Possum Kingdom Lake, which is also known as P. K., is a reservoir on the Brazos River in Texas, created in the middle of the twentieth century. Apart from its primary water conservation functions, it also serves as a recreational area and is considered to be one of the best resort areas in Texas. Many people have their own houses around the lake and come there on weekends or vacations for seclusion, relaxation, and recreation.
It’s a quiet and beautiful place with tourist facilities and a good campground (with water and electric hookups), where you can swim, sunbathe, and commune with nature. Such outdoor activities as fishing, boating, biking, picnicking, golfing, and scuba diving are also quite popular.
There are convenient marinas available, boat rental services, and some good restaurants around. This scenic lake is huge and thus offers enough space for all the watercraft as well as swimmers.
The lake is big and snakes a lot, so the shoreline runs at about 300 miles. The area around the lake is divided into a north side and a south side. Driving around the lake to reach the opposite side takes about two hours while crossing the lake on a boat may be as fast as just 10 minutes.
Strolling, Jogging And Biking
The area around the lake features a lot of hiking and biking trails with awesome views. Strolling is a great option if you want to enjoy calm and still active recreation, move around, and discover the area. The same is true for those who travel on bikes and for joggers. Along the trails, there are several scenic viewpoints, public restrooms, and maps. During your walk, you can see various bird species; there are also good chances to spot deer.
Boating And Water Sports
One of the most popular activities on Possum Kingdom Lake is boating, and it’s truly enjoyable because the water is usually calm and the picturesque area boasts some must-see destinations for boaters. There are boat rentals, marinas, and public boat docks. You can also find vendors offering various water sports equipment for rent.
Apart from boating, you can try skiing, fishing, jet-skiing, or scuba diving. Swimming is less popular but it’s still an option – there are several swimming places around the lake as well. Kids can have a blast playing in the water.
Amenities And Facilities
There are well-maintained public restrooms throughout the lake area. The campground also offers numerous bathrooms, showers, shaded picnic tables, boat ramps, and fishing docks. If you forget to bring your own food, it won’t become a big problem – there are some restaurants and bars around the lake.
Swimming Access Points:
Located at 3401 Scenic Point Road, Scenic Cove is open all year round, features no entry fee and offers about 30 campsites, a swimming area, a boat ramp for all boat types and a courtesy boat dock. There are public restrooms available. If you bring your own food, you can have a picnic in one of the covered picnic areas with tables and grills.
North D&D can accommodate a bigger number of campers and features a $3 day-use fee (per person) and $10 tent camping fee (per campsite) on holidays and weekends in high season. Otherwise, it’s free of charge. There is a lake access point, where you can swim and sunbathe. Apart from that, there are handicap accessible restroom and shower facilities, picnic tables, grills, children’s playground, a boat ramp and a courtesy dock. The precise address is 2051 FM 2951, Graford.
In contrast to North D&D, the nearby South D&D is free all year round. Apart from 50 campsites, it features convenient restrooms and picnic areas with grills and tables. There is also a swimming area, a boat ramp for any boat types, and a courtesy dock. If you take your fishing rod, you can spend some time fishing off the pier.
Bug Beach is located at 2760 Frontier Unit Road, Graford. It can accommodate about 100 campers at any time of the year and requires no entry fee. There are basic tourist amenities such as restrooms and picnic areas with fire pits and tables. This beach features a swimming area, a universal boat ramp, and a courtesy dock.
Sandy Beach is located at the west of FM 2951 and features a day-use fee only on weekends in the summer months. The entry fee is $3 per person. Children under 13 can enter for free anytime. The beach is for day use only and offers no camping sites for overnight stay. It’s a nice place for sunbathing, swimming, building sandcastles, boating, or picnicking. There are shaded picnic areas with tables and grills and a modern children’s playground. For boaters, there is a universal boat ramp and a courtesy dock. Handicap accessible restrooms and showers are available.
25 minutes from Graford, TX
35 minutes from Graham, TX
2 hours from Dallas, TX
Hotels and rentals
If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:
- Nearby rentals from VRBO.
- Nearby rooms and properties from Booking.com.