Some call it the Little Smokies while others swear it reminds them of the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains. In this week's Lone Star Adventure FOX 4's Richard Ray takes us to southeastern Oklahoma near Broken Bow Lake and Beavers Bend State Park.
If you have never been to Beavers Bend State Park it's hard to imagine you're in Southeastern Oklahoma. The park is about a three and a half hour drive from Dallas. A growing number of Texas fly fishermen have found the clear, cold mountain streams which are teeming with trout.
McCurtain County Oklahoma was a rural and unpopulated place until the late 1960s early 1970s when nearby Broken Bow Lake was completed. Its popularity as a getaway destination for Dallas and Fort Worth started slowly but really took off after September 11, 2001 when American's travel habits changed. Places like this that are closer to home and don't involve air travel are now ideal.
The outdoor opportunities at Beavers Bend State Park are nearly endless. Kayakers can sneak long the banks while watching the wildlife while mountain bikers explore trails of all levels of skill.
For more information about Beavers Bend State Park and its attractions please visit the following websites:
McCurtain Country Getaways
Pine Meadow Cabins
Canoes and Kayaks at Broken Bow
Oklahoma Bird Watching and Red Slough Bird Convention
Fly-fishing at Beavers Bend
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