Fritch is a city in the Texas Panhandle region of Texas.
The town is located 30 miles north-northeast of Amarillo on TX Highway 136. It is also 10 miles west of Borger on that same highway.
- Alibates Flint Quarry National Monument, Cas Johnson Road (off Texas 136 seven miles southwest of town), 806 857 3151, . Beginning around 13,000 years ago, American Indians collected high-quality flint here for weapon and tool-making. Alibates Flint was traded across the continent long before the Europeans made their appearance. The park has over 700 quarry sites. Free tours are available by reservation only at 10am and 2pm daily.
- Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, headquarters at 419 E. Broadway. This man-made reservoir provides drinking water for 11 nearby cities and is a popular spot for boating and fishing. The surrounding lands have canyons of up to 200 feet and provide ample opportunities for hiking and observing wildlife.
- Lake Meredith Aquatic and Wildlife Museum has dioramas displaying the local landscape and wildlife of the area, a large freshwater aquarium that includes several species of fish found in Lake Meredith, and a new display on Playa Lakes.
Camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, boating and water sports are all popular outdoor activities in and around the Lake Meredith National Recreation Area.
Other than a few shops serving locals, there is not a lot of shopping in town.
Several restaurants line Broadway (TX 136) through town.
The town itself is dry but there are packaged liquor stores and some bars on the outskirts of the city. Follow the signs!
Options in Fritch are few, though Lake Meredith offers camp sites. More lodging options are available in neighboring Borger or down the road in Amarillo.
- Lone Star Inn, 205 E Broadway, 806 857 3191.