Weekend getaway: A tranquil escape in the wilderness

Are you looking for a quiet getaway, a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of your busy lifestyle? Does the idea of a private mountain cabin appeal to you? Consider spending your next vacation at Oklahoma’s Broken Bow Lake, in Beavers Bend State Park. The stunning lake encompasses more than 14,000 acres that extend 20 miles into vast wilderness areas, offering numerous opportunities for relaxation as well as watersports, fishing and other activities.


There’s something for everyone at this vacation spot. Try your hand fly fishing on the lake or in nearby Mountain Fork River. There are numerous hiking trails available, with acres of dense pine and hardwood forests to explore. The hiking trails are designed to offer everyone the opportunity to explore the wilderness, ranging from easy trails to very challenging ones. You can launch a canoe into the lake, or challenge the river in a kayak. Take off on a train ride or explore the area from horseback. Tennis and miniature golf are available, and there are great spots for picnics scattered throughout the area.

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