Area Attractions

Beavers Bend National Park & Lake Activities:

Beavers Bend State Park is located 6 miles north of Broken Bow Oklahoma on Hwy. 259A, along the shores of Broken Bow Lake and the Mountain Fork River. The beautiful scenery and multitude of activities for adults and children alike draw many visitors to the area.

The beauty of Beavers Bend Resort Park is that one is free to explore on one’s own or to join in group activities, or to try a little of both. You can choose eagle watching (November through February), trout fishing, fly-fishing, guided horseback rides on scenic trails, or hayrides throughout the park.

A year-round naturalist and a well-stocked nature center make possible a program lineup that includes campfire programs on the banks of the Mountain Fork River, nature hikes, arts and crafts classes and nature films. In the park’s Riverbend area water lovers can find yakanoes (a combination kayak and canoe), paddle boats, canoes, and sandy beaches with roped off swim areas. “The clear waters of the 14,000-acre Broken Bow Lake are also a favorite haunt of scuba divers. Other park diversions: golfing, miniature golf, tennis, jet skiing (rentals available), bumper boat rides, boating (party barge rentals available), and canoeing (rentals available).

Beavers Bend Resort Park also draws the serious hiker. Its David Boren Trail offers 16 miles of hiking trails with 4 miles of multi-purpose (mountain bike) trails that wander along ridge tops, over creek bottoms, through tall stands of timber, and into areas so remote one can almost experience what early-day explorers must have felt upon seeing the Quachita National Forest for the first time. Good news for the not-so-serious hiker: the same trail can also be divided into a variety of short and long hikes.

Lace up your hiking boots, grab a water bottle and point your compass towards southeast Oklahoma! As one of the state’s most popular outdoor Oasis, Beavers Bend State Park, home to the Forest Heritage Center Museum, offers miles of hiking trails to whisk you away on a great outdoors adventure.

Ready to hit the trails; hike amidst the towering pines, trek through the rippling creeks and experience our state’s diverse terrain and outdoor wonders? Five nature trails and approximately 12 miles of hiking trails, for every skill level are displayed on the map below.
Whether you’re an expert hiker or just enjoy recreational hiking trails, observe the trail descriptions, level of difficulty and safety information before you venture out.

Don’t forget the binoculars!


RIVER ACTIVITES:
By staying with us, you are very close to 3 rivers: the Mountain Fork River, Little River and the Glover River, which is the last free-flowing river in Oklahoma. The rivers are clean and give you the rare opportunity to test your skills in Class II rapids or to just float in the gentle waters. The Beavers Bend / Broken Bow Lake area offers outfitters that will set you up with a canoe or kayak to suit your preferences.


The Red Slough Wildlife Management Area is an outstanding bird watching and waterfowl hunting area. More than 270 bird species have been spotted here, including many that are rare to Oklahoma and not found elsewhere in the state. The project totals over 5,800 acres with almost 400 acres of reservoirs.


Talimena National Scenic Byway: www.talimenascenicdrive.com

The Talimena National Scenic Byway is a gorgeous 54-mile route which spans one of the highest mountain ranges between the Appalachians and the Rockies. One breathtaking panorama follows another as this a national forest scenic byway winds along the crests of forested peaks between Mena, Ark. and Talihina, Okla.

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Nearby Restaurants & Areas of Interest

Restaurants

  • Abendigo’s Fine Restaurant 580-494-6509
  • Beaver Bend Restaurant 580-494-6551
  • Stevens Gap Restaurant 580-494-6350
  • Secluded Acres Bar-B-Q 580-494-7301
  • Shady Oaks Steakhouse 580-494-6210
  • Adam and Eve’s Coffee House 580-494-6442
  • Blue Rooser Fry House 580-494-6361
  • Papa Pablanos 580-584-9495
  • Shady Oaks Restaurant 580-494-6350
  • Greatful Head Pizza 580-494-6030

Centers of Interest

  • Forest Heritage Center580-494-6497
  • Beavers Bend Nature Center 580-494-6556
  • Beavers Bend Resort Park 580-494-6300
  • Beavers Bend Wildlife Museum 580-494-6193
  • Indian Memorial Museum 580-584-6531
  • Gardner Mansion and Museum 580-584-6588 (call for appointment)
  • Car Legends Museum 580-286-2220
  • Museum of the Red River 580-286-3616
  • Wheelock Academy 580-746-2139
Boat and Canoe Rentals

  • Luck Dog Tube Float 580-584-2909
  • Duck Tours 580-494-3825
  • Bumper, Paddle Boats, Canoe & Swim Beach 580-494-6512
  • Wild Goose Canoe & Kayak Rentals 580-584-2277
  • WW Trading Post & Canoe 580-584-6856
  • Ambush AdventuresCanoe 580-584-2273
  • Beavers Bend Marina 580-494-6455 (all type of boat rentals)
  • Yippie Kayo Kayaks 5900 E US HWY 70 580-306-2279
Rides

  • Beavers Bend Depot and Stables 580-494-6613
  • Glover River Trail Rides 580-241-5599

River Floats

  • 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 (580) 584-2699
  • Broken Bow Canoes & Kayaks (580) 306-7302
  • Luck Dog Tube Float 580-584-2909

Guides

  • 4 Seasons Guide Service, Recommended, Jerry Walthall, 580.306.8149, 580.584.9403
  • Chad Haltom (Bodie) Guide Service, 580.584.3927
  • Bryce Archery Guide Service, 580.494.6447
  • Ethen Wright Lake Guide, 580.236.0600
  • Tommy Rudisill, 580-306-2838
  • Steve Branson 580-306-5613

Gift Shops

  • Beavers Bend Gift Shop 580-494-6509
  • Janet’s Treasure Chest 580-494-6639
  • Mostly Memories Antiques 580-5845767
  • Girls Gone Wine 580-306-9463
  • Creative Expressions 580-494-6334

Spas/Massages

  • Beyond Harmony Day Spa 580-584-6339

Golf Course

Cedar Creek Golf Course 580-494-6456