Broken Bow OK, is a favorite vacation spot for families traveling with kids. With a wide range of outdoor activities available for the whole family, Broken Bow’s natural beauty has something for everyone. Kids will enjoy boating, hiking, swimming, and even golfing in nature. At Broken Bow OK, your family can make memories together in a beautiful place. We have listed some of the best things to do with kids in Broken Bow. When you are done exploring, spend the night in a luxury cabin from Broken Bow Waterfront Rentals.
1. Swimming and Boating on Broken Bow Lake
Broken Bow Lake is one of the largest man-made lakes in Oklahoma. Covering over 14,000 acres of glittering water, Broken Bow draws thousands of summertime tourists a year. People come to swim, boat, kayak, and even jet ski on this gorgeous lake! Boats and jet skis are available to rent from Beavers Bend Marina.
2. Hiking in Beavers Bend State Park
Beavers Bend State Park is a blast for nature-loving families. The hiking trails range in difficulty from the vertical treks of the skyline trail to the more kid-friendly friends trail. Many trails cross water, and if you are lucky, you will be able to see wildlife such as rabbits, squirrels, turkeys, and deer.
Another fun stop in Beavers Bend State Park is the Forest Heritage Museum. Directly inside the park, the museum features murals by the same artist who created Smokey the bear and has art from the indigenous tribes of the area.
3. Family Train Rides through the forest
Especially popular with little kids, Beavers Bend Depot and Trail rides feature a train that is a half-sized replica of the historic C.P. Huntington train built in 1863. The ride only lasts about fifteen minutes, making it great for toddlers. The scenery of the park is beautiful, and if you are lucky, you might spot some wildlife on the ride!
4. Fly- Fishing
Looking to catch your dinner on Mt Fork River? This clear mountain river is a fisherman’s dream. The cold water is perfect for catching trout, and the best part is that you can fish year round! Those who are serious about fishing should hire a local fly fishing guide. Not only can they help you with your fly fishing techniques, but some will also even clean your fish for you to cook at your rental cabin later!
5. Hochatown Maze and Escape Games
For older kids who want more interactive entertainment, consider Hochatown Maze and escape games. This 29,000-square-foot wooden maze is good for hours of outdoor fun. With activities for older and younger kids, this is a great stop for the whole family.
6. Horseback Riding
Horseback riding is a family favorite. Enjoy the beauty of Beavers Bend National Park from the saddle of a horse. At Beavers Bend Depot and Trail rides, you get a gentle ride through two and a half miles of tranquil forest. This easy ride is suitable for kids and great to do after the train!
7. Kayaking and Canoeing on Mt Fork River
Mt. Fork River is one of the best rivers for kayaking, canoeing, and even white water rafting in Oklahoma. In fact, it has one of the few white waters stretches in the state– so you can get your white water rafting in. But if you prefer a smoother family canoe ride, Mt Fork also has long stretches of Cypress-lined calm river.
8. Cedar Creek Golf Course
If your family loves to golf, Cedar Creek Golf Course is a gorgeous 18-hole course inside the state park! Enjoy stunning views of the mountains while golfing. The park’s namesake creek runs through the course, and you may see bald eagles flying overhead!
Broken Bow Riverfront Rentals for the Whole Family
This list is just a few things to do on a family vacation in Broken Bow OK. There are also great dining options, breweries, and wineries for the adults! The best way to experience Broken Bow is with a luxury cabin rental from Broken Bow Waterfront Rentals. Our cabins sit directly on Mt. Fork River at the foot of the mountains. Joelle’s River House comfortably sleeps eight with a private deck on the river, with plenty of room for the whole family. Enjoy dinner on the back deck, complete with BBQ! The next-door cabin, Vineys, is a one-bedroom– perfect for a couples getaway or an additional couple on a family trip. These cabins book quickly, so start planning for your dream vacation today!