Possum Kingdom State Park
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
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.
- Get detailed fishing and lake information for Possum Kingdom Lake
- Learn about water safety before your visit.
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.
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.
Find the best places to observe wildlife nearby on the Palo Pinto Loop of the Great Texas Wildlife Trails.