Possum Kingdom Lake Access: The Best Places to Go to Enjoy the Lake




Possum Kingdom Lake’s shores are considered private property around much of the lake. The Brazos River Authority (BRA) operates seven public access areas, with two public boat ramps, five parks, and the Possum Kingdom State Park, which is also known as the Shady Grove access area #52. If you are a guest or member of private lakefront resorts and communities, you will also have access to boat ramps, beaches, and other amenities.


Is Possum Kingdom Free?

Yes, there is plenty of free access to Possum Kingdom Lake. Four of the BRA parks do not charge a fee year round. Three of the BRA parks charge a $3 day use fee on weekends and holidays from mid-May to mid-September, and children under 13 get in free of charge. No fee is required on weekdays or during winter months. The Possum Kingdom State Park charges a park entry fee. Private parks and resorts charge fees.


Is Possum Kingdom Lake Open?

Yes, Possum Kingdom Lake is open. Possum Kingdom Lake is open year round. The following are detailed directions to the BRA public access areas. Tubing and kayaking is popular on the Brazos River on both the upper and lower ends of Possum Kingdom Lake. The shores of the Brazos River are private property, but you are free to camp and picnic on the sand and gravel bars in the Brazos River with access points every 3.5 miles on the river.


Possum Kingdom Boat Ramps

Here are the best public acommodations for public boat ramp access. You can explore our Possum Kingdom Boat Ramp Map for more detail and locations. 

Public Ramp

This boat ramp is located off of FM 2951/Park Road 36 on the southern shores of the eastern portion of the northern arm in the middle of the upper eastern end of Possum Kingdom Lake. It accommodates all boat types, is accessible at various water levels, is open year round, and there is no fee required. It offers boat gas, courtesy docks, parking, and restrooms.

Westside Public Boat Ramp

This public boat ramp is located at the end of FM 1148 in the middle of Possum Kingdom Lake on its northern shores. The best way to get to this boat ramp is to go south on SH 16 from Graham, Texas, to FM 1287 south and FM 1148 east to Ramsey Road south until you reach the boat ramp. It accommodates all boat types, is accessible at higher lake levels, is open year round, and no fee is required. It offers camping, courtesy docks, parking, picnic areas, and restrooms.

BRA Area #1

This park is located on Scenic Point Road on the northern shore of the eastern end of Possum Kingdom Lake. The best way to get to this park is to take SH 16 south from Graham, Texas, to take FM 2353 south to FM 2951/Park Road 36 south to Scenic Point Road south. From Graford, take SH 254, go north on SH 16 to FM 2353 south to FM 2951/Park Road 36 south to Scenic Point Road south. The boat ramp accommodates all boat types, is open year round, and is accessible at higher lake levels. It offers  camping, courtesy docks, parking, picnic areas, restrooms, and no fee is required.

BRA #4N, North

This park is located on D & D Loop off of FM 2951, on the north side of road in the middle of Possum Kingdom Lake on the northern shore of the lower end of the lake on FM 2951/Park Road 36. The best way to get to this park is to take SH 16 south from Graham, Texas, to FM 2353 south to FM 2951/Park Road 36 west about a ¾ mile west of Colonels Row. From Graford, take SH 254 west to SH 16 north to FM 2353 south to FM 2951/Park Road 36 west, about a ¾ mile west of Colonels Row. It offers camping, courtesy docks, parking, picnic areas, restrooms, and is ADA accessible. There is a $3 day use fee on weekends and holidays from mid-May to mid-September, and children under 13 get in free of charge. No fee is required on weekdays or during winter months. Its boat ramp accommodates all boat types, is accessible at higher lake levels, and is open year round.

BRA  #4S, South

This park is located at the west end of FM 2951 on Turtle Beach. It is on the north side of the road in the middle of Possum Kingdom Lake, on the northern shore of the lower end of the lake. The best way to get to this park is to take SH 16 south from Graham, Texas, to FM 2353 west to FM 2951/Park Road 36 west to D & D Loop south. From Graford, Texas, take SH 254 west to SH 16 north to FM 2951/Park Road 36 west to D & D Loop south to the park. It offers camping, courtesy docks, parking, picnic areas, restrooms, and is ADA accessible. There is a $3 day use fee on weekends and holidays from mid-May to mid-September, and children under 13 get in free of charge. No fee is required on weekdays or during winter months.

