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Possum Kingdom Lake Public Use Areas

The Brazos River Authority has established ten public use areas, scattered across much of the shoreline of Possum Kingdom Lake. These parks offer a variety of amenities, including boat ramps, public restrooms with showers, fire rings, cooking grills, and play areas for children ages 2 to 12. Americans with Disabilities Act amenities are noted below.

Click here to view a map of Possum Kingdom Lake’s Public Use Areas.

Camping

CAMPING AND DAY USE

The Brazos River Authority does not charge a fee for camping or day use from the second week in September through the second week in May. Fees for the summer months are charged on weekends only at North D & D and Sandy Beach Parks. North D & D Park is available for both camping and day use while Sandy Beach Park is available for day use only from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. The fees are as follows:

  • Persons 13 years and older - $3 per day
  • Children under 12 - free
  • Camping sites - $10 per night per campsite

The Brazos River Authority does not take reservations for camp sites. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis.

Check Out Times:

  • Day Users -- 10 p.m.
  • Campers -- noon

The Brazos River Authority does not take reservations for camp sites. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis. However, Possum Kingdom’s parks offer plentiful camping spots. Campers are not required to check in with Authority officials when camping at free sites. Check-in centers are set up to collect fees at the entrance to those sites that charge during summer.

Burn Bans
Because of ongoing drought conditions, outdoor fires may not be allowed in all areas. Possum Kingdom Lake spans Palo Pinto, Young and Stephens counties. To see whether officials in those counties have enacted burn bans, go here: http://tfsfrp.tamu.edu/wildfires/decban.png.

Fishing

FISHING

Anglers of all ages will enjoy visiting Possum Kingdom Lake. The upper reaches of the lake attract trout liners and bass fishermen. The mid-lake area sports many covers and sloughs that hold healthy populations of largemouth bass, both native and Florida strains.

The lake has gained a reputation as an excellent striper and hybrid fishery. Stripers tend to haunt the more open and deeper parts of the lake close to the dam. Smallmouth bass will be found along the cliffs and among the rocks in the lower portion of the lake as well. The many marinas and boat docks around the perimeter of Possum Kingdom Lake attract crappie and other pan fish. The area just below the dam offers productive angling for bank fishermen.

Boating

BOATING

Access to the lake is convenient via any of seven public boat ramps and numerous public and private marinas. There are no boat ramp use fees. Click here for boat ramp availability.

Waterfowl Hunting

WATERFOWL HUNTING AT POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE

Each year, a drawing for Waterfowl Hunting Site Permits is held near the Labor Day holiday for the 26 on-lake approved hunting blind areas. Anyone wishing to obtain a Waterfowl Hunting Site Permit must be present at lake office to enter their name in the drawing. The permits are awarded through a lottery system and payment of the $200 fee must be made by check or money order the day of the event. If fewer entries are received than the number of available sites, the remaining sites are available on a first come/first serve basis by contacting the lake office at 940-779-2321.

For hunting rules, click here.


 
 
Boat Ramp
Courtesy dock
Fishing Pier
Swim Area
Parking
Restrooms
Showers
Camping
Picnic Areas
Playground
Trailhead
Cost
Reservations
Hours
Scenic Cove Campground 24/7
Downtown PK 24/7
Public Boat Ramp 24/7
North D&D 24/7
South D&D 24/7
Bug Beach 24/7
Sandy Beach 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.*
River Park 24/7
West Side Park 24/7
Observation Point 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
*Hours only valid May 20th thru Sept. 5th
 


Scenic Cove Campground

BRA Area #1 - 3401 Scenic Point Road, Graford, Tx 76449

  • Boat ramp
  • 23 designated boat parking spots
  • Accessible restrooms
  • Courtesy dock
  • Vehicle parking
  • Accessible fishing pier
  • Trailhead
  • Camping includes 21 campsites
  • 22 covered tables, some with fire pits and grills
  • Free and open year-round. No reservations needed.

Downtown PK

BRA Area #2 - 1718 Park Road 36, Graford, Tx 76449

  • Parking
  • Picnic areas
  • Lake access limited, deep water with no designated swim area
  • Camping areas but with no amenities
  • Free and open year-round. No reservations needed.

Public Boat Ramp

BRA Area #3 - 1775 FM 2951, Graford, Tx 76449

  • Boat ramp
  • 45 designated boat parking spots
  • Accessible restroom
  • Courtesy dock
  • Vehicle parking
  • Free and open year-round.

North D&D

BRA Area #4 North - 2051 FM 2951, Graford, Tx 76449

  • Boat ramp
  • 17 designated boat parking spaces with overflow parking
  • Accessible restrooms with showers
  • Courtesy dock
  • Designated swim area
  • Camping includes 70 campsites including several accessible sites. 36 campsites have a shelter top and slab.
  • 45 tables, some with fire pits and grills.
  • 6 RV/overflow parking sites.No RV amenities available.
  • Camping spots are available on a first come-first served basis.
  • Playground equipment for children ages 2 to 12

South D&D

BRA Area #4 South - 2969 FM 2951, Graford, Tx 76449

  • Boat ramp
  • 32 designated boat parking spaces with overflow parking
  • Accessible restrooms
  • Courtesy dock
  • Vehicle parking
  • Camping includes 21 campsites including several accessible sites
  • 14 tables, fire pits and grills
  • Accessible fishing pier
  • Trailhead

Bug Beach

BRA Area #5 – 2760 Frontier Unit Road Graford, Tx 76449

  • Boat ramp
  • Handicap accessible restroom
  • Picnic tables
  • Designated swim area
  • Vehicle and boat trailer parking
  • Trailhead
  • Camping areas with no shelter top or slab (10 tent sites with tables, fire pits and grills)
  • Free and open year-round. No reservations needed.

Sandy Beach

BRA Area #6 – 2291 FM 2951, Graford, Tx 76449

  • Boat ramp
  • 9 designated boat parking spaces
  • Accessible restrooms with showers
  • Designated swim area
  • Vehicle and boat trailer parking
  • 30 covered shelters with tables and grills
  • Playground equipment for children ages 2 to 12
  • Day Use Only from May 20th to Sept. 5th - Park Hours 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

River Park

BRA # 7 – 200 Red Bluff Road, Graford, Tx 76449

  • Accessible restroom
  • River access
  • Trailhead
  • Parking
  • Camping includes 10 tent sites with 9 tables, fire pits and grills

West Side Park

BRA #8 – 5465 FM 1148, Graford, Tx 76450

  • Boat ramp, open boat parking
  • Accessible restroom
  • Courtesy dock
  • Trailhead
  • Vehicle and boat trailer parking
  • Camping includes 6 covered shelters with 6 tables, fire pits and grills

Observation Point

BRA Area #9 – 301 Observation Point Road, Graford, Tx 76449

  • Located at the Morris Sheppard Dam
  • Accessible restroom
  • Open year-round from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Parking

Brazos River Authority
301 Observation Point Rd.
Graford, TX 76449
Telephone: (940) 779-2321 or 1-888-922-6272