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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.

Take a left at the bottom of the steep incline to loopback around to the visitor center. This was not clearly marked. Do not cross the creek. It’s a great trail, we enjoyed it

Nice well kept trail easy hiking nice scenery lots of quartz everywhere

great trail, hiked it with my husband, 9 yr old daughter, 4 yr old son and 1 yr old daughter in a carrier. had some pretty steep points but we all had a great time.

Wife and I did this hike. It was a very nice workout. Views were nice, no real lookout point.

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail. Pretty easy and some of the best scenery in the state!

hiking
2 months ago

Took us about 4 hours to do the entire skyline trail plus the walk back along the highway. I am 16 years old and in great shape and I had no trouble on this trail. Very fun trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked from start to finish with a picnic lunch in the middle and it took us 2 hours. Forest side was warm and lake side was refreshingly cool. Vistas were breathtaking.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail was challenging and fun but it is not "easy". Great workout tho! There is a "lookout point" although it's not much of one. It's marked by a small stone wall. However if you keep walking past the lookout point you will come across an even prettier view. The trail will also loop you back to the nature center if you start there. Needed a little maintenance as we had to crawl over a few down trees. We had a wonderful day and took some time to enjoy the nature center, all in all a great trail and marked well.

hiking
2 months ago

This is not an easy hiking trail! It is beautiful and the scenery is great, but there is no good lookout point. The one that we did find was not clearly marked so we hike 1 mile past it.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful easy trail! Wish we could have hiked the whole thing, maybe next time!

I accidentally did this trail, so I went in with no expectations. I am an active 28 y/o F and while I didn’t consider this trail very difficult, I definitely wouldn’t label it easy. Perfect length and just the right amount of effort involved to make it a great workout without being miserable! I do wish there would have been a good lookout point

This trail is NOT an easy trail. I would rate it moderate. After hiking the “moderate” Lakeview Lodge 4m loop two days ago and considering it very easy, I was not sure what to expect from this. It was more challenging and lots of fun. There is not a good lookout point at the top, as noted by previous hikers, and the trail changes names on the posted markers a few times, but it is easy to follow and loops back to where it started.

Great trail and views. No designated lookout, but it's a steep climb so stop and look around anytime you need to rest.

on Skyline Trail

3 months ago

It’s a great trail but I only recommend it to those that have experience hiking.

Very pretty scenery and well marked. Would hike again!

hiking
3 months ago

Short Trail Recon

hiking
3 months ago

Since the bridge is still washed out the best place to park is down off Spillway Road before you cross the Spillway. Then choose whether you want to hike along the road first or last. If you want to start at the Spillway look for the pink ribbons that follow the Spillway creek before turning right and there is a sign that takes you to the right. Most of the trail is well marked, but had a little trouble finding my way past the first power line. Overall pretty tough with lots of ups and downs but more the distance than the climbs. Took about 5 hours.

hiking
3 months ago

This is the hardest trail I have hiked but well worth it. It is definitely not a trail for a casual day hiker. There are some steep changes in elevation for about 3 miles of the trail. The views were spectacular in several locations plus hiking in early November was peak viewing for the changing foliage.

1. We parked at the washed out bridge and walked back to the trailhead across from the Dogwood Campgrounds. I was so thankful the vehicle was waiting for us at the end of the trail rather than having to walk an extra mile back to the trailhead.
2. A trekking pole is a must
3. If you like to stop to take photos or breaks, plan on an 8-9 hr hike.
4. Take plenty of water and high energy snacks. I drank 96 ounces of water.
5. The trail was adequately marked EXCEPT at Bee Creek. Many people climbed a steep hill and wandered aimlessly in the woods wasting precious time and energy -we were some of those people. The trail actually continues across the creek. This was confusing because you cross the creek and continue walking along the bank until it becomes impassable. At that point cross the creek back to the side you started on and walk along the bank until it is impassable. Cross back to the side opposite from your arrival where the hardest 3 miles of the trail begins. To reiterate- there are 3 water crossings at Bee Creek - across - back - and across.
6. There were several creek crossing between Bee Creek and the washed out bridge. Several of these creeks would go over the top of your hiking boots but all could be done by stepping on rocks. Beware the rocks are very slick. The rocks may not be above water level during the spring rainy season. Take extra socks in case you slip off a rock and get your feet wet.

We did not cross the creek at the washed out bridge so I am unsure what that 2-3 mile portion of trail is like.

I am a 51 year old woman that walks 20,000 steps a day. The Skyline Trail was pretty much my max in distance and elevation changes.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy intermediate hike. Nice scenery. Easy to follow trail.

Enjoyed the trail following the river, but would consider this moderate due to several steep sections.

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