BRA Area #5

This park is located at the west end of FM 2951 on Turtle Beach. It is on the north side of the road in the middle of Possum Kingdom Lake, on the northern shore of the lower end of the lake. The best way to get to this park is to take SH 16 going south from Graham, Texas, to 2353 west, then FM 2951/Park Road 36 west and south on Hamilton Road to Bug Beach Road south into the park. From Graford, Texas, take SH 254 west to SH 16 north, then to FM 2951/Park Road 36 west and south on Hamilton Road to Bug Beach Road south into the park. It offers a boat ramp, camping, parking, picnic areas, and restrooms. There is a $3 day use fee on weekends and holidays from mid-May to mid-September, and children under 13 get in free of charge. No fee is required on weekdays or during winter months. Its boat ramp accommodates all boat types, is accessible at higher lake levels, and open year round.

BRA Area #6

The best way to get to this park is to take SH 16 going south from Graham, Texas, to 2353 west, then FM 2951/Park Road 36 west all the way to the end into the park at the intersection of Sage Creek Road. From Graford, Texas, take SH 254 west to SH 16 north, then to FM 2951/Park Road 36 west at the intersection of Sage Creek Road. There is a $3 day use fee on weekends and holidays from mid-May to mid-September, and children under 13 get in free of charge. No fee is required on weekdays or during winter months. It offers camping, parking, picnic areas, and restrooms. Its boat ramp accommodates all boat types, is accessible at higher lake levels, and is open year round.

Possum Kingdom State Park

This park is located on the southwest side of Possum Kingdom Lake. The best way to get to this Texas state park from Graham, Texas, is to take SH 16 south to FM 1287 south to FM 1148 west to FM 3253 south to SH 33 east and then north until it turns into State Park Road 33. It offers a boat ramp, camping, courtesy docks, fish cleaning stations, live bait, parking, picnic areas, restrooms, and is ADA accessible. There is a park entry fee, and it is open year round. The boat ramp accommodates all boat types and is accessible at higher lake levels.


Possum Kingdom Swim Areas

Swim beaches on Possum Kingdom Lake are located at the Possum Kingdom State Park, Possum Hollow, Turtle Beach, the BRA parks, and Sandy Beach near BRA #6. Read more in our Possum Kingdom Lake Swim Beaches article.


Privately Owned Resorts and Parks with Lake Access

Possum Hollow Camp

Possum Hollow Camp is located on the western end of Possum Kingdom Lake on its northern shores, off of FM 1148. The best way to get to this campground is from Graham, Texas, by going south on SH 16 south to FM 1287 south to FM 1148, and then going south on Possum Hollow Lane. This camp offers a boat ramp, boat slips, cabins and RV sites, kayak rentals, a restaurant with a beer garden, and is open year round. This camp charges fees with weekly and monthly rentals available. It can accommodate corporate meetings and weddings.

Fox Hollow Resort

Fox Hollow Resort encompasses 13 acres on the northern shores on the upper eastern side of Possum Kingdom Lake. The best way to get there is from Graham, Texas, by going south on SH 67 to FM 1148 east to Fox Hollow Road south. It offers cabin rentals, RV sites, a restaurant and cantina, private party reservations, and lodging for hunters and fishing enthusiasts.

Willow Beach RV Park and Marina

Willow Beach Marina and RV Park offers a marina located on the east side of Possum Kingdom Lake off of FM 2353 with wet boat slip rentals, an RV park, a boat ramp, a fishing dock, marina store, and a swim beach. The best way to get to this park from Graham, Texas, is to take SH 16 south to FM 2353 south to Willow Beach Road. This marina offers a boat ramp, a fishing dock, a marina store, RV sites, showers, a swim beach, and wet boat slips.

Lush Resort

This resort is located on the northern shores of the eastern end of the southern portion of Possum Kingdom Lake. The best way to get to this resort is from Graham, Texas, is to take SH 16 south to FM 2353 south to FM 2951/Park Road 36 west to Redbird Road south. From Graford, Texas, take SH 254 west to SH 16 north to FM 2353 south to FM 2951/Park Road 36 west to Redbird Road south. This resort offers six lakefront one-bedroom suites, four bungalows, three pools, 12 hotel rooms, paddleboard rentals, a massage spa, courtesy docks, and a bar & grill. It is open year round except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.




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GOOD. Water lightly stained; 53-57 degrees; 5.89 feet below pool. Striper fishing is good in 20-40 feet of water with live bait being the key to the catch. Sand bass are on fire using chartreuse, white or pink slabs in 20-30 feet of water. Catfish are good on cut shad fished shallow in 5-15 feet of water. Water clarity is 2-4 feet of water. Report by TJ Ranft, Ranft Guide Service.

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