Possum Kingdom State Park, near Caddo Texas, is a popular lake park. The park is an hour from Fort Worth and two hours from Dallas.
In 2011, during the worst drought in decades, the park literally burnt down as an uncontrollable wildfire ripped through the area. We had visited the park before the fire and wanted to see how the park was recovering.
We stopped at the ranger station so they could get credit for our visit.
The ranger station had hummingbird feeders hanging from the soffits. Hummingbirds were actively feeding.
The first stop was the State Park Store. It was time for a snack. The OPEN sign was turned on. Arrival time was during posted store hours. The door was locked. Huh?
The store is open but the door is locked and the proprietors are only ½ mile away. I wanted to call them but Linda said it wouldn’t be fair to interrupt them for a $4 sale.
The park store also had hummingbird feeders. Hummingbirds are great to watch.
The park store has canoes and kayaks for rent.
There was a small laundromat on the backside of the park store.
The restrooms were clean and in good working order for a lake park. The showers were decent but the dressing area was public. Not enough privacy during busy times.
We continued touring the Spanish Oaks Camping Area where the Premium Sites are located.
These premium sites have water, electric and sewer. Many of the sites are directly on the water. The grass in this area had few burs and was nice to walk on.
Given the number of people out on the lake in boats fishing, the lake must have some fish in it.
We drove through the other three campgrounds. These are not nearly as nice as Spanish Oaks Camping Area. They don’t have sewer. A few of the sites don’t even have electricity. In general, the sites are short. Most sites aren’t level. Leveling in short travel trailers should be possible front to back. A portion of the sites are not level side to side. Read site descriptions carefully before booking for an RV. While some sites are on the lake, many are up the hill which might explain why leveling would be a chore. Also, these sights tend to be close together.
If one didn’t know there had been a catastrophic fire in 2011, one wouldn’t see any signs of a fire. We were pleased the park was able to rebuild this quickly and thoroughly.
If we come back to camp, we will stay in the Spanish Oaks Camping Area (premium sites) during the shoulder seasons (early spring or late fall) and only Monday through Thursday. Expect this park to be exceedingly crowded on holidays, in the summer and on weekends.
Hope to see you on the road ahead!