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This Is Why Hell’s Gate at Possum Kingdom Is Called Hell’s Gate

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For many Texans, Possum Kingdom Lake is a legend. There are even songs written about it. And one of the most famous parts of Possum Kingdom is what’s known as Hell’s Gate. But how did it get that name? 

According to the Facebook post below, this is how Hell’s Gate got its name. (Yes, I know that being on Facebook doesn’t make something a fact, but it’s also on multiple websites as the legend of the name, so there.)

And for those of you doubting the story because there’s a lake, not rocks, at the bottom of the cliffs, you need to remember that Possum Kingdom Lake is man-made. There hasn’t always been a lake there. Look it up.

So now you’ve learned something cool. And you can be “that guy” whenever you and friends go to Possum Kingdom for a vacay.

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