Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum-LMAWM

Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum-LMAWM LMAWM features history of Fritch Tx, history of Lake Meredith, large realistic dioramas of local wildlife in their natural habitats, and 2 large aquariums.
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Texas Garden Club 1980... who remembers?
07/08/2020

Texas Garden Club 1980...
who remembers?

07/07/2020

‼️Farmers Markets 2020

Vendors, farmers and citizens planning to attend....
What days and times work better for you this year?

Happy Independence Day!!!!On July 4th, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence, which ...
07/04/2020

Happy Independence Day!!!!

On July 4th, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence, which had been written largely by Jefferson. Though the vote for actual independence took place on July 2nd, from then on the 4th became the day that was celebrated as the birth of American independence.

06/29/2020
Fritch Texas Tornadoes 6-27-1992 (Video 1)

6/27/92-Fritch, TX

On June 27th 1992 Fritch was hit by three tornadoes in just over 30 minutes time, destroying approximately 200 homes. No lives were lost.

According to the National Weather Service, the tornadoes that blew through Fritch had wind speeds reaching anywhere from 113 to 260 miles per hour.

Throwback Thursday❤️♥️
06/04/2020

Throwback Thursday❤️♥️

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05/25/2020

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Let’s talk about that Lake Meredith National Recreation Area transformation 🙌🏻❤️

#rememberryankennedy #wearyourlifevest #boatersafety #safeboatingcampaign

05/24/2020
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
05/12/2020

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

Zebra mussel inspections are underway at Lake Meredith according to Eric Smith, Superintendent at Lake Meredith, and Rod Goodwin, Chief of Water Quality at Canadian River Municipal Water Authority.

Starting at 5 a.m. on Saturday, May 9th, boats will be inspected by the conservation dogs. These dogs are highly trained to sniff out Zebra mussels. Superintendent Smith would like all of the boats participating in the fishing tournament to be inspected before the start of the tournament.

Spread the Word...
Not Zebra Mussels!

Additional source: https://texasinvasives.org/zebramussels/

Photo descriptions:
1. LAMR Superintendent Eric Smith, Rod Goodwin, CRMWA Chief of Water Quality, and Darby ready for boat inspections at Sanford Yake boat ramp.
2. Boat Inspection Station with large red and white stop sign on boat ramp at Sanford Yake.

Texas Walleye Association Lake Meredith Tournament 🎣
05/12/2020

Texas Walleye Association
Lake Meredith Tournament 🎣

Texas Walleye Association
Lake Meredith Tournament
5.9.20
Level: 76.56ft

Thank you Ken Wysong-Sharkens Honeyhole & RV Park for asking me to take photos for this event!

Thank you to everyone that helped host this event! Congratulations winners!

***No copy right needed, feel free to share and save! Tag your friends and share!

05/09/2020
Texas Walleye Association

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Registration will start at 5:30am at SharKens Saturday morning. Please have your form filled out and ready to go. It is. As available to print in former post from March 28 tournament. It will be a drivethru registration, please don’t pack the parking lot. Once you are reg you can pull through, get bait etc. then proceed to top of Sanford-Yake. Once we’re getting close boats can begin unloading. If you have questions etc we’ll be glad to answer at registration. Entry is $160per team with option $10 big fish pot

05/07/2020
Texas Walleye Association

Entry form: https://www.facebook.com/366258333542697/posts/1439822482852938/?d=n

Registration will start at 5:30am at SharKens Saturday morning. Please have your form filled out and ready to go. It is. As available to print in former post from March 28 tournament. It will be a drivethru registration, please don’t pack the parking lot. Once you are reg you can pull through, get bait etc. then proceed to top of Sanford-Yake. Once we’re getting close boats can begin unloading. If you have questions etc we’ll be glad to answer at registration. Entry is $160per team with option $10 big fish pot

05/03/2020
Texas Walleye Association

Texas Walleye Association

The May 9th tournament is a go!! We’re running in the same format so please print your entry and have it ready Saturday morning. I’ll put update out on meeting time as we get closer.

SharKens Honeyhole & RV Park
04/17/2020

SharKens Honeyhole & RV Park

Ken’s fishing report on
Lake Meredith
Level 77. Ft
Temp 54-56 degrees depending on which area of the lake you’re on according to my locators on boat.

Bass- Large mouth , small mouth & sand bass bite is picking up with many reports of 1-4 lbs. On grubs and minners.

Catfish - good on minners, crawlers & perch.

Crappie - Bite is good, starting to move into shallower water. Females are egging up. Minners, grubs & jigs

Walleye- bite is really strong many limits caught on a variety of tactics and baits. Minners, crawlers, grubs, and some on crank baits.

