Take an RV and travel to Broken Bow Lake and experience nature at its best! Beavers Bend State Park is a perfect place for a family vacation, with so much to do and see. Besides the outdoor recreation choices, you also have miniature golf, bumper boats, train rides and so much more. You will find RV campsites that offer plenty of amenities to make your stay wonderful.
Visit the gift shop to take home some souvenirs to friends and family who didn’t get to come. If you love golf, you must try the 18-hole Cedar Creek Golf Course. Enjoy a campfire program as you sit on the banks of the Mountain Fork River, take a nature hike – there is just no end to the fun! Lots of wildlife too, such as fox, deer and wild turkey.
Be sure not to miss the Forest Heritage Center Museum with fourteen dioramas that depict early life in the region. Marvel at the chainsaw carvings and the 100-year-old cabin. The antique forestry tools are very interesting and educational. There is also an exhibit honoring the wilderness firefighters who risk their lives every year fighting fires in Oklahoma. You will see an eight-foot sculpture of one man, Jim Burnett, who died in the line of duty and learn his story of bravery.
Near the entrance of the Forest Heritage Center is the Peter Toth Indian Sculpture by artist, Peter Toth. This Hungarian artist had the goal to create a sculpture in each of the U.S. states and has accomplished 75 monuments and exceeded his goal. He is well known for his series of sculptures to honor Native Americans. It is called the Trail of the Whispering Giants. Once done exploring the center, you can begin your hiking adventures. Hiking trails are abundant in the park, with many easy treks to make and a couple more challenging for experienced hikers.
Many visitors exclaim about the ability to view the wildlife here at the park, as well as the lovely scenery. With biking and hiking and the lake sparkling in the sun, Beavers Bend State Park is the perfect place to enjoy the fresh air and get away from the day-to-day grind. You will find yourself relaxing as you take part in one of the eagle watches which you will find from November through February. The Lower Mountain Fork River is the perfect place for fishing with five miles of trout stream right within the park.
There is even more fun nearby. Check out Hochatown State Park right next to Beavers Bend. This was originally a part of the Beavers Bend and now is separate with additional recreational opportunities. You are right on the shore of the Broken Bow Lake and you’ll find campsites for RV motorhomes, playgrounds for the kids and lots more hiking trails. The McCurtain County Wilderness Area is another must-see, or we should say must-experience. This wildlife sanctuary holds within its lovely forested landscapes about 110 bird species which include the Pine Warbler, Pileated Woodpecker, Brown-headed Nuthatch and Red-shouldered Hawk.
Other spots you should put on your itinerary are Talimena Skyline Drive, Little River National Wildlife Refuge and exploring the Ouachita National Forest. This is one trip in Oklahoma that is hard to pass up when traveling on an RV vacation in the winter! Enjoy!