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Lower Mountain Fork River is a 26 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Broken Bow, Oklahoma that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 26.0 mi Elevation gain 134 ft Route type Point to Point

Dogs on leash

Camping

Fishing

Nature trips

Paddle sports

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Waterfall

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The Lower Mountain Fork River is a short, but very exciting, whitewater/flatwater run that is probably the most consistently flowing and best whitewater stream in Oklahoma.

Lower Mountain Fork River - See http://southwestpaddler.com/docs/littleok9.html For water levels, see: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ok/nwis/uv?cb_00065=on&cb_00060=on&cb_00045=on&format=gif_default&begin_date=2012-06-08&end_date=2012-06-16&site_no=07339000

Reregulation Dam, at Mountain Fork Park about 3 miles off Highway 70, at 0.0 miles; US Highway 70 bridge on river left at about 3.2 miles; Ambush Adventures landing on river left immediately adjacent to the public landing at US 70 is a private access point for Ambush customers; WW Trading Post & Canoe access (private access for WW Trading Post customers) on river right at about 4.2 miles; Ambush Adventures access and campground (private access for Ambush customers) on river right at about 8.8 miles; WW Trading Post & Canoe Rental access (private access for WW Trading Post customers) on river right at about 10.2 miles; Public access on river left near Ashalintubbi 6.3 miles below the confluence of the Little River at about 18.8 miles; Arkansas State Highway 41 bridge south of Horatio at about 29.0 miles. No other access points are available on the Lower Mountain Fork and Little Rivers above the Cossatot River confluence.

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Chyla Hundley
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Hiking

NOT A HIKING TRAIL, ONLY KAYAKING OR CONOEING

Mark Born
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Hiking

What the heck - this isn’t a trail, so why is it listed in hikes? Thanks for wasting my time.

Pink Lynx
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Paddle sports

Kayaked the first few miles of this river and had a wonderful time several years ago. The short waterfall provided lots of entertainment and we were able to practice some skills in a pretty tame environment. We have attempted to get on this part of the river again each time we are in the area but between the flooding and then such prolonged low water conditions we haven't had any success. [kayaking-yes, "whitewater"-not so much]

Marie Marie Rutledge
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we weren't able to go very far, at the beginning of the trail we were attacked by hornets that chased us to our car.

Capt Scott Meyer
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Fishing

Close to home, always refreshing to camp, fish and hike this area... it has been a mainstay in the family for years! Recent rainfall has transformed a lot of the river itself into a whole different character, but the change has provided improvements.

Joe Friedeggs
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Paddle sports

Canoed the top 8 miles of this paddle trail, it was great. Left the car at Wild Goose Canoe Rentals, loaded my canoe on their trailer, and they drove us up to the top (re-regulation dam). We were dropped off below dam at ~10 am, put in shortly afterward. Took out at Wild Goose at 2:45 pm. Canoeing was fun. Water levels could have been just a bit higher, but flow was good on this river. Some minimal portage required, but may have been avoidable (if we went different route). First 2 miles, up to Presbyterian Falls, there are lots of bolder fields, ‘rapids’, and small falls to navigate; nothing too serious and a lot of fun. The top of the river was fairly crowded, though. Many people put in about the same time we did (I guess because the rain had just stopped); 6 kayakers put in at the same time we did, and a large, noisy (church?) group of about 20-30 just behind us, in both canoes and kayaks. But after the 3 mile mark (SH 70 bridge), we only saw 2 kayakers and a couple of swimmers. The middle 3-4 miles was flat and decent level. Near the end, last 2-2.5 miles, there were a few more small ‘rapids’. Water was very clean and cold, with water temps 71-79 deg (per USGS site, but felt much colder). Wildlife – too many people on the upper portion for wildlife. Saw several turtles, herons, and large fish on the last 5 miles. Saw 5 deer (in a group) while investigating Beavers Bend SP. For water levels, see the USGS water data site for Eagletown, OK: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ok/nwis/nwisman/?site_no=07339000 For map and more info: Lower Mountain Fork River - See http://southwestpaddler.com/docs/littleok9.html

Nina t
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Jana Hammond
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Jana Hammond
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Katherine R.
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Michael Wallace
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Michael Wallace
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Michael P.
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