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Possum Kingdom Lake Public Use Areas

The Brazos River Authority has established 10 public 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 and cooking grills. In addition, workers recently completed two new large playgrounds for children ages 2 to 12.


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 only at Sandy Beach and North D&D. 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 -- 9 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 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.

PK Boat Ramps
Waterfowl Hunting

WATERFOWL HUNTING AT POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE

Each year, a drawing for Waterfowl Hunting Site Permits is held near the Labor Daily 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.


Scenic Cove Campground

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

  • Boat ramp
  • Courtesy dock, parking, protected swim area, hiking trail, restrooms with handicap accessibility, picnic areas
  • Camping includes 22 campsites all covered, with tables, fire pits
  • Free and open year round

Downtown PK Public Use Area

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

  • Restroom
  • Parking and picnic areas
  • Lake access limited, deep water with no designated swim area
  • Camping areas but with no amenities
  • Fishing
  • Free and open year round

Public Boat Ramp

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

  • Boat ramp
  • Parking
  • Handicap accessible restroom
  • Boat gas, boat rental, courtesy dock
  • Free and open year round

North D&D

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

  • Boat ramp
  • Courtesy dock, handicap accessible restroom with showers, protected swim area
  • Camping includes 75 campsites (35 covered, 34 uncovered, 6 RV/overflow parking)
  • New playground equipment for children ages 2 to 12
  • Handicap accessible parking
  • No fee on weekdays or during winter
  • Weekend/Holiday fees: Camping - $10 per night per campsite, day use - $3 per person per day from mid-May to mid-September
  • Free for children younger than 13
  • Open year round

South D&D

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

  • Boat ramp
  • Courtesy dock, handicap accessible restroom, parking
  • Camping includes 21 campsites (5 covered, 16 uncovered), with tables, fire pits and grills
  • Fishing pier
  • Trail head
  • Free and open year round

Bug Beach Public Use Area
Temporarily closed for road resurfacing

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

  • Boat ramp available
  • Restroom, picnic tables, protected swimming area, parking, trail head
  • Camping includes 10 tent sites with tables and fire pits
  • Free and open year round

Sandy Beach

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

  • Boat ramp
  • Restroom with showers, protected swimming area, parking
  • Camping includes 30 shelters with fire pits, grills and tables
  • New playground equipment for children ages 2 to 12
  • No fee on weekdays or during winter
  • Weekend/Holiday fees: Camping - $10 per night per campsite, day use - $3 per person per day from mid-May to mid-September
  • Free for children younger than 13
  • Open year round

River Park

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

  • River access, trail head, restroom, parking
  • Camping includes 10 tent sites, tables, grills, fire pits
  • Free and open year round

West Side Park

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

  • Boat ramp
  • Courtesy dock, restroom, hiking trail, parking
  • Camping includes six shelters with grills, tables and fire pits
  • Free and open year round

Observation Point

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

  • Located at the Morris Sheppard Dam
  • Free and open year round from sunrise to sunset
  • Restroom, picnic table, parking