The best camping near Possum Kingdom State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Possum Kingdom State Park adventure.

The best camping near Possum Kingdom State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Possum Kingdom State Park adventure.

Camping near Possum Kingdom State Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Possum Kingdom State Park adventure.

Lakeside camping and aquatic adventure await just an hour from DFW.  

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Top-rated campgrounds near Possum Kingdom State Park

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Gypsy Moon Hideaway

13 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres · Weatherford, TX
Located at the end of the road. There is over 20 acres. Some cleared and some still in original woods. Trees, grass and deer everywhere. There is over a quarter mile of Brazos riverfront property although you cannot get to the river on all of it due to it being in its natural state. There is a beach at the main camp that provides easy in and out of the water. the water depth varies with the rainfall but is usually between 2-4 feet deep.
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Sandy Bottoms River Company

32 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents7 acres · Weatherford, TX
Learn more about this land: Sandy Bottoms River Company is a diamond in the rough offering primitive tent with river access, river bank tent camping, RV spots, RV rentals, cabins and a vacation home. Note, SBRC offers accommodations on several different properties within the general area. Address will be given prior to check in. $28 Primitive remote tent camp is a short walk across the street to a 3 level dock for access to the sandy Brazos River. River tent sites give you the option to upgrade and camp on the river with a 300' of sandy beach to play on. $50.00 for direct primitive river front tent camping. All of our spots are heavily shaded! Porta Potties, fire rings, picnic tables and water available at all campgrounds. If you are looking for an RV, cabins or vaca home to rent for your stay, message us for more details. Enjoy 123 miles of river connecting Possum Kingdom to Lake Granbury for tubing, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, wildlife watching, and the great outdoors. We also rent tubes, tents, kayaks, canoes, standup paddleboards, pedal boats, canopies, grills and fishing poles. BOOK today for tubing, kayaks and standup paddleboard! $5 BYOTT {bring your own tube and transportation} $20 per person for tube day pass, transportation and tubes included! If you are interested in golf we can make accommodations at our local course. Check us out at Sandy Bottoms River Company @ Facebook
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Lake Cisco Campground

6 sites · RVs, Tents11 acres · Cisco, TX
Located at an old WPA resort that had the World's largest Concrete Swimming Pool and old Zoo made in caves. There are 2 RV sites and multiple tent camping sites. There is a lot of history associated with the area. Elvis and Bob Wills stayed there when the rock cabins were called Lake Cisco Courts in the 1950s.
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Lake Godstone™ Lodging and Camping

24 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents188 acres · Jacksboro, TX
Connecting Families with Nature and located near Graford, Texas and Possum Kingdom Lake, our 188 acre ranch is an awesome wildlife retreat. Create lasting memories with family or colleagues at our expansive campus on Lake Godstone™. Enjoy the optional exclusive use of multiple cabins, a large lodge, sports field house, and RV campsites or book your own choice facility. Perfect for family reunions or corporate retreats, the property boasts three beaches, seven docks, and excellent fishing. With countless outdoor amenities, this is an ideal spot for relaxation and adventure. Book now for an unforgettable experience!
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Inez Spring Riverfront RV Resort

41 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Eastland, TX
* OUR 250,000 GALLON POOL OPENS 5/5/2023 * Owned by Sam & Dee Williams, Inez Spring Riverfront Park was originally envisioned and created as a family retreat. As the park began to take shape, the Williams' realized what a hidden gem it really is. The natural spring that feeds Joshua's pond was named after Sam's mother, Inez. The area around Eastland is rich with local history, including Captain Eastland and the black bean, Old Rip the horned toad, The Santa Clause bank robbery, Ringling Brothers' Circus, Bonnie & Clyde, etc. In addition the area is known to have had a significant prehistoric Native American population. In fact, Sam and Dee are curators of an impressive collection of artifacts found throughout the area. The park boasts 15 camp sites and a large number of picnic spots along the riverfront and near Joshua's Pond, for day use. The Williams Family carved out a trail system that takes hikers along the rim of rock outcrops, between the gaps of huge rock slabs, along the banks of the Leon River and through a heavy shaded canopy of red oak, pecan and cedar elm. There's even a small cave for the adventurous spelunker. Kayaking is popular on the river and kayaks can be rented on the property. Admission provides a full day of fishing, hiking, swimming, boating, picnicking, bicycling, etc. Guests can even stay overnight on primitive campsites, for an additional fee.
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Creekside Brazos Rock Camp & Kayak

17 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Millsap, TX
Enjoy the sounds of nature when you stay in this unique place. A cozy, private, 4+ acre camp, half a mile down a gravel/dirt road, set up on a creek across from the river. Off the beaten path, but just about 10 miles off I20. Gated entry with camera, bathhouse- all with private access to creek and river. RV spots also available with full hook ups, fire pit and picnic tables. Also 1 fully furnished camper for rent and tent spots. We are almost never full and have plenty of space. Kayak rental and tube/shuttle available for additional fee. You could even rent the whole campground! $10 pet fee (per pet per night), must be added as an Extra and under 20lbs. All guests must sign online liability waiver before arrival.
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Little Off Lake House

