Description - 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.
Located along the shores of Broken Bow Lake and the Mountain Fork River, guests will find Lakeview Lodge, a 40 room retreat with private decks overlooking the lake at Hochatown State Park which sits adjacent to Beavers Bend State Park. Other lodging choices include 47 cabins (some with river views), RV and tent campsites, and two group camps. 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. In June, we host the Owa Chito Festival of the Forest, and in November, the Beavers Bend Folk Festival. Eagle watches are held every November-February. Kitchenettes and pets allowed in cabins only; free breakfast and suites available for lodge guests. Rates from $65-100+.
- Features/Facilities: Coffee Maker • Credit Cards Accepted • Gift Shop • Handicap Accessible • In-Room Fireplace • Kitchen • Lake/River View • Meeting Room • Pets Allowed • Restaurant on Site • Senior Discount • 14,240 Combined Lake Acres (Mountain Fork River & Broken Bow Reservoir) • 3,482 Combined Park Acres • 40-room Lakeview Lodge, situated on beautiful Broken Bow Lake • 47 Cabins (most with fireplace) • 8 Camping Areas, 393 Campsites • Assigned Campground • 2 Group Camps (capacities of 144) • Forest Heritage & Education Center • Nature Center • Amphitheatre • Backpacking, Biking, Nature & Hiking Trails • Naturalist • Boating • Water Skiing • Trout Fishing • Tennis
Nearby: McCurtain County Wilderness Area • Talimena Skyline Drive • Ouachita National Forest • Beavers Bend Wildlife Museum, Broken Bow • Museum of the Red River, Idabel • Little River National Wildlife Refuge, Idabel
Group Contact: Joni Williams
Riverbend Attractions: Swimming • Beach • Canoeing • Paddle- boating • Bumper Boating • Horseback Riding • Hayrides • Miniature Golf • Restaurant • Grocery • Gift Shop • Train Rides
Golf: Cedar Creek 18-hole course (72 par). Also: Pro Shop • Golf Carts • Pull Carts
Highlights: Owachito Festival of the Forest (June) • Eagle Watches (Nov. to Feb.) • Folk Festival (Nov.)Year-round Trout Fishing, Trophy Brown Trout Area
Fishing: Largemouth Bass • Smallmouth Bass • Sunfish • Rainbow Trout • Brown Trout
Recreation - Camping, biking, backpacking Nature & Hiking Trails • Naturalist • Boating • Water Skiing • Trout Fishing • Tennis
Climate - This state has a mild climate due to its southern location and low elevations. The western regions of the state are somewhat drier than that of the east. Winter temperatures range from 50 degrees to 25 degrees F. The season extends from December through February and very little snow fall during this period. Spring begins in March, with temperatures between 50 and 70 degrees F. Temperatures rise throughout the season and summer highs begin to peak in July and August. All regions of Oklahoma receive days with temperatures reaching 100 degrees. The southwestern corner of the state usually records the hottest temperatures. by October fall temperatures provide relief from the heat of summer. Temperatures during this season reach into the 60s for highs and dip into the 30s for the lows. The relative humidity has an annual average of 64 percent. The most rainfall occurs during the months of May and June.
7 miles N of Broken Bow on Hwy 259, then 4 miles E on Hwy 259A.