The Best Activities in Broken Bow, OK | Beavers Bend National Park

The Best Activities in Broken Bow, OK | Beavers Bend National Park

There are plenty of fun activities in Broken Bow that are perfect for everyone.

My family loves going to Broken Bow because it is a fun and relaxing place to rent a cabin, get back to nature, and bond with family.

We have been going to Broken Bow since 2010 and every trip it gets better and better.

The cabins we rent, the memories we make, and the fun activities we do are always the best.

Our favorite time to go is right at the end of the year because the winter is the perfect time to enjoy a cabin, sit by the fire, play games and so much more.

But, Broken Bow can be a year-round place to enjoy!

Activities in Broken Bow

Over the years, Broken Bow has become a popular spot for families and groups to rent cabins and enjoy Beavers Bend National Park. The Ouachita National forest and history of the area is spectacular.

There are so many outdoor and indoor activities for everyone of all ages to enjoy while visiting.

So, here are the top fun activities in Broken Bow.

Guided Fishing Tours in Broken Bow

Fishing is one of the top fun activities in Broken Bow for my family when we visit. Broken Bow Lake and Mountain Fork River are stocked with amazing trout that we love to enjoy.

TIP: If you do plan to go fishing, always get a license and learn your daily fish limit and all the rules to catching trout. These are easy to obtain at the local Walmart or here

If you get caught fishing without an Oklahoma Fishing License, the ticket will cost you more than the license would.

You can choose to go fishing on your own and find the best spots yourself, or you could always hire a fishing guide.

If you would like to hire a fishing guide, here are some great places you could check out.

– Beavers Bend Fly Fishing Guide 

You can choose from a Half-Day or a Full-Day Fish Guide. Pricing and times will vary.

Check out their website for more information.

3840 Old Broken Bow Highway
Broken Bow Oklahoma, 74728

– Private Fishing with River Man Trail Rides

Looking for a private fishing experience that is also ‘catch and release’?

Check out the River Man Fishing guide service.

1735 Pine View Road
Broken Bow, OK 74728

Wineries in Broken Bow

The adults in my family enjoy visiting the local wineries in Broken Bow. They have some delicious selections that are worth even ordering and shipping them year-round.

Here are four great wineries you can visit while in Broken Bow.

Girls Gone Wine

Visiting the Girls Gone Wine locations in Broken Bow is a great place to hang out with the girls, taste and enjoy some delicious wine, and relax.

This is our favorite Winery to visit on every trip we take to Broken Bow. We love browsing the boutique, sampling the wine, and enjoying a glass or two on their patio.

It is a perfect little afternoon delight to unwind.

10216 N US Hwy 259Broken Bow, OK 74728
Contact to make a Free Wine Tasting Reservation
580-306-WINE (5463)
Summer | June – August | Mon-Sat 12pm – 8pm | Sun 11am – 6pmFall / Winter / Spring | Sat 12pm – 8pm | Mon – Thurs 12pm – 6 pm | Sun 10am – 4pm

Another really cool thing that the Girls Gone Wine offers is the ability to make your own wine.

Check out how to reserve your spot for you and the girls to create your own concoction. —>> Make your Own Wine!

– Fish Tales Winery & Vineyard

Fish Tales Winery is another great place to visit for wine sampling while in Broken Bow.

There is also a bistro on site so you can enjoy lunch and relax with the family.

17 Oak Leag Ln.
Broken Bow, OK 74728
Sun – Thurs: 11am-5pm
Fri – Sat: 11am-8pm

 Off-Road Vehicle Rentals in Broken Bow

Broken Bow and Beavers Bend National Park is the perfect location to rent a UTV, ATV, or jeep and explore.

This is one of my favorite things to do in Broken Bow. It is a thrill and the scenery is absolutely gorgeous.

There are a couple of companies you can rent from below.

Bandits ATV Boat Rentals

Bandits ATV Boat Rentals is a great place to rent some fun toys for the whole family at any time of year. To find out more information on rentals, check out their website below.

9160 North US Highway 259
Hochatown, OK 74728


Mon-Sun: 9am-6pm


Activities in Broken Bow

– Beaver Bend Depot & Trail Rides

Beavers Bend Depot & Trail Rides is a combo family activity center with horseback trails and a train ride. This is perfect for kiddos to have a fun memorable experience while in Broken Bow.

The Train Ride is about 15 – 20 minutes through the wilderness where you could spot some wildlife.