1 site · Lodging45 acres · Stephenville, TX
Enjoy a country getaway on private 8 acre lake on 45 acres. A perfect escape from the city with gorgeous sunset views, Texas wildlife and a relaxing comfortable lake house with many amenities. Lake is full of Blue gill, bass, crappie, catfish. Since it's private lake there is no need for fishing license. Guest are welcome to explore most of acreage, pet donkeys, watch wildlife. We have fishing poles, Jon boats, motorized barge available for rent. If needed guests can pitch tents. There is fire pit, gas grill, diving board (when lake is full, as of May water is to low to dive). No food is provided you must bring your own, don't forget your coffee, there is a coffee pot but not coffee. Site is 10 minutes from Stephenville, 3 miles from County Store in Huckabay. Linens, towels provided. Board games, Wii, ping-pong table, outdoor games, trampoline on site. Land owners located across lake and may be on lake or available as needed. GPS should get you here. You will go past Little Off Ranch house, follow road to lake house. Keys will be left out on porch on arrival day. No Wi-Fi or television service at this time. TV is available to use for Wii or DVD/VHS. Large collection of movies available. Pets are welcome as long as they don’t damage home, chase cows, kill chickens or are dangerous to others. There is an extra fee for pets. If children are in, on or near water they should have life jackets on. There are various life jackets and floats available. Use best judgment, safety measures and laws required in TX. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS. Fishing Guidelines per visit: Bass 10”-14” keep, limit 10, Crappie limit 10, Catfish are catch and release for now, Bluegill (I call them perch) limit 10. NO SMOKING IN HOUSE PLEASE
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Palo Pinto Creek Retreat

2 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Santo, TX
***Recent improvements allow for easier access to the water. 🏕 Primitive camping... 🚐RV's and ⛺️ tents welcome. 🔥fire pits, picnic table, outhouse toilet. Unimproved creek area (Palo Pinto Creek) with wildlife and🎣 fishing or 🛶kayak to the Brazos in no time. Very good place to enjoy nature. You can enjoy the outdoors away from the city. 1 free firewood bundle with booking. Additional firewood can be purchased or gather fallen wood around site for free.
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Myers Corner on the Brazos River

3 sites · Lodging18 acres · Weatherford, TX
RV spots on 18.5 acres allows plenty of room for tent campers! Our campers may enjoy a 2 day pass to our semi-private golf course and clubhouse. Go river tubing, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, wildlife watching, and more! (access to the Brazos River is located at our private boat ramp) Come see the breathtaking views on the Brazos River!
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Riverside at BRCK

9 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Millsap, TX
Enjoy the sounds of nature when you stay in this unique place. A cozy, private, camp, half a mile down a gravel/dirt road, set up on the Brazos River across from Rock Creek. Off the beaten path, but just about 10 miles off I20. RV spot and tent sites available at Riverside. Also 1 fully furnished camper for rent, and additional RV/tents spots, across the street at Creekside. We are almost never full and have plenty of space. Kayak rental and tube/shuttle available for additional fee. You could even rent the whole campground! Brazos Rock Camp Kayak web-site has more info. *electric access at the pole on the back left of the property, and water/dump station and Bathhouse is across the field at Creekside. Pets must be preapproved and entered as guests for occupancy purposes. Please see rules in photos.
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RV Camping LCR

3 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Cisco, TX
Enjoy lakeside camping at its finest! We offer the top amenities and purchasable convenience at our Lakeside store right beside the Rv spots including: bait, tackle, beverages, boat/fishing pole rentals, souvenirs, snacks. There is water connection, 50amp and 30amp electricity and wifi. You'll enjoy fishing, swimming and spectacular sunsets on our large dock or with sand in your toes on our private beach!
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Lake Palo Pinto RV Park

