Looking for a place to take the family on vacation? Consider a luxurious waterfront cabin in Broken Bow, OK. This vacation paradise features Broken Bow Lake, which covers 14000 acres and is bordered by 180 miles of wooded shoreline. Broken Bow draws visitors from all over who want to hike in Beaver Bend State Park, or go fishing for trout on Mt Fork River, which also has the best white-water rafting in Oklahoma. We have listed some of the best things to do and see in Broken Bow OK.
Broken Bow Trout Guide Service
Broken Bow Lake and the surrounding area is famous for their fishing, especially fly and trout fishing. Broken Bow Trout Guide Service is owned and run by Steve Branson, who is a trout guide with over 20 years of experience, licensed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. His tour takes you to the Lower Mountain Fork River stream below Broken Bow Lake, where you can take in the picturesque scenery of the park while you fish. Tours are available year-round, rain or shine, and If you catch anything, Steve will clean and filet the fish for you to take home!
Riverman Trail Rides and Stables
They say the history of the west was written from the saddle of a horse! If you want to enjoy nature as you never have before, consider taking a trip to Riverman Trail Rides. Whether you are a seasoned rider or a beginner, you’ll have a great time riding one of their horses through the Ouachita Mountains that overlook the Glover River. If horses aren’t your thing, they also offer scenic tractor wagon rides through the riverbed of the Glover River.
Rugaru Adventures and Zipline
Rugaru Zipline offers an experience you won’t soon forget. Fly through the canopy of trees at speeds up to 35 mph on a zipline that is over 60 feet off the forest floor! There are 6 different ziplines that the certified and trained guides lead you through. The trip includes moderate hiking between them the ziplines, but your hard work is quickly rewarded with breathtaking views of Broken Bow Lake,
Looking for a way to explore the lake while you get some exercise? Try Paddle SUP, where you can rent paddleboards, as well as get paddleboarding lessons and go on tours. Paddleboarding is like a cross between kayaking and surfing– the board is like a large surfboard and is easy to stand or kneel on. You steer with a paddle similar to what you would use for a kayak. Coast along the surface of the water to get a closer look at the wildlife on Broken Bow Lake. Stand-up paddleboarding is especially great for bird watchers who want a chance to see waterfowl up close.
Cedar Creek Golf Course
Nestled in the heart of Beavers Bend State Park, Cedar Creek Golf Course is arguably the most scenic golf course in Oklahoma. The course sits at the foot of the Kiamichi Mountains, and is surrounded by dense pine forest. It is bisected by Cedar Creek, which is part scenery and part hazard for the game. But this narrow, scenic course is not all Cedar Creek Golf Course has to offer– there is also a putting green and a driving range. Forget your clubs at home? No problem! There is a pro shop with cart and club rentals, as well as refreshments.
Beavers Bend Depot and Stables
Take the whole family to Beavers Bend Depot and Trail Rides for a magical time! They offer horseback trail rides through Beavers Bend State Park, but the main attraction is their ⅓ replica of the C.P. Huntington S.P. train. The original was built in 1863, and the replica runs just the same. Take this steam engine train ride through beautiful Beavers Bend State Park, and keep an eye out for woodland critters during the 20-minute ride!
Forest Heritage Center
Located in Beavers Bend State Park, this local museum is not to be missed for history or nature buffs. Browse exhibits about the wildlife and fauna of the area before you hike to see them for yourself! Other dioramas feature the original inhabitants of Beavers Bend State Park, and what the area looked like in the age of the dinosaur. The dioramas are painted by the same artist who created Smokey the Bear– Harry Rossoll. There are also exhibits of chainsaw woodcutting art, and various pieces from local artists.
If you’re looking for a cabin that’s Broken Bow Lake, our cabins are perfect! Viney’s on the River and Joelle’s River House are just a 30-minute drive from the lake and has all the best views of the lower Mt. Fork River!