One of the most beautiful lakes in Oklahoma, Broken Bow Lake covers 14,000 acres with 180 miles of shoreline. Many species of fish live in Broken Bow Lake including, crappie, largemouth bass, small mouth bass, walleye, channel catfish, spotted bass, and sunfish. There are several boat ramps available to enter lake but only one Marina.
Mountain Fork River Fishing
The Lower Mountain Fork River has approximately 12 miles of designated trout water with impressive sized fish and lots of them! Fishing is good year round but is at its busiest late spring until September. Plan your trip close to the next trout stocking to give you an advantage. Trout Stocking Schedule.
An Oklahoma resident or non-resident fishing license is required. There are three ways to obtain your fishing license:
2. LICENSE DEALER: Visit our local Wal-Mart, most convenience stores or the Beavers Bend State Park office.
3. NON-RESIDENTS may order licenses directly from the Wildlife Department by calling (405) 521-3852. Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. till 4:30p.m. (Visa or MasterCard only. Allow for mailing time to receive your license).
If this is your first time fishing here, consider booking a Fishing Guide to make your trip worthwhile!
McCurtain County has several native species roaming the lands such as turkey, deer, black bear, rabbit, dove, quail, and waterfowl to name a few.
Three Rivers Wildlife Management Areas and Honobia Creek are the best areas in the region for hunters, offering a wide variety of game. Three Rivers Wildlife Management Areas is privately owned 203,180 acres and Honobia Creek is about half the size at 101,620 acres. Hunting and Fishing require a Land Access Fee permit. The permit, $40 for Oklahoma residents and $85 for nonresidents can be purchased at all hunting and fishing license vendors. Three Rivers WMA Map & Honobia Creek WMA Map.
Other popular hunting spots in the area include the Red Slough, Broken Bow, Grassy Slough, Whitegrass Flats and Pine Creek Wildlife Management Areas.
Visit the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation button below for all you need to know about hunting in Oklahoma including, rules and regulations, seasons, game species, maps, and licenses.
Floating down the Mountain Fork River is a fun experience for anyone wishing for more adventure on their Beavers Bend trip. Kayak, Canoes, and inner tube rentals are available from several different companies in the area. Here is a list of local companies:
Located 10 miles west of Broken Bow, in the gorgeous Ouachita Mountains, you will find Riverman Trail Rides. Choose from a 1, 2, 3, or 4 hour ride and take in the beautiful atmosphere during an authentic western horseback ride. Ages 9 and under must ride with an adult. Open 7 days a week at all times of day.
Hundreds of miles of trails are available for off road vehicles such as ATVs, 3 and 4 wheelers, go-karts, off-road motorcycles, etc. The Quachita National Forest and Honobia Creek Wildlife Management are the ONLY areas in the county for use of off-road vehicles. Please visit the following site for rules and Q&A: Broken Bow Chamber ATV Info