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Possum Kingdom Lake
Possum Kingdom Lake, which is more fondly known as “P.K.”, is a 17,000-acre lake on the Brazos River primarily in Palo Pinto County, Texas. This lovely lake is known for its clear blue waters and a 310-mile shoreline. The reservoir holds approximately 750,000 acre feet of water.


Possum Kingdom is a very popular place for tourists, with many activities available year round. There are many different areas around the lake that you can really enjoy yourself while experiencing the beauty of the scenery and the wildlife. With properties around the lake being so breathtaking, no wonder so many start dreaming of a home here.


There are many reasons why people choose Possum Kingdom, the first being the beautiful scenery and the relaxed lifestyle and the second being the friendly communities and wonderful events that are held all year round. There are the Fourth of July fireworks that look absolutely stunning over the lake, and many more events to suit all tastes and entertainment choices. Of course, a quieter and more laid back lifestyle is probably why you are here.


Possum Kingdom Lake is one of the clearest lakes in all of Texas; because of this the lake is now a favorite place for scuba diving and boating. Possum Kingdom Lake is only a short drive from Dallas, Ft. Worth, Wichita Falls and Abilene, Texas. It is located just off interstate 20 and is less than 100 miles away from DFW Airport making it a perfect location for weekend getaways.




Mardi Gras


There are lots of things to do through the year at Possum Kingdom starting with Mardi Gras the first Saturday of  March to ending the year with a New Year’s Eve bash.

  • Enjoy a Mardi Gras parade - PK STYLE, shrimp boil with all the trimmings, Cajun dance music, float awards and awards for best costumes!
  • Annual Fine Art Exhibit - oil, watercolor, pastels and acrylic limited to western (Texas) heritage. 
  • The most spectacular fireworks show in Palo Pinto County.  View the fireworks display from boat or enjoy a front row seat from the YMCA Camp Grady Spruce
  • Treasure Hunt - "The Pirates of PK" An organized event where boats and pwc travel the high seas of Possum Kingdom Lake and stop at treasure sites (sites to be announced) to plunder booty. 
  • Possum Fest & Great Outdoors BBQ & Chili Cook-Off  The official kick-off to fall at Possum Kingdom Lake.  We BBQ for fun out here!  There's a cook's dance and fabulous silent and live auction on Saturday. 
  • Halloween in Possum Gulch, Children's Christmas with Santa Clause and end the year with Live music, food and plenty of fun to bring in the NEW YEAR!




FishingPK  Activities
Enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities including boating, diving, scuba diving, swimming, fishing, hiking, cycling and golf. 
Boating – Weather you bring your own boats & personal water craft Possum Kingdom Lake has miles of water enjoyment for the whole family. Call Ron Hickman 940-452-2339 or 800-293-6650 for all your boat rentals @ Bonita Shores Ship Store/Marina.


Fishing - PK offers a diverse natural habitat, from rocky bluffs and underwater ledges to shallow flats. Popular species include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, striped bass, white bass, spotted bass, crappie, bream, blue and flathead catfish. Try your skills at a Public Fishing Pier.


Hiking - The rolling hills that surround Possum Kingdom Lake are ideal terrain for both casual and serious hikers and bikers. Numerous trails, offer  refreshing views of beautiful Possum Kingdom lake. The recently completed  16 mile hike and bike trail is located right across from Bonita Shores.  This trail offers several trailheads with  restrooms and public parking. The trail also provides access to the top of a 90’ high peak that has an outstanding view of the lake. The trail winds through wooded areas, limestone canyons and the trails peak more than 350 feet above the lake. The trail system was designed to allow the habitat to remain untouched outside of the marked trail, so visitors will enjoy wilderness as it is native to the PK area.


Canoeing - The Brazos River below Morris Sheppard dam is a favorite for canoeing. Generally regarded as one of the most scenic stretches of the Brazos River in North Texas, the 20 mile section between Texas Hwy 16 and Hwy 4 in Palo Pinto County snakes its way from the Possum Kingdom dam down through the rough low mountains into the scenic countryside.  The 20-mile section below Possum Kingdom is a scenic treasure with towering cliffs and limestone boulders landscaped with cottonwoods, oaks, mesquites, cedars, willows, pecans and grapevines along the river that usually is very clear.  For canoe rentals, contact Rochelle's Canoe Rental at their website www.rochellescanoerental.com


Golf - The Cliffs golf course consistently maintains its status as one of the most spectacular courses in the state of Texas. The course is sculptured into the flow of the unique West Texas terrain, each hole at The Cliffs uses the natural landscape to create an unforgettable course. Some holes offer wide stretches of land but ravines, rock outcroppings, cedar groves and a mixture of native grasses border the fairway on others. This Par-71 course is short at a little under 6800 yards, but don't let that fool you. The Cliffs has been rated as one of the toughest in Texas.  Contact The Cliffs Resort at www.thecliffsresort.com


Swimming and Picnicking - Swimming at PK is fun!  Bonita Shores has a sandy swim area for plenty of family fun in the sun. There are also several public use areas on the lake to swim and picnic.


For more information on local area events and attractions:
Please visit the Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce website