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Old 12-01-2013, 07:18 PM   #1
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Possum Kingdom State Park, Texas

We spent the Thanksgiving holiday at Possum Kingdom State Park. I had no idea this part of the state was so remote and far away from anything. Beautiful indeed, but very remote. Attached are some photos.
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A few more photos.
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Looks like a great find! In the summer, it must be scorching hot because of the lack of shade, but for winter/spring it looks very pleasant. Thanks for the info.
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And my favorite photo of the Airstream from the weekend.
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How long was the drive? We are in Austin so just down the road from you.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:27 PM   #6
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Looks like a great find! In the summer, it must be scorching hot because of the lack of shade, but for winter/spring it looks very pleasant. Thanks for the info.
Actually most sites have nice shade, the biggest issue is the size of the sites (or the lack thereof). We barely squeezed the 25 foot Airstream into our site, only saw a couple sites that could accommodate a 30 footer, and 1 night I shined the headlights onto a site so some folks arriving after dark with a large motorhome could squeeze into a site and half of the back of the motorhome sat on the grass beyond the site.

Oh, and come well stocked with groceries and fuel, because it's a long haul into town.
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Love that photo with the sunset in the window...award winning!
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:32 PM   #9
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How long was the drive? We are in Austin so just down the road from you.
It was 4.5 hours from Austin, traveling an average speed of 70 mph, stopping for 15 min. in Comanche to refuel and give the dogs a quick break. I'm glad we went, but in all honesty, we have so many nice State Parks at a much closer distance to Austin that we probably would not rate it high on our list for a return visit (unless caravanning with friends to or meeting friends there).
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Thanks for sharing. We have a Classic 25FB. With the rear door of our mode, shorter sites are more of a challenge for us than front door models but it looks like you site would allow the rear door models to exit onto the driveway.

You can reserve a Texas State Park campsite but you don't get to choose the site at the time of reservation. When you arrive then the state park staff will tell you what sites are available. On numerous occasions we've had to check out the campsites then rush back to the park headquarters to change our site because the one we choose was not large enough or level. Usually, the park headquarters has a book showing photos of each campsite to help you make an informed choice.

Currently there is an advisory at this state park there is no potable water due to high salt content. You have to bring in your own water.

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You can reserve a Texas State Park campsite but you don't get to choose the site at the time of reservation. When you arrive then the state park staff will tell you what sites are available. On numerous occasions we've had to check out the campsites then rush back to the park headquarters to change our site because the one we choose was not large enough or level. Usually, the park headquarters has a book showing photos of each campsite to help you make an informed choice.
I learned my lesson the first time I stayed at a Texas State Park: Eisenhower State Park on Lake Texoma. Beautiful park, but even the sites that THEY call level are far from level by any measurement I can determine! Next time I go to a Texas State Park, I will bring extra leveling blocks in case all tires but one have to be WAY up in the air!
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I have four words for you guys; Cooper Lake State Park, great sites, very nice rangers. I agree that the not being to reserve a particular site in advance is less than optimum, but every Texas State Park that we have stayed at has told us to pick a site, go look at what's available then just call the office to tell them if we switched and then go up to the office in the morning to get a new window sticker.
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There are two units of Cooper Lake State Park; South Sulphur on the south shore and Doctor's Creek on the north shore. Both have good long sites that are mostly level. Coopers Lake is prone to low water levels though and the boat ramps the last couple of years have been closed. The rates for these two units are better too. Sites are electric and water. Texas State Parks are our usual destination for weekend trips. Hard to beat.

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We love the South Sulphur Unit
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