McCurtain County - The Beavers Bend State Park Area - Offers Businesses an Affordable Alternative for Meetings in Tough Times

Southeast Oklahoma Feature Diverse Meeting Facilities, Awe-Inspiring Scenery and Unlimited Recreational Offerings at Affordable Rates

Aug 12, 2009, 11:30 ET from McCurtain County Tourism Authority

BROKEN BOW, Okla., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's challenging economic times, cutting corporate budgets doesn't have to mean giving up the annual executive golf outing or sales retreat. It just might mean rethinking the venue. McCurtain County, Southeast Oklahoma - the Beavers Bend State Park area - is an ideal venue for meetings, corporate retreats and team building activities. The modern accommodations, affordable cabins nestled in towering pines, a lodge overlooking Broken Bow lake, scenic environments and unparalleled recreational opportunities provide groups the perfect blend of business and pleasure at an affordable cost.

Charity O'Donnell, Executive Director, McCurtain County Tourism Authority said, "Many businesses in North Texas and Oklahoma do not realize the tremendous resources the Beavers Bend State Park area offers in terms of corporate meetings, retreats and small conventions. Our lodge facilities, meeting rooms and convention center are the perfect blend of technology and nature, which is ideal for planning a relaxing and productive meeting. Many of our lodging operators and meeting facilities offer a 'Government Rate' for state and federal government employees."

McCurtain County Offers Diverse Facilities & Recreational Experiences

Facilities for group meetings in McCurtain County, OK range from cozy lodge meeting rooms perfect for small groups of 5 to 28, to larger meeting rooms and convention space to accommodate up to 250 people. And, most of the facilities feature wireless internet service and the latest audiovisual equipment necessary for conducting successful meetings.

After the business of the day is done, the Beavers Bend State Park area offers boundless recreational opportunities to fit every interest and fitness level. For hiking and biking enthusiasts there are miles of secluded trails with breathtaking views of mountaintops, waterfalls, an unspoiled lake and sparkling streams. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy championship golf at Idabel Country Club or be challenged by Golf Digest's Best Municipal Golf Course in the state of Oklahoma - Cedar Creek Golf Course. Fishing enthusiasts will thoroughly enjoy some of the finest trout steams in South Central U.S. Businesses can customize retreats to include special workshops, nature programs, entertainment and team-building exercises designed to challenge participants by taking advantage of the natural environment.

McCurtain County, Southeast Oklahoma, includes the following:

The Museum of the Red River -

580- 286-3616

The Museum of the Red River a full service, modern, convenient conference center. Set in a museum backdrop, the conference center has full audio, video facility, full service kitchen, three regular meeting rooms (75 people each), and one very large one - 250 seated comfortably.

Forest Heritage Center & Museum -


The Forest Heritage Center& Museum has two different meeting rooms in a museum setting that commemorates and honors the forest and lumber history of McCurtain County. One meeting room will accommodate 40 people, the other 60 people. Projector and screens are available. Catering is also available upon request.

Lakeview Lodge on Broken Bow Lake


Overlooking beautiful Broken Bow Lake, the Lodge has a meeting room to accommodate up to 45 people, video facility with screen, DVD and DVR player and is completely WiFi. Catered food and beverage service is also available.

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, and Glover Rivers and Beavers Bend State Park.

There is boating, kayaking, canoeing, trout fishing, horseback riding, hiking in pristine forests, festivals.....and just kicking back enjoying a fantastic cabin in the cool mountain pines. There is fun, entertainment and wonderful dining. McCurtain County is an easy 2-1/2 to 4-hour drive from Dallas, Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Tyler, Little Rock and Shreveport.

To make reservations visit our website at Or call 800-528-7337.

    For More Information, Contact:
    Jim Drewitz, Public Relations
    Creative Options Communications

SOURCE McCurtain County Tourism Authority