McCurtain County, OK - The Beavers Bend State Park Area - Announces Spectacular Autumn Foliage Is Close to Peaking

Families Can Also Enjoy The Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show Nov. 12-14

Oct 20, 2010, 10:00 ET from McCurtain County Tourism Authority

BROKEN BOW, Okla., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- McCurtain County in Southeast Oklahoma is encouraging all North Texas residents to make reservations now to view the wonderful fall colors….and enjoy the upcoming Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show.

Charity O'Donnell, Executive Director, McCurtain County Tourism Authority, said, "Fall in McCurtain County is spectacular; the tree leaves turn different shades of red, gold, yellow, purple, bronze, and orange. Peak foliage is normally late October to early November and this year is no exception."

Colors are peaking and will continue to be radiant for another couple of weeks. Highway 259 is very scenic and extremely colorful this year. The Talimena Scenic Drive is north of Broken Bow and filled with extraordinary color. The Talimena Scenic Byway is a nationally recognized scenic drive offering magnificent panoramic views from mountain tops in Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas and this year there is a magnificent splash of colors.

Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show, November 12th -14th, features Turn-of-the-Century Arts & Crafts. The festival is open Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For information, call 580-494-6497 or visit Visitors will enjoy 3 days of folk music, exhibits, craft demonstrations, food booths and a petting zoo, as well as the scheduled Beavers Bend Resort activities like nature center programs, paddleboats, hayrides and train rides.

In McCurtain County, there's something for the entire family.  Southeast Oklahoma - Broken Bow, OK is the place to go if you and your family want to experience nature at its majestic best. Located in the heart of the Kiamichi Mountains, McCurtain County is home to Broken Bow Lake, Pine Creek Lake, the Mountain Fork, Eagle Fork and Glover Rivers and Beavers Bend State Park where admission is FREE.

There is trout fishing, horseback riding, hiking and biking in pristine forests...and just kicking back enjoying a fantastic cabin in the cool mountain pines. There are museums, nature centers, golf, antique shopping… there is fun, entertainment and wonderful dining for the entire family and it is all just a short 3-hour drive – less than a gas tank - from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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