Itching to travel? Whether you want a sunny summer vacation or a magical winter escape, there is no wrong time to visit Broken Bow Lake, OK. Below we have picked some of our favorite activities near Broken Bow Lake and the surrounding area. This gorgeous lake covers over 14,000 acres and contains over 180 miles of lush tree-covered shoreline, making it an ideal vacation spot for nature lovers, fishers, boaters, and hikers!
#1. Boating On Broken Bow Lake
The most obvious attraction in Broken Bow, OK is its gorgeous lake. Hidden in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, this nature spot draws thousands of vacationers a year, and it is easy to see why. But of course, the best way to experience the lake is in a boat. Don’t worry if you didn’t bring your own–there are many marinas with jet ski and boat rentals by the hour!
#2. Fishing and Fly Fishing
Those looking to catch some fish will not leave Broken Bow disappointed, no matter the time of year. Mountain Fork River has excellent trout fishing year-round, and the water below Broken Bow Dam is great for trout fishing in both summer and winter. Those serious about honing their fly fishing skills should consider hiring one of the many fishing guides in the area. You’ll be cooking fresh-caught fish in your waterfront cabin before you know it!
#3. Hiking In Broken Bow
There is no shortage of hiking trails in Broken Bow! Head over to Beavers Bend State Park and Nature center to take in some natural splendor. It is a hikers haven for all nature lovers–whether you are a novice hiker or a seasoned veteran, there are trails for everyone. Beavers Bend State Park is also great for bird watching, and especially beautiful when the leaves change color in fall. Grab some food to-go from Rolling Fork Takery and have a picnic while taking in views of the Ouachita Mountains!
#4. Amazing Dining Experiences
Adventuring on the lake all day works up an appetite. Good thing that there are so many wonderful dining options only a short drive from your waterfront cabin! Those looking for comfort food, such as pizza and beer or fried chicken, can head over to Grateful Head Pizza Oven & Taproom or The Blue Rooster. Those looking for a more upscale dining experience can find it at Abendigo’s Grill & Patio. For dessert there is the hilarious named: We Fudge A Little and Coffee A Lot
#5. Wine Tasting
What vacation would be complete without wine tasting? Venture out of your cabin and taste some of the best wine OK has to offer from a variety of wineries such as Girls Gone Wine, Fish Tales Winery and Knotted Rope Winery. After you have sampled some wine by the firepit, consider taking a few bottles back to your waterfront cabin to enjoy under the stars!
#6. Breweries In Broken Bow
Why should wine aficionados get to have all the fun? Broken Bow also offers a selection of breweries to choose from such as the Beavers Bend Brewery or Mountain Fork Brewery. Both locations feature a revolving roster of craft beers brewed on-site– From IPAs to pilsners and seasonal beers. Enjoy a sample flight of beers with delicious food at the brewery, or grab a six-pack to take on your next adventure!
#7. Enjoy Your Waterfront Cabin
The best way to enjoy Broken Bow, OK is also the simplest – relaxing in a waterfront cabin. Our cabins are designed to accommodate couples and groups comfortably during their vacation. We always keep our rentals completely cleaned and ready for every new guests we get, and even throw in extra amenities for maximum comfort. All you have to worry about during your stay will be how to get the most out of your vacation.
There is no wrong time to visit Broken Bow, but it is especially beautiful in autumn. This is the time when the Ouachita National Forest puts on a natural fireworks show– with the trees turning from green to various shades of red, gold, maroon and orange. Enjoy the majesty of the mountains year-round, and of course the natural beauty of the lake. You can explore or just curl up with a good book and listen to the birds sing. For a vacation that will make everyone happy, rent a cabin from Broken Bow Waterfront Rentals today!