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Rosita Flats OHV Area

Friday, March 15, 2019

Alt Names

Canadian River ORV Area, Chicken Creek, Lake Meredith

Last Known StatusOpen

Overlooking the south-western side of Lake Meredith and bordering the Canadian River, this area offers a wide variety of terrain that consists of wide trails with whoops, sand, mud and the occasional water crossing. This area is larger than nearby Blue Creek Bridge and is around 1740 acres.

Camping is permitted and is free but is primitive. All vehicles must display the Texas OHV Decal which can be purchased at nearby motorcycle shops or online.

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Nearest CityAmarillo, TX
AddressCanadian River Road, Amarillo, TX 79108
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From: Amarillo, TX
1) Take I-40 to exit 70
2) Turn north on US-87, continue about 20 miles
3) Staging area is on the right (east).


LandNat Recreation


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Approx Size1,740 acres (3 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail20
Climate TypeDesert
Elevation2900 to 3000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceUnknown
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has some sandy areas.Some
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has some trees.Some
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has some small jumps.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


Permit RequiredYesTX OHV Decal
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)PermittedNot Recommended
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingNo Restriction(camp anywhere)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.




First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (S)Amarillo Hospital District (806) 378-4213
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (S)Shell (806) 381-7752
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (S)Shell (806) 381-7744
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SE)Amarillo KOA Kampgrounds (806) 335-1792 or (800) 562-3431
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SE)Amarillo KOA Kampgrounds (806) 335-1792 or (800) 562-3431
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SE)Amarillo KOA Kampgrounds (806) 335-1792 or (800) 562-3431
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (S)Shell (806) 381-7752
Swimming Swim AreaOn Site
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteCanadian River
Boating Launch Boat RampOn SiteLake Meredith


Contact InfoLake Meredith National Recreation Area
419 E. Broadway
Fritch, TX 79036
(806) 857-3151
Contact InfoSteve Thompson (OHV Program Manager)
Texas Parks And Wildlife
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
(512) 389-8917
(512) 538-4427
CommentTexas OHV Decal Info


Rosita Flats Trail Photo

Rosita Flats OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 11/8/2011 (Thanks!)

Rosita Flats Trail Photo

Terrain example at Rosita Flats OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 7/2/2012 (Thanks!)

Rosita Flats Trail Photo

OHV at Rosita Flats OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 1/26/2012 (Thanks!)

Rosita Flats Trail Photo

OHV at Rosita Flats OHV Area Trail

Photo Submitted 1/26/2012 (Thanks!)

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