BROKEN BOW, Okla., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- If your family or group has been frustrated by the drought and lack of flowing water in Texas rivers for floating and tubing, it is time to think just north of the Texas state line to McCurtain County, OK, where the Mountain Fork River is clean, refreshingly cool and flowing at a perfect tubing or canoeing rate.
Charity O'Donnell, executive director of the McCurtain County Tourism Authority, said, "Summer is winding down and Texas rivers are suffering from the drought and lack of rain. If your family or group loves to float and tube, this is a perfect time to head up to our Kiamichi mountains, beautiful lakes and refreshingly cool river. You and your family will enjoy the algae-free, free-flowing, easy-access river in the Beavers Bend State Park area. The Mountain Fork River is naturally clean and cool and is currently flowing at a perfect floating rate. The Lower Mountain Fork river is a little more challenging with rapids and small waterfalls, which make for a great family tubing or canoeing experience."
Tubes and canoe rentals are available by visiting www.mccurtaincountygetaways.com.
Located in the heart of the Kiamichi Mountains, just across the Texas state line, McCurtain County is home to Broken Bow Lake, Pine Creek Lake, the Mountain Fork, Eagle Fork and Glover Rivers and Beavers Bend State Park. For more information about the state park, visit www.beaversbend.com.
McCurtain County offers families many choices of lodging, including everything from rustic cottages to modern motels to affordable log cabins with hot tubs and fireplaces. Cozy bed & breakfasts and beautiful luxury resorts are also available.
McCurtain County is an easy 2 1/2 to 4-hour drive from the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
To make reservations, visit our website at www.mccurtaincountygetaways.com or call 800-528-7337.
For More Information, Contact:
Jim Drewitz, Public Relations
Creative Options Communications
SOURCE McCurtain County Tourism Authority