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Blue West Campground — Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

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National Park Service

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

A caprock campground, overlooking Lake Meredith. Access to shoreline is difficult. This campground is located north of the lake off FM Road 1913. These campgrounds have excellent views of the lake and offer picnic tables and shade shelters. This area is a great place to view the sunsets of the Texas Panhandle.

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Location

Blue West Campground — Lake Meredith National Recreation Area is located in Texas

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Directions

There are several different ways to get to Lake Meredith. If you are coming from Amarillo, exit Loop 335 North, then exit Hwy 136 North to Fritch. Headquarters is located at 419 E. Broadway in Fritch. If coming from the North you can take 1913 from the Dumas Highway or 1913 from US 287.

Coordinates

35.682456 N
101.628562 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Good
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Available
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Phone Service
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

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6 Reviews

JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2022

Misleading reviews

There are various campgrounds around Lake Meredith. Blue West is on the opposite side from the city of Fritch side. Contrary to some pictures here, it does NOT have access to the water. No docks, no ramps, no water for filling, no electricity. Those are at other spots, not Blue West. It is up in a cliff over looking the lake. That said, it was very empty in July. And being so high up, I was afraid the winds were going to tear my popup canvas. It's a beautiful spot. Nothing wrong with it at all. Just those Texas winds! Shelters have two picnic tables in them. So, there is some shade. The pics are views of the lake from my campsite. So is the video

Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Blue West Campground — Lake Meredith National Recreation Area by Jim , August 9, 2022
  • Review photo of Blue West Campground — Lake Meredith National Recreation Area by Jim , August 9, 2022
NThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2021

Country Time

No hunting 

FCFS

 FREE 

Great paddle water Trash, pit toilets, no potable water There are some great RV sites at the beginning and there are several sheltered picnic tables, amazing water views, dock, and bot ramp. There is a nice big open parking area for vehicle and boat trailers Verizon 2 bars So peaceful.

 LNT 

Clean, Drain, Dry AIS 

Safe travels

Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Blue West Campground — Lake Meredith National Recreation Area by N I., October 30, 2021
  • Review photo of Blue West Campground — Lake Meredith National Recreation Area by N I., October 30, 2021
  • Review photo of Blue West Campground — Lake Meredith National Recreation Area by N I., October 30, 2021
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gaetan S.
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2021

Oasis in the oil fields

We stayed at this campsite on our journey out west it’s right on Lake Mary is a very large man-made reserve the campsite has access to a boat ramp there are about 10+ primitive sites all with picnic tables no grills and there is currently a fire ban otherwise fires would be allowed but the firemen I believe is most of the state of Texas we stayed here on 107° day so be mindful there’s very little shelter even under the covered picnic tables highly would recommend not being outside during dusk as a plethora of insects will come and they can get quite aggressive but once the sun settle down so did the bugs and we had a lovely evening it does get very hot here as you are in the middle of Texas and there is no water available pit toilets were excellent very clean and also double as tornado shelters as this is in tornado alley so be careful there’s lots of interesting vegetation here and lots of different plant life you can get down to the lake from a long path like that starts at a large paved parking lot it’s not really a parking lot it’s just a large giant pain. On top of the rock I can easily accommodate Very long rigs it’s about 30 minutes to the nearest anything at least so be sure you bring everything you need

Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Blue West Campground — Lake Meredith National Recreation Area by gaetan S., June 23, 2021
  • Review photo of Blue West Campground — Lake Meredith National Recreation Area by gaetan S., June 23, 2021
  • Review photo of Blue West Campground — Lake Meredith National Recreation Area by gaetan S., June 23, 2021
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T
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2021

Basic camp site with great lake views

Quiet, uncrowded. Situated on the edge of a cliff above Lake Meredith. Picnic tables and a pit toilet are available.

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Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Blue West Campground — Lake Meredith National Recreation Area by T K., June 4, 2021
  • Review photo of Blue West Campground — Lake Meredith National Recreation Area by T K., June 4, 2021
Josie G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2020

If it wasn’t for the unexpected storm, perfect!

Swimming, clean hot showers, potable water. And peaceful. And FREE. Even though the lighting hitting the lake right behind me meant I had to go, it was memorable. Everyone in the area came together to make sure everyone else was alright. This was my second visit. There will be more.

  • Review photo of Blue West Campground — Lake Meredith National Recreation Area by Josie G., August 31, 2020
  • Review photo of Blue West Campground — Lake Meredith National Recreation Area by Josie G., August 31, 2020
  • Review photo of Blue West Campground — Lake Meredith National Recreation Area by Josie G., August 31, 2020
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Lynn G.
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2017

Lake Meredith

This park has a number of simple campgrounds, Blue West is one of them and, unlike the others, it does not have flush toilets or water. In addition to boating, you can bring your 4 wheeler or go for a hike.

Yay: campsites have amazing views, great sunrises! Free camping. Nice little sites with shade over the picnic table.

Nay: other campgrounds in the park have better access to the lake, but boat ramps are not far away.

Surprise: The plants and animals in the area are very interesting: cacti, flowers, ground birds. This lake was known for flint tools and they have flint making demonstrations sometimes!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Blue West Campground — Lake Meredith National Recreation Area have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Blue West Campground — Lake Meredith National Recreation Area does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Blue West Campground — Lake Meredith National Recreation Area?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is unknown, AT&T is available, and T-Mobile is unknown.