Area Attractions

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BEAVERS BEND RESORT PARK (HWY 259A)

Broken Bow Dam

Sunset on Broken Bow Lake – it just doesn't get any better than this!

The Dam was completed in 1970. Numerous park areas located around the lake give the visitor an unmatched opportunity for outdoor family fun and relaxation.

The climate at Broken Bow Lake offers outdoor sportsmen excellent opportunities for year-round angling.

Forest Heritage Center & Museum, Visitor Information Desk & Gift Shop

Visitors to the Center's museum will find historical documents, antique forestry tools, wood art, homestead memorabilia, and a research library filled with books, periodicals and other materials pertaining to forestry.

Each year some 60 million cubic feet of lumber is harvested in McCurtain county, home of Beavers Bend Resort Park; the forest industry is without a doubt the area's largest business concern. For those wishing to learn more about forest or the forest industry, the staff of the Forest Heritage Center and Museum can arrange educational programs or tours for any age group by appointment. There are specific programs tailored for school classes.

For Park Regulation information, please click here

Beavers Bend Nature Center

A year-round naturalist and a well-stocked nature left make possible a program lineup that includes campfire programs on the banks of the Mountain Fork River, nature hikes, arts and crafts classes, water sports, bingo, sunset hikes, nature films, and astronomy outings. 580-494-6556

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Amphitheatre Area & River Bend Area (located behind Nature Center)

Stroll through the amphitheatre and take in the breathtaking view of the Mountain Fork River. Enjoy a picnic lunch or just relax in the shade.

Beavers Bend Depot:

(follow train signs inside Beavers Bend Resort Park)

* Riding Stables

* Hay Rides

* Train Rides

Tame horseback riding is available at Beavers Bend State Park.

The train is a 1/3 size replica of the C.P. Huntington S.P. train that was built in 1863. The ride takes visitors through the beautiful Game Reserve.

Hayrides are scheduled two times per week for general public. Private hay rides for families and groups may be scheduled anytime – call for reservations.

580-494-6613

Beavers Bend Land & Water – kids activities

Paddle boats/Miniature Golf, Bumper boats, canoes, swim beach

580-494-6512

Beavers Bend River Floats – kids activities

Canoe Rental &Float Trips

580-494-6070

Nature/Hiking in Beavers Bend Resort Park

The mountains, forests, lakes and rivers of McCurtain County Oklahoma create a wonderland of nature hiking. We offer a wide variety of trails from short and easy interpretive hikes to more challenging mountain trails. Trails maps are available through your cabin host or at the Forest Heritage Center inside the park. The hiking trails are marked with white tree blazes; and the nature trails are marked with blue on while blazes.

Resort Park Playground…………Fireflies & Rocks

We're amazed at the number of young children who gather rocks, pinecones, sweetgum balls, crickets, fireflies, turtles, butterflies… and other items found on the forest floor and in the woods. There are three playgrounds in the park areas: A large playground is located in the resort park near the nature left. Playgrounds are also located in the Carson Creek Area and Stevens Gap Areas.

Bicycling

Plenty of challenging hills for road bikes. Best time is winter and mid-week when there is less traffic. Roads have no shoulders and you have to share with RV drivers
Mountain Biking
NEW off-road dirt trails in Beavers Bend State Park. McCurtain County offers hundreds of miles of forest roads for the off-road enthusiast. Riders enjoy the rugged beauty of McCurtain County, far from the city and away from crowds

Hochatown State Parks     Stevens Gap Area and Carson Creek Area (Hwy 259)

Both conveniently located off highway 259, are plentiful with boating ramps and primitive camping.

Thedrive through these areas are very beautiful, highlighted with an abundance of trees and provide lots of spots to fish, swim or just to sit a spell. You can swim or fish anywhere on the lake, there are no restricted areas. (Bring your water shoes.)

Beavers Bend Marina

The marina has a floating retail store and sells gifts, gas, groceries, bait, tackle, sandwiches, snacks, etc. Rentals for jet skis, tubes and utility boats (fishing and pontoon), and Voyager Pontoon boat sales. Slip rentals and mooring available for small boats as well as houseboats.

