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
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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 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.