Possum Kingdom State Park
Park Features & Amenities
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Credit Cards Accepted: NA
Utilities & Amenities
Power: 30 Amps
Nice park if you are into water sports
Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $25.00 (we had a TX State Park Pass, so didn't pay the $4/day fee)
RV: 25' Motorhome with tow vehicle (42' overall)
I oscillated between 3 and 4 stars, and in comparison to other state parks, decided to go with a 4. We stayed at Possum Kingdom SP on our way out of Dallas headed west towards Tahoe. We chose to avoid driving on Interstates, so our drive found us passing by Possum Kingdom Lake State Park. We got a late start out of Dallas, so decided to stay at the park for the night as I've always heard good things about Possum Kingdom. It is quite a long way off the state highway (like a half hour). The road was dark, twisty and 2 lane...a little nerve-wracking at night...had we known how far it was, we'd have stayed elsewhere.
We arrived after hours, so drove around in our 25' Motorhome with tow vehicle and luckily found a spot. We needed to unhook the toad to back into our fairly level, asphalt site, which was surrounded by Bermuda grass. The park was quite full, so we felt fortunate to find a premium site with full hookups...something not all state parks offer, so this was a bonus. If you require hookups or want to make sure you have a spot during peak season, it would be best to reserve ahead as this was a pretty full park. Most of the other campers were undoubtedly there for the water sports as many had boats.
We had our two dogs and walked around with them before leaving and it was typical of many lakes in Texas. I am sure this is a beautiful park, but we didn't really have a chance to explore it...the area we were in was pretty basic. There were a few trees scattered around, but our site was treeless. There was a covered picnic table adjacent to our site, a fire ring and a bath house and dumpsters nearby...the bathrooms were pretty clean. We didn't use the showers so can't remark on those.
I really don't have any complaints, but prefer more trees. This is a park more for people into water sports. I'd recommend it if you are there to enjoy the lake, but for an overnight stop, there might be better options since it's so far off the road and doesn't offer much aside from the lake. For us this trip, it wasn't a great choice, but in the future, if we had more time to stick around and get in/on the water, I'd happily stay here again. The park rangers were friendly.