Are you searching for a pleasant outdoor vacation? Everything you need for a fantastic waterfront vacation is available in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. If nature and recreation comprise your ideal vacation, then you’ll thoroughly enjoy the amenities of Broken Bow Cabin Rentals and relish in your proximity to majestic Beavers Bend State Park.
Beavers Bend State Park
Located in southeastern Oklahoma, Beavers Bend State Park features nearly 3,500 acres of mountainous terrain, winding roads, and pine forests that lead to the pristine Broken Bow Lake. The park is known to be one of the most beautiful in the nation and is a nature-lovers paradise.
Surrounded by Ouachita National Forest and the Kiamichi Mountains, Beavers Bend State Park offers the ideal rugged terrain for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Broken Bow Lake and Mountain Fork River provide ample options for fishing, boating, water skiing, and canoeing. An abundance of activities are available, so there is something for everyone at the Beavers Bend State Park.
Broken Bow Lake
Open to the public in 1970, Broken Bow Lake is renowned for its beauty and 14,000 acres of deep, clear water. Surrounded by wilderness and a shoreline that is natural, the Lake sits 8 miles north of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, and borders the tourist-loving town of Hochatown.
Due to its depth and cool, clear waters year-round, Broken Bow Lake provides the perfect ecosystem for trout, bass, channel catfish, crappie, and sunfish.
Broken Bow Lake feeds into Mountain Fork River, recognized as the best trout fishing spot in the region. Kayaking is quite popular on this whitewater stream, which also provides ideal conditions for rafting. Broken Bow Riverfront Cabin Rentals put these fabulous amenities right at your doorstep to enjoy anytime you like.
Boating, Kayaking, and Canoeing
Beavers Bend State Park includes the Beavers Bend Marina, where rentals are available for jet skis and pontoon boats.
Many local companies offer kayak and canoe rentals along Mountain Fork River. It is easy to explore the river by kayak or canoe and take in all that its natural surroundings have to offer.
Consider the hundreds of miles of hiking paths in Beavers Bend State Park for those who enjoy the outdoors. This park, which is close to Broken Bow Lake, offers spectacular views of both the mountains and the water. The well-maintained hiking paths range in intensity from extremely demanding to peaceful strolls through nature. Bring your binoculars if you want to see some of the numerous bird species that live in the park.
Mountainous views and rugged terrain are the perfect conditions for hiking. Beavers Bend State Park offers more than 15 miles of hiking and nature trails for all skill levels. Popular trails include:
- David Boren Hiking Trail: main trail with smaller trails that can be picked to match the skill level
- Forest Heritage Tree Trail: 1-mile easy-walk loop that ends at Forest Heritage Center
- Cedar Bluff Nature Trail: 1-mile riverfront loop that ascends to scenic viewpoints
- Pine Ridge Nature Tail: a 4-mile minimal climbing loop that winds through pine trees
- Challenging 3-Mile Loop: multi-trail Loop with steep inclines to Lookout MountainBeaver Lodge Nature Trail: 6-mile hike with lots of steep grades for the more serious hiker
- Skyline Trail: a 6-mile hike with steep, elevated terrain for experienced hikers only
Beavers Bend State Park includes its own tree-lined golf course with stunning views of Broken Bow Lake. The Cedar Creek Golf Course covers over 6,500 yards and, in 2009, was named the best municipal golf course in Oklahoma. The 18-hole course offers:
- Club rentals
- Cart rentals
- Putting green
- Pro shop
There are so many activities offered in the Beavers Bend State Park area that it is near impossible to create a comprehensive list. Popular activities include:
- Duck boat tours
- Float trips
- Miniature golf
- Miniature train rides
- Horseback riding
Of course, with a plethora of activities and nature all around you, it is important you find the right place to stay during your visit to the Beaver Bend State Park area.
Hundreds of campsites in the area provide both tent and RV camping. These sites are offered by Beavers Bend State Park directly or through independent campgrounds.
If you are not keen on roughing it but desire proximity to Broken Bow State Park and Mountain Fork River, there are plenty of options for an indoor, comfortable stay at Cabins Broken Bow OK. One option is Broken Bow Cabin Rentals which features two charming riverside cabins nestled steps from Mountain Fork River.