Meacham Lake Campground

2+ to 4 Hours


Boat Launch Sites

Fishing Holes

Public Campgrounds



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 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.


Power boats, rowboats, and canoes are all 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. There are 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.

Wheelchair accessible

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


Fish include northern pike, yellow perch, and bullhead. Be sure to purchase a fishing license.


There is a family-friendly sand beach and playground.


The trailhead to Debar Mountain is located right inside the Meacham Lake campgrounds. This is a beginner to intermediate hike.


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 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.

E-Newsletter Signup Form