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Possum Kingdom Lake Public Use Areas

The Brazos River Authority has established ten 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, cooking grills, and play areas for children ages 2 to 12.

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
Restrooms
Showers
Swim Area
Fishing Pier
Playground
Courtesy dock
Trail Head
Picnic Areas
Camping
Free
Reservations
Open
Scenic Cove Campground Year round
Downtown PK Year round
Public Boat Ramp Year round
North D&D Year round
South D&D Year round
Bug Beach Year round
Sandy Beach Year round
River Park Year round
West Side Park Year round
Observation Point 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 

Scenic Cove Campground

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

  • Boat ramp
  • Handicap accessible restrooms
  • Courtesy dock
  • Vehicle and boat trailer parking
  • Trailhead
  • Camping includes 21 campsites with covered tables, 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
  • Handicap accessible restroom
  • Courtesy dock
  • Vehicle and boat trailer parking
  • Free and open year-round.

North D&D

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

  • Boat ramp
  • Handicap accessible restrooms with showers
  • Courtesy dock
  • Designated swim area
  • Camping includes 70 campsites with handicap accessible sites. 36 of those campsites have a shelter top and slab associated with the site. The others only have a table, fire pit and grill. There are also six RV/overflow parking sites. No amenities available for RV’s.
  • Playground equipment for children ages 2 to 12
  • No fee on weekdays or off-season. Summer 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 and no reservations are needed.

South D&D

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

  • Boat ramp
  • Handicap accessible restrooms
  • Courtesy dock
  • Vehicle and boat trailer parking
  • Camping includes 21 campsites w/handicap accessible sites (11 covered, 16 uncovered), with tables, fire pits and grills
  • Fishing pier
  • Trail head
  • Free and open year-round. No reservations needed.

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
  • Handicap accessible restrooms with showers
  • Designated swim area
  • Vehicle and boat trailer parking
  • 30 covered shelters with tables, fire pits and grills
  • Playground equipment for children ages 2 to 12
  • Available for day use only. No fee on weekdays or off-season. Summer Weekend/Holiday Rates: $3 per person, per day
  • Free for children younger than 13 or during winter
  • Open year-round. No reservations needed.

River Park

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

  • Handicap accessible restroom
  • River access
  • Trailhead
  • Parking
  • Camping includes 10 tent sites with tables, fire pits and grills
  • Free and open year-round. No reservations needed.

West Side Park

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

  • Boat ramp
  • Handicap accessible restroom
  • Courtesy dock
  • Trailhead
  • Vehicle and boat trailer parking
  • Camping includes 6 covered shelters with tables, fire pits and grills
  • Free and open year-round. No reservations needed.

Observation Point

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

  • Located at the Morris Sheppard Dam
  • Handicap accessible restroom
  • Free and 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