About Gaines Bend


is a private gated lake community with some of the best views Possum Kingdom Lake has to offer! This is a peninsular shaped development with a gentle slope on its eastern side and soaring limestone cliffs on its western edge. Gaines Bend presents a range of real estate opportunities, from hidden lake cottages to lavish lake estates. This development offers panoramic cliff lines, gentle sloping sandy beaches, and large interior lots for room to roam. This community also offers a boat ramp and horse facilities, catering to the diverse interests of its residents. 

Privacy is a key aspect of life in Gaines Bend. This is a VERY PRIVATE, closed gate community, The Home Owner's Association's is very committed to the security of the residents. In Gaines Bend, families enjoy a safe and secluded environment. There is only one road into Gaines Bend. The front gate access system controls and closely monitors entry into the community, providing residents with peace of mind.

Gaines Bend boasts some of the largest and most luxurious homes on Possum Kingdom Lake. The gentle slope of the Eastern shores provides private beaches and stunning expansive lake views. These properties in Gaines Bend, where possible, are known for their spacious yards, which are perfect for outdoor activities and large gatherings. The lake homes in Gaines Bend are designed to maximize the stunning views and natural surroundings.

The Gains Bend cliff line is just down the way from landmark Hells Gate. The Western ridge of Gaines Bend provides high advantage views of rugged Camp Constantine across the lake. Some of the largest and most expensive homes on Possum Kingdom are situated along this cliff line with such distinctive rock formations. These homes offer the most heavenly and panoramic views of our surrounding lake country. The Homes on the Gains Bend cliff line is truly unique! One of the standout features of Gaines Bend are the deep-water docks, which are permitted along the 90 ft cliff line. These are the only homes at Possum Kingdom Lake on 90 ft cliff lines that allow for docks over some of the deepest lake levels of 60-80 feet. Many of these lake homes utilize private elevators and stair systems to achieve the feat  of scaling the cliff line down to the lake.

Living in Gaines Bend means becoming part of a community that has always valued privacy and family. The planning of the Gaines Bend development started way back in the 1960s on the historic Belding Ranch and today members of that same family still live on-site and collaborate with the homeowner's association to maintain the unique character and appeal of Gaines Bend. 

Gaines Bend has become the sought-after destination for those seeking a luxury lake estate. Possum Kingdom Real Estate has a long successful history of Selling Gaines Bend. All the way back into the early 1970’s when our former broker Mary Lou Palmros was privileged to work for Cy and Barbra Belding Gibson, the original developers and offered the very first real estate opportunities. Since then, Possum Kingdom Real Estate has truly enjoyed helping make many prominent Texans our happy lake neighbors in Gaines Bend.

It would be our pleasure to help you find your dream lake home in this exclusive lakeside community and guide you through the buying process. To gain access and to explore the available real estate in Gaines Bend, contact a Possum Kingdom Real Estate® agent today.

Gaines Bend Governing Documents