Things to do, Activities and Local Services in Broken Bow

Things to do in the Broken Bow Area

Surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest, Hidden Hills Broken Bow Cabins are a short distance from Beavers Bend Resort Park, Broken Bow Lake and Mountain Fork River. You can fill your days with your choice of adventures. You can play on the lake, fly fish, fish for bass, whitewater canoe, hike, horseback ride, hunt, ATV/4WD riding or play a round of golf – just to name a few. There is adventure all around and something for everyone.

Broken Bow Lake

One of Oklahoma’s most beautiful lakes, Broken Bow Lake is just minutes from all of the Hidden Hills Broken Bow Cabins. Known for its picturesque views, rock cliffs, big bass and deep clear water, the lake covers more than 14,000 acres. Water skiing, jet skis, canoes and kayaks are just some of the water toys you can find out on the lake. Bring your own or find a place to rent for the hour or the day. There is great scuba to be had in the depths of the lake or just snorkel around the clear shoreline to see unique rock formations and fish. Along the 180 miles of shoreline you can also enjoy picnicking, hiking and bird watching.

Known for its fishing, Broken Bow Lake has big bass just waiting to for you. Along with black, white, spotted, large and smallmouth bass; you can also find walleye, crappie, channel catfish, and various sunfish. Fishing guides are available and may help to enhance your fishing experience.

Mountain Fork River

Mountain Fork River is dammed to create the Broken Bow Lake. This warm water river has a lot of recreation to offer. The Upper Mountain Fork River winds through the Ouachita Mountains and is great for its floating and fishing smallmouth bass. The Lower Mountain Fork River, the tail water of Broken Bow Lake, is the most consistently flowing and best whitewater stream in Oklahoma. It is great for a canoe or kayaking adventure. Perfect for fly fishing, the river offers year round rainbow and trout fishing.

Beavers Bend Resort Park

Beavers Bend Resort Park offers a variety of activities for adults, children and groups while staying in our broken bow cabins. Fly fishing clinics, guided horseback rides, hayrides, golf, miniature golf, archery, tennis, and paddle boats are just some of the activities you can partake of at the park. The nature center offers campfire programs on the banks of the Mountain Fork River, nature hikes, arts and crafts, water sports, bingo, sunset hikes, nature films and astronomy outings. Eagle watches are available from November through February.

You can also hike the 16 mile David L. Boren Trail and wander along ridge tops, through tall stands of timber and over creek bottoms. The same trail can easily be divided into variety of short and long hikes to suit your hiking desires.

Breweries and Distilleries

Grab a cold brew at nearby Mountain Fork Brewery that offers its own selection of craft beers in a low key, laid back atmosphere as well as a large array of gifts and merchandise. After grabbing a beer at Mountain Fork Brewery head over to Hochatown Distilling Company for a tour.  Each location offers something unique and their own custom merchandise – the perfect souvenirs to remember your stay with us.

Fishing in the Broken Bow Area

There are several outstanding opportunities for fishing just moments away from Hidden Hills Broken Bow Cabins. A tailwater fishery flowing out of Broken Bow Lake, the Lower Mountain Fork River has 14 miles of trout habitat. It offers year-round fishing for rainbow and brown trout. The 3.8 mile Trophy section where boats and barbed hooks are banned offers great fly fishing.

The Upper Mountain Fork River offers Neosho-strain small and largemouth bass, Kentucky spotted bass, sunfish, and a seasonal run of walleye and sand bass.

If you want to power-up the boat, Broken Bow Lake is known for its black bass fishing. You can also find large and smallmouth bass as well as spotted bass. Other popular species include walleye, crappie, channel catfish, and various sunfish.

***For the most up to date information regarding regulations, fees and licenses, please see the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

Hunting

McCurtain County is a hunter’s paradise. Abundant with native species the rugged unharmed public lands offer something for every hunter. Located in the southern part of the county, Red Slough and Little River National Wildlife Refuge offer some of the finest waterfowl hunting in Oklahoma. Some of the largest concentrations of eastern-strain turkey in the state are in the area. Deer are prolific along with squirrel, raccoon, cottontails, swamp rabbits, coyote, bobcat, opossum, gray fox, and beaver. While not yet plentiful, quail can be found on the outskirts of timber harvest sites and thinned pine plantations. You can enjoy all of this while staying in one of our Broken Bow cabins.

