Prehistoric people needed good raw material for tools and weapons, and Alibates Flint was some of the finest. This is the only National Monument in Texas. It can only be viewed by ranger-led guided tours. Thirty miles north of Amarillo on Texas 136. www.nps.gov/alfl
A U.S. Bureau of Reclamation lake. The National Park Service operates several boat ramps. Campgrounds and picnic areas are nearby. Call ahead about water levels. Off Texas 136 one mile east of Fritch. Also accessible from Borger, Stinnett and Amarillo. .
This facility features living specimens of fish found in Lake Meredith and the Canadian River. It also offers wildlife dioramas. A National Park Service display shows Alibates flint and tools with which Native Americans made arrowheads. 101 N. Roby (Texas 136).
Here the Canadian River has cut and re-cut 200-foot canyons called breaks. Sanford Dam created Lake Meredith on the Canadian River. The area offers fishing, water skiing, camping, hiking and hunting. Park headquarters, 30 miles north of Amarillo on Texas 136. www.nps.gov/lamr
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