Broken Bow Dam
Sunset on Broken Bow Lake – it just doesn’t get any better than this!
The Dam was completed in 1970. Numerous
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
Each year some 60 million cubic feet of lumber is harvested in
Beavers Bend Nature Center
A year-round naturalist and a well-stocked nature left make
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Amphitheatre Area & River Bend Area (located behind Nature Center)
Stroll through the amphitheatre and
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.
Beavers Bend Land & Water – kids activities
Paddle boats/Miniature Golf, Bumper boats, canoes, swim beach
Canoe Rental &Float Trips
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.
We’re amazed at the number of young children who gather rocks,
Plenty of challenging hills for road bikes. Best time is winter and
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
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,
|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
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.
“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.
Pontoon rentals starting as low as $400 per day; daily, weekend, and weekly rates available.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
(Smithville, Oklahoma is located north on Hwy 259, approx. 35 minutes from the Beavers Bend areas) A simply beautiful drive – straight up the mountain.
Glover River Trail Rides, Battiest
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
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Beavers Bend Wildlife Museum
Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Forest Heritage Center
Located in Beavers Bend Resport park
Open 365 days a year from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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
Garner Mansion and Museum
Car Legends Museum
Museum of the Red River
The most complete dinosaur skeleton ever found was excavated in
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
Open 7 days a week
exit the river and drag
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
Canoe & Kayak Rentals
The upper mountain fork river, which is known as the de-regulation
WW Trading Post & Canoe
Wild Goose Canoe & Kayak Rentals
River Rats Canoe and Kayak Rentals
Broken Bow Canoes & Kayaks
! Always wear a life jacket.
! Minimum age for children, 6 years.
! Water shoes are highly recommended.
! Take plenty of water.
! Whatever you take with you can be
! 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
|Okie’s Lower Mountain Fork River Floats ForumA Website Dedicated To All Whitewater Enthusiastshttp://mountainforkfloats.comTour Guide: Danny Gray email@example.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|
Bend RestaurantIndoor Things to Do
in McCurtain County
Idabel (580) 286-2220
Rocket Roller Rink
Idabel (580) 286-3603
Broken Bow 580-584-9444
Choctaw Indian Casino
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)
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.
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
Lakeway Bait & Tackle / Duncan ‘s Deli – Bait, tackle, deli, supplies and gasoline. 580-494-6099
Other Attractions & Shopping
Janet’s Treasure Chest
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
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.
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