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Lake Meredith

National Recreation Area - Texas

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area is located about 30 miles (48 km) north of Amarillo, Texas, in the Texas Panhandle. The main attraction of the recreation area is 10,000-acre (4,000 ha) Lake Meredith, an artificial 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 and one marina provide access to the lake. Park Headquarters are located in Fritch, Texas.

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Official Visitor Map of Lake Meredith National Recreation Area (NRA) in Texas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Lake Meredith - Visitor Map

Official Visitor Map of Lake Meredith National Recreation Area (NRA) in Texas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Park Units and Regions

Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Brochure about Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) / Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) use at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area (NRA) in Texas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Lake Meredith - Off-Highway Vehicles

Brochure about Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) / Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) use at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area (NRA) in Texas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of Hunting Areas at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area (NRA) in Texas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Lake Meredith - Hunting Map

Map of Hunting Areas at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area (NRA) in Texas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Brochure about the Hunting Program: General Information, Safety, Seasons and Limits, at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area (NRA) in Texas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Lake Meredith - Hunting 2020

Brochure about the Hunting Program: General Information, Safety, Seasons and Limits, at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area (NRA) in Texas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

https://www.nps.gov/lamr/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Meredith_National_Recreation_Area Lake Meredith National Recreation Area is located about 30 miles (48 km) north of Amarillo, Texas, in the Texas Panhandle. The main attraction of the recreation area is 10,000-acre (4,000 ha) Lake Meredith, an artificial 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 and one marina provide access to the lake. Park Headquarters are located in Fritch, Texas. Within the dry, windswept plains of the Texas Panhandle lies a hidden oasis, a welcoming haven where wildlife and people find relief from the dry grasslands above. Through this plain, the Canadian River has cut dramatic 200-foot canyons, or breaks, where humans lived 13,000 years ago. Lake Meredith occupies these hidden coves and is a haven for migratory birds and other wildlife. There are several ways to arrive at Lake Meredith. If you are coming from Amarillo, exit Loop 335 North, then exit Hwy 136 North to Fritch, Texas. Headquarters is located at 419 E. Broadway in Fritch. If coming from the North, take FM 1913 from the Dumas Highway or FM 1913 from US 287. The Amarillo Airport is approximately 35 miles south of Lake Meredith, if traveling by air. Rental cars are available in Amarillo. Park Headquarters Visitors to Lake Meredith National Recreation Area can stop by and pick up maps and guides for the area. A small bookstore sells a variety of merchandise including books, field guides, hats, and souvenirs. 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 FM 1913 from the Dumas Highway or FM 1913 from US 287. Blue Creek This camping area is an off-road vehicle and horseback riding area on the northwest side of the lake off FM 1913. There is no drinking water or flush toilets; vault-evaporator toilet only. Off-road use is in the creek bed ONLY. This area is surrounded with plush cottonwood and soapberry trees. Camping Fees 0.00 No charge for camping. Blue Creek Blue Creek during a wet season. The water is orange colored and the sky is blue. Blue Creek Area Blue West Campground 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. Camping Fees 0.00 No charge for camping. Blue West Campground A picnic area at Blue West overloooking the lake. The sky is blue with white clouds. Blue West Campground Bugbee Canyon This area is located near the Bugbee community off FM 3395. Shoreline fishing is popular and there are a number of shoreline birds to view. There is no drinking water or flush toilets; vault-evaporator toilets only. Camping Fees 0.00 No charge for camping. Bugbee Canyon Bugbee Canyon camping under two cottonwoods during the winter. The trees have no leaves. Bugbee Canyon camping area Cedar Canyon Campground This small cove lies between Fritch