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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Visitors to the Center’s museum will find historical documents, antique forestry tools, wood art, homestead memorabilia, and a research library filled with books, periodicals and other materials pertaining to forestry.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. Park Office – 580-494-6300

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Beavers Bend Nature Center

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, water sports, bingo, sunset hikes, nature films, and astronomy outings. 580-494-6556

Amphitheater 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 white 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 center. Playgrounds are also located in the Carson Creek Area and Stevens Gap Areas.


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

Enjoy riding around in a slingshot, enjoying the wind in your hair driving around Beavers Bend and Broken Bow Lake, Looking for things to in Broken Bow Click Here

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.

The drive 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. 580-494-6455

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 Laws please click here

Hunting 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