Located in the Ouachita Mountains of southern Oklahoma, Broken Bow is an ideal
spot for a trip to Oklahoma. There are so many things to do in Broken Bow Oklahoma,
such as fishing on Broken Bow
Lake, hiking in the Ouachita
National Forest, or enjoying a day of hiking at Beavers
Bend Resort Park. Broken Bow OK is known for its large selection of cabins,
resorts, and campgrounds
that provide clean and affordable accommodations.
The main highlight of Brown Bow is the Beavers Bend Resort Park. The park contains the famous 14,000-acre Broken Bow Lake as well as miles of scenic trails for hiking and horseback riding. If you've never fished before, the park offers fly fishing and trout fishing clinics on the lake. Organized bald eagle watches take place between November and February, when the eagles are most likely to be spotted. Visitors can also rent a paddleboat or a canoe, or go swimming in one of several fenced-off swimming areas.
Staying at one of several Broken Bow cabins and resorts is an affordable way to experience the lake and park area with family and friends. There are a variety of Broken Bow cabins available for rental near the lake shore and in the forest. Most Broken Bow cabins can sleep up to seven or eight people and are equipped with small kitchens, or at the very least, a microwave and refrigerator. Cabins are available for rental all year round, although most people book them in the spring and summer months. Expect to pay more for resorts and cabins during the summer months, especially during the week of the 4th of July.
Although most people visit Broken Bow Oklahoma to pursue outdoor activities, there are several museums in the area that provide a glimpse into the state's Native American History. At the Gardner Mansion and Museum, visitors can learn more about the pioneers and Native Americans of the region by looking at historical documents and artifacts. The history of the mansion dates back to the late 1800s when it served as the home of a former Native American chief. The museum also contains a cypress tree that is said to be nearly 2,000 years old.
Many visitors to Broken Bow Oklahoma make a stop at the Forest Heritage Center. The museum contains fourteen forest-themed paintings and a sculpture by the famous artist Harry Rossoll. It also displays historical photographs of the logging industry around the Ouachita Mountains.
Another highlight of Broken Bow is the Beavers Bend Wildlife Museum, located at the entrance of Beaver's Bend State Park. The museum's informative displays and dioramas teach visitors about the animals that live in the forests in and around Broken Bow. The museum offers individual and group tours all year round.
With so many things to do
in the area, you'll be tempted to spend several days exploring the attractions
near Broken Bow Lake.