580-494-6455 www.beaversbendmarina.com
Fishing, Boating, Water Skiing Broken Bow Lake offers plenty of coves and clean water for major fishing, boating and skiing . Broken Bow Lake is known for its black bass fishing (largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass are all present). Other popular species include walleye, crappie, catfish, and various sunfish.For Boating and watercraft Lawsplease click hereHunting and Fishing Licenses, General License Information For questions regarding licenses or regulations contact License Section at (405) 521-3852.To view license descriptions and view prices please click here Fishing Guide: Jerry Walthall (OK Licensed Fishing Guide) Jerry enjoys teaching about how to find fish, lure choices, lure presentations, fishing techniques. Call and schedule your next fishing trip with Jerry! www.4seasonsguideservice.com 580-584-9403 or 580-306-8149

Swimming

Swim anywhere on Broken Bow Lake. The drive down Carson Creek and Stevens Gap areas are filled with some great spots to stop and relax. There is a designated area in the park which is part of the rivers bend for swimming.

Parasailing

"Come fly with us!" Broken Bow Lake has long been famous for it's beautiful clean water and magical setting in the forested mountains of Southeaster Oklahoma. Now you can get a whole new perspective of the area on a parasail flight over Broken Bow Lake. Located in the Steven Gap area of Beaver's Bend Resort Park. Call for more information and sailing times.

580-306-7245 www.beaversbendparasailing.com

Lakeway Watersports

Pontoon rentals starting as low as $400 per day; daily, weekend, and weekly rates available.

580-584-LAKE

580-212-9252

Lake Rat Rentals

Lakerat Rentals has jet ski and boat rentals.

Jet ski's are $75 the first hour and $25 each additional hour. Boats start at $125 for the first hour and $25 each additional hour. What do you need to have to rent from Lakerat Rentals: 500 deposit on a major credit card. a vehicle that can tow a watercraft to the lake so you can launch your own rental. If you don't have the hitch that is okay we got some.

For more information call 580-574-0481 or email: rentals@lakeratrentals.com.

Cabin Activities and Surrounding Areas

Campfires

Campfires, wiener roasting and s'mores. Any good Girl Scout can tell you that S'mores stands for "some-mores" (as in "gimmesome-more"). Some cabins areas provide firewood. Bring your own or purchase locally.

Bird Watching

Birdwatchers have sighted more than 270 bird species, including many that are rare to Oklahoma and not found elsewhere in the state.

We have woodpeckers, bluebirds, turkeys, crows, blue heron, hummingbirds, bats, doves, blue jays, owls, eagles, hawks, mockingbirds, cardinals, robins, black phoebe and other songbirds

Moonlight Walks

These are a few critters along the trails that you are apt to encounter: Deer, raccoon, squirrel, fox opossum, armadillo, skunks, bats, small black bear, bobcats, mountain lions, coyotes, wolves, beavers.

Spiders: black widow, brown recluse, granddaddy long legs.

Snakes: rattlesnake, copperhead, black snake.

BaldEagle

Oklahoma is one of the Top 10 states for Bald Eagle viewing during Nov-Mar. The Beavers Bend Park Naturalist, Frank Griffith, leads viewings at 9:00 AM on Saturdays from Nov-Mar where the Bald Eagles nest on the spectacular sheer cliffs along the banks of the Mountain Fork River

Glover River

Nature in its most pristine state is found along the Glover River, Oklahoma's only untamed waterway (meaning no dams block its course). Secluded and un-commercialized. ATV/Dirt Bike Trails are located through this area.

Miniature Golf and Go Kart

Miniaturegolf, mini Nascar go-karts, and LaserShot electronic shootinggallery. Practice your bird and deer hunting. Snack bar features ice cream treats, frozen lemonade, candy, chips and other things you shouldn't eat.. 580-494-6706.

Old West Town Mini Golf Located at SecludedTravel back in time as you play a challenging course of mini golf through the street of an old west town. With tricky curves, difficult corners and 50 foot fairways, you'll play past the Sheriff and Jail where the town drunk is doing time for public intoxication. The creepy Undertaker is watching so don't stay too long near the cemetery. The town continues on with a Blacksmith shop, Dentist Office, an 1890 Post Office and Stagecoach line and community Bank where it's clear your money is not safe. Watch out for the Bank robber!
Janet's Treasure Chest580-494-6639Located at the Gateway to Hochatown U.S.A. Only minutes from Beavers Bend State Park & Broken Bow Lake.Antiques, Collectables & Glass plus Modern to Cabin Decor. Special Kids Corner filled with camping fun in mind. Browse our selection of jewelry, cowboy hats, Kitchen accents, wind chimes to Lava lamps. Souvenir items to unique and unusual decor and accessories.Janet's Treasure Chest is the headquarters of Beavers Bend Lodging. Stop by and see us anytime.

