Things To Do In And Around Mountain Fork River And Park


What about an adventurous getaway for two or a quiet place to unplug, destress and commune with nature? Whatever you want out of your vacation, you can find it at Mountain Fork River and Park in Oklahoma. The area is perfect for an outdoorsy vacation. The Mountain Fork River is a year-round destination for fishing, especially fly fishing. If you move further up the river, you will find one of the best white water streams in Oklahoma. We have gathered some of the best things to do in and around Mountain Fork River and Park.

White Water Rafting, Canoeing And Kayaking

Lower Mountain Fork River is one of the best white water streams Oklahoma has to offer. The trip itself is short, but very exciting with a consistently flowing stream that keeps rafters coming to visit from North Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas as well as Oklahoma. If white water rafting isn’t your thing, the area also has a plethora of canoe and kayak rental shops to choose from. Float down the river under towering cypress trees, and keep an eye out for any wildlife!

Mountain Fork River Tours

Mountain Fork River and Park has a rich tapestry of indigenous people’s history. To get a true feel for the region, consider a Mountain Fork River Tour, given by the descendants of the Choctaw Tribe. The Choctaw tribe settled around the Mountain Fork River in 1832 after walking the long Trail of Tears from their homeland. Once established, they continued their long-held traditions of agriculture and medicine. Take the tour and learn about the long history of the region and Ashalintubbi Landing. If you want more excitement, there are two versions of the tour– one is slower and more educational, and the other is fast-paced and thrill-seeking. Those serious about learning should consider both!

Hike In Beavers Bend State Park

Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, Beavers Bend State Park has shores on Broken Bow Lake, as well as Mountain Fork River. This lush state park contains hiking trails for everyone from novice hikers to pros. Lace-up your hiking boots and take a walk among the towering pines, see breathtaking views and don’t forget your binoculars– the park is home to over 300 different species of bird!


A waterfront cabin vacation doesn’t mean you have to give up fine dining. Visitors to the area have lots of options– from Grateful Head Pizza Oven & Taproom to the comfort food of Foggy Bottom kitchen, the area is sure to satisfy your taste buds after a long day of adventure on the lake or in the forest!

Forest Heritage Center

Located in Beavers Bend State Park, the Forest Heritage Center is a local museum that features the history of the area. Exhibits include dioramas painted by Harry Rossoll. the same artist who created “Smokey the Bear.” There are 14 dioramas whose subjects range from the indigenous tribes of the area to what the prehistoric forest looked like. There is also a forest wood art gallery, and several exhibits of chainsaw art.

Beer And Wine Tasting

Head down to Beavers Bend Brewery for some dinner and a sample flight of craft beers. This taproom features a rotating menu of small batch, craft beers brewed on-site. Those who prefer the grape to the grain will not be disappointed either– there are several wineries in the area such as Fish Tales Winery and Vineyard in Broken Bow, OK or Girls Gone Wine. Sip local wines while watching the sunset from a stone patio, or buy a bottle to enjoy at your waterfront cabin!

Horseback Riding In The Forest

Take the reins of your vacation and enjoy a horseback ride through the forest! The Beavers Bend Area has over a half a million acres of land available for horseback riding, ready to be explored! If you would like to bring your own horse, pay close attention to the highway exit signs, as some areas require permitting. For those who aren’t BYOH (bringing your own horse) there are several stables and ranches that can provide you the gear and horse you need, as well as offering guided trail rides through the best horse-friendly trails, for everyone from beginners to advanced riders!

Check out Broken Bow Waterfront Rentals to see available waterfront cabins today, and find out what adventure awaits you in Oklahoma!