Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

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Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
Location Potter / Moore / Hutchinson counties, Texas, USA
Nearest city Amarillo, Texas
Coordinates 35°42′53″N 101°33′10″W / 35.71472°N 101.55278°W / 35.71472; -101.55278Coordinates: 35°42′53″N 101°33′10″W / 35.71472°N 101.55278°W / 35.71472; -101.55278
Area 44,978 acres (18,202 ha)[1]
Established November 28, 1990
Visitors 502,457 (in 2012)[2]
Governing body National Park Service

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area is a United States National Recreation Area located about 30 miles (48 km) north of Amarillo, Texas, in the Texas Panhandle. The main attraction of the recreation area is 10,000-acre (4,000 ha) Lake Meredith, an artificial reservoir created by Sanford Dam on the Canadian River.

The Small Fry fishing tournament in the Stilling Basin at Lake Meredith

Activities at Lake Meredith include boating, fishing, swimming, camping, hiking, and hunting. Five boat launch ramps and one marina provide access to the lake. Park Headquarters are located in Fritch, Texas.

Visitation to Lake Meredith peaked at over 1.94 million in 1984, but with record low water levels visitation fell from 1.08 million in 2009 to 502,457 in 2012.[2]

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument is located adjacent to Lake Meredith National Recreation Area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Listing of acreage as of December 31, 2011". Land Resource Division, National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-12-26. 
  2. ^ a b "NPS Annual Recreation Visits Report". National Park Service. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 

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