Meacham Lake is a an ideal site for fishing and camping experiences. The water holds many species of fish and wildlife and for visitors to interact with.
Anglers can find splake, brown trout, northern pike, smallmouth bass, and yellow perch in the waters of Meacham Lake. During the spring, look for brown trout and splake near the mouth of Winnebago Creek where fish feed on smelt.
Northern pike can be found in the weeds in the lake's southeast end and smallmouth bass are along the rock areas, west shoreline.
Anglers are warned that because of mercury contaminents, there is a healthy advisory on yellow perch over 12 inches. To access Meacham Lake, anglers are advised that there is a launch at the state campground, but the campground has poor gradient. To laucnh a boat you may need to mannually push a boat off the trailer. Canoeists can use the car-top launch near the oulet dam that is off Route 30.