Broken Bow is a hidden gem of a town in southeast Oklahoma. The area has long been a haven for hikers, fishermen, and all lovers of nature. Consider staying in a river rental to get the full experience of nature’s splendor. It’s not just the natural beauty that makes Broken Bow interesting–the area has a rich history dating back to its first inhabitants, the indigenous people of the Choctaw Nation. With so much to do and see, Broken Bow is the perfect town for a rustic cabin getaway from Broken Bow Waterfront Rentals. Read on to learn more about what to do in Broken Bow, OK!
Beavers Bend Depot and Trail Rides
A trip to Broken Bow, OR can take you back to the age of steam engines! Head over to Beavers Bend Depot and Trail Rides to ride a ⅓ replica of the C.P. Huntington S.P. train built in 1863. The train ride takes about twenty minutes and runs through glorious Beavers Bend State Park. If you want more time in the park, head over to the stables for a gentle trail ride through the forest, covering 2 ½ miles of tranquil terrain. It is an easy trail ride, suitable for kids and adults alike!
Cedar Creek Golf Course
Cedar Creek Golf course is a green oasis in the forests of Beaver Creek State Park. With pine trimmed fairways, this eighteen-hole course is carved out of the forest in the foothills of the Kiamichi Mountains. The course is cut by the bright clear waters of Cedar Creek, and while you putt, you might catch a glimpse of local wildlife such as deer, fox, and bald eagles. Cedar Creek Golf course also has a putting green, a driving range and a pro shop for all of your golfing needs.
Beaver Bend Resort Park
Considered the tourism crown jewel of the area, Beaver Bend Resort Park is not to be missed. The park spans over fourteen thousand acres around Broken Bow Lake and Mountain Fork River. It is probably best known for its amazing fishing– trout fishing is available year-round, and Mountain Fork River is one of the best fly fishing spots in the state. Beaver Bend Resort Park is also a haven for hikers. The park features thousands of miles of scenic trails– but you don’t have to be a hiking pro to enjoy the area, many of the trails are suitable for beginners and families. Those who prefer to swim will find several fenced-off beaches on the lake, perfect for enjoying the cool water on a hot day!
Zipline with Rugaru Adventures!
See the amazing forests of Beavers Bend from the canopy of trees! The Rugaru zip lines take you through forests and end with a gorgeous view over Broken Bow Lake. There are six zip lines that range in length. Soar through the sky at up to 30 mph and see nature in a whole new way! Each tour lasts about two hours, which includes moderate hiking from zipline to zipline.
Fly Fishing on Mountain Fork River
Avid fishers travel from all over the country to this area, and for good reason. The Mountain Fork River is arguably the best fishing stream in the state of Oklahoma, and the cold waters below Broken Bow Dam are an excellent spot for trout fishing year-round. Those who are serious about fly fishing should consider hiring a local guide. These seasoned professionals will be able to show you the best fishing spots, and fly fishing techniques. You’ll be reeling in a catch before you even know it!
Beavers Bend Mining Company
Families looking for some science fun should go to Beavers Bend Mining company. This amusement park shows kids what it was like to be a prospector– you can mine for trilobite just like the gold prospectors of yesteryear, and go on digs for fossils, gemstones, shark teeth and arrowheads. The Beavers Bend Mining Company even has a recreation mining water channel over sixty feet long, allowing kids and adults to better pan for treasure! There is also a “Pirates Grove” playground for children, and on-site blacksmiths making miniature swords. Let your imagination run wild!
Talimena National Scenic Byway
If you are tired from your outdoor adventures but not done yet with nature, less than an hour north of Broken Bow, OK is a breathtaking drive. The Talimena National Scenic Byway is a fifty-four-mile route with amazing views of the Ouachita National Forest and Mountain Range. Wind your way through the highest mountain ranges between the Colorado Rockies and the Appalachian Mountains. This scenic byway is especially glorious during autumn, when the leaves change, and spring when everything is in bloom.
With so much to do, what are you waiting for? Check out Broken Bow Waterfront Rentals and start planning your dream in Broken Bow, OK today!