We’re getting there folks.
The Bite is strong overall.

Please pay attention to our changing weather. Things can get very serious quickly.

Please practice social distancing, feel free to use the hand sanitizer on our counter. If you’re sick please stay home, get better so we can visit another day.

Stay healthy my friends,
As always you can #gethookedup @ SHARKENS HONEYHOLE & RV PARK

04/12/2020
love our lake ♥️❤️
04/09/2020

love our lake ♥️❤️

Just a few of my favorites ♥️
2015-2019

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area #Texas

Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum-LMAWM
04/08/2020

Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum-LMAWM

Native plants and Wildlife

04/07/2020
SharKens Honeyhole & RV Park

SharKens Honeyhole & RV Park

PLEASE READ ENTIRE POST.
Is LAKE MEREDITH A STATE LAKE? No! We’re a federal lake governed under the NPS.
Superintendent Eric Smith
has reassured me in the last 15 mins that he is doing all he can do, to keep our lake OPEN. Fishing, hunting, shoreline, boating, horse trails, biking and hiking trails all still OPEN. What will close will be campgrounds @ Sanford Yake & Fritchfortress .All other access points are OPEN to day use. Please remember to keep social distancing, wash hands frequently. If you’re sick stay home. We want to see you in the future.
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📝 Complete the 2020 Census Today |For the first time, you can choose to respond online, by phone, or by mail. Respond to...
04/01/2020

📝 Complete the 2020 Census Today |

For the first time, you can choose to respond online, by phone, or by mail. Respond today!

WHY? Responding helps shape resources for children and your community over the next decade. Your Response Matters!

Complete the Census Online Today or Download A Sample Form.

Website Link: https://www.fritchcityhall.com

📝 Complete the 2020 Census Today |

For the first time, you can choose to respond online, by phone, or by mail. Respond today!

WHY? Responding helps shape resources for children and your community over the next decade. Your Response Matters!

Complete the Census Online Today or Download A Sample Form.

Website Link: https://www.fritchcityhall.com

03/31/2020
City of Fritch - Official

City of Fritch - Official

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the Nation, the State, and in the pandhandle area, local officials have established a new resource to held provide regular updates. Simply text the word HUTCHHEALTH to 888-777. That's it... Updates will consist of official confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the State and in Hutchinson County. Additional information would include text notices if new Declarations or Emergency Orders are issued.

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
03/31/2020
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

News Release: As of March 31, 2020 fishing piers and mooring docks at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area are closed to fishing. This step has been taken in the interest of public health and safety to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The closure will last through the end of April. The full news release can be read at: https://www.nps.gov/lamr/learn/news/lake-meredith-n-r-a-is-modifying-operations-to-implement-local-health-guidance.htm

03/31/2020
SharKens Honeyhole & RV Park

SharKens Honeyhole & RV Park

I just got off the phone with the superintendent of the park service @ Lake Meredith. The boat docks are still open to load and unload boats. Boat ramps are still open.
No fishing from these docks for the next 30 days. Shoreline/bank fishing, hiking, trails are all still open . Social Distancing is a real thing folks. The Park Service is doing everything they can to keep our lake open. I personally appreciate all they are doing for us.
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area Texas Parks and Wildlife - Panhandle Wildlife - TPWD District 2 Inland Fisheries Panhandle District - Texas Parks and Wildlife

03/29/2020
Estes Photography
03/27/2020

Estes Photography

3.26.20

#bethelight #sfisd #texas #fritchtexas
Sanford-Fritch ISD

03/26/2020
Stellarium Web Online Star Map

Stellarium Web Online Star Map

Stellarium Web is a planetarium running in your web browser. It shows a realistic star map, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

Something to brighten your day!
03/21/2020

Something to brighten your day!

Much needed time away at Lake Meredith this past week! 76.95ft and climbing! Enjoy

03/21/2020
Fritch at Lake Meredith Economic Development Corporation

Fritch at Lake Meredith Economic Development Corporation

Local restaurants are still OPEN to serve you and your family! Lets keep supporting local!

Please SHARE and help us keep our economy strong during these trying times!

#Shopfritch #Shoplocal #EatLocal

03/20/2020
City of Fritch - Official

City of Fritch - Official

Statements from Mayor and City Manager regarding the City of Fritch and COVID-19 response

City of Fritch - Official
03/20/2020

City of Fritch - Official

On Friday, March 20, 2020, following the issuance of the Declaration of Local State of Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency by Hutchinson County Judge Cindy Irwin, Mayor Dwight Kirksey has issued a Local Disaster Declaration for the City of Fritch. Citizens are encouraged to continue ‘social distancing,’ proper hand hygiene, covering your coughs and sneezes, and cleaning frequently touched surfaces. Additionally, citizens are encouraged to avoid public gatherings greater than 10 people until further notice. Updates will continue to be posted on the City’s website and the City’s page.

