Texas Plains Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Fritch: Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

Contrasting spectacularly with its surroundings on the dry windswept Llano Estacado, Lake Meredith is truly one of the gems of the region. The Canadian river has cut and re-cut 200 foot canyons called breaks. Sanford Dam created Lake Meredith on the Canadian River and nows fills many of the breaks whose walls are crowned with white dolomite caprock, scenic buttes, pinnacles, hoodoos, and red-brown wind eroded coves. Lake Meredith now supplies water to over 14 cities in the Texas Panhandle. Visitors may enjoy fishing, water skiing, camping, hiking, hunting, horseback riding, and scuba diving.


  • 419 East Broadway
  • Fritch, Texas
  • 79036


Hours & Fees

  • Daily

  • Free. Some special fees may apply.