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Visit Broken Bow Oklahoma
& Explore McCurtain County!

Broken Bow, located at the foothills of the Kiamichi Mountains and home of the ever popular Beavers Bend Resort Park, welcomes visitors from near and far to enjoy the natural resources that have made Broken Bow thrive. This scenic area known for its luscious green forests and abundance of clear water provides a fun-filled environment for many popular outdoor activities such as canoeing, boating, hiking, bird watching, golfing, scuba diving, hunting, mountain biking, camping, horseback riding, four-wheeling, and all types of fishing.

Planning Your Visit

We can help you find the perfect cabin, cottage, B&B, hotel/motel or RV park for your next vacation or weekend getaway. You can even check current availabilities online! Follow these links to find places to stay plus fun and interesting things to do:

Hotels, Motels & RV Parks | Cabins & Cottages | Bed & Breakfasts
Fishing Guides | Horseback Riding | Canoe Rentals | Museums |
Restaurants | Retreat / Event Planning | ATV Riding| Golf

Highway Maps & Driving Directions
Broken Bow is located in Southeast Oklahoma. Our lakes, rivers, mountains and forests are just a two to four hour drive away. Generally we are 200 to 250 miles from Dallas, Shreveport, Tulsa and Oklahoma City. More

Broken Bow Lake Levels
You can now get current lake levels for Broken Bow Lake from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. Click here for the latest information.


Recently the editors of FLW Outdoors Magazine conducted an in-depth survey to identify the greatest bass fisheries in America and Broken Bow Lake was one of their choices!

Click here to read what the professional fisherman had to say about our fantastic fishing

Lakes & Rivers & Natural Areas

Broken Bow Lake has 180 miles of shoreline; it is one of Oklahoma's most scenic lakes. Whether you're fishing for trout in streams that are stocked year round or canoeing the rapids of the Lower Mountain Fork, there is an outdoor activity suited for all ages and seasons.

Red Slough Wildlife Management Area is a 5,800-acre maze of reservoirs, moist soil management units (think swampy!) and forest. Red Slough is cooperatively managed by the Ouachita National Forest, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, and the Natural Resource Conservation Service. It is one of the largest wetland projects of its kind. [Click here for more...]


Museums of Culture & History

Culture and history are plentiful in Broken Bow with three museums each with its own unique subject to offer a rewarding learning experience. The Gardner Mansion and Museum is well-known for their collection of pre-historic and historic Indian and pioneer artifacts. The museum was originally a mansion built in 1884 for Jefferson Gardner who later went on to be the chief of the Choctaws Indians for several years. Also located outside the museum are the remains of a 2,000 year-old Cypress tree.

At the entrance to the Beavers Bend Resort Park lies the Beavers Bend Wildlife Museum. Not only does this museum feature wildlife exhibits but also environmental education, making it a true learning experience for all ages.


The Forest Heritage Center Museum is located within the Beavers Bend Resort Park. Through a series of 14 large dioramas, painted by famous Smokey Bear artist Harry Rossoll, visitors learn the important role forestry plays in their lives. The Forest Heritage Center is also home to another Harry Rossoll creation, Tree Bear, who was developed to encourage tree planting and spread the message "Good Things Come From Trees!" One of the museum's newest exhibits, "The People of the Forest," includes over 150 historic photographs illustrating early day logging in and around Broken Bow and the surrounding communities.

Peter Toth Totem Pole: This is one in a 50 state series of "Trail of Tears" sculptures by Hungarian artist, Peter Toth. Mr. Peter Wolf Toth came to Oklahoma to sculpt Oklahoma's Indian monuments. Mr. Toth's goal in life was to complete at least one sculpture in each of the fifty states. To date, he has done 67 monuments. All of his monuments are his own concept of the North American Indian and bear many similarities, except for certain characteristics, which pertain to the Indians of that region, such as feathers, headbands, or other decorations.

Talimena National Scenic Byway

The Talimena National Scenic Byway is a nationally recognized scenic drive with offering magnificent views from mountain tops in Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas. You can access the Talimena Scenic Drive just north of the Broken Bow Area. Click here to visit the Talimena National Scenic Byway website.

Add Other Important Agencies of Interest:

U.S. Forest Service

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


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