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Do I need a boating permit on the lake? On the river?

Texas law requires motorized boats, sailboats 14 feet or longer and U.S. Coast Guard documented vessels display a state registration on Texas public waters. This law does not apply to non-motorized canoes, kayaks, punts, rowboats, or rubber rafts. For more information about state permits, go here.

The Brazos River Authority does not require permits to enjoy Possum Kingdom Lake, Lake Granbury or Lake Limestone. There are no boat ramp or parking fees to access BRA reservoirs. 

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The information provided on this site is intended as background on water within the Brazos River basin. There should be no expectation that this information is all encompassing, complete or in any way examines every aspect of this very complex natural resource.

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