You could also enjoy a 2.5-mile trail horseback ride that takes about an hour to get through. They have guided tours and wonderful morning or afternoon activity to do in Broken Bow.

Plus, after your rides, there is a gift shop and snack bar to re-energize the crew.

290 Beavers Bend Loop
Broken Bow, Oklahoma 74728


Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: 9am – 3pm


Hiking Trails in Broken Bow | Beavers Bend National Park | Ouachita National Forest

Hiking in Broken Bow is a wonderful activity! There are so many trails and you’re almost guaranteed to see some kind of wildlife.

I remember one year during a fishing/hiking expedition we were welcomed by a little deer. 

If Hiking is your thing to do, here are 5 great hiking trails that you can explore while visiting. 

– Lookout Mountain Trail

Length: 2.9 miles
Type: Loop
Difficulty: Moderate

This trail is pretty rocky and not ideal for a stroller or anything with wheels.

– Lakeview Lodge Trail

Length: 1.4 miles
Type: Loop
Difficulty: Moderate

This trail features a river outlook that is just beautiful. 

– Cedar Bluff Trailhead

Length: 0.9 miles
Type: Loop
Difficulty: Moderate

Short little hike with gorgeous views.

– Beaver Lodge Nature Trail

Length: 3.0 miles
Type: Out & Back
Difficulty: Easy

This is a great hike that is easy for the whole family. 

– Friends Trail Loop

Length: 1.5 miles
Type: Loop
Difficulty: Moderate

This hike has a view of a waterfall and a beautiful river.

Brewery’s in Broken Bow

If you’re not a huge wine person, there are some great places to enjoy a nice ice-cold beer.

Broken Bow has a couple of Breweries that the adults can enjoy a distillery tour and tasting.


Mountain Fork Brewery

Established in 2015, Mountain Fork Brewery is a great place to enjoy a cold one. If you would like to tour the distillery, tours are on Saturdays and available for 10 guests if you call ahead. 

89 N Lukfata Trail Rd,
Broken Bow, OK 74728
Tap Room Hours
Monday – Thursday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tour Hours
Saturday 1pm & 3pm 

Beavers Bend Brewery

This is another great place to check out some great beer. They have year-round and seasonal beers available. Beavers Bend Brewery offers an IPA, Pale Ale, Amber Ale, and a Brown Ale. 

46 Coho Rd
Broken Bow, OK 74728

Mon-Thurs 12-8 pm

(closed Tuesday)

Fri/Sat 12-9

Sun 11-7
Beer Menu & Website

Canoe/Kayak Rentals in Broken Bow

Looking to get on the water for a little exercise in nature? If you don’t want bring your own canoe or kayak, and would like to rent and have a guide, there are great businesses that provide the service.

– Wild Goose Canoe & Kayak

They offer two basic floats to choose from. One float is 8 miles with a little difficulty and the other is 5 miles that are best for those with children. You can either rent a canoe/kayak from them or bring your own. 

466 Wild Goose Rd
Broken Bow, OK 74728
Contact – Must Call for Reservations


Activities in Broken Bow

Ziplining Activity in Broken Bow

I have never been zip lining but knowing that you can in Beavers Bend/Broken Bow is so awesome!

This is a fun day activity for those thrill-seeking family members to experience the forest in a whole new way.

– Rugaru Adventures

Ziplining is one of the best activities in Broken Bow! If you can get a reservation time slot, it’s a grand adventure. They have 6 lines hovering 60ft above the forest. You’ll go about 35 mph from one point to the next. 


2658 Stevens Gap Road
Broken Bow, OK 74728
580-494-2ZIP (2947)
Make Reservations/Check Available Times

Historical Museums in Broken Bow

History is one of my favorite subjects and visiting locations is the best way to learn.

My family visited the Beavers Bend Wildlife Museum one year to check out the history of the place we were staying. It was a nice learning experience and great for kids.

– Forest Heritage Center Museum

My family and I visited this museum one year while visiting Broken Bow. The kids had a great time learning about the culture. Plus, it is free admission.

Us 259 A
Broken Bow, OK 74728
Monday – Sunday 8am-5pm

Activities in Broken Bow

Final Thoughts

These top activities in Broken Bow are what makes the trip so much fun every time we visit. My family loves to go fishing, wine tasting, and enjoying each other’s company even when we stay at the cabin.

If you’re looking for a cabin to rent, check out our post 24 Incredible Airbnb Cabins in Broken Bow, Oklahoma.

I hope this begins your planning to Broken Bow because it truly is a great place to rent a cabin and explore!

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