Oklahoma Outback Outdoors Adventures
Canoeing,canoe rentals,rafting & fishing/ATV trails/Primitive camping/Talimena
Drive/ Horseback trail rides, Beavers Bend Park, Cedar Creek Golf Course
Broken Bow Lake. Outdoor activities in Southeast Oklahoma
trips, Rafting, &
You can take a canoe trip float down the Mt. Fork River, the Glover River or the Little
River in Southeast Oklahoma view the beauty of the mountains, and the wildlife.
There are canoe rentals in the area with shuttle service on the upper and lower Mt. Fork
River(seasonal). Boat rentals are available for those interested in going to Broken Bow
Lake. For the trout fishermen the Beavers Bend Park and lower Mt. Fork River is the
place to go.
Whether you are here to fish, canoe,raft, float the rivers, swim, rent a boat or make
your on water fun there are many mountain streams, rivers, the Broken Bow Lake and
Beavers Bend State Park for your enjoyment.
For the serious fishermen who may not be familiar with the area there are local fishing
guides in the area.
ATV & 4-wheeler
For the ATV enthuesiasts, the Oklahoma ATV trails in the Ouachita National Forest
are excellent places to ride with their many mountain roads, and Forest Service roads
(check regulations and policys of the area you will be riding in).
Bring your own ATV, fuel, food and water. Visit the ATV Trailriding site for more
information and photos about the area.
With the many different roads weaving around, it would be easy to get lost. A GPS is
recommended. Keep a watch on you fuel guage, it is very easy to run low on fuel
while going further than you had expected to go, when you are having fun exploring.
The area is vast, there may be times when go out, you may not see any other people in
the area. Just you and your family or friends and nature at her fulliest. Have fun enjoy
the outdoors of Oklahoma.
Southeast Oklahoma has many areas for primitive camping. A self contained RV would
not be out of place here. You could set up by a stream, build a campfire, sit and relax or
do some fishing.
Privately owned property with primitive camping sites are available on the Glover
River.We have cabins available to rent for the adventurous who prefer the comforts of
home. For more information about the cabins.
Talimena Skyline Drive
View the mountains of Southeast Oklahoma on motorcycle or by automobile this scenic
route takes you leisurely winding through the mountains on the Talimena Skyline Drive.
This 49 mile long scenic drive through the Winding Stair Mountains in Oklahoma to the
Rich Mountain in Arkansas. It is a paved, well marked road without advertising signs and
offers a panoramic view of valleys, lakes and the Ouachita National Forest. This scenic
route connects Talihina, Oklahoma to Mena, Arkansas. Visit the site Talimena Scenic
Byway for more information.
Another scenic route would be OK Highway 259 from Hochatown, Oklahoma, North to
OK Highway 59. This 60 mile scenic drive takes you through the Ouachita National
Forest. You will travel through the small communities of Mt. Herman, Smithville, Octavia,
and Big Cedar.The OK Highway 259 intercepts OK Highway 1 for those who would like
to travel the Talimena Skyline Drive.
Horseback trail rides
For the adventurous who wish to view the mountains at a slower pace horseback riding
may be for you. There are many roads and trails to ride.
If you bring your own horse be prepared to stable them in the trailers or bring portable
corrals, as there are no facilities in the mountains.
If you do not have a horse and do not want to miss the horseback trail ride experience of
the mountains, there are locals who offer horseback trail riding, they furnish the horse and
Cedar Creek Golf Course
Located in Hochatown, Oklahoma which is North of Broken Bow, Oklahoma is a 18
hole P.G.A. Golf Course right on the banks of the Broken Bow Lake. For more
information about this course go to www.golfable.com
|Beavers Bend State Park
and Broken Bow Lake
Stop and visit the Beavers Bend Park, there are many indoor and outdoors activities and
attractions to see. The Nature Center, Forest Heritage Center, Gift shop, and Restaurant
are all within walking distance of each other. Also, located in the area are the Train
Depot, horseback tours of the park, a swimming beach, paddle boats, canoe trips, trout
fishing and a play ground. RV hook-ups and tent spaces are available in the park and in
designated areas around the Broken Bow Lake.
The Broken Bow Lake is the place to go for boating, water sports, and fishing. There are
boat and jet ski rentals available.
Oklahoma Outback Adventures2008. Reproduction prohibited with out written permission of the owners.
Photos courtesy of the Jacobs family, the Ambrose family & the Hicks family.