The 1,615-acre Possum Kingdom State Park is situated on the southeastern corner of Possum Kingdom Lake, a 19,800-acre freshwater lake, 65 miles long and with more than 300 miles of shoreline, administered by the Brazos River Authority. The lake and park are managed primarily for water recreation; visitation can be heavy on weekends and holidays.
Key birds: Wood Duck, Wild Turkey, Greater Roadrunner, Goldenfronted Woodpecker, Canyon Wren, Canyon Towhee, and Rufouscrowned Sparrow are present year-round. Mississippi Kite, Common Poorwill, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Black-capped Vireo, Goldencheeked Warbler, Painted Bunting, Dickcissel, Cassin’s and Grasshopper Sparrows, and Lesser Goldfinch occur in summer. Common Loon, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Ferruginous and Rough-legged Hawks, Rock Wren, and LeConte’s and Fox Sparrows can usually be found in winter.