Fortress and Sanford-Yake campgrounds. The area features beach camping with no individual campsites. This campground can become soft during rainy conditions. Please drive with caution when leaving paved roads. There are restrooms with potable water and flush toilets in the parking lot. Camping Fees 0.00 No charge for camping. Cedar Canyon Campground A camper at Cedar Canyon underneath cottonwood trees near the lake. Cedar Canyon Campground Chimney Hollow Campground This remote and primitive area is located near Blue West. It is tucked in the Blue Creek embankment, which provides protection from prevailing winds. There is no drinking water or flush toilets; vault-evaporator only. There are picnic tables available. Camping Fees 0.00 No charge for camping. Chimney Hollow Chimney Hollow area with a view of the shoreline. The lake is bright blue and the clouds are white. Chimney Hollow near the water Fritch Fortress A caprock campground, overlooking Lake Meredith located on Fritch Fortress Road. Open for boaters, campers, swimmers, and other approved water activities. Picnic tables, shade shelters, and grills are available. There is a restroom with potable water, showers, and flush toilets. Pull-through parking is available. Camping Fee 0.00 No charge for camping. Fritch Fortress Campground Fritch Fortress Campground overlooks Lake Meredith. There are two picnic tables and a grill. Fritch Fortress Campground overlooks Lake Meredith. Harbor Bay Campground This campground is located outside of Fritch at the end of Lakeview Drive off Hwy. 136. The area features both designated sites and open meadow camping. Harbor Bay also features two new trails, which are the Harbor Bay and South Turkey Creek Trails. Picnic tables, shade shelters, and grills are available. No drinking water or flush toilets; vault-evaporator toilets. A beautiful area for water activities, hiking, biking, and birding. Camping Fees 0.00 No charge for camping. Harbor Bay Campground Camping in meadow by Harbor Bay. There are mesas in the background and the lake and sky are blue. Camping in the meadow by Harbor Bay. McBride Canyon and Mullinaw Creek Campgrounds These areas are located south of the lake off of State Highway 136. There are large cottonwood trees that provide shade. The Mullinaw Creek area features the expanded Mullinaw Trails System . This trail system is open to hiking, biking, and horseback riding. NO OFF ROAD VEHICLES ALLOWED. No drinking water or flush toilets; vault-evaporator toilets only. Picnic tables, shade shelters, and grills. Horse corrals are located at Mullinaw Campground. The dirt roads can become impassable after rain. Camping Fees 0.00 No charge for camping. Mullinaw Trail Mullinaw Trail with cottonwood trees and blue skies. Mullinaw Trail Plum Creek Campgrounds There are four camping areas in this region of the recreation area. These campgrounds are located on the southwest side of the lake off FM 1913. This area is a favorite for hiking, horseback riding, birding, and wildlife watching. Devil's Canyon Trail is a good trail for beginner to experienced horseback riders. This area is covered with cottonwood trees. There is no drinking water or flush toilets; vault-evaporator toilets only. Picnic tables, shade shelters, and grills are available. Camping Fees 0.00 No charge for camping. Plum Creek Campground Plum Creek camping picnic area with large cottonwood trees. Plum Creek camping area Rosita Flats This campground consists of ispersed camping along the Canadian River in one of the park's ORV-use areas. ORV operators must have state of Texas Off-Highway Vehicle decal and wear DOT-approved safety gear. Camping Fees 0.00 No charge for camping. Rosita Campgrounds A National Park Service brown sign with Rosita Flats written on it beside cottonwood trees. Rosita Flats Campgrounds Sanford Yake This campground has scenic overlooks and access to the shoreline is steep and difficult. Restrooms have potable water, showers, and flush toilets. There are picnic tables, shade shelters, grills and pull through parking available. There are 10 RV spaces with water and 50,30, 20 amp electric hookups. Reservations can be made by calling 806-865-3131. All other campsites are free and on a first-come-first serve basis. Pets are allowed at campsites, but must be on a leash at all times. Sanford Yake Campground Picnic shelter overlooking the lake on a nice day Sanford Yake Campground Sanford Yake Campground A caprock campground, overlooking Lake Meredith. 