Girls Gone Wine

A Hochatown winery, tasting room and gift shop. Make your own wine, bottle it, cork it, design your private label. Chandra, Michelle & Rhonda. 580-306-WINE (9463).

Grateful Head Pizza Oven and Tap RoomFamily AtmosphereLive Music on Weekend1930's school house sets the stage for some great relaxing fun for everyone.(renovated with AC!)The atmosphere is all about family fun and includes an outdoor patio and open courtyard.hours of operations:Monday - Tuesday : ClosedWednesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - midnight Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm Phone Number: (580) 494-6030  
Uncle Charlie's Old Time Photo Studio Just for the fun of it! Step back in time! Join the fun with antique portraits of yourself, friends & family. Pose as the town sheriff or a colonel in the confederate or Union army. Pretend you are a proud southern belle, a carefree flapper or old town saloon girl. Located on the west side of Hwy 259N, just 2 miles north of 259A to Beavers Bend State ParkPhone Number: (580) 494-7301

Whip-Poor-Will Fudge Factory & Sweet Shoppe (located on Hwy 259)

Features freshly made cream & butter fudge, old-fashioned candies and sweet treat gifts.

Limousine Tours

Arrive at dinner in style, a tour around Broken Bow Lake, or an all day excursion through the nationally recognized Talimena Scenic Drive, we can arrange a limousine completely furnished with a picnic lunch, beverages, stereo, television and DVDs. Bring her favorite movie and songs, and we'll have them playing.

Body Harmony Day Spa 580-236-7777 or 580-584-6339 http://www.bodyharmonysession.com
CEDAR CREEK GOLF COURSE

The Cedar Creek Golf Course is the kind of golf course one would imagine finding in a pristine, pine-laden wilderness. And, in fact, the 18 holes were literally carved out of the wilds (the golf course abuts the Wilderness Area).

Fairways cascade through stands of pine, oak, and hickory and past deer, fox and wild turkey. More than one hole offers a fine view of Broken Bow Lake and the occasional glimpse of bald eagles. The Course is known for its narrow fairways and wooded roughs. The par 72 course has a pro shop, resident pro, and chart and club rentals- Hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in season, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. off season

No tee times are required! Call 580-494-6456 call for rates

Farther North on Hwy 259

Scenic Drive (Motorcycle Heaven)

The  Talimena Scenic Drive connects with Oklahoma's State Scenic Hey 259. Traveling north past Beavers Bend State Park, the elevation of the Ouachita Mountains offers visitors a breathtaking view of the forest. This drive winds through the Ouachita National Forest along the crest of the Rich and Winding Stair Mountains. It spans the highest mountain range between the Appalachians and the Rockies. www.talimenascenicdrive.com

Horseback Riding – Are you ready for some REAL mountain horseback trail riding?

Ato Z Guest Ranch Trail Riding

580-244-3729…… Smithville, Oklahoma www.atozguestranch.com (Smithville, Oklahoma is located north on Hwy 259, approx. 35 minutes from the Beavers Bend areas) A simply beautiful drive – straight up the mountain. Riverman Trail Rides and Stables Horseback Riding 580-236-9033 www.rivermantrailrides.com Glover River Trail Rides, Battiest 580-241-5599 www.treetopviewcabins.com

Honobia Bigfoot Festival, Honobia, Oklahoma – scheduled each year in October.

A Family Affair. The Kiamichi Mountain of Southeast Oklahoma is proud to be a host to our friend, Bigfoot.

Bigfoot 4 Wheeler Hunts, Games, Food, GREAT ENTERTAINMENT,

Art Show, Big-foot contest, Covered wagon rides, Pony rides, Inflatables, Art/craft Booths, STORIES OF ENCOUNTERS WITH BIGFOOT

For more information, please contact:

580 - 244 - 3292 Katie Cogburn
Click Here To Download ATV Trails Brochure ATV 4-Wheeling & Dirt Bikes Free access on Ouachita National Forest. Land Access Pass required for Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area. Many, many miles of well-maintained roads to ride for ATV or dirt bikes. NO ATV riding around any cabins or directly from cabins.A helpful map/brochure of the Ouachita National Forest roads in Mccurtain county can be downloaded. Please bring the brochure with you. If you have any questions, please call anytime.