City Website: https://www.fritchcityhall.com/

City of Fritch - Official
03/20/2020
City of Fritch - Official

City of Fritch - Official

City of Fritch Coronavirus Update

Across all reputable outlets, the message has been conveyed that, to slow the spread of COVID-19, people should practice “social-distancing,” cover your coughs and sneezes, wash your hands, and clean frequently touched surfaces. I sent this very same message out one week ago, today. To “practice what we preach,” effective immediately and until further notice, all City buildings (City Hall, Police Department, Annex, etc.) are being locked down to unnecessary visitors.
Due to the nature of City business, I recognize that there are some instances where it is near impossible to make this an absolute mandate. Where I believe this has the most potential for impacting customers are for those who are accustomed to paying their City bill in-person. I am encouraging all City customers to pay their City bill online at https://fritchcityhall.com or by phone at 806-857-3143. To pay online, a customer will need to have a debit or credit card. Once on the website, customers will need to click on the blue tab labeled “Pay Water Bill/Utility Service App.” In that tab, there will be a black box labeled “Online Water Bill Payment” that will take you to the external website for the City’s credit/debit card vendor. Payments over the phone can be made with debit/credit cards, also. Concerning late fees and disconnects, the City of Fritch will continue with adhering to those applicable City Ordinances until it is no longer safe to do so.
Customers who would prefer to pay with a check or by cash may drop their payments in the drop box located outside of City Hall. In either of these cases, it is important that you write the account number on your check and/or include the payment stub from the bill so that the payment can be applied to the correct account. Any cash payments in excess of the amount due will be credited on your account. For your convenience, and now for your safety, the drop box has been moved so that it can be utilized as a drive thru.
The City’s Recycling Center will remain open at this time. However, workers at the Recycling Center will be practicing “social distancing” and, as such, we ask anyone using the Recycling Center to follow the instructions of those workers. Additionally, Police, Fire and EMS are still providing their respective services with the exception of Police and Fire remaining outside a residence for medical calls unless they have proper Personal Protective Equipment on. Anyone needing to make a police report is asked to contact the Fritch Police Department at 806-857-3490 and make that report over the phone.
We have been in communication with TCEQ and our vendors to confirm we are taking the appropriate measures to ensure that water system and the sewer system could be sustained in the event there is a disruption to the supply chain. The water remains safe to drink.
I thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we all work through this difficult time in our Nation’s history. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this information, please contact me by email at [email protected] or by phone at 806-857-3143.

Drew Brassfield
City Manager

Address

101 North Robey Ave
Fritch, TX
79036

The Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum is located approximately 30 miles northeast of Amarillo

General information

Located just 30 miles northeast of Amarillo near beautiful Lake Meredith in Fritch, Texas this museum offers six realistic dioramas featuring local wildlife in their natural habitats depicting the rock, soil, plant life and seasons that occur within the Texas Panhandle. Art Enthusiasts will delight in the work of several artists inspired by nature, wildlife, and the Texas Panhandle. Educational programs are conducted throughout the year to students of all ages. The museum maintains two aquariums that together hold more than 4000 gallons of water displaying a variety of freshwater fish found in Lake Meredith. Interactive exhibits help support the mission to advance knowledge and enable people to appreciate, protect and enjoy their natural and cultural heritage. Playas: Gems of the Plains illustrates the wetlands of the plains states and covers the history, biology, and geology of this natural phenomenon. The museum exhibits include a large fling display and facts about people who lived along the Canadian River bluffs as early as 900-1200 A.D.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(806) 678-7847

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My husband's family was killed there by a drunk driver in 1976. He needs help. Won't anyone in that town help him? He's disabled.
Enjoyed the market this morning. Lighting Strike’s woodwork vendor was amazing. Love my bottle opener!
Am I correct in that the parade starts at 10:30 and line up for the car show is at 10? So you cannot participate in both? Please let me know.
I thought that the Museum might like this old video - I recorded this with an old VHS 2 piece video recorder back in 1980 -1981 time frame. This is of the museum when the National Park Service was helping the City maintain the display through an agreement. I did a bunch of work on the aquariums.
What kinds of live bait can he used here and is it legal to net cast for bait
Love this museum!!
Thought you might want to know my daughter did her Texas presentation on the museum! She is the great-granddaughter of Lanelle Poling, and we love telling her stories that Lanelle used to tell us about building the dioramas. We stop by every few years when we are in the area!