Things to do in the Broken Bow Area

Just off of 259, nestled in the Ouachita National Forest, our cabins are within minutes of Beavers Bend Resort Park, Broken Bow Lake and Mountain Fork River. The options for your adventures are endless.

 

Rent a boat and go out on the lake, fly fish in Mountain Fork River, fish for bass, whitewater, canoe, hike, horseback ride, hunt, ride ATVs or play a round of golf.

Broken Bow Lake, Mountain Fork River & Beavers Bend Park

Broken Bow Lake is a rock bottom lake, making it a beautiful place to visit on hike or on a boat.   Either bring your own boat, or rent one on site.  The lake spans more than 14,000 acres, but winds through the forest to create a peaceful expansion of clear water to fish for bass, ski or just float around the lake and admire the beautiful rock cliffs.   Without venturing into the lake itself, you can pack a picnic and enjoy the nature around you with over 175 miles of shoreline. On the lake you will find big bass, black, white, spotted, large and smallmouth bass; you can also find walleye, crappie, and channel catfish.

 

One of my favorite things to do is hike around Mountain Fork River.   It winding trails seem endless and is a fly fisherman’s paradise with year round opportunities to snag rainbow trout.   If you head to the Upper part of Mountain Fork River, you will find an abundance of smallmouth bass. The Lower Mountain Fork River is great for kayaking or canoeing.

 

Beavers Bend Park offers a variety of activities for adults and children including golf, fly fishing clinics, guided horseback rides, miniature golf, paddle boats

The nature center offers campfire programs on the banks of the Mountain Fork River, nature hikes, arts and crafts, water sports, bingo, sunset hikes, nature films and astronomy outings. Eagle watches are available from November through February. 

Beavers Bend Marina

580-494-6455

Water adventure is waiting with Jet ski, pontoon boat, wave runners, tubes, houseboat rentals. Some weekend boat slip rentals.

Beaver’s Bend State Park

580-494-6300

Lots of fun for the entire family! Hiking trails, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, horseback riding, playgrounds, all in the beautiful state park on Mountain Fork River www.beaversbend.com

Nature Center Museum

580-494-6497

Forest Heritage Center

580-494-6497

Dining

Grateful Head Pizza Oven And Taproom

580-494-6030

Wonderful Pizza, Cold Beer on Tap and Live Music on Weekends! Located Across from Stevens Gap Entrance to Broken Bow Lake

The Blue Rooster

580-494-6361

Chicken, shrimp, crawfish, full Bar and large craft beer selection. Across from Stevens Gap entrance to Broken Bow Lake

Abendigos Grill and Patio

580-494-7222

Southeast Oklahoma’s signature restaurant for great food and live music. Located at Stevens Gap Entrance to Broken Bow Lake and North of Beavers Bend State Park. www.abendigos.com

Hochatown Bar-B-Q

580-494-7301  

Best BBQ north of the Red River!

Stevens Gap Restaurant

580-494-6350 

Great burger and fries joint!

Museums

Beavers Bend Wildlife Museum

580-494-6193

North Hwy 259 

Forest Heritage Center

580-494-6497

In the Park

Gardner Mansion and Museum

580-584-6588

6 miles East, Broken Bow – call for appointment

Museum of the Red River

580-286-3616

812 E Lincoln Rd, Idabel

Canoe Rides

Lucky Dog Canoe & Kayak Rentals

580.584.2909

Bumper, Paddle Boats, Canoe & Swim Beach

580-494-6512

Wild Goose Canoe & Kayak Rentals

580-584-2277

Ambush Adventures Canoe

580-584-2273

WW Trading Post & Canoe

580-584-6856

Trail Rides

Beavers Bend Depot and Stables

580-494-6613

Riverman Trail Rides

580-236-9033

A to Z Ranch

580-584-6856

Beavers Bend Depot and Stables

580-494-6613

Riverman Trail Rides

580-236-9033

A to Z Ranch

580-584-6856

ATV Information

ATV riding is available in the area. For more information about riding ATV please reference the website www.fs.usda.gov/ouchita

Ouachita National Forest Oklahoma Ranger District

580-494-6402

Fishing and Guides

4 Seasons Guide Service

580-306-8149

Steve Branson Trout Fishing Guide

580-306-5613

580-314-8237

Three Rivers Fly Shop

580-494-6115

7 miles N Hwy 259

Out of State Fishing License

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife website

ONLINE PURCHASE: Apply and print your own

EZ Mart Stores in Hochatown

Annual: $ 37.00
5 Day: $18.50
Trout Stamp:  $10.00
Land Access Permit:  $ 45.00

Fishing License

1-800-ASK-FISH

Hunting License

405-521-2739

Golf

Cedar Creek Golf Course

580-494-6456
On Broken Bow Lake.  2 miles North of Stephens Gap entrance to Broken Bow Lake off Hwy 259

Idabel Country Club

580-286-7545

Shopping

Janet’s Treasure Chest

580-494-6639

Just south of Beavers Bend Resort Park main entrance

Mostly Memories (Antiques)

580-584-5767

117 N Main St. Broken Bow  

Whip-Poor-Will Fudge Factory & Sweet Shoppe

580-494-6476

2 miles North of Stephens Gap entrance to Broken Bow Lake, Hwy 259

Night Life

Choctaw Casino

580-584-5450  

South Park Drive, Broken Bow

Abendigos Grill and Patio

580-494-7222 

Hochatown

Live entertainment on the patio

Grateful Head Pizza

580-494-6030
Live music on the weekends

Blue Rooster

580-494-6361
Live music on weekends on the deck

Winery

Girls Gone Wine

580-306-9463

10 Miles North Hwy 259