Museums of McCurtain County

Beavers Bend Wildlife Museum

Located at the entrance to Beavers Bend Resort Park

May through August Hours Monday-Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

580-494-6193

Forest Heritage Center

Located in Beavers Bend Resport park

Open 365 days a year from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is free. 580-494-6497

Indian Memorial Museum

402 E 2nd Street in Broken Bow

Open Thursday through Monday 9:00 am. To 5:00 p.m. Admission is free

580-584-6531

Garner Mansion and Museum

Located 6 miles east of Broken bow

Call 580-584-6588 for an appointment

Car Legends Museum

Located between Broken Bow and Idabel

Tuesday-Friday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

580-286-2220

Museum of the Red River

The most complete dinosaur skeleton ever found was excavated in McCurtain County and its cast is now on display at the Museum of the Red River in Idabel.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is free. For more information, call 580-286-3616 For a complete list of all museums in our area, please visit, www.mccurtaincountygetaways.com/museums.html

Gene Autry  Museum Located west of Idabel

Call 580-286-3747

Wheelock Academy Located in Millerton

Open 7 days a week 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. 580-746-2139

Upper Mountain Fork River Canoe & Kayak River Floats

Presbyterian Falls

Prior to the falls is a Class l rapid "shoot". If you desire, you can

exit the river and drag your canoe/kayak to just below Presbyterian Falls. If you enjoy the shoot (it's great), you can drag your boat back to the top and run it again – several times a day, if so desired.  

Mountain Fork River

Above the lake there's great floating and fishing on the Mountain Fork River. Below the Broken Bow Lake dam the Mountain Fork turns to white water where the canoeing and fly fishing is outstanding!

The Lower Mountain form River Float Trip is short, but very exciting, whtewater/flatwater run that is probably the most consistently flowing and best whitewater stream in Oklahoma, a state not particularly noted for whitewater rivers.

Starting below the Reregulation Dam, the river is more technical than "big", with several respectable Class I & II rapids with the first two miles of the put-in. After Presbyterian Falls the river is slow and gentle making it a very relaxing float. You'll pass by "Cooper Creek", a great place to stop and swim or take a leap off the tree swing. Right at the very end you'll experience some more rapids – not too tuff at all.

Canoe & Kayak Rentals

The upper mountain fork river, which is known as the de-regulation damn is the home of some great Canoe, Kayak and Tub floating. Canoe & Kayak outfitters are available throughout warmer seasons. Prepare to get wet, when you take a kayak or canoe down the 3-4 miles of rock gardens, rapids and small waterfalls that make up this year round available class II water roller coaster!

Outfitters:

Ambush Adventures

580-584-2273 WW Trading Post & Canoe 580-584-6856 Wild Goose Canoe & Kayak Rentals 580-584-2277 River Rats Canoe and Kayak Rentals Visit Website Broken Bow Canoes & Kayaks Visit Website (580) 306-7302

Reminders!!!

! Always wear a life jacket.

! Minimum age for children, 6 years.

! Water shoes are highly recommended.

! NO GLASS CONTAINERS ALLOWED.

! Take plenty of water.

! Whatever you take with you can be assured it will get wet or lost in the river!!

! We recommend water cameras and leave your wallet in the car.

Water quality is generally very good to excellent, flowing clean and clear, with a moderate to fast current when water is being released from Broken bow Lake through the reregulation dam. Watch for the read beacon below the dam. If the light is on, electricity is being generated and the flow will be high and fast. If both generators are running, then the river will be dangerously high and fast. Ask local outfitters about river conditions before driving there or before putting in.

Special note: The water is being regulated from the bottom of the lake and is cold – very cold!

Okie's Lower Mountain Fork River Floats ForumA Website Dedicated To All Whitewater Enthusiastshttp://mountainforkfloats.comTour Guide: Danny Gray dggray@pine-net.com 580-584-6251I am not an outfitter or in the rental business. I can assist as a tour guide, coach, teacher or just extra hands to help you float the river.* If you've never floated the river and would like to have a guide and coach.* If you're floating the river with a large group of people or a youth group and need the extra hands, we'll provide the coaching to help everyone enjoy the trip.* If you've had a hard time floating the river on previous trips, we can help make this trip a relaxing experience. We're available to make your float trip memorable and enjoyable.
Local Places to Eat
Beavers Bend RestaurantIndoor Things to Do in McCurtain County

