Activities around the area

This area in Oklahoma is rich in outdoor activities from hiking, horse back riding, kayaking, ATV trail riding, boating on the lake, zip lining, fly fishing and much more.  Visit the Beaver’s Bend State Park and Ouachita National Forest or take a drive along the Talimena Drive (especially in late fall) for a glimpse of God’s beauty in this part of the county. For activity information and other recommended restaurants and indoor activities, see below.



  • Rent Pontoon boats, Jet skis, and for more fun on the lake, add a wake boards, skis, and/or a tube!  
  • Check in and availability of the water toys must be done in the office during business hours.
  • Arrange Boat storage at the marina.
  • Dock side store offers: Fishing tackle, lures and boat supplies, Fuel, Snacks, ice, water, soft drinks and  beer 


  • Carey Thorn – Professional Fishing Guide (Fly Fishing Only) (469)528-0210, 
  • The Ethen Wright Trout Fishing Guide (580)236-0327 (Trout Fishing, Small Mouth Bass, Canoe  Trips, Guided Hunts)
  • Moore’s Guide Service (580)494-6399 (Broken Bow Lake Bass Fishing) Email:  b& 
  • Beavers Bend Fly Shop (580)494-6071 (Trout Fishing – Beavers Bend Area) Email: Website: •
  • Rudy’s Guide Service (580)306-2838 o We fish for all ‘/bass species including large-mouth bass, small-mouth bass, spotted bass, and sand bass. We also fish seasonally for crappie and walleye: Rudisill/index.html


  • Wild Goose (580) 584-2277 / Website: 
  • River Rats (580) 584-6225 / Website: 
  • Yippie Kayo (580) 306-2279 / Website: 
  • Skippa-Rock River Floats (580) 835-2275 / Website: 
  • Lucky Dog River Floats (580) 584-2909 / Website:


 Gutter Chaos

  • (580) 494-2695 / Website: 
  • A family friendly sports bar featuring tasty food, full service bar, bowling, giant arcade and billiards. 

Beavers Bend Mining company

  • (580)494-6102 / Website: 
  • We supply bags of mining rough and traditional style equipment so kids can learn how  to pan for rocks, stones, arrow heads and other items! Once they identify them, they use  the maps to find out what part of the world each piece came from. Fun and educational!

The Maze of Hochatown

  • (580)494-6293 / Website: 
  • A 29,000 square foot outdoor wooden maze where not only do  you have to find your way out, you have to find all of the clues to solve the puzzle at  the end 

Hochatown Escape Games

  • (580)579-8901 / Website: 
  • Find the CLUES, solve the PUZZLES, and unlock the MYSTERY – a real life escape  game adventure that is based on popular escape game apps
  • Great family entertainment, birthday parties, team building, and other parties  

Big Foot Speedway – Go Karts

  • (580)212-8984 / Website: 

Old West Town Mini-Golf

  • (580)494-7301 or (580)236-9767 

Hochatown Petting Zoo

  • (580)494-7387

Thomahawk’s Axe Throwing

  • (580) 612-2429


  • Body Harmony Day Spa (580) 208-2312 / Website:
  • A Servants Hand Massage Therapy (580) 703-3209 / Website:
  • Flawless Wellness Spa (580) 612-7721 / Website:


  • A to Z Guest Ranch Trail Riding 580-244-3729 Smithville, Oklahoma – reservation required
  • Riverman Trail Rides & Stables Horseback Riding 580-236-9033 – reservation required
  • Glover River Trail Rides & Petting Zoo 580-241-5763 or 580-306-2867
  • Bandits ATV and Boat Rentals 580-494-3333 or 580-236-0918 9160 / Website:
  • ATV Rentals – Salt Creek Lodge 580-212-8980
  • Beavers Bend Depot & Stables 580-212-8980


  • Cedar Creek Golf Course (580) 494-6456
    • Recently Renovated
    • Cedar Creek Golf Course at Beavers Bend is a public golf course on the shores of Broken Bow Lake, about nine miles north of the city of Broken Bow, Oklahoma


Nature Trails (marked with blue on white tree blazes) 

Forest Heritage Tree Trail: 

This is a 1.1 mile looped trail that starts (and ends) at the Forest Heritage Center. It takes you down  the hill to Beaver Creek, along the floodplain of the creek, over a covered bridge, and back to the  Forest Heritage Center. It is fairly easy to walk, but you do have a couple of climbs. It has a series of  informational signs at key points and trees for more information on the area you are walking.  Remember this trail crosses the hiking trail twice. Watch for wooden signs that say TRAIL. The  hiking trail is marked with white paint on the trees. 

