When places have ominous names, you don't really expect them to be super beautiful and breathtaking, but Devils Gate, also known as Hell's Gate, in Caddo, TX is just that. The gate is made of two massive cliffs that have a great gap between them for fishing, swimming, and just hanging out. Located in Possum Kingdom, the gate's cliffs are 90 feet tall and surrounded by 26-foot deep water.
By no means is anyone ever allowed to jump off the cliffs as it is deemed way too dangerous. There are some years when Possum Kingdom hosts a cliff diving competition that is only for professionals and they keep the boats out of the way to make sure everyone is safe. On the 4th of July, they have a crazy massive firework show from the top of the cliff. The once a year show is a can't miss and with beautiful views of the lake, who wouldn't want to go?
If you're not down to get in the water, there are so tons of trails around the lake that you can easily view the gate from. There are boat rentals around the lake as well so even if you don't have your own, you can get up close and personal with these massive cliffs.
The daily entry fee for Possum Kingdom is $4 and their gates open at 8 a.m. The lake is open every day of the week but it does get a little busy during the weekend.
Possum Kingdom is located at 3901 State Park Rd. 33
Caddo, TX 76429. For more information, you can visit their website here.
For the coolest time in Texas, you need to check out the incredible Devil's Gate.
Address: 3901 State Park Rd. 33 Caddo, TX 76429
Why you need to go: These awesome 90-foot tall cliffs are a spectacular view. You can hike to them or swim around them and are truly breathtaking.
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