Possum Kingdom State Park

The park will be closed on the following dates in December, . . .

The drinking water at the park is non-potable due to high salt content. . .  

Possum Kingdom State Park

Located in the rugged canyon country of the Brazos River Valley, Lake Possum Kingdom offers some of the clearest, bluest water in the southwest.

Blue Water & Scenic Shores

How long since you’ve been to the lake? Grab your family, fishing pole and swimsuit and head for the clear blue water and striking scenery at Possum Kingdom State Park. We're just an hour west of the DFW Metroplex.

Things to Do

Possum Kingdom State Park offers fun on water and land. On water, you can swim, boat, fish, ski, scuba dive and snorkel. On land, you can camp, picnic, hike, bike, study nature and geocache.

Stay overnight in one of our air-conditioned cabins. If you’re a camper, choose one of our water and electricity sites, water-only sites, or primitive walk-in sites.

Fish for largemouth, striped and white bass; channel and blue catfish; and white crappie. The park has a boat launch, fishing pier, and fish cleaning station. You do not need a fishing license to fish from shore in a state park.

Possum Kingdom Lake has over 300 miles of shoreline and many scenic coves.

Possum Kingdom State Park Store and Marina rents canoes, boat slips, wakeboards, kneeboards, water skis and tubes. They also sell some grocery, camping and fishing supplies. Call (940) 549-5612 for more information.

Ranger Programs

Kids: Become a Junior Ranger!

  • Borrow an Explorer Pack, loaded with tools for exploring the park.
  • Pick up a free Junior Ranger Activity Journal at headquarters. Complete tasks to earn a badge.

Civilian Conservation Corps: CCC Company 2888 began work here in May 1941. But plans for the park changed when the new reservoir filled unexpectedly. CCC men cleared the park area and shoreline, built campsites and picnic tables, and constructed roads until July 1942. This was the last project the CCC worked on in Texas. Learn more on The Look of Nature: Possum Kingdom.

Area Attractions

Possum Kingdom Lake lies between three thriving small towns: Graham, Mineral Wells and Breckenridge. All three offer history and art museums, entertainment, restaurants and more.

Find the best places to observe wildlife nearby on the Palo Pinto Loop of the Great Texas Wildlife Trails.

P. O. Box 70
Caddo, TX 76429

Latitude: 32.873976

Longitude: -98.554457

(940) 549-1803

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $4 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

Open daily.

Office Hours

Opens at 8 a.m.

Busy Season

March through October on weekends
June through August all week


January average low is 34 degrees. July average high is 94 degrees. Wettest month is April, with low humidity year-round. First freeze occurs early November. Last freeze occurs mid-March. Drinking water at Possum Kingdom State Park is non-potable due to a high salt content. Visitors must bring their own water for consumption. Non-potable water is available at campsites, restrooms and showers.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

925 feet

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