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Chaparral is one of the camping areas located within Possum Kingdom State Park, a state park in Texas, USA. The park itself is situated on the west side of Possum Kingdom Lake and is a popular destination for swimming, fishing, and boating.

Camping at Chaparral

Chaparral camping area typically features sites that can accommodate a range of camping preferences including tent camping and RVs.

Facilities and Amenities

  • Electric & Water Hookups: The Chaparral area campsites might offer water and electric hookups for RVs and tents.
  • Restrooms: There are usually restrooms available for campers, complete with showers and flushing toilets.
  • Picnic Tables and Grills: Campsites often include a picnic table and a fire ring or grill for cooking and campfires.


  • Hiking: Explore the park's trails that offer scenic views of the surrounding landscape.
  • Fishing: Possum Kingdom Lake is known for its clear blue waters and is a popular spot for fishing, with potential catches including bass and catfish.
  • Boating: With the lake accessible, you can enjoy boating activities if you have your own boat or rent one.

Reservation & Fees

  • Reservations: It's often recommended or required to reserve a spot ahead of time, as the park can become quite busy, especially during peak seasons.
  • Park Entry Fee: Apart from the camping fees, there is typically an entry fee to access the state park.
  • Camping Fees: Costs vary depending on the type of site and amenities provided.

Rules and Regulations

  • Quiet Hours: Most parks enforce quiet hours typically from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Pets: They are generally allowed but must be kept on a leash and supervised at all times.
  • Fire Safety: Observe any fire warnings and use designated fire rings for campfires.
  • Wildlife: Feeding wildlife is usually prohibited to avoid habituation.

Weather Considerations

Possum Kingdom State Park experiences hot summers and mild winters. Weather is an important factor when planning a camping trip:

  • Summer: Be prepared for heat and sun exposure.
  • Winter: Winters are milder, but you should still prepare for potential cold snaps.
  • Rain: Always check the forecast before your trip and be prepared for sudden weather changes.

Contact Information

Before visiting, it's important to check the latest updates on campsite availability and park conditions. You can get this information from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, either from their official website or by contacting them directly:

Possum Kingdom State Park

  • Phone: (940) 549-1803
  • Address: 3901 State Park Rd 33, Caddo, TX 76429

Please note that details can change, so confirming with the park directly before your trip will ensure that you have the most current information.

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