10 RV sites with electric and water hookups available. Reservations can be made by calling 806-865-3131. Picnic tables, shade shelters, and grills are available. Restrooms with potable water, showers, and flush toilets are available. Pull-through parking available. Sanford-Yake Campground Sanford-Yake Campground with campers along the edge. The sky is blue with white clouds. Sanford-Yake Campground Lake Meredith A boat travles across Lake Meredith on a sunny day. The lake is light blue. Boating at Lake Meredith Lake Meredith Storm A storm coming in at Lover's Canyon. The sky is dark blue with dark clouds. The lake is greenish. Weather in the Texas Panhandle Harbor Bay Trail A bench on the Harbor Bay Trail, overlooking Lake Meredith. The sky is blue with white clouds. View of the lake from Harbor Bay Trail Camp with a View Picnic shelter at a campsite overlooking Lake Meredith. The sky is blue with no clouds. View from the Rim Sanford Dam at Lake Meredith Sanford Dam and Lake Meredith. The lake is deep blue with white clouds above in the sky. A view of Sanford Dam and Lake Meredith Mullinaw Trail Mullinaw trailhead with green cottonwoods and blue skies in the summer. Mullinaw Trail Birding at Lake Meredith A Red-winged Blackbird sitting on greyish-brown stump Birding at Lake Meredith Harbor Bay Trail Harbor Bay Trail with green mesas, blue sky, and white clouds. Harbor Bay Trail Fishing at Lake Meredith Sanford Yake boat docks. The water is blue and calm. There are a few fisherman fishing. Sanford Yake View from the Rim View from a mesa of Lake Meredith. The sky is blue with a few white clouds. View from a Mesa View from the Rim View from a mesa of Lake Meredith. The sky is blue with a few white clouds. View from a Mesa Save the Monarchs A monarch landing on a yellow sunflower. The monarch is orange and black. Save the Monarchs Spring Canyon Canal The Spring Canyon Canal with cattails on the shoreline. The water is a deep turquiose. Spring Canyon Canal Lake Meredith National Recreation Area Awarded 2016 Pulaski Award On May 10, 2016, the Governing Board at the National Interagency Fire Center selected the fire management and law enforcement staff at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area as the winners of the 2016 Pulaski Award for actions in advance of and during the Double Diamond wildfire of May 11, 2014. Pulaski Award National Park Service Transfers Water Tender to Local Fire Department With combined efforts among Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site and Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, the National Park Service (NPS) recently transferred a 5,000 gallon water tender to the La Junta Fire Department. The tender will be used locally to move water to remote locations in support of wildland fire operations and prairie habitat restoration. NPS and Fire Department standing next to donated water tender Wildland Fire Provides Training to Structural Fire Departments and US Fish and Wildlife Service at Lake Meredith Lake Meredith National Recreation Area (NRA) provided many hours of training for firefighters in local communities after several large fires affected the suburbs of Amarillo, TX, in 2011. Amarillo City Fire Department (FD) and Randall County FD sought out wildland fire training, and the local communities will be better protected by these trained firefighters. NPS Geodiversity Atlas—Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Texas Lake Meredith National Recreation Area is situated within a surprising section of canyon landscape below the Caprock Escarpment on the otherwise mostly flat High Plains of Texas. The Alibates Dolomite and Permian red beds are exposed in low mesas, buttes, and hills. Links to products from Baseline Geologic and Soil Resources Inventories provide access to maps and reports. Park trail along riverside wetlands Collaboration Key to Double Diamond Wildfire Suppression The 2,202-acre Double Diamond wildfire started near Fritch, Texas, on May 11, 2014. The fire moved very rapidly through several residential subdivisions and eventually into the park. NPS wildland firefighters were some of the first units on scene, and were heavily involved with suppression efforts in the communities. Assistance came from numerous volunteer fire departments; Texas A&M Forest Service; and numerous other organizations. Burned hillside near lakeshore. Lake Meredith NRA and Borger City Firefighters Assist in Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts Lake Meredith National Recreation Area (NRA) has invested many hours training firefighters in local communities to assist the National Park Service in times of need. In November 2012, six Borger City firefighters and two crew leaders from Lake Meredith NRA were part of a 20-person saw team removing hazardous trees from damaged NPS sites during Hurricane Sandy response. A group of men stands in front of red brick buildings with green trim. Exotic Plants Monitoring in the Southern Plains and Chihuahuan Desert National parks, like other publicly managed lands, are deluged by new exotic species arriving through predictable (e.g., road, trail, and riparian corridors), sudden (e.g., long distance dispersal through cargo containers and air freight), and unexpected anthropogenic pathways (e.g., weed seeds mixed in with restoration planting mixes). Landscape with a uniform, green foreground consisting of invasive kochia National Park Service Fire Management Staff Assist with Wildfire Response