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Southeastern Oklahoma's Little Secret: Mtn. Fork River just outside of  Broken Bow 

Local Area Attractions

         Let us excite and surprise you when you come to Southeastern Oklahoma. See what you've been missing in Broken Bow and Hochatown... It's the perfect tourist destination. There is something to do for everyone here! Just a few reasons you need to visit our area: hiking at Beavers Bend State Park, fishing, mountain biking, there is a Petting Zoo (great for kids and I think adults enjoy it as well), train ride in the park, jet ski's for rent, jeeps for rent, four wheeling, golfing (18 holes and miniature), horseback riding, boating, go carts, paddleboats, bird watching (Red Slough), zip line and of course kayaking and canoeing on the lower Mtn. Fork River. ..Things To Do in Hochatown is a new info center off of 259 by Vojai's Winery. Shelley can help you plan your vacay!! She has maps of the area. Several of the wineries offer tastings.The breweries have good food too.

         There are 2000+ cabins scattered in the foothills of the Kiamichi Mtns., 20 miles north of Broken Bow. You can find cabin rentals on the Mtn. Fork River also. Prices range from reasonable to luxurious.

         Broken Bow Lake is 12 miles long with 180 miles of shoreline. It holds the state record (usually) for large mouth bass. Other species include sm. mouth bass, striper, trout, crappie, perch, and catfish to name a few.
         Beavers Bend State Park has many things to enjoy. The Forest Heritage Center and The Wildlife Museum are a to-do also. There is The Owachito Festival of the Forest that has vendors, music and contests to enter. Plenty of food trucks and new restaurants going in all the time. Some have music on the weekends...

         The Talimena Scenic Drive up Hwy 259 to Talimena and over to Mena, Ar., deserves a quick mention. It is located in the lush Quachita Nat'l Forest, north of Broken Bow Lake and Smithville. The Kiamichi Independent Bikers have a rally every year..don't forget your camera!

         The Choctaw and Chickasaw Trail of Tears went through this area.We have a proud heritage here. The Museum of the Red River is located in Idabel, it hosts the Acrocanthosauras which was found on the lower Moutain Fork river, by the kayak rental places several years ago.
         Red Slough National Wildlife Refuge is a premier bird watching area. There are over 300+ bird species documented! There are 35 species of shoreline birds that have been  known to occur..in the winter, thousands of ducks flock to Red Slough.
         The Mtn Fork River is a recreational river now. Hydropower releases from Broken Bow Lake filter down to us on the lower Mtn. Fork. and are subject to power in demand, therefore, the water levels can change. Generally the Corps of Engineers will get on a summer schedule that releases water in the late afternoon, and wont affect your river time.