***All Oklahoma state hunting regulations, fees, and seasons apply on public land in McCurtain County. Hunting is not permitted on state park property. Hunting guides are available at most visitor centers and wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold. You can find more information and buy a permit online at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

ATV Riding

ATV Rules – Rules prohibit 2 riders on a vehicle unless it is designed for 2. Most “straddle type” ATVs are designed for only 1 rider. ATVs with bench seats can have more than 1 rider. Riders under 16 years of age must wear a helmet.

If you are riding on US Forest Service property there is no extra permit required. Three Rivers W.M.A. trails are not available year round and require a deer hunting license to ride. All ATV related regulations are subject to change. Riders should check with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation for Three Rivers W.M.A or the U.S. Forest Service for the latest updates.

Download the U.S. Forest Service ATV maps.

Local Services

Scuba Services
Broken Bow Scuba Service (580) 584-3408
Cowgirl Scuba (405) 203-0813

Boat and Canoe Rentals
Ambush Adventures Canoe (580) 584-2273
Lucky Dog Canoe (580) 584-2909
PaddlesUP Paddle Board (214) 766-8052
Wild Goose Canoe & Kayak (580) 584-2277
Lakeway Marina, Pontoon (580) 494-6455
Beavers Bend Land & Water Park (580) 494-6512
Beavers Bend Marina (580) 494-6455

Golf Courses and Pro Shops
Cedar Creek Golf Course & Shop (580) 494-6456
Idabel Country Club & Rickey’s Pro Shop (580) 286-6836

Fun and Adventure

Hochatown Escape Games (580) 579-8901 www.hochatownescapegames.com

Zip Line Tours- Rugaru Adventures (580) 494-2947 www.rugaruadventures.com

Broken Bow Lake Duck Tours (580) 494-Duck

Horseback Riding

Glover River Trail Rides (580) 306-2867 or 580-241-5763
Riverman Trail Rides & Stables (580) 236-9033

Train Rides
Beavers Bend Depot and Stables (580) 494-6613

Vehicle Rentals
Big Foot Jeep Rentals (580) 306-JEEP

Fishing Guides
4 Seasons Guide Service (Recommended) (580) 584-9403
Broken Bow Trout Guide (trout spin cast and fly fishing)
Steve Branson (580) 306-5613 or (580) 314-8237
Ethen Wright Lake Guide (580) 236-0600
Bryce Archery Guide Service (580) 494-6447
Bodee Haltom Broken Bow Lake Fishing Guide (580) 584-3927

Fishing Shops
Three Rivers Fly Shop (580) 494-6115

Spa Services
Body Harmony Day Spa
A Servants Hands Massage In cabin massage (580) 703-3209

Breweries and Distilleries

Hochatown Distilling Company

Mountain Fork Brewery

Vojais Winery (580) 494-7687

Restaurants
The Moon Tower Bar and Grill Now Open!
Abindigo’s Grill (580) 494-7222
Steven’s Gap (580) 494-6350
Grateful Head Pizza (580) 494-6030
Blue Rooster (580) 494-6361
Hochatown BBQ (580) 494-7301
Papa Poblano’s (580) 584-9495
Girls Gone Wine Winery (580) 306-9463
Northside Ice Cream Parlor

Shopping
Mostly Memories Antiques
117 Main St. Broken Bow Ok (580) 584-5767

Once Upon A Time Antiques
4836 US 259 Broken Bow Ok (580) 584-5244

Youngbloods Gifts
1206 S. Park Dr. Broken Bow Ok (580) 584-6999

Whip Poor Will Fudge Factory (580) 494-6476

The Polished Loft Boutique
100 S. Central Idabel Ok (580) 208-2629

Hot Mess Boutique
1212 S. Park Dr. Broken Bow Ok (580) 584-3528

Savvy Chix-Clothing, Gifts, Salon
125 W. 1st St. Broken Bow, Ok (580) 584-3353

Broadway Boutique (580) 584-5300

The Vintage House Liquor
307 Mt. Luther King Dr. Broken Bow (580) 584-6653

Gear Down Bikes
210 N. Main St. Broken Bow Ok (580) 584-7433

Bruton’s Outdoors
(580) 584-2169