The Beavers Bend State Park area encompasses a variety of activities such as fly fishing on the lower Mountain Fork river, or hiking through the many trails. Biking trails are also a favorite and located throughout the area. Canoe, kayak, jet ski, and boat rentals are all available through area recreational rental companies. Beavers Bend Depot and Stables offers horseback, train, and hay rides. The train rides take place on a 1/3 scale train. The newly built National Forest Visitor Center, completed in late 2008, is located at the intersection of Hwy 259 and 259A. Here you will find area information.
Also, the Forest Heritage Center and Museum will enlighten you on the history of forestry. In June you can celebrate all aspects of the forest during the Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest. In the Fall enjoy arts and crafts at the annual Beavers Bend Folk Festival. Simply having a picnic or wading in the waters of Broken Bow Lake or the Mountain Fork River are also quite relaxing and enjoyable. The scenery in and around the Ouachita National Forest and Beavers Bend Park is awe inspiring.
In Autumn, the foliage colors rival those found anywhere. Spring and Summer bring in new life and the sounds and sights that accompany them. Winter gives visitors a great opportunity to huddle up next to a fire or enjoy the crisp, clear, star filled sky. Scenic drives are abundant all year long. Simply head north on HWY 259, where you will eventually run into the famous Talimena Scenic Drive. If you plan a vacation to the Beavers Bend State Park and Broken Bow area, make your reservations for lodging early, as Spring, Summer, and the holidays fill up rapidly.