Enjoy the Fall Foliage at Possum Kingdom Lake

Mid-October is the beginning of the fall foliage season in Texas. This is the time of year when you see the most beautiful colors in the largest state of the continental U.S., and Possum Kingdom Lake is one of the spots where you’ll see some of the most incredible views.

The lake is located approximately 80 miles west of Fort Worth, which, for honest Texans, is where the West begins.

Possum Kingdom Lake has much to offer the serious recreational camper. With more than 300 miles of shoreline and 20,000 acres of pure lake, the drives around the lake are gorgeous and scenic. Plus, there is a lot to do at Possum Kingdom, which features more than 400 campsites. Campers can fish, enjoy the lake on a boat, or hike the many awesome trails where you can get up close and personal with the fall foliage.


Fall Foliage in Texas is the Best of Anywhere

The entire state of Texas is like an oil painting on canvas in the fall. The leaves change colors and fall from the trees, leaving a collage of reds, yellows, and a variety of colors on the ground like a royal carpet. Possum Kingdom Lake is just one of the state’s recreational areas where fall foliage is a heavenly delight.

Possum Kingdom State Park in Palo Pinto County is within a rock’s throw. With more than 1,500 acres of recreational land, you’ll love experiencing the fall foliage in many ways.

On November 14, if you’re in the Possum Kingdom area, be sure to participate in the 7th annual Craft and Vendor Fair sponsored by the Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce on the east side of the like in Graford.

No matter where you go in Texas, the fall season is the best because the weather is cooler and foliage is beautiful, but Possum Kingdom Lake is one of the state’s finest features.


What to See at Possum Kingdom Lake

While visiting Possum Kingdom Lake in the fall, you’ll want to visit Hell’s Gate, the channel that runs between the lake a beautiful row of cliffs on the south side of the lake. The view of Hell’s Gate is beautiful from on top of the water in a boat.

You can also fish at the lake. Fishermen go to Possum Kingdom Lake for a variety of fish including largemouth, white, and striped bass; blue and channel cat; and white crappie. Generally, you need a fishing license to fish in the state of Texas. However, the one exception is when fishing from the shoreline at a state park, so head to Possum Kingdom State Park and throw your line in the lake.

There are also beautiful places to hike, camp, picnic, and geocache where you can enjoy the fall foliage at Possum Kingdom Lake.

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Fishing Report from TPWD (Nov. 29)

FAIR. Water clear; 58-63 degrees; 1.63 feet below pool. Striper are great and live bait is still the key to success. The fish are slightly scattered, but starting to school up but moving quickly in 20-40 feet of water. Sand bass are fair to good using small live shad, small jigs and slabs, and some can also be caught trolling crankbaits that dive 10-15 feet in 20-40 feet of water. White is a good go to color for lure with the occasional silver or chartreuse. Catfish are good using cut and live shad in 2-15 feet of water. Some can be caught using jug lines on cut shad. Water clarity is steady at 4-10 feet of visibility. Report by TJ Ranft, Ranft Guide Service. Striped bass are good to 13 pounds on soft plastics fished from Hells Gate or Hogs Bend to Broadway. Report by Michael Acosta, Unfair Advantage Charters.

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