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Beavers Bend State Park is located in the mountainous region of southeast Oklahoma along the shores of Broken Bow Lake and the Mountain Fork River. Guests traveling down the winding roads, through the forests of pine and hardwood trees will find adventure, beautiful scenery and plenty of activities inside this state park. The scenic beauty of Beavers Bend & Hochatown State Park makes it one of Oklahoma's most popular resort areas. Towering timbers, crystal clear waters and rugged terrain make this state park an outdoor lover's paradise. Visitors to Beavers Bend State Park will enjoy hiking, biking, boating, fishing, water skiing, nature center activities, river float trips, canoeing, horseback riding and much more. Trout streams are stocked year-round and the park features two catch-and-release trophy areas. Escape into the serenity of nature and follow the Mountain Fork River as it flows from the base of Broken Bow Lake through the park below. This area provides visitors with spectacular views, as well as excellent canoeing and fishing opportunities. Nestled in among the trees and alongside the Mountain Fork River are rustic and modern cabins, RV sites and tent campsites, as well as two group camps. This 3,482-acre park offers 47 cabins with kitchenettes, plus 393 campsites and over 50 tent sites spread over eight camping areas. RV sites feaure water and electric service. Dump sites are available. Leashed pets are allowed in the park and in some cabins. Beavers Bend State Park also offers the 40-room Lakeview Lodge, situated along the shores of Broken Bow Lake. Every room within the lodge features amazing views of the water. The lodge offers four suites, a great room with a stone fireplace and a conference room. Guests at the lodge are served a free continental breakfast in the great room each morning. Play a round of golf at the on-site 18-hole Cedar Creek Golf Course, explore nature from the 26-mile David Boren hiking trail or enjoy a wealth of water recreation along 180 miles of pine-studded shoreline and 14,220 surface acres of lake. Broken Bow Lake offers plenty of coves and clear water perfect for fishing, boating and scuba diving. Other activities available include tennis, volleyball and mini golf. Picnic areas are also scattered throughout the area. An amphitheatre, gift shop, grocery, restaurant and the Forest Heritage Center can also be found within Beavers Bend & Hochatown State Park.

A short hike by the campgrounds. Just a simple walk through the woods.

Fun but lookout at the end wasn’t as great as I had hoped.

Fun and easy. Great for kids.

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11 days ago

Good hike! Some hills. Mostly through the woods, but some lake views through the trees. We did loop 1 and 2.

Surprisingly nice hike. Varying terrain - ups & downs, rocks, creeks etc. Not for one that has not hiked before.

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1 month ago

This is roughly a 4 mile, easy to moderate hike. Almost exclusively through the woods. Narrow trail is intermittently marked with signs but basically self-guiding, easy to follow, with not much chance of getting lost. One half of the trail is along the edge of the lake with good views. Starts at a small children's playground right outside the Lodge parking. I recommend a clockwise approach (Start to the left of the main Trail sigh board, towards the road). Took us 1:36 h:mm at leisurely pace. Beautiful foliage this time of the year (but going fast). One two bottles of water enough, couple of granola bars.

We really enjoyed this trail. It was a great fall day with some groups of people on the trails. We saw a beaver carrying some wood to his den. Very peaceful.

1 month ago

Perfect for short legs! Kids are 5,6 and 1(carried). Took an hr

1 month ago

Great trail for kids!

Great trail. A lot of it is up hill. Pretty scenery. We did see some deer. We are in our 40s and 50s. It took us about 3.5 hours, but we took several breaks and enjoyed the views. When you get to the Nature Center walk towards the road and you'll see the last bit of trail that will take you to your car, or you can walk up the road.

1 month ago

Most of the trail is by the creek. Easy terrain and beautiful.

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1 month ago

Just finished raining the night before. The creek was running pretty good and was really pretty. Trail was really wet at spots, but considering rain, still passable.

Easy hike with kids and dog on leash. First half is along creek.

It is a nice easy trail. My wife and I went in the morning while it was raining, most of the trail is covered. We obviously got wet which was fine. Be sure you pay attention for the first blue trail marker, take the first left there when the trail splits. You’ll be good from there. Enjoy!

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2 months ago

Hiked it in the rain and loved it! The markers seemed to be missing in a few places and I think we ended up on another trail because our path looks very different than the map here. We ended up making a loop. I would say the incline is a little more challenging than “easy”, but the views at the top were stunning. We did 1.5 miles in 53 minutes, but again, we didn’t follow it according to this map.

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2 months ago

Great trail! We saw a lot of deer through the trail. Beautiful views of the lake!

Watch closely for trail markers, the first set is an arrow and a badge.

Take the FIRST left you come to...watch for markers. Walk the trail CLOCKWISE

lots of missing markers and very faded blue paint spots...

The overlooks above the river are beautiful!

Good trail..less than 2 miles. Lots of traffics noise

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2 months ago

Lovely trail, really. Hubs and I never saw anything clearly marking the trail though, so maybe we didn’t really hike this one. I read the reviews and lots of folks say it’s marked, but we seriously only saw one white fence post with red spray paint that said “SLT”. That’s it. I also never saw anywhere to refill water, like another poster mentioned. We did get some beautiful views and pictures.

2 months ago

This is a tough one (for me anyway). Long and lots of ups and downs. 1 full mile was a steady up hill clime. Beautiful sights though. My phone died with 4 miles left to go so map does not show all. It also says its a loop and it is but you must walk the road about 1 1/2 miles to get back to your car.

We camped at Dogwood campgrounds then jumped the road to start at Cedar Bluff then we took a right to finish the Skyline Trail. Amazingly marked except the last mile or so when it comes to a dead end at the power lines and then you pretty much keep going straight into some over your head grown grass but there is a trail in there that takes you back to the path. Be sure you will have plenty of water with a filter as it is has some pretty steep parts that make you work. We only came across one very nice campground about 4 miles in from Cedar Bluff start. A black bear did end up running us out of our campsite so they are there and please bring bear spray! We also walked the four mile road back to the campsite vs turning around and going back through the trail so keep that in mind also. Enjoy :)

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3 months ago

Trail map above is not accurate; this is a looped trail. Trailhead is directly across from Dogwood Campground on 259A. Beautiful, short trail... nice little incline on the way out.

Enjoyed our first hike at Beavers Bend. Beautiful trail with nice views of the lake. Saw a few other hikers with dogs on the trail; likely busier than normal as it is Labor Day Weekend.

Great hike

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3 months ago

Harder than Deer Crossing. Sign at spillway parking lot says Indian Nation Trail which is longer than this one.

Hard as hell.

4 months ago

Wonderful trail, beautiful but not crowded besides the last mile or so before the main park area. Some important things to know- there are plenty of water refill places along the entire trail, so don't waste water weight and carry a filter.
We started at what all trails calls the beginning (on the northern road) and never regretted our decision. Did some night hiking and saw tons of wildlife. The only thing I did not love about this trail was the lack of campsites (understandable, as most day-hike). Otherwise, 10/10. If you're looking for a remote, beautiful, and fairly hilly trail, this is it.

4 months ago

Fun walk but again difficult in the heat. Walked in 2 miles and turned around and came back.

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4 months ago

It was a tough climb in the heat. I had connected it with the South Park trail and walk back to the heritage Center through the campgrounds and ended up with 4.3 mile walk. The heat made it hard yesterday.

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4 months ago

I’ve already hiked this once and can’t wait to do it again tomorrow. Bring plenty of water because you will need it.
@Ashley Allison- Hate to disagree with you but the trail is clearly marked (look at all the reviews) and it’s easy to follow as well. Perhaps you didn’t look hard enough.

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