Let us excite and surprise you when you come to Southeastern Oklahoma. See what you've been missing in Broken Bow and the surrounding area. It's the perfect tourist destination. There's something for everyone here.
Just a few of the reasons you need to visit our area are: hiking, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, 4-wheeling, go carts, bumper cars, miniature golf, 18 hole golf, bird watching, boating, zip-line, petting zoo, train ride and of course kayaking on the lower Mtn. Fork River, Whew!, or just relaxing and reading a good book if that's what you want too!!
By the way, did we mention the Big Foot sighting nearby???
There are 1200+ cabins nestled in the foothills of the Kiamichi Mountains, north of Broken Bow is Hochatown and Broken Bow Lake .The lake is 12 miles long and has 180 miles of shoreline. It holds the state record (apt to change..lol) for largemouth bass. Other species include sm. mouth bass, trout, crappie, perch, catfish, sunfish, perch and walleye.
Beavers Bend State Park has quite a few places to see. The Forest Heritage Center, The Wildlife Museum, Hochatown Petting Zoo (big hit w/ the kiddos) and a peek at the lake are must do's. There is also an Owachito Festival of the Forest, Car Show and Beavers Bend Folk Festival at certain times of the year.
The Talimena Scenic Drive up Hwy 259 to Talihina and over to Mena, Ark. derserves a quick mention. It's located in the lush Quachita Nat'l Forest, north of Hochaton and Broken Bow Lake. The Kiamichi Independent Bikers have a rally every year.
The Choctaw and Chickasaw Trail of Tears went through this area. We have a proud Indian Heritage here.
The Museum of the Red River in Idabel, hosts the Acrocanthosaurus which was found on the lower Mtn. Fork River, just 5 miles south from the old Highway 70 bridge.
Red Slough Nat'l Wildlife Refuge is a premium bird watching area. there are over 300 bird species documented. There are 35 species of shorebirds that have occurred. In the winter, thousands of ducks flock to the Red Slough!
A few restaurants have music on the weekends. We have great local artists that play at these venues often..Grateful Head Pizza (recommend), Abendigos, then some breweries have music too: Beavers Bend Brewery does. New businesses going up ALL the time. Plenty of wine tasting at Fish Tails, Vojai and Girls Gone Wine. Some new restaurants offer crawfish and oysters..Shuck Me, Hot Tails. Adam and Eves is a little grocery store and further north they have a cute new location with sandwiches and snacks. Marilynns Produce on Hwy 259 has great fruits and veggies.We also have Mountain Man Meat Market for cuts of meat that will impress...