Archive for September 5th, 2011

State Parks: Possum Kingdom

Monday, September 5th, 2011


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There seems to be an assumption that Possum Kingdom State Park and Lake aren’t fully functional because of this year’s spring wildfire and past bouts with golden algae. State Park Guide Bryan Frazier says nothing could be further from the truth.

At Possum Kingdom SP, they did have a close call with a wildfire, and it did actually impact the park.

But once you get down into the park, past the headquarters it’s hard to tell there was a fire. Most all of the developed area, all of the structures, the boat ramp, in and around the lake, the campsites, the cabins—virtually unaffected.

And so, what we have is people making some assumptions that the wildfire or in years past—the golden algae—or even the drought that we’ve had that the lake is low. That’s not the case at all either. Possum Kingdom looks fantastic. The water is clear blue. It’s down a little, but not much, compared to what the rest of the lakes in Texas are.

And the recreation here is unmatched. From the fishing, to the scenery, to the cabins and the campsites that are right along the lake shore—those are going un-rented, even on weekends now. And we’re trying to get the word out: Possum Kingdom is alive and well and doing great!

Thanks, Bryan!

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For Texas Parks and Wildlife I’m Cecilia Nasti.