Texas July 27, 2019
This Hidden Cliffside Swimming Hole Has Some Of The Most Beautiful Water In Texas
Swimming holes abound all across Texas, but unfortunately, many are packed-to-the-gills from May through September with tourists eager to experience to the natural beauty of Texas. Lake Meredith, a pristine oasis near Sanford surrounded by towering cliffs, is one of the last remaining bodies of water that few people know exists. See for yourself and start planning a summer adventure your family will never forget.
Tucked away in the Panhandle's arid plains is a pristine oasis surrounded by towering cliffs that further shield the alcove from discovery. First settled over 13,000 years ago, Lake Meredith has been a welcome respite from the painfully dry grasslands ever since.
Fed by the Canadian River, the lake is so remote that its waters retain a striking blue-green color all year long. Just one look will mentally transport you to a faraway tropical paradise without ever leaving the confines of our state.
A public boat ramp has allowed millions of visitors to set sail on Lake Meredith over the years. No matter if you launch your own watercraft or rent one from the park, get ready for a full day of fun in the sun.
Canoes and kayaks are another way to get out on the water. Both novice and beginner floats are available, so nobody gets left out of such an unforgettable, immersive experience. Ranger-guided paddles are held throughout the summer and give participants detailed knowledge about the area, so it's truly a can't-miss opportunity even for the most expert of navigators.
Three hiking trails wind their way through the park, ranging in length from two to 16 miles. Vibrant clay pavement meanders around lush greenery and craggy rocks, presenting a drier adventure for when you just need to spend some time on land.
11 campgrounds each offer a different perspective of the lake, enabling guests to choose their own adventure. Whether you prefer a wide-open space on the shoreline or the seclusion of a magical woodland forest, the decision is entirely yours. The best part? All the sites - save for ten RV plots - are entirely free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Address: 419 East Broadway Street, Fritch, TX 79036. Visitor center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
For more information, visit the lake’s
website or Facebook page.
Have you ever been to Lake Meredith? If so, do pictures do it justice? Let us know your thoughts! Check out our previous article for more epic swimming holes in Texas that deserve a spot on your outdoor adventure bucket list: 10 Natural Swimming Holes In Texas That Everyone Should Check Out This Summer.