Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

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Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
Lake Meredith at Sunset.jpg
Lake Meredith at sunset
Map showing the location of Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
LocationPotter / Moore / Hutchinson counties, Texas, United States
Nearest cityAmarillo, Texas
Coordinates35°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
Area44,978 acres (18,202 ha)[1]
EstablishedNovember 28, 1990
Visitors502,457 (in 2012)[2]
Governing bodyNational Park Service
WebsiteLake Meredith National Recreation Area

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. Its main attraction is 10,000-acre (4,000 ha) Lake Meredith, a reservoir created by Sanford Dam on the Canadian River.

Activities at Lake Meredith include boating, fishing, swimming, camping, hiking, and hunting. Five boat launch ramps remain open, and one marina previously provided access to the lake, however the marina closed during the drought of 2011–2013. Park headquarters are in Fritch.

Visitors 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.

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

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