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POSSUM KINGDOM STATE RECREATION AREA

POSSUM KINGDOM STATE RECREATION AREA. Possum Kingdom State Recreation Area is on Park Road 33 seventeen miles north of Caddo in Palo Pinto County. The 1,528.7-acre park, adjacent to Possum Kingdom Lake, was acquired from the Brazos River Authority in 1940. Some of the parkland is gently sloping with a beach for swimming by the lake, but much of the shoreline is steep cliffs. Ashe juniper, mesquite, oak, live oak, and redbud trees abound in the park. Among the wildlife found in the area are deer, turkey, raccoons, bobcats, coyotes, and opossums. Facilities include restrooms, hiking trails, camping and picnicking areas, and boat ramps.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Ray Miller, Texas Parks (Houston: Cordovan, 1984).
Christopher Long

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Handbook of Texas Online, Christopher Long, "Possum Kingdom State Recreation Area," accessed July 24, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/gkp07.

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