First let me just say, it’s hard to believe this gem is still hidden. The view of the lake is breathtaking, I love going in the Spring and fall. Between the deer and the birds it’s something to see and experience. Now the breezes do kick up but this is in the highlands and it’s to be expected. They have potable water and showers. The staff are really friendly and the rangers patrol regularly. Yes it’s free there’s a 14 day limit and you’ll be close to town for supplies. You will love it!!
This campground, located on the bluff overlooking the dam and a large part of Lake Meredith, offers about 10 traditional RV sites with water and electric. There are also plenty of tent sites, each with a covered picnic pavillion. There is a sanitary dump, the bathrooms were very clean and are family-style (single use with toilet, sink, and shower). The water was hot with good pressure. The best part…this campground is FREE (unless you need hook-ups)!
The nearby boat launch is just down the hill, with a huge parking lot (our guess is that the lake gets busy in summer). The area offers some great fishing and water sport opportunities. There are a few hiking and mountain biking trails, though more seemed to be on the less developed, western shore of the lake.
The town of Fritch is less than 4 miles away with a few restaurants, a small grocery store, and gas stations. Be sure to check the Alibates Flint National Monument, just 10 miles south of town. It is worth a stop!
My family and I decided to take a one night visit to Lake Meredith to see the lake again after our last visit was shot down due to the Mother's day fire a few years back. To our amazement the park as green and the lake was at a decent level. The boating community were out in full force but there was still a lot of campsites available. The best thing about these sites: they are FREE! Nice facilities with showers. There is a swimming lake as well with loads of fishing all over the lake.