Possum Kingdom Lake was created in 1941 after the completion of the Morris Sheppard Dam, and named after the possums that can be found in the area. With mild winters, an average high temperature of 93°F in the summer months, and plenty of sunshine, it’s the perfect place to visit year-round.
PK, as it’s commonly known, is best known for its spectacular Hell’s Gate Cliffs, which are a must-see attraction for any visitor. The lake also boasts the 620-hectare Possum Kingdom State Park, a popular spot for boating and fishing. The lake winds for 65 miles from the north end to the dam at the south end, following the Brazos River. Boaters can easily navigate the lake’s length thanks to the numerous buoys that follow the river channel, even lighted at night to help boaters return safely.
Whether you’re a boater, fisherman, hiker, or just looking for a relaxing getaway, Possum Kingdom Lake has something for everyone. With its picturesque scenery, clear blue waters, and endless recreational opportunities, it’s no wonder that people from all over visit this beautiful destination. Book your stay with Smart Vacation Rentals and experience all that PK has to offer!