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Beavers Bend State Park

Hwy 259ABeavers Bend State Park
Broken Bow, OK 74728

Beavers Bend State Park is a 1,300 acres Oklahoma state park located in McCurtain County.  It is approximately 10.5 miles north of Broken Bow on SH 21A.

Attractions:
Beavers Bend State Park offers a variety of individual and group activities. Eagle watches are available from November through February. Trout fishing, fly fishing clinics, guided horseback rides, and hayrides throughout the park are other activities offered at Beavers Bend.

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. 14,000 acre Broken Bow Lake is also a favorite of scuba divers. Other park diversions include golfing, miniature golf, archery, tennis, jet skiing, bumper boat rides, boating, and canoeing.

The David L. Boren Trail offers 16 miles of hiking trails with 4 miles of multi-purpose 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 Ouachita National Forest for the first time. The same trail can also be divided into a variety of short and long hikes for those not wishing to make the entire trek.

Forest Heritage Center
Visitors to the Forest Heritage Center's museum will find historical documents, antique forestry tools, wood art, homestead memorabilia, and a research library filled with books, periodicals, and other materials pertaining to forestry, the primary industry of the area.

The Center is also home to 14 dioramas (painted by Harry Rossoll of Atlanta, Georgia, the artist who created Smokey Bear) that cover prehistoric forests, Caddo Indians, Papermaking in the South, 1940s lumbering, and forest appreciation. Each diorama is accompanied by a taped narration. In June 2003 an eight-foot-tall bronze sculpture was unveiled, honoring the memory of Jim Burnett and all people who risk their lives fighting wildland fires each year. Burnett was the first forest firefighter from Oklahoma to lose his life in the line of duty and one of the many firefighters dispatched by the state of Oklahoma to battle an outbreak of wildfires in Wyoming during the summer of 2000. Burnett lost his life on August 11, 2000 fighting the Kate's Basin Fire near Thermopolis, Wyoming.

Each year some 60 million cubic feet of lumber is harvested in McCurtain County. The forest industry is the area's largest business concern, and great care is taken to ensure the prolonged health of local pine and hardwood forests.

Amenities

  • Discounts: Senior Discount

  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Amphitheater, Camp Store, Campsites, Concessions, Credit Cards Accepted, Dump Station, Elec. 30 Amp, Full Hookups, Gift Shop, Lake/River View, Marina, Meeting Space Available, Naturalist on site, Outdoor Grills, Park Ranger, Picnic Area, Playground, Pull Thru Sites, Restaurant on site, Restrooms, Showers, Swim Beach, Water Hookup, Waterfront Sites
    General Information: Free admission, Number of Units: 87

  • Group Amenities: Bus/Motorcoach Parking

  • Location: Recreation Area, Riverfront, State Park

  • On-site Activities: Biking, Canoeing/Rafting/Kayaking, Children's Programs, Fishing, Golf Course on site, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Swimming, Tennis Court, Watchable Wildlife

  • On-site Lodging: Cabin/Cottage, Lodge, RV Sites, Tent Sites

  • Rentals: Canoe Rental, Houseboat Rental, Jet Ski Rental, Kayak Rental, Paddleboat Rental, Pontoon Rental, Ski Boat Rental, Tube Rental

  • Room Amenities: Balcony/Deck, Coffee Maker, In-room Fireplace, Kitchen Facilities, Microwave, Refrigerator

  • Room Type: 1-Bedroom Units, 2-Bedroom Units, Connecting Rooms, Double, Queen

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