Some 90 miles west of Fort Worth, Possum Kingdom Lake sparkles along the upper reaches of the Brazos River.

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“Possum Kingdom Lake!  The most beautiful lake in Texas!  My family has made wonderful memories over the years!” —Jan Verdi, Graford

The 17,000-acre lake entices anglers, boaters, swimmers, skiers, and scuba divers—and the hilly surrounds draw campers, picnickers, and wildlife- watchers, along with hikers and bikers, who can trek 16 miles of scenic trails. Pick the popular Peninsula area, with stores, restaurants, rental cabins, and a go-kart track, or plan a stay at the namesake state park.

For more information, contact the Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce, 940/779-2424 or 888/779-8330; www.possumkingdom More on the state park at

From the February 2014 issue
The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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