Known for its pleasing blend of Texas Hill Country charm and modern conveniences, the area around The Hills Above Possum Kingdom Lake offers a diverse set of activities and events that are sure to appeal to all ages and interests. For a big city venture out of the beautiful Texas hill country, the major cities of Fort Worth and Dallas are an easy drive from The Hills Above Possum Kingdom Lake.
Possum Kingdom Lake, hailed as one of the “Great Lakes of Texas,” was rated by the Texas Almanac as the best and clearest man-made lake in the state. At Possum Kingdom Lake, you’ll find world-class boating, sailing and scuba diving on a clear and pristine body of water that spans over 18,000 acres and has a maximum depth of 145 feet, making it one of the state’s deepest lakes.
Possum Kingdom Lake State Park, located in beautiful Palo Pinto County, Texas, encompasses 1,500 acres and offers camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, hiking, biking and other outdoor activities. Located in the rugged canyon country of the Palo Pinto Mountains and Brazos River Valley, the park has a privately operated store and marina.
The City of Graham, Texas is nestled within the pristine North Texas Hill Country. Discover new trails for hiking, horseback riding, or mountain biking. The Graham area offers exceptional dove, deer, quail, and wild turkey hunting. If shopping is more your style, come explore the different antique shops around the historic downtown square.
The Wildcatter Ranch Resort and Spa is located in Graham, Texas. The resort encompasses 1,500 acres with breathtaking vistas of the historic Brazos River. Enjoy fine dining in their steakhouse with an award-winning wine list. The Wildcatter Ranch is the ideal choice for couples in search of a romantic retreat, families seeking new adventure or groups wanting a uniquely Texan experience.
Graham Country Club is a full service club that features quality dining, a challenging 9 hole golf course, tennis courts and swimming pool. The course features holes 6 and 7 which are two of the toughest par 4's you'll play. The Dallas Morning News has rated the Graham Golf Course as o ne of the top-ranked 9 hole courses in Texas.
Holiday Hills Country Club is a semi-private club located just outside of Mineral Wells at the Parker/Palo Pinto Country line. The Club features an 18-hole golf course facility with a driving range and practice area. A large swimming pool and four-lighted tennis courts are connected to the Clubhouse. The Club house includes a Pro Shop, an outstanding dining facility and a full service bar.
Mineral Wells State Park offers rock climbing for the adventurous spirit. The park consists of 3,282 acres, encompassing Lake Mineral Wells. The Lake Mineral Wells State Trailway also provides opportunities for hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians. Camping and picnicking is also available for everyone to enjoy.
Graham Medical Center in Graham TX, and Palo Pinto General Hospital in Mineral Wells, TX, offer many clinics and comprehensive health care for those living in the Palo Pinto County. Their extensive networks and services support the health care needs of all those in the immediate and surrounding area.
Fort Worth, Texas is just over an hour drive from The Hills Above PK. Fort Worth is filled with a unique mix of attractions for visitors—from cowboys to culture, from sports to shopping. Explore the legendary Fort Worth Stockyards, the world-class Cultural District, downtown’s dazzling Sundance Square, the top-ranked Fort Worth Zoo, Texas Motor Speedway, and so much more.
Bass Performance Hall is a permanent venue for the city’s acclaimed symphony, ballet and opera companies, as well as the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Bass Hall’s striking facade features two 48-foot-tall heralding angels in Texas limestone and is modeled after select European opera houses. It was named one of the world’s top 10 opera houses by Travel & Leisure magazine.
Fortworth Zoo is home to 500 animal species and a world-famous reptile collection. It was named one of the top zoos in America and the number one attraction in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex by the Zagat Survey. Don’t miss Texas Wild! This 8-acre exhibit, dedicated to the Lone Star State’s native flora and fauna, houses more than 200 native Texas animals.
Sundance Square, situated in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, features 20 blocks of renovated storefronts from the turn of the century. The nostalgic buildings and red brick streets provide a very popular place to find great shopping, food and live performances of all kinds. Sightseeing trolleys and horse-drawn carriages make it easier to take in all the sights.
Stockyards Station in Fort Worth, TX has storefronts from the late 1800s and stores are full of western memorabilia. Wild west performances are staged at the Cowtown Coliseum. Riscky's and other restaurants offer steak, catfish and other local fare. A children's amusement park features a lovely carousel and the Tarantula Train shuttles passengers on a nostalgic trip to and from Grapevine.
Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, the oldest botanic garden in Texas, covers 109 gorgeous acres. The Garden is home to over 2,500 species of native and exotic plants that flourish in its 23 specialty gardens. Enjoy the classic European design of the famous Rose Garden or the world-renowned Japanese Garden.