in Australia In the northern hemisphere winter of 2019-2020, twenty National Park Service employees responded to the call for assistance with wildfires in Australia. They had a great experience, and brought home some important lessons and lifelong memories. A group of men and women hold the United States and Australian flags. Climate Change in the Southern Plains Network Climate change may have direct and/or indirect effects on many elements of Southern Plains network ecosystems, from streams and grasslands to fires and birds. Russian knapweed (Acroptilon repens) is an invasive plant that has invaded the Southern Plains Climate Monitoring in the Southern Plains, Sonoran Desert, and Chihuahuan Desert Climate is one of many ecological indicators monitored by the National Park Service (NPS) Division of Inventory & Monitoring (I&M). Climate data help scientists to understand ecosystem processes and help to explain many of the patterns and trends observed in other natural-resource monitoring. In NPS units of the American Southwest, three I&M networks monitor climate using the scientific protocol described here. Kayaking across a fl ooded parking lot, Chickasaw NRA, July 2007. Southwestern Plains The Plains of the Southwest include the southern Great Plains, the High Plains, Llano Estacado (Staked Plains), and Edwards Plateau. Sunset lights up the grass at Capulin Volcano National Monument Series: National Park Service Geodiversity Atlas The servicewide Geodiversity Atlas provides information on <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/geoheritage-conservation.htm">geoheritage</a> and <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/geodiversity.htm">geodiversity</a> resources and values all across the National Park System to support science-based management and education. The <a href="https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1088/index.htm">NPS Geologic Resources Division</a> and many parks work with National and International <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/park-geology.htm">geoconservation</a> communities to ensure that NPS abiotic resources are managed using the highest standards and best practices available. park scene mountains Series: Defining the Southwest The Southwest has a special place in the American imagination – one filled with canyon lands, cacti, roadrunners, perpetual desert heat, a glaring sun, and the unfolding of history in places like Tombstone and Santa Fe. In the American mind, the Southwest is a place without boundaries – a land with its own style and its own pace – a land that ultimately defies a single definition. Maize agriculture is one component of a general cultural definition of the Southwest.
Off-Road Vehicles National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Lake Meredith National Recreation Area Welcome to Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. The operation of a motor vehicle off roads within the recreation area is prohibited except at the locations designated by Title 36 CFR 7.57. Rosita and Blue Creek are designated locations and are identified on maps available at the recreation area headquarters and on the recreation area web site, and are marked on the ground with signs, posts, or cables. Off-road Vehicle An off-road vehicle (ORV) is defined as any motorized vehicle operating in the Rosita or Blue Creek within Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. Boundaries Lake Meredith National Recreation Area is surrounded by private land. Become familiar with fenced boundaries and posted signs closing an area to all vehicles beyond that point. Tresspassing on private land or in a closed area can be costly. Violators will be prosecuted. See map on reverse side for park boundaries and riding locations. Management Zones Some of the designated locations for off-road motor vehicle use enter into or about one or more management zones that further manage this activity. These zones are identified on maps available at headquarters and on the recreation area website. Operational and Vehicle Requirements The following requirements apply to the use of motor vehicles off roads in the recreation area: • All off-road vehicles must comply with Texas Parks and Wildlife Code, Chapter 29 Off-Highway Vehicle trail and recreational program. • At Rosita, operating a motor vehicle in an isolated pool of water that is not connected to or touching flowing water is prohibited. • Operating a motor vehicle on vegetation is prohibited. • Glass containers are prohibited in designated areas, routes, and access points, and in camping zones. • Operating a motor vehicle in excess of 35 mph (unless otherwise posted) on designated routes and access points at Blue Creek and Rosita is prohibited. • Operating a motor vehicle in excess of 55 mph (unless otherwise posted) in the designated areas that are not part of a Low-Speed Zone on the river bottoms at Blue Creek and Rosita is prohibited. • BE SAFE! All visitors ride at their