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Our Community

Located in the southeast corner of our state, Broken Bow boasts scenic views, wildlife, and recreation opportunities galore. The “Gateway to Beavers Bend” has become a vacation destination for visitors from Dallas, Oklahoma City, and Little Rock. But to the locals of our community, we are much more than just a tourist town; we are home!

We invite you to get to know our community better and enjoy the tourist amenities along with the comfort and charm you would expect from a small town. On this page, you’ll find links to fun, local attractions and helpful community resources to make your experience with Broken Bow one you’ll never forget.

Local Attractions

Located at the base of the Kiamichi Mountains, our scenery alone will entice you. But while you’re here, don’t forget to visit some of the following locations:

Beaver's Bend Area Cabins: Offering an array of luxurious cabins tucked in the Ouachita and Kiamichi Mountain wilderness, many cabins are located within a half-day’s drive of major cities in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, making them a perfect setting for a quick getaway.

Broken Bow Lake: Created in the 60s when the Mountain Fork river was dammed, Broken Bow Lake stretches over 20 miles into the Ouachita and Kiamichi wilderness. With over 180 miles of natural shoreline, Broken Bow Lake is a great place for fishing, boating, jet skiing, eagle-watching, and water sports of every kind. Our lake is sure to become a family destination you will enjoy year after year!

Beavers Bend State Park: Located along the shores of Broken Bow Lake and the Mountain Fork River, Beavers Bend State Park offers recreational opportunities galore! Outdoor enthusiasts and families will enjoy hiking, biking, nature trails, animal/bird watching, trout fishing, water sports, canoeing, horseback riding, picnics, and train rides. With festivals and events scheduled throughout the year and shops and restaurants aplenty, everyone will find something to love at Beavers Bend!

Gardner Mansion and Museum: Located just east of Broken Bow, the Gardner Mansion and Museum is well known for its collection of prehistoric and historic Indian and pioneer artifacts. The mansion was originally built in 1884 for Jefferson Gardner who became the chief of the Choctaw Indians for several years. To schedule a visit, please call (580) 584.6588.

Community Resources

McCurtain Memorial Hospital
1301 Lincoln Rd
Idabel, OK 74745
(580) 286-7623

Broken Bow Area Chamber of Commerce
113 West MLK Drive
Broken Bow, OK  74728
(580) 584-3393

Broken Bow Public Library
404 North Broadway
Broken Bow, OK 74728
(580) 584-2815

Senior Center
201 Alpaca Dr.
Broken Bow, OK 74728
(580) 584-9379

McCurtain County News
108 N Broadway St.
Broken Bow, OK 74728
(580) 584-6210