This park is located in the rugged canyon country of the Palo Pinto Mountains and Brazos River Valley. It is adjacent to Possum Kingdom Lake, with 20,000 acres of clear, blue water.
Numerous white-tailed deer live in the park.
Wildfires swept across Texas in 2011, burning more than three million acres. The Possum Kingdom Complex fires burned over 100,000 acres, more than 100 homes, and about 90 percent of Possum Kingdom State Park.
The fires were devastating, but the park is recovering. One good outcome: Fire burned the invasive cedars, allowing other species to flourish.