Possum Kingdom State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 126
Number of Sites with Electric and Water: 95
About: Activities include camping, picnicking, lake swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, nature study, boating, and water skiing.
This park has 6 cabins that accommodate 4 in each and 1 that accommodates 8; campsites with water and electricity (premium campsites are available); campsites with water; walk-in primitive campsites (50-100 yards, fire ring only); a trailer dump station; picnic tables; a fishing pier; restrooms with showers; a fish-cleaning facility; a concrete boat ramp with a courtesy dock; playgrounds; and 2 miles of hiking/nature trails. Note: The drinking water at Possum Kingdom State Park is currently non-potable due to a high salt content. Visitors must bring their own water for consumption. Non-potable water is available at campsites, restrooms & showers.
The park has a privately operated store and marina. The store carries groceries, bait, tackle, miscellaneous camping supplies, firewood, and a large assortment of T-shirts, and souvenirs. The marina offers both motorized and non-motorized boat rental, 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" website for more information.
This park is located in the rugged canyon country of the Palo Pinto Mountains and Brazos River Valley, and is adjacent to Lake Possum Kingdom, 20,000 acres of the clearest, bluest water in the southwest. Numerous white-tailed deer make their home in the park. The Possum Kingdom Longhorns are on sabbatical roaming the rolling plains and woodlands of San Angelo State park while their home range is being rested and restored for their return in a few years.
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This lake is like going back in time. Great freshwater lake. Older park yet in very nice condition. Camping sites a bit crowded in some areas.
Very rude jet skiers on the water so be careful if you are paddling.
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