Level of difficulty: fairly easy to walk, but you do have a couple of climbs. 

Approximate Trail Length: 1.1 miles

Cedar Bluff Nature Trail: 

Cedar Bluff starts across from Dogwood Campground. This trail is designated to be walked  CLOCKWISE. Start on your left and at each junction turn right, you will come out where you started.  The trail is marked with blue on white tree blazes. Stay on the marked trail, NO SHORTCUTS  PLEASE. CAUTION: occasionally the creek floods causing the lower portion of this trail to become  hazardous. 

Level of difficulty: Both easy grade and a hill climb. 

Approximate Trail Length: 1 mile 

Pine Ridge Nature Trail: 

Pine Ridge is almost a figure-eight trail – but it DOES LOOP! The 1st loop starts right across from the  tennis court, and then branches to the right. It will take you up though pine/hardwood forest, by a  sewage lagoon (No Swimming, Please!) then across the top of a ridge. The trail branches to your  right, and then to your right again, taking you through a bottomland forest and the floodplain of  Beaver Creek. 

Level of difficulty: fairly easy to walk, two up-hill and two down-hill grades. 

Approximate Trail Length: ¾ mile 

Hiking Trails (marked with red on white tree blazes) 

3 Mile Loop: from the Nature Center, go south on Beaver Creek Trail, east on South Park Trail and  back on the park road. 

Challenging 3 Mile Loop: from the Nature Center, go south on Beavers Creek Trail, west on Lookout  Mtn Trail and back on the path leading to the Forest Heritage Center Museum.

SkyLine Trail:
 This trail shown on the map has recently been re-located to avoid private land.  Level of difficulty: For EXPERIENCED HIKERS ONLY; it crosses steep terrain. 

Approximate Trail Length: 7 miles Friends Trail: (NOT ON THE MAP)It’s the first new trail to be added to the park’s roster in fifteen  years. This intermediate trail begins at Spillway Creek below the dam and makes a 1.5 mile loop.  Hikers can expect rugged terrain with rocky outcroppings and a steep incline. Enjoy panoramic  views of the lake from the top of a ridge during this special guided hike. Hikes are expected to last 45  min to 1 ½ hours. Directions to the trailhead: From intersection of Hwy 259 and Hwy 3 in Broken  Bow, go north on 259 approximately 8 miles. Turn right into 259A’s second entrance toward the  Broken Bow dam. Go 4 miles and take a right just before the dam onto Beavers Bend Road. Go .4  miles and turn into parking lot on the right. The Friends of Beavers Bend trail is on the right.

Honobia Creek Store

(5 minutes away)

  • (580) 244-3725
  • Known for the best burgers 
  • Friday Night – All you can eat catfish 
  • Great Breakfast Selection 
  • Closed Mondays 

CJ’s Corner Store

(15 minutes away)

TJ’s Mountain Country Store

(17 minutes away)

  • (580) 244-3575
  • Friday Night – All you can eat catfish 
  • Great Burgers and other Food

(35 – 45 MIN AWAY)

Buffalo Grill

  • (580) 494-3287
  • Live Music 
  • Bar
  • Great Burgers/BBQ Mac N Cheese and More 

Mountain Fork Brewery

Grateful Head Pizza

  • Beer/Wine
  • Great Pizza and Wings 


(Look for the CORN DOG sign)

  • (580) 494-3647
  • Outdoor Corn Dog/Nacho Stand
  • Great Corn dogs (comes in 3 sizes, one is giant)
  • Great Nachos and other Fair type food 

The Noodle Shop

  • (580) 306-4669
  • Chinese Food
  • We like the spicy fried rice selections
  • Take Out Only right now

Rock Bottom Boyz BBQ

  • (580) 579-5811
  • Great BBQ
  • Delicious Smoked Potato Salad (it’s warm)
  • Catering BBQ Meal for 10 can be delivered to the cabin

Shuck Me

Girls Gone Wine

Okie Girls Coffee & Ice Cream

Pruett’s Food

(Broken Bow)


(Mena, AR)