A beautiful lake with a historically rich landscape, lying on the windswept high Plains of the Texas panhandle, on the northern side of Amarillo, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area is a one of Texas' premium relaxation hot spots. Spread across nearly 50,000 acres of diverse landscape, the recreation area's main attraction is Lake Meredith itself, a 10,000 acre artificial reservoir that provides visitors with tons of recreational opportunities and also provides drinking water to 11 cities in Texas.
The spot was named a National Recreation Area in 1990 by congress, making it available for public outdoor recreation. The large lake area and diverse landscape create extensive recreational opportunities for visitors of all ages. There are hiking trails of all kinds in the area, with the lake providing swimming, boating and fishing opportunities. It's a haven for natural life which includes some of Texas' most unique wildlife and plants which visitors get to see up close.
Water sports are by far the most popular activities at Lake Meredith. The extra large lake area makes the beach popular with visitors all year round. The lake attracts swimmers, boaters, scuba divers, windsurfers, and water skiiers. Lake Meredith is also one of Texas' most popular angling spots. The reservoir has a diverse fish community to suit every kind of angler that comes to the lake. From bass to catfish, walleye, sunfish, and panfish, the lake has a wide range of sport fish available.
Lake Meredith is also known for its wonderful camping options. The resort has 13 different campgrounds with comfortable campsites that ensure a premium experience for visitors. Once you park your camper at Lake Meredith, there is a ton of recreational activities all around the park for different age groups and all sorts of nature lovers, making Lake Meredith one of America's gems.