Beavers Bend State Park RV & Campground Guide

Oklahoma

In southeastern Oklahoma, where the Ouachita Mountains rise amid forests of pine and hardwood trees, you’ll find Beavers Bend State Park. This 1,300-acre park boasts mountainous terrain, unique rock formations, and evergreen forests along the shores of Broken Bow Lake and Mountain Fork River. The park’s scenic beauty, paired with plentiful outdoor recreation, make it one of Oklahoma’s most visited parks!

Built in 1937 on a former Choctaw settlement, the park is named after John Beavers, an American who married a Choctaw woman and owned lands near a sharp bend on Mountain Fork River. This ‘Beavers Bend’ is now popular for fishing and canoeing. Boating, swimming, and other water sports are available at Broken Bow Lake, which stretches across 14,000 acres of sparkling blue waters. Visitors can hike and mountain bike through forested trails and rugged terrain or play a round of golf at Cedar Creek Golf Course. There’s also a Nature Center and Forest Heritage Museum where you can learn about the park’s forests, wildlife, and geology.

Beavers Bend State Park is filled with opportunities to immerse yourself in nature, whether fishing on the river, kayaking on the lake, or hiking through towering timbers. If this sounds like your ideal vacation, then read further to learn more about Beavers Bend State Park and what to do when you’re here!

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RV Resorts & Campsites in Beavers Bend State Park

Scenic views of mountains, forests, and rivers are one of the biggest draws to Beavers Bend State Park. And what better way to experience this beauty than by staying in a place where you can open the front door and find yourself face-to-face with nature. Tents and cabins are all examples that may spring to mind, but what about an RV? They are ideal for enjoying the natural wonders of a state park, plus they come equipped with amenities like air conditioning and comfy sleeping quarters!

RVshare makes it easy to rent an RV near your home or travel destination like in Broken Bow and Texarkana. With your RV in tow, stay in nearby campgrounds including:

Beavers Bend State Park Campground

Surrounded by trees along Mountain Fork River, the park’s campgrounds have almost 400 campsites, including RV sites with full and limited hookups. Spend time on the nature trails, paddle along the river, or relax by the peaceful waters of Broken Bow Lake — all close to your campsite. Rates are $22-25 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wifi: No
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Restrooms, playground, nature center, water sports, hiking, biking, golf course, camp store, boat rentals, dumping station

Creekside RV Park

Minutes from the park, this campground has 37 spacious back-in sites with full hookups. In addition to clean restrooms, hot showers, and free WiFi, you can easily access the Yanubee Creek for an afternoon of exploring! Rates are $40 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Pet friendly: Yes 
  • Other amenities: Restrooms, showers, picnic tables, fire rings, river access

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What to Do at
Beavers Bend State Park

Inside Beavers Bend State Park

Visitors come to Beavers Bend State Park to spend time in nature while enjoying plentiful outdoor activities. Broken Bow Lake and Mountain Fork River are ready-made for water sports — whether that’s swimming, fishing, kayaking, or boating. Nature trails wind through forests of pine and aspen and are open for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. 

The Nature Center hosts different events year-round, including fly fishing clinics, astronomy outings, sunset hikes, and campfire programs, while the Forest Heritage Center documents the area’s historical connection to forestry. Other activities include tennis, volleyball, and golfing at Cedar Creek Golf Course.

Here are more details on the park’s most popular activities:

Hiking and Biking - The David Boren Trail winds for 26 miles throughout the park, open for hiking and mountain biking along rocky ridges, over mountainsides, and through tall evergreen trees. A 4-mile segment of the trail is open for horseback riding. 

Water Sports - Water recreation is plentiful at Beavers Bend State Park. Between Broken Bow Lake and Mountain Fork River, there are many spots for boating, fishing, and swimming. Launch your vessel into the water or rent kayaks, canoes, jet skis, and other boats at the marina. Visitors can fish for trout along the shore or cool off from the summer heat by jumping in the water.