97 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Palo Pinto, TX
Waterfront Campsites on Beautiful Lake Palo Pinto It's 5 O'clock somewhere! Make happy hour’s happy again, at this rustic lakefront campground surrounded by nature and tranquility. EVENT SCHEDULE 4/18 Karaoke night 6-9pm 5/02 Karaoke night 6-9pm 5/16 Karaoke night 6-9pm 5/18 Saturday live music from the Mark Trimmier Band 6:00pm 5/30 Karaoke night 6-9pm 6/01 Car Show & Swap Meet 7:00am 6/13 Karaoke night 6-9pm 6/27 Karaoke night 6-9pm 6/29 Saturday live Music with Kim Younkin 6:00pm 7/11 Karaoke night 6-9pm 7/25 Karaoke night 6-9pm RV and tent lakefront campsites Bring your boat and launch it at the boat ramp (call or check lake levels at Water Data For Texas) Experience life of leisure fishing from our shoreline Catch dinner and utilize our fish cleaning station Cook a pizza in the large wood-burning pizza oven Roast s'mores at one of our three large stone firepits Watch your favorite sports game on one of the large cable tv’s inside or outside our newly renovated clubhouse Use our newly renovated showers, bathrooms, and laundry facilities Check out our camp store for ice and bait Available storage on site 20/30/50-amp full hookup sites Lake Palo Pinto Fishing There are a wide variety of fish in the lake including Large Mouth Bass, Hybrid Stripped Bass, White Bass, White Crappie, Channel Cat, and Flathead Cat. The Brazos Electric Power Plant is located on the lake. The power plant helps to keep the water warmer during the winter months keeping the fishing better in that area where an 83-pound Flathead Catfish was known to be caught. Lake Palo Pinto RV Park is just 14 minutes to Palo Pinto, 25 minutes to Mineral Wells, and about an hour from Fort Worth. It is north of I-20 about 10 miles. Nearby points of interest include Clark Gardens Botanical Park, Holiday Hills Country Club, Mineral Well Fossil Park, The National Vietnam War Museum. Take The Baker Hotel ghost walk tour, where you can learn about the historical significance of the hotel, its ghostly inhabitants, and the history of the City of Mineral Wells. Downtown Mineral Wells is home to more than 20 murals featuring everything from flying pigs to human-sized butterflies and interactive murals to portrayals of local people from days gone past. Downtown Mineral Wells has over 100 historic buildings with boutiques, antique shops, and specialty stores, plus restaurants that offer patio dining and live music. Mineral Wells was named for and is still famous for its mineral waters. The town boomed as a health resort after 1885, when the Crazy Well was dug. The Crazy Water Bath House offers mineral baths and treatments inspired by the waters and nature. Three museums call Mineral Wells their home. The National Vietnam War Museum has dozens of silent memorials recognizing those who served their country in the Vietnam War. This museum exhibits a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., the Camp Holloway Memorial Wall, a Meditation Garden, and a Huey Helicopter. The Old Jail Museum is a growing complex of historic log cabins and frontier buildings that demonstrate life in the region’s 19th century. Local artifacts fill all of its buildings. The Little Rock Schoolhouse Museum, built in 1884, housed the first public school building in Mineral Wells, and is dedicated to the preservation of the historical memorabilia of the City of Mineral Wells. The W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History preserves, documents, and researches the industrial history of Thurber, Texas, which was once a thriving coal mining company town of 10,000 people and now a ghost town. Thurber was located near the southern Palo Pinto County line. Visitors can see reconstructions of Thurber’s mercantile store, livery stable, the town bandstand, the 655-seat opera house, and the Snake Saloon, which once boasted one of the largest horseshoe-shaped bars in the United States. The Mineral Wells Fossil Park at the old City of Mineral Wells landfill’s borrow pit, which closed in the early 1990s but then revealed fossils documenting ancient sea species such as crinoids, echinoids, and other historic sea life from the Pennsylvania Period over 300 million years ago. Fossil collecting is allowed in designated areas only, and only surface collecting is allowed with small gardening tools at the park. Take a guided tour of Guest Ranch Exotic Game Hunting where you will see their different species of antelope, buffalo, deer, and sheep. The best times to go on this tour are early mornings and late afternoons, and the cost of the tours begin at $35.00. Check out the Palo Pinto Mountain State Park that comprises 4,871 acres of former ranch land about 23 miles west of Palo Pinto Creek Reservoir. When fully developed, this park will offer hiking, camping, fishing, stargazing, and other outdoor activities. Plateaus with beautiful vistas overlook sheltered canyons. Palo Pinto Creek winds through the northern border of the park. A dam on Russell Creek impounds the 90-acre Tucker Lake, the centerpiece of the park. Plans for the park include an extensive network of multi-use trails for hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders. Trails will lead to remote areas of the park with expansive vistas.
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The best camping near Possum Kingdom State Park guide

Overview

About

This popular state park just an hour west of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area centers on the clear, blue waters of Possum Kingdom Lake, with its 300 miles of shoreline. While the on-land activity menu includes hiking, biking, picnicking, and geocaching, the real appeal is the water. Fish for largemouth, striped, or white bass from a boat or fishing pier, or beat the Texas heat with some swimming or water skiing. Scuba divers will find one of the state’s oldest inland diving destinations—a popular spot for scavenging items dropped in the water.  

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for fishing: The Spanish Oaks Campground has a fishing pier and fish cleaning station.
  • Best for boating: You’ll find the park’s boat ramp near the Lakeview Camping Area.
  • Best for families: The Chaparral Trail Camping Area has a playground and lake access, perfect for families with kids.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve any of the 29 electricity sites, 53 campsites with water, or 10 primitive, walk-in campsites on the Texas State Parks website. 
  2. You can book sites up to five months in advance. Book early for weekend trips, especially during summer.

When to go

Possum Kingdom State Park is a popular spot to cool off during the hot Texas summers, particularly on weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Come in the fall or spring months to take advantage of cooler temperatures for hiking and biking. Many campsites close during the winter months.

Know before you go

  • Public consumption of alcohol is not permitted anywhere within the state park.
  • Swimming is permitted in designated swimming areas along the lakeshore, but there are no lifeguards on duty.
  • Park amenities include showers and restrooms, marina boat slips, a gas pump, and a shop with groceries, live bait, and kayak and canoe rentals.
  • Campsites are pet-friendly, but pets need to be kept on a leash at all times.

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