own risk. Use caution - these area are not set aside exclusively for ORV use. For more information, Park Headquaters at (806) 857-3151. In case of emergency, call 911 or Borger Police Department at (806) 273-0930 for Ranger Assistance. • • • All ATVs must be equipped with a whip—a pole, rod, or antenna—that is securely mounted on the vehicle and stands upright at least eight feet from the surface of the ground when the vehicle is stopped. This whip must have a solid red or orange safety flag with a minimum size of six inches by twelve inches that is attached no more than ten inches from the top of the whip. Flags must have a pennant, triangle, square, or rectangular shape. A motor vehicle must display lighted headlights and taillights during the period from one-half hour before sunset to one half hour after sunrise. Motor vehicles must have a functioning muffler system. Motor vehicles that emit more than 96 decibels of sound (using the SAE J1287 test standard) are prohibited. Operating a motor vehicle with a wheel width greater than 65 inches in a Resource Protection Zone is prohibited. Rosita Map Blue Creek Map Tread Lightly! T R E A D TRAVEL RESPONSIBLY RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS EDUCATE YOURSELF AVOID SENSITIVE AREAS DO YOUR PART EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICA™ printed on 100% recycled paper
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument Texas National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Hunting Areas Do not use this map for hiking or navigation purposes. For information about maps, ask a park ranger or write to the superintendent. Lake Meredith NRA is surrounded by private lands. Please notify a Texas Game Warden if wounded game goes onto private property. ( 152 To Stinnett and Dumas Upper Plum Creek Area 1913 MOORE No hunting zone begins at creek crossing. HUTCHINSON 1319 9 ! To Stinnett Bi g B lu e Cre e k No 3395 Use Caution. Occupied buildings in this area. rth Use Caution. Occupied buildings in this area. k Tur 687 ey CANYO Vehicles allowed in creek bed only. 87 287 £ ¤ Sanford Yake Dumas and Amarillo TIM BE R H 1913 LO OL W Y NE IM OW CHOLL H Blue West Road M AR T IN Blue West y ! i ed S C AN y ! gh Hi l ve L ak le la ke N e M eflructuate th Fritch Fortress Cedar Canyon s YO m Plu EVA NS CA Harbor Bay y ! N 1319 y ! Arrowhead Island Fritch Fortress Road  To Spring Canyon N Bugbee NORTH k ee Cr Waterfall area To Borger SANFORD y ! ain Pl s e ak S a n f o r d- Y Rd Use Caution. Occupied buildings in this area. Sanford-Yake Ranger Station 687 YO C re ) " N ek R nd s Sho rt C la et W Bates Canyon De v ils C DE V IL S C Ri v d ia G BI Mc BR ID YO N Mullinaw M ullin a w Creek Creek Areas open to hunting within park boundary Closed to Hunting Areas closed to all hunting within park boundary N Archery and Shotgun l Areas open to hunting using archery or shotgun only. M ul lin aw Tra i SA LE DD O R H Co rr al Cr ee k SE Co e ta s C A N Y ON Caution Area - 200 yard rule Cr ee Use caution in these areas due to visitor use. No hunting within 200 yards of these areas. k To Dumas Rosita Meadows C hi Bull Taco Hill Park Boundary No vehicles are allowed downstream of Chicken Creek. ck e n National Park Service Boundary Private lands surround park lands. Off Road Vehicle (ORV) Area Boundary C ek re Paved Road Bo Use Caution. Occupied buildings in this area. ni ta Cr ee k POTTER Unpaved Road Trail 87 287 £ ¤ To Amarillo and CARSON Open to Hunting Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument Closed to Hunting E N Cas Johnson Road CA Ca A YO McBride Canyon na C N Visitor Contact Station er YO N n AN 136 Daymarker 15 marks the northeastern most point where hunting is permitted on the southeastern shore of Lake Meredith. All hunting is prohibited in the Park between daymarker 15 and the paved road east of the Sanford-Yake Ranger Station. Daymarker 15 is visible from the lakeshore, and is located at 35° 38' 36.9" north latitude, by 101° 38' 30.1" west longitude (WGS84). "No Hunting" signs are posted upslope from the daymarker. e ek Cr anyon Tr ail Dolomite Point y h Turk e Lower Plum Creek ut k ek Plum Creek Ramp Park Headquarters Visitor Information So a so Se re P l u m Cre e Mullinaw Crossing Open seasonally Roads accessed through Mullinaw Crossing are not maintained. Steep grades are present. Roads may be impassable when wet. Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended. Vehicle operators are responsible for removal of vehicle if it becomes stuck or disabled. l na FRITCH ( oad Upper Plum Creek To Borger Hiking, Horseback, Mountain Bike No motorized vehicles. § ¦ ¨ 40 0 6 Miles 136 ( µ 0 Km 10 To Amarillo and 40 § ¦ ¨ y ! Boat Ramp ® f Visitor Information Ramps may not be open due to low water depth. Call for current status. Information hours vary seasonally. Call (806) 857-3151 for current hours of operation. SFisher:20080905