McCurtain Cinema

Idabel (580) 286-2220  

Rocket Roller Rink

1314 E Washington Idabel (580) 286-3603

Skateway

200 Broadway Broken Bow 580-584-9444

Casinos

Choctaw Indian Casino

Idabel, (580) 286-5710 Broken Bow, (580) 584-5450

Dance Halls

Phil's Big Rock Saloon

(580) 286-7077

Abendigo's

The casual, classy atmosphere makes dining here a treat, but stops short of any stuffy dress code. Located on Hwy 259N. (8 miles north of Broken Bow) www.abendigos.com 580-494-7222 e-mail@ abendigos@hotmail.com Beavers Bend Restaurant The covered outdoor patio dining has a fantastic view of the Mt. Fork River below. The squirrels and birds will get on your table and eat french fries. Located in Beavers's Bend Resort Park, Hwy 259A. 580-494-6551 www.beaversbendrestaurant.net open 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week

Dancing Rabbit Creek Coffee House & Internet Café and Gift Shop

580-494-6321 Located at Hwy 259 & Hwy 259A Enjoy creamy lattes, flavored coffees, or cappuccinos while you surf the internet.

Hochatown BBQ & Catering

Located at Secluded Acres Country Store (Hwy 259N) in Hochatown. Their specialty is down home BBQ at its finest! 1,2,3 meats and more - Hochatown Catering will come to your cabin, deliver, set up, serve and clean-up. It's the only way to cook while on vacation! E-Mail: Tom@secludedacres.com or call @ 580-494-7301. website

Papa Pablanos

Mexican restaurants with locations in Idabel and Broken Bow. Really good food at good prices.

Shady Oaks Restaurant

Located across from the Beavers Ben Resort road.

Stevens Gap Restaurant 

Breakfast/Lunch or Dinner.  Excellent catfish dinners.

Broken Bow and Idabel have a wide assortment of fast food and speciality dining. A local telephone directory is located in your cabin.

Grocery Stores and General Stores

Frontier General is closest to the cabins and has a meat and deli counter, pizza, and most groceries and supplies as well as gasoline pumps.

Lakeway Bait & Tackle / Duncan 's Deli - Bait, tackle, deli, supplies and gasoline. 580-494-6099

Pruett's Grocery Store in Broken Bow is full-service - including a drive through window.

WalMart, Broken Bow (small WalMart)

WalMart, Idabel (supercenter)

Other Attractions & Shopping Janet's Treasure Chest 580-494-6639 Located at the Gateway to Hochatown U.S.A. Only minutes from Beavers Bend State Park & Broken Bow Lake. Antiques, Collectables & Glass plus Modern to Cabin Decor. Special Kids Corner filled with camping fun in mind. Browse our selection of jewelry, cowboy hats, Kitchen accents, wind chimes to Lava lamps. Souvenir items to unique and unusual decor and accessories. Janet's Treasure Chest is the headquarters of Beavers Bend Lodging. Stop by and see us anytime. Hochatown Fine Art The theme of the gallery is to showcase local artists or those artists involved with McCurtain County. Currently the gallery is featuring: Wood Turnings by Doug Zook and Tommy Allen, Encaustics by Peggy Epner, Wood and bronze sculpture by Lyman Choate, Oil, watercolors and mono prints by Tiete Lycklama, Oil paintings by Morgan Wilcox, Tommy Allen and baskets by Linda Lou Alexander. Located in the David Sacks Real Estate building on the east side of Highway 259 just south of Abendigo's and Girls Gone Wine. Gallery hours are 11 thru 5 Monday thru Saturday. For further information please call 972-949-2253 Idabel Country Club & Golf Course 580-286-7545 www.idabelcountryclub.com Tidwell's Antique Auction Antiques for your home or cabin. Bronze decor, textiles, massive hardwood furniture, elegant, strong and one of a kind. Hailed as one of the finest antique auctions in the Southern United States. Call for next date, Jeff Tidwell, 580-584-2088. http://www.pine-net.com/tidwellantq Quilt Shoppe & Boutique Quaint and cozy in downtown Broken Bow Main Street. 7,000 bolts of fabric, 100 book titles, patterns, fat squares, thread and notions. Cabin decor and gifts available. Meeting room for 30 people. A great place for a girlfriend getaway project! Call Rhonda 580-584-7858. Mostly Memories Antiques Mostly stuff you remember seeing at your grandma's house, or your house when you were a kid. Poke around the numerous rooms, stacked high and deep with treasures. 117 Main Street, Broken Bow 580-584-5767. Brinkley Tractor Auction Third weekend of the month in Idabel OK. Tractors, implements, farm machinery. Call for next date 580-286-6539. The Magnolia House & Magnolia House's Girlfriends Vintage, Antiques and Gifts 311 and 307 North Park Drive, Broken Bow   newtops_01