Meacham Lake Campground

Public Campgrounds

Camping

This 1,203 acre lake offers some of the best family-friendly camping in Franklin County. The campground is located in a very scenic area surrounded by the northern mountains and extensive tracts of Wild Forest state land. Meacham Lake can accommodate all types of camping units from small tents to large recreational vehicles. The west side of the campgrounds even offers a more primitive experience with walk-in sites for the more adventurous campers.

In addition to the 223 campsites, you'll enjoy amenities such as hot showers, flush toilets, trailer dump station, recycling center, boat launch, picnic area, two picnic shelters, sand beach with bathhouse, boat and canoe rentals, firewood sales, ice sales, and a playground.

Boating

While camping at Meacham Lake, you'll never get bored! If boating is your thing, you're in luck. Power boats, rowboats, and canoes are all allowed.

Power boats, rowboats, and canoes allowed. Rowboat and canoe rentals are available. A new boat launch is located within the campground on the eastern shore of Meacham Lake. The boat launch has a concrete ramp with floating docks designed for use by people with disabilities; 21 parking spaces for vehicles and boat trailers - including one parking space reserved for people with disabilities.

The old boat launch located outside the campground along Meacham Road in the northwestern corner of the lake remains open for the launching of canoe, kayaks, and other car top boats free of charge. The parking area has 15 spaces for cars with trailers, including one accessible trailer spot, and 6 vehicle only spaces.

Accessible

The new boat launch on the eastern shore has a concrete ramp with floating docks designed for use by people with disabilities.

Fishing

Spend a day fishing this beautiful lake! Fish include northern pike, yellow perch, and bullhead. Be sure to purchase a fishing license.

Swimming

Another family favorite activity is a day at the beautiful sandy beach. Whether you'd like to relax by the water or watch the kids play on the playground, this beach offers hours of entertainment the whole family can enjoy.

Hiking

Debar Mountain at Meacham Lake is a beginner to intermediate hiking trail located right inside the campgrounds.

Birding

The large lake and its marshy edges can hold species like Common and Hooded Merganser, American Bittern, and Ring-necked Duck. Birders can also hike along the trails and in the state campground where a wide variety of warblers and other songbirds can be found. Boreal pockets of habitat can contain species like Gray Jays.

A camping trip may offer serenading Barred Owls during the night and Broad-winged Hawks, Bald Eagles, and Sharp-shinned Hawks during the day.

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