2019-20 Hunting Program National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Lake Meredith National Recreation Area Prohibited Activities: HUNTING IS PROHIBITED WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF ALIBATES FLINT QUARRIES NATIONAL MONUMENT. Turkeys. NPS Photo - D. Yates Hunting for species not listed in this brochure is prohibited within the boundaries of Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. Welcome to Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. Game species found here include dove, turkey, quail, duck, goose, whitetail and mule deer. To help improve game harvest estimates, and management of big game species, hunters should notify a National Park Service Ranger or Texas Game Warden after taking a deer. The National Park Service wants all hunters to have a safe hunt. General Information All hunters are required to have a Texas State Hunting License with appropriate endorsements to match the game being hunted. A Federal Duck Stamp is also required for those hunting migratory waterfowl. *Special Whitetail Youth Hunts* are restricted to persons 16 years of age or younger. A Special Resident Hunting (Type 169) license is required. Camping for up to 30 days between October 1 and December 31 is allowed. The remainder of the year, there is a 14 day limit. Two areas in Lake Meredith National Recreation Area are open to off-road vehicles (ORVs): Blue Creek and Rosita Flats. Vehicle use in the Blue Creek area is to be confined to the creek bed. Rosita begins at the park boundary and ends at Chicken Creek. No motorized vehicles of any kind are permitted past Chicken Creek. Both, Texas State and NPS ORV permits are required. Be Safe! HUNTER ORANGE: During General Deer Season and Special Youth Seasons, all hunters are required to wear hunter orange clothing, consisting of 400 square inches of daylight florescent orange, worn conspicuously above the waist, and daylight florescent head-wear must be worn. NOTE: Migratory bird hunters on the waters of Lake Meredith are exempt. WEATHER: Sudden changes in weather are common. Hunters should be equipped for severe weather. Always check local forecasts prior to hunting. Boaters should avoid lake areas exposed to severe winds, and wait in a sheltered area for calmer, safer conditions. FIRES: Fires are permitted in established camping areas unless a burn ban is in effect. Fires must not be left unattended; they must be extinguished completely with water before leaving camp. No fires are permitted in the backcountry. The water level at Lake Meredith has risen significantly, and the lake has seen an increase in visitation. Hunt only in designated areas. Maps are available at Park Headquarters, Alibates VC, and online at: www.nps.gov/lamr/planyourvisit/hunting.htm. NPS Photo - Hunting or releasing feral livestock within the boundaries of the park including feral pigs is prohibited. Permanent stands or blinds are prohibited. Temporary blinds must have the hunter’s name and telephone number on the blind, and the blind must be removed within 24 hours of hunt. Baiting of animals is prohibited. Hunting or shooting from across a roadway is strictly prohibited. Leaving a camp unattended for more than 24 hours is prohibited. Digging or leveling the ground for a camp is prohibited. Fires are not permitted in the backcountry. Burning pallets with nails/hardware in them is prohibited unless the hazards are removed before burning. Traveling off designated roads with motor vehicles is prohibited. Use of artificial light is prohibited. Operating an ORV outside designated areas is prohibited. Target shooting or weapon sighting is prohibited. Weapons may only be discharged at legal game. Primitive black powder weapons may be discharged prior to transport in a motor vehicle. Information on migratory waterfowl seasons is available from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2019-20 Seasons and Limits Within the boundaries of Lake Meredith National Recreation Area the following dates and bag limits apply for the 2019-2020 hunting season. The dates have been set with consultation from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Biologists to increase populations and enhance habitat. QUAIL: WHITE-TAILED DEER: PHEASANT: October 26, 2019 - February 23, 2020 Daily bag limit: 15 per day Possession limit: 45 December 7 -January 5, 2020 Archery Season: September 28- November 1, 2019 Bag Limit: 3 deer, 1 buck and 2 antlerless General Season: November 2, 2019- January 5, 2020 Bag Limit: 1 buck, and 2 antlerless all seasons combined Special Youth Seasons: October 26- 27, 2019 January 6-19, 2020 Bag Limit: 3 deer, 1 buck and 2 antlerless, all seasons combined MULE DEER: Archery Season: September 28 - November 1, 2019 Bag Limit: 1 buck General Season: November 23- December 8, 2019 Bag Limit: 1 buck, both seasons combined DOVE: Daily bag limit: 3 cock pheasants Possession: 6 cock pheasants DUCK: Youth Season: October 19 - 20, 2019 Early Season: October 26- 27, 2019 Regular Season: N

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