Beavers Bend State Park is one of the most beautiful state parks in Oklahoma and possibly in all of the United States. Beavers Bend State Park is surrounded by the natural scenery of Broken Bow Lake, the Kiamichi Mountains, the Mountain Fork River, and the Ouachita National Forest. If you love the outdoors, you will love Beavers Bend State Park because there is something for everyone.
Note on Beavers Bend State Park: We have seen some websites refer to a combination of Hochatown State Park and Beavers Bend State Park around Broken Bow Lake. If you visit Broken Bow Lake, you will not see any signs for Hochatown State Park. For the purposes of this website we will mainly refer to Beavers Bend State Park only because that is what all the signs say around the lake.
Things To Do
Here is a short list of some of the many things to do at Beavers Bend State Park.
- Fishing (and fly fishing for trout)
- Kayaking and canoeing
- Horseback riding
- Train rides
- Beach area
If you are looking for camping, you will find plenty of spots to camp all over Beavers Bend State Park. You can camp on the south end of the lake along the Mountain Fork River around Highway 259A. There are designated camping areas around Broken Bow Lake within the Stevens Gap Area and Carson Creek Area.
All of these sites are heavily treed and provide plenty of shade. Many of the sites have lake or river views, but some are well back in the woods off of the lake. Camp sites are typically $12 per night and available first come first served.
Lakeview Lodge is located on Broken Bow Lake within the Stevens Gap Area of Beavers Bend State Park. There are 40 guest rooms within Lakeview Lodge all providing wonderful views of Broken Bow Lake. The lodge is also a short distance from Beavers Bend Marina in case you bring your boat or if you would like to rent a boat.
At the Beavers Bend Depot and Stables, you will find a horseback riding area. Reservations are recommended as these horseback rides fill up quickly. The rides last about an hour and travel over 2 and a half miles of scenic terrain.
Kayaking and Canoeing
You can easily rent kayaks or canoes and paddle along the lower Mountain Fork River at Beavers Bend River Floats. This is a fun way to explore the lower portion of Beavers Bend State Park. Beavers Bend River Floats is located off of Highway 259A.
If you love hiking, there are several scenic trails within Beavers Bend State Park to explore. Some of the main trailheads are located right off of Highway 259A.
Broken Bow, OK 74728
Phone: (580) 494-6300