Possum Kingdom State Recreation Area

By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: June 1, 1995


Possum Kingdom State Recreation Area is on Park Road 33 seventeen miles north of Caddo in Palo Pinto County. The 1,528.7-acre park, adjacent to Possum Kingdom Lake, was acquired from the Brazos River Authority in 1940. Some of the parkland is gently sloping with a beach for swimming by the lake, but much of the shoreline is steep cliffs. Ashe juniper, mesquite, oak, live oak, and redbud trees abound in the park. Among the wildlife found in the area are deer, turkey, raccoons, bobcats, coyotes, and opossums. Facilities include restrooms, hiking trails, camping and picnicking areas, and boat ramps.

Ray Miller, Texas Parks (Houston: Cordovan, 1984).

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Christopher Long, “Possum Kingdom State Recreation Area,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 28, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/possum-kingdom-state-recreation-area.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

June 1, 1995

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