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Free Camping // Lake Meredith, Texas

After leaving Elk City we had two days to get to Albuquerque. Thanks again to Campendium & FreeCampsites, we were able to find multiple free camping options along the route. We decided to try out Lake Meredith because of numerous positive reviews – but, just 15 miles away, there is a free campsite that offers water & electricity.

The cliff front views overlooking Lake Meredith were more enticing than electricity.

Here’s the Breakdown:


Location: Lake Meredith, Texas

GPS35.6824, -101.5978

Date / Temp: We only camped here for one night in mid-June. The skies were over cast and the temps were significantly lower than the previous days. With a high of 80 degrees and lows in the 60s, we chose this site over the one with free electricity (15 miles away).

Amenities: This campground has lots of covered pavilions, picnic tables and grills. The best amenity is the modern bath house with 4 private rooms that include hot showers and flushable toilets. The sites are only pull-offs from the road, but they are large enough for Class A’s.

At the entrance of the park there is a dump station and fresh water fill-up.


Wifi / Cell: We received strong cellular signal from AT&T and T-Mobile. We were able to stream without interruption and quickly upload videos. The reviews from Campendium state that the Verizon signal is also strong (as if anyone doubted Verizon’s coverage)!

Noise: The campground is located on a loop that has steady traffic. Many people stopped by for an afternoon picnic and local boat/fishing traffic continued throughout the day. 


Grocery / Errands: Since our stay was only overnight, we didn’t run any errands while we were there. Our research showed that the town of Borger (15 miles) had big box shopping and plenty of restaurants. 

Dog Friendly: Similar to Elk City Park – this campground is dog friendly and offers lots of space for walking – BUT beware of small thorns in the grass.

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Entertainment: Boating & fishing are the main attractions at Lake Meredith. There is also a National Monument within driving distance. However, these cliff front views are perfect for relaxing, listening to music, and watching the activity below on the lake.

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