Possum Kingdom Lake

Texas, USA Mid
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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Possum Kingdom Lake

One of the oldest inland scuba diving destinations in Texas, Possum Kingdom Reservoir attracts multitudes of divers each year as a training ground for new divers in the clear waters of the lake. It’s also a popular treasure-hunting site. About 75 miles (120 km) west of Fort Worth in the Palo Pinto Mountains of North Central Texas, the reservoir emerged after the construction of the Morris Sheppard Dam in 1941, which was built to help control the flooding of the historic Brazos River and provide hydropower to the region. The narrow lake follows the winding, snakelike path of the river for 65 miles (104 km) with about 17,700 acres (7,080 hectares) of water, but the deep waters closest to the dam, with its clear visibility, is what attracts divers. “Most of the lake in the upper portion is shallow with low visibility, but the closer you get to the dam, the more exceptional the diving, with visibility ranging up to 100 feet (30 m),” says Todd Burns of Scuba Point Dive Shop, which has operated as a training site and air fill station on the lake since 1959. Among the key features of the lower section of lake for divers are the sheer rock walls with numerous cutouts and caves bordering the former river valley, Burns says.
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Anonymous
Anonymous
Apr 8, 2009, 12:00 AM
scuba
Scuba Point is closed and has been sold to a developer for high end RV parking and there is no diving. I know this for a fact as I talked to the owner.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Joshua Simecek
Joshua Simecek
May 11, 2008, 12:00 AM
scuba
We went here for my Rescue/Advanced Open Water certification. The amenities are awesome, some of the best I've ever had. However, the diving was some of the WORST. Vis was about 1-2 feet, and there are lots of trees to run into. However, it was good for practicing rescues and low-no visibility searches. Also from what I hear, they are not doing anymore scuba here anymore. I may be incorrect though, so call ahead first.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Todd Burns
Todd Burns
Aug 2, 2004, 12:00 AM
scuba
I was certified at Scuba Point on PK it has many new sites underwater vis is great. Easy access to water excellent cabins to rent with ac and ac in mens and womens new shower houses. Scuba Point has had a complete face lift with an unmatched care for divers and thier families. There is a pool for refresher courses and training as well as for non-diver use. There are 2 instructors always available for discover scuba and classes including all the specialty dives. Oh, they also even have a dive boat you can rent. Best dive park I have ever been to as of Aug 2, 2004
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Rudy Dye
Rudy Dye
Nov 5, 2003, 12:00 AM
scuba
Boat is a must, no shore diving to speak of. Lots of wall diving and lots to see. The best area to go boat diving here is Fox Hollow marina, hwy 1287, south of Graham. This lake is super with average vis of 20', I have seen 50' in mid March-April.
Originally posted on shorediving.com