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Old 07-29-2010, 06:52 PM
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I know the one at Lake Grapevine because my brother took my neice and nephew there to jump, you have to run and jump out far enough not to hit any of the other rocks and to get deep enough but it works
and we wonder why there are stories in the paper about kids drowing in lakes or like the most recent story of the child drowning in the Trinity River in downtown FTW...

avg depth for Possum Kingdom is deeper than what someone posted--but that is not very good way to determine if an area is safe/deep enough to dive/jump into--avg depth is listed at 37 ft on this state website--but it varies by the location along the shoreline--Possum Kingdom is one of the deeper lakes in Texas--at its deepest parts-- more so than Cedar Creek or Richland Chambers...

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Old 07-29-2010, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Mister Nifty View Post
Hey, when I was a little chitlin, we had the 30 foot diving platform at the swimming pool at Sandy Lake amusement park to jump off of! Try going up to Turner Falls in Oklahoma. It is right off Interstate 35 on the old highway before you get to Oklahoma City. It is gorgeous. There really are a lot of hidden paradises in and around the Dallas - Fort Worth area with Possum Kingdom being one and Turner Falls being another.
I remember going to Sandy Lake park as a kid as well, in the late '50s and early '60s. And the pool was the biggest and best around, and next to that, the old Vickery Park pool on Greenville Ave.. We used to take our kids to Turner Falls when they were young. That's a great swimming hole and I've taken my turn off of that high dive many times. COLD bright blue water and lots of crazy people.
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Old 02-05-2011, 04:43 PM
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does anyone happen to know where the ones in mckinney are?
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by TriumphOfTheSprint View Post
Maybe you're thinking of Broken Bow Lake? It's in the southeast corner of Oklahoma at Beavers Bend State Park - not close to D/FW at all, but a nice weekend trip. There's a nice little cliff diving area there - usually with a bunch of observers roped together to watch you test your nerve (or blood alcohol level )
I once jumped off the spillway there. Don't tell my wife.

Broken Bow is the prettiest lake on the prettiest spot close to DFW. If you boogie you can make it in three hours DFW - Bonhanm - Paris - Idabel - Broken Bow.

BB is great for diving as well as the water is clear and has sparse boating relative to around here anyway. That lake is also very deep. One spot is nearly 160/180 feet deep.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by jnthn_tylr View Post
does anyone happen to know where the ones in mckinney are?

"the ones in mckinney"????

I doubt there any at all close to McKinney. Very few in all of N. Texas.
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:43 PM
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theres a few 20 footers on grapevine lake. if you take simmons to wichita trail, then take the first left after a road named peninsula into a lake parking lot. then you have to walk down a closed down road for about half a mile, then take a big dirt trail from the road to the cliffs. they are pretty fun, and its really deep underneath them
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:50 PM
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theloneranger-Are you kidding me??? Possum Kingdom is shallow? Man, i don't know where you're from, but PK is one of the deepest lakes in Texas, with places over 100 ft. deep. I lost an anchor just yards from Hell's Gate that was easily 30-40 ft. deep. Come on, get your facts straight. Cliff jumping is dangerous in many cases, but no misinfo please.
Also, Inks Lake St. Park in the Hill Country has a great cliff jumping area. From 8-35 ft. maybe highers. Have jumped there many times. Everyone does it there, has never been fenced off.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:48 AM
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At Lake Whitney.

Last edited by DaveG99; 01-03-2012 at 08:06 AM..
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:42 AM
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I agree. Lake Whitney: http://youtu.be/JTWAleN_gTQ
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