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A nearby cliff island and this 85-foot limestone formation together  create Possum Kingdom Lake’s legendary “Hell’s Gate.”

Winding around a curve on Park Road 36 on the way to the eastern shores of Possum Kingdom Lake, I breathe a sigh of relief. A ridge high on the horizon ahead of me presents a much healthier visage than the one I beheld on my last trip to the lake, which has been a weekend retreat since childhood.

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If you’re going to go to the “extreme,” then Texas is the place to do it, and next weekend, two high-voltage sporting events are revving up competition here in the Lone Star State – ESPN’s X Games and Red Bull’s Cliff Diving World Series.

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Some 90 miles west of Fort Worth, Possum Kingdom Lake sparkles along the upper reaches of the Brazos River.

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Possum Kingdom Lake lies 90 miles west of Fort Worth, in Palo Pinto, Stephens, Young, and Jack counties. For information on lodging (campsites, cabins, and resorts), restaurants, events, boat rentals, and all things PK, contact the Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce, 362 N. FM 2353, 940/779-2424 or 888/779-8330. The website also includes information on where to obtain fishing licenses and water recreation permits.

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Cliff-top panoramas of Possum Kingdom Lake—such as this vista from the Angel View scenic lookout—reward trekkers on the Brazos River Authority’s 16 miles of hike-and-bike trails.  (Photo by Kenny Braun)

Simple pleasures in a grand setting. Sculpting sand on a broad beach. Exploring winding, wooded mountain trails. Casting lazily from a pier as gentle lake waves lap below. Picnicking at water’s edge in the day’s last light. Such unfussy splendor defines my family’s ideal escape.

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