Possum Kingdom Lake

Zane Bennett   Feb 05, 2024

Some folks will do just about anything to keep their lake clean. An underwater dump truck is one of many sunken objects to explore along the silty bottom of this 20,000-acre lake. Possum Kingdom is a Texas favorite for deep, freshwater diving, with water temperatures ranging 5 to 10 degrees cooler than Lake Travis.

From Scuba Point, the lake’s only full-service dive shop, divers may enter the underwater dive park located inside the large, buoyed-off area from one of three pier docks. Scuba Point can also arrange boat dives to sites including The Walls, where cliffs extend 80 to 100 feet into the water, and The Cove. A trip to Possum Kingdom is not complete until you have experienced Hell’s Gate, a deep-water bay surrounded by cliffs and an island.

  • Location: 30 miles west of Mineral Wells
  • Depth: 20 – 100 feet
  • Visibility: 5 – 25 feet
  • Temperature: 55 – 85 degrees
  • Fees/Admission: $10 per day for divers; $5 per day for nondivers
  • Outfitter: Scuba Point, (940) 779-2482
  • Helpful Hint: Possum Kingdom has a very distinct thermocline, and can be chilly. Full wet suits are recommended.

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