Broken Bow Lake stretches 22 miles back into the Ouachita Mountain country where its unusual beauty and scenic appeal beckon all nature enthusiasts. The mountain terrain is densely forested, and there are many species of birds native to the area for birdwatchers to enjoy.
For hikers, there are two nature trails available for enjoyment, the Big Oak Nature Trail which is about a quarter of a mile long and is suitable for use by senior citizens and small children and the rugged and beautiful Beaver Lodge Nature Trail which is a two-way trail located near the River Bend area and winds along a clear stream through a valley surrounded by pine-covered hills. Both trails will be enjoyed by nature lovers of all ages.
NOTE: All recreation facilities on Broken Bow and the Lower Mountain Fork River are operated by the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department. For information regarding the recreation facilities, please contact the Beavers Bend State Park at 580-494-6452