Photo: Doug Lay © 2006 all rights reserved
Two hundred feet above Beaver's Bend is crystal-clear Broken Bow Lake, a favorite of scuba divers and bass fishermen. Broken Bow Lake is one of the most picturesque settings in Oklahoma. There is 180 miles of pine-studded shoreline, and 14,220 acres of lake. Surrounding the island-dotted lake are plenty of RV and tent sites.
There have been several names before the name of Broken Bow. The first was Con Chito, the name of the Indain Village where the downtown business section is now located. The next was Newtown because a new town was forming with the establishment of the Choctaw Lumber Company and a influx of people who came to seek their fortunes. The Dierks brothers, Herman and Fred, were responsible for the permanent name of Broken Bow, naming it after Broken Bow, Nebraska, their home before coming to Oklahoma. The original town, consisting of 230 acres, was platted in 1911.
Three park areas located around the lake offer the public many opportunities for outdoor family fun and picnic areas, drinking water, restrooms, charcoal grills and boat launching ramps.
The lake stretches 22 miles back into the Ouachita mountain country where its unusual beauty and scenic appeal beckons all nature enthusiasts. The mountain terrain is densely forested and there are many species of birds native to the area for birdwatchers to enjoy.
Numerous park areas located around the lake give the visitor an unmatched opportunity for outdoor family fun and relaxation. Recreational facilities include boat launching ramps, camping, picnic sites, beaches, water and sanitary facilities
Fish & Licenses
Get your name in the record books - Lake Broken Bow is part of the new Oklahoma Lake Record Program.
Active months listed in parenthesis. Bolded months are the best. Information courtesy of Broken Bow Fishing Guide Bryce Archey.
- Broken Bow Alligator Gar Hoax!
- Largemouth Bass State Record
(Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec)
- Smallmouth Bass Lake Record
(Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec)
- Spotted Bass Lake Record
(Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec)
- White Bass
(Feb, Mar, Apr)
(Feb, Mar, Apr, May)
- Channel Catfish
- Licenses & Fees
- Buy Licenses Online
- State Records Program
- Current Lake Level
Beavers Bend State Park
Photo: Doug Lay © 2006 all rights reserved
Towering timbers, crystal clear waters and mountainous terrain form what is affectionately referred to as Oklahoma's "Little Smokies." With a Riverbend area featuring acres of events and recreational programs, these parks are an outdoor lover's paradise.
Recreation opportunities offer the 18 hole Cedar Creek Golf Course, hiking, biking and nature trails, tennis and volleyball, trout fishing, water skiing, nature center activities, river float trips, miniature golf, paddleboats, bumper boats and canoeing, horseback riding, picnic sites, hayrides and train rides. An amphitheatre, gift shop, grocery, restaurant and the Forest Heritage Center on site also.
7 miles north of Broken Bow on Highway 259, then 4 miles east on Highway 259A.
Phone: (580) 494-6300
: (800) 435-5514
Fax: (580) 494-6689
Hochatown State Park
Hochatown State Park wraps around the shore of crystal clear Broken Bow Lake. Camp lakeside, watch the sunrise over the lake from the balcony of your room at Lakeview Lodge, or enjoy a round of golf at Cedar Creek Golf Course. Hochatown State Park, a beautiful part of the Beavers Bend Resort Park experience! 7 miles north of Broken Bow on Highway 259, then 4 miles east on Highway 259A.
Phone: (580) 494-6452
Fax: (580) 494-6453
2011 Angler of the Year
Bodee's Guide Service
All Bass, Walleye, Crappie & Catfish
25+ yrs fishing SE OK. No Fish, No Pay!
Insured, OK Wildlife Licensed
of the Year
| Rudy's Guide Service
Fishing yr. round, all Bass & Walleye
Insured & Wildlife Department Licensed
Broken Bow Crappie Guide
Family Pontoon Trips (Crappie Only)
Bass, Walleye & Sand Bass Trips too
|Fly Fish Beaver's Bend 903-850-3673
|Spencer's Guide Service 580-306-8824
Cabins & Lodging
|The Cliffhouse at Bear Creek
RV Parks & Campsites
Tackle & Bait
Boat & Jet Ski Rentals
Map & Directions
Located in the Ouachita Mountains of McCurtain County in southeastern Oklahoma, 12 minutes from Broken Bow on Highway 259. 3 hours from Dallas and Oklahoma City.
Directions to Lake Broken Bow & Beaver's Bend, Oklahoma.
Nearby Oklahoma lakes & rivers include:
North: Lake Wister
Northeast: Lake Irons Fork (AR)
East: Lake Gillham (AR)
Southeast: Lake De Queen (AR)
South: Lower Mountain Fork River
Southwest: Clear Lake
West: Lake Pine Creek & Glover River
Northwest: Lake Sardis