Golfing - Play a round of golf at the park’s 18-hole course, Cedar Creek Golf Course, while enjoying the scenic views of Broken Bow Lake and the Ouachita Mountains. You might even spot a deer or two! The facility also includes a putting green, driving range, and pro shop with club and cart rentals.

Outside Beavers Bend State Park

Outside Beavers Bend State Park, the region is mountainous and forested, making it popular for scenic drives and outdoor recreation like hiking, mountain biking, and fishing. Head into Broken Bow, Hochatown, and Idabel to sample eclectic dining options like brewpubs and Mexican eateries and explore the region’s natural beauty at Ouachita National Forest and other protected lands. The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has a strong presence throughout southeastern Oklahoma, not only in the region’s history but also in its local economy through casinos, restaurants, and other businesses.

Restaurants

Grateful Head Pizza Oven & Tap Room

This restaurant serves specialty pizzas, salads, and appetizers in full view of the Ouachita Mountains. Soak up scenic views from the patio and listen to live music while enjoying a pizza slice in one hand and a cold brew in the other.

Type: Pizzeria

Location: Broken Bow, OK

Papa Poblanos

This family-friendly regional chain serves classic Mexican fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Definitely try the guacamole as well as mouth-watering dishes like carne tampiqueña, enchilada plate, and chimichanga supreme.

Type: Mexican

Location: Broken Bow, OK

Mountain Fork Brewery

This laid-back brewery pairs pizzas, sandwiches, and salads with its range of creatively crafted beers. Munch on tasty pizzas like the Pork’N Chicken and Tubby Keith while listening to live music, playing board games, and sipping on a cold pint.

Type: Brewpub

Location: Broken Bow, OK

Rolling Fork Takery

This eatery serves locally sourced foods that are as fresh as they are delicious. Their menu reflects a fusion of American and Mexican cuisines including artisan sandwiches, street tacos, slow-cooked wings, gourmet burgers, and fresh salads.

Type: American

Location: Broken Bow, OK

Sightseeing

Little River National Wildlife Refuge

This refuge covers 15,000 acres of forests and wetlands and is home to 200 species of birds, including the rare Swainson’s warbler. Hike through the park to spot birds, deer, and other animals, go fishing along Little River, or simply take a moment to relax in nature.

Location: Broken Bow, OK

Peter Toth Totem Pole

Created by artist Peter Toth in 1979, this sculpture honors the regional Choctaw tribe as part of his “Trail of Whispering Giants” series. Each sculpture pays tribute to a specific Native American tribe and reflects characteristics from their culture and traditions.

Location: Broken Bow, OK

Museum of the Red River

This museum showcases regional art and archaeology, as well as treasures from around the world. Popular exhibits include the 40-ft long ‘Acro’ dinosaur skeleton and Native American pottery. There’s also a designated play area for the kids!

Location: Idabel, OK

Broken Bow Lake Tour

There’s no better way to explore Broken Bow Lake than by ‘duck boat’! Climb aboard this amphibious WWII vessel for a fun afternoon touring the area — first on land, then on water. Tours are $20 for adults, $15 for children.

Location: Broken Bow, OK

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How to Get to
Beavers Bend State Park

Beavers Bend State Park is located 11 miles north of Broken Bow on OK-259A

From I-30, take exit 199 to merge onto US-82 west. Turn right onto US-259 north for 32 miles. Turn right onto US-259 north, then turn right on OK-259A west to reach the park.

From 1-40, take exit 240A to merge onto Indian Nation Turnpike. Take exit 16 to OK-3 east for 52 miles, then turn left on E2050. Turn left onto US-259 north, then turn right on OK-259A west to reach the park.

Address: 4350 S, OK-259A, Broken Bow, OK 74728

Entering Beavers Bend State Park

Admission is free. The park is open everyday at 8am and closes at 6pm Sunday to Thursday, 7pm on Friday, and 8pm on Saturday.

If you’re ready to explore the mountains of southeastern Oklahoma, then plan your trip to Beavers Bend State Park! We’d love to share your adventures on our blog or social media, so tag us on social media or send photos to [email protected]. Happy (RV) camping!