A True Texas Gem

Possum Kingdom Lake

Nestled in the heart of the state, PK Lake is an oasis of natural beauty and adventure that is sure to leave you breathless. With crystal-clear waters, sprawling state parks, and endless opportunities for outdoor activities, Possum Kingdom Lake is a paradise for nature lovers and thrill-seekers alike. Known as “The Great Lake of Texas,” PK Lake boasts stunning scenery that includes towering cliffs, sandy beaches, and peaceful coves. One of the most famous landmarks on the lake is Hell’s Gate, a towering cliff that watches over the most popular cove on the lake. Visitors from all over come to see this impressive natural wonder. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful escape or an action-packed vacation, Possum Kingdom Lake has something for everyone. From boating and swimming to hiking and exploring the surrounding wilderness, there’s never a dull moment at PK Lake.

Easy to reach, Impossible to Forget!

Located just 90 miles northwest of Fort Worth, Texas, Possum Kingdom Lake is easily accessible from both the south and the north. Graham, Texas, on the south side (known as the “West Side”), and Mineral Wells, Texas, on the north side (known as the “East Side”), are both approximately a 45-minute drive away. This means that no matter where you’re coming from, you can easily enjoy all that PK Lake has to offer.

All About the Lake

Discover Paradise

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!

Choose A Water Adventure

Discover a variety of boating and water sports activities, including tubing, jet skiing, and wakeboarding, making it an ideal destination for water sports enthusiasts of all levels.

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Visitors will experience a tranquil and picturesque adventure on crystal-clear waters, with over 18,000 acres of unspoiled water and 310 miles of scenic shoreline to explore.

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Whether you’re an experienced angler or a beginner, the clear waters of Possum Kingdom Lake provide the perfect backdrop for a memorable day of fishing.

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