Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

Things To Do


The primary activity at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area is boating. Tthe Park Service is concerned for the safety of all visitors therefore we strictly enforce boating safety regulations.

Weather changes in the Texas Panhandle very quickly. The park attempts to notify boaters of inclement weather by sending patrol boats around the lake with a siren. Also, wind warning systems have been installed at Sandy Point and Fritch Fortress. These systems have a wind-driven propeller, which will activate stroble lights when the winds reach 20 mph.


Hunting is allowed in Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. Some types of game in the park include white-tailed deer, mule deer, dove, teal, turkey, quail and pheasant. Contact the park for a hunting map, hunting rules and regulations and the most up-to-date hunting program.

Off Highway Vehicles

Blue Creek and Rosita Flats was set aside for all-terrain vehicle recreation. Riders must stay within the cutbanks of Blue Creek and Rosita and below 3000 ft. elevation. All riders must wear a DOT approved safety helmet and eye protection. Please practice safety habits at all times while in the recreation areas.

Lake Meredith has great activities year-round. Fall and winter are mild and are perfect for outdoor activities like hiking and camping. Spring flowers are beautiful and come in a variety of colors. Summertime heat is just right for water sports. Whatever you enjoy, you can find it here!

There are many activities to enjoy here at Lake Meredith, such as birdwatching, boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, horseback riding and much more!

Viewing Sunrise and Sunset

Sunsets and sunrises are spectacular here in the Texas Panhandle. There are several overlooks where you can sit and watch the sky change colors in the early morning or late evening.



Bass: Largemouth 14" minimum length; *10 in possession * 5 daily bag

Bass: Smallmouth under 12" and over 15" *6 in possession *3 daily bag

Bass: White/sand minimum 10" 50 in possession 25 daily limit

Catfish: channel, blue, their hybrids and subspecies minimum 12" ** 50 (Any combination) in possession, ** 25 (Any combination) daily bag

Catfish: flathead 18"minimum; 10 possession 5 daily bag

Crappie: White and black, their hybrids and subspecies 10"Minimum 10 (any combination) 25 daily bag (any combination)

Trout: rainbow, brown and their hybrids and subspecies No minimum 10 in possession (any combination) 5 daily bag (any combination)

Walleye: No Minimum; 10 in possession (Only 2 can be less than 16" in length) 5 daily bag (Only 2 can be less than 16" in length)

*Daily bag limit for both smallmouth and largemouth bass-5 bass any combination not exceeding 3 small mouth. Possession limit of 10 bass with no more than 6 smallmouth. **Limit of 5 catfish at Spring Canyon - a day use only area.

Horseback Riding

There are several areas ideal for riding. Plum Creek and the McBride areas have corrals and lots of dirt roads and trails. Several riding groups host trail rides and endurance rides at Lake Meredith annually and also volunteer for trail work, corral work and other projects.