As big of as State as Texas is, we’ve got plenty of destinations to travel to without ever having to leave the State. Just because we don’t have to, doesn’t mean we don’t want to! Just north of the border of Texas and Oklahoma is a perfect getaway town that’s got just about everything you’d need to take an extended vacation and enjoy nature along with the small town feel. A short 3 hour drive, northeast of Dallas, and at the foothills of the Kiamichi Mountains lies this quaint little town with plenty of attractions to keep a nature-lover busy.
Just north of Broken Bow lies Broken Bow Lake within Beaver’s Bend State Park. A 14,000 acre lake with over 180 miles of shoreline that are perfect for casting your line out and spending the day on the water. The abundance of bass within the lake will keep you busy all day! With its mild Summers and Winters, Broken Bow Lake is open year round and you won’t have to endure high temperatures above 95º during the Summers and around 50º during the Winter.
Nature Lover’s Paradise
For the RVers who love canoeing, you’re in luck! Mountain Fork River is great destination for outdoorsmen who enjoy spending some quality time on the water. Plus, within Broken Bow lies the Little River National Wildlife Refuge that offers hunting, fishing, and 13,660 acres of wildlife viewing. Be sure to bring your binoculars and camera so you can document as many of the hundreds of different species that live within the park. For the bird-watchers in your family, Little River is well known across the country for its winged inhabitants. So much so, that there’s a downloadable bird-watching guide and checklist. Download it and check off the Great Egret, the Painted Bunting, and the Pine Warbler when you come across them!
There are over 12 miles of hiking trails within Beaver’s Bend State Park, for all skill levels. Take a stroll to Lookout Point and then walk alongside the river in the beautifully maintained trails. Especially during this time of year, the Fall foliage will give you plenty to look at and admire. But don’t wait too long, or you might miss the changing of the colors altogether!
There are a number of RV parks just a short drive from Broken Bow and Beaver’s Bend State Park. Here are a few of them:
Hochatown RV Park
6 miles North of Broken Bow on Highway 259
Across from Beaver’s Bend State Park entrance
Broken Bow Inn and RV Park
1912 S Park Dr
Broken Bow, OK 75728
Next time you’re pondering where to hitch up and take your RV for a long weekend or an extended vacation, consider Broken Bow, Oklahoma. We’re convinced that you’d want to make it a recurring visit.