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Possum Kingdom State Park

The park will be closed to the public from Monday, Oct. 5 through Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015; from Oct. 1, 2015 until about July 1, 2016 all campsites with electric hookups will be closed . . . 

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.

Things to Do

With more than 300 miles of shoreline, clear blue water, and many scenic coves; visitors can swim, boat, fish, ski, scuba dive, and snorkel. The park also offers camping, picnicking, hiking, biking, nature study, and air-conditioned cabins.

Equipment Rentals 

P.K.S.P. Store and Marina ((940) 549-5612) rents canoes and rowboats, as well as wakeboards, kneeboards, skis and tubes. They also offer a wide variety of supplies, convenience items, water/fishing supplies, and slip rentals.

Ranger Programs

The park offers a variety of educational opportunities. Check the calendar for upcoming events or contact the park for special tours.

Ask about the Junior Ranger Explorer Packs available for free checkout at the park!

Get more information on the Civilian Conservation Corps, which helped develop this park and numerous others over 70 years ago, by visiting our CCC page that includes the interactive online exhibits and education resource, “The Look of Nature: Designing Texas State Parks During the Great Depression” and “A New Deal for Texas Parks."

Area Attractions

Some nearby points of interest include Fort Richardson State Park, Historic Site & Lost Creek Reservoir State TrailwayLake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway; Lake Arrowhead State Park; and Lake Brownwood State Park.

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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