Possum Kingdom State Park Overview:
Possum Kingdom is a favorite Texas Outside Lake and a formal review with pictures and more detail will be finished in the later part of 2007. Located on an oak and cedar tree covered hilltop vista overlooking one of the prettiest, clearest, and blue water lakes in Texas is Possum Kingdom State Park. The park encompasses 1500 acres in the Palo Pinto mountain range and the Brazos River Valley and is on the southwestern shore of Possum Kingdom Lake.
Amenities and Fun Things To Do:
Possum Kingdom State Park has over 100 campsites including 20 walk-in primitive tent sites, 61 water and electric sites, and 55 water only sites. There are 6 cabins which accommodate four people and one cabin that sleeps eight. All cabins have air conditioning and heating; a kitchen with a stove, oven, and refrigerator; bathroom and shower; and an outside BBQ grill and picnic table.
Some of the other amenities include: picnic and playground areas, lighted fishing pier, fish cleaning station, boat ramp and courtesy dock, and a marina with concessions. The marina offers non-motorized boats for rent, covered slip rental, and a gas dock. Reservations are strongly recommended for motorized boat and slip rentals. Store hours vary with the seasons. Please call 940/549-5612 for boat or slip reservations. Go to the P.K.S.P. Store and Marina web site for more information.
A Typical Texas Outsider Day:
Possum Kingdom lake is excellent for cruising, skiing, fishing, or swimming. Boat over to Hell's Gate - head toward the dam and you can't miss it on your starboard side. Great sight-seeing in this party cove. Further on towards the dam are some magnificent cliffs and smooth water for skiing/boarding.
Hike or bike the two miles of winding trails that traditionally have lots of wildlife including deer, turkey, raccoons, and possums.
Cool Nearby Activities:
Play golf at The Cliffs at Possum Kingdom for an excellent round of golf.
Some of the pictures are thanks to Texas Parks & Wildlife
- Overall Rating:
- Scenic Beauty:
- Things To Do:
Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”. Each park is rated on:
- Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
- Park Condition: the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
- Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
- Campsites: low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
- Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more