Description - Contrasting spectacularly with its surroundings, Lake Meredith lies on the dry and windswept High Plains of the Texas Panhandle. Dramatic 200 foot canyons carved by the Canadian River surround this 10,000-acre reservoir. The lake was created to supply water for 11 Panhandle cities and to create recreational opportunities such as fishing, boating, waterskiing, sailing, sail-boarding, scuba diving, and swimming. The backcountry surrounding the lake provides areas for hunting, camping, horseback riding, wildlife viewing and hiking
- The lake provides over 100 miles of shoreline and over 16,000 acres of water surface area and is surrounded by 200 foot, steep-walled canyons and broken grassland. The area is accessible from numerous roads and has several boat ramps and camping facilities.
Recreation - Recreation opportunities include, boating and fishing. Lake Meridith is open year-round for fishing which includes white, largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, walleye, and several species of catfish.
Climate - Texas is a huge state with varying climates but generally the climate could be said to be primarily hot and humid in the summer months and mild to cool in the winter. Western Texas receives very little rainfall with the exception of the higher elevations. This is the driest area of the state having a relative humidity of 50 percent and an annual rainfall average of eight inches.
Northern Texas is infamous for its quickly changing weather. This is the area of the state that receives remarkable tornadoes and hailstorms. This is also the only region of the state to accumulate snow. An average of 15 inches falls each year along with 20 inches of rain.
Nearest highway is State 136 and the nearest city, Sanford.
A map is available above on this wildernet.com page.