-3151

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