McCurtain County, OK - The Beavers Bend State Park Area - is a Wonderful Outdoor Experience for Families Who Love Geocaching

Hundreds Of Caches Are Waiting To Be Discover In The Kiamichi Mountains

Sep 07, 2010, 09:00 ET from McCurtain County Tourism Authority

BROKEN BOW, Okla., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- How do parents get the whole family out to do family activities, especially if you have teens or tweens? The answer is geocaching. Especially geocaching in the Beavers Bend State Park area in Southeastern Oklahoma.

What is geocaching? Geocaching is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasures. A scavenger hunt, if you will.  Geocachers place…or identify a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache's existence and location online. Anyone, especially families, with a GPS unit, can then try to locate the geocache and have a wonderful family outdoor activity while bonding, learning and getting active as a family.

In the Beavers Bend State Park area, there are hundreds of caches for your seeking and enjoyment. You will see and enjoy beautiful mountains, serene lakes, tall pine trees, scenic rivers and great hiking trails all while learning and having fun as a family.

Before you come to McCurtain County, log on to the official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site. -  Type in zip code:  74728 or other zip codes in McCurtain County and view the descriptions of caches and select several in the Beavers Bend State Park area that will be fun, entertaining, challenging and educational. Most have a difficulty rating from easy to difficult.

Charity O'Donnell, Executive Director, McCurtain County Tourism Authority,, said, "People love treasure hunts, particularly kids. In McCurtain County, families can enjoy an exciting treasure hunt that combines technology, outdoor recreation and family time together.  September is a perfect time to head to our cool mountains, beautiful lakes and refreshing rivers and enjoy fun and challenging geocaching."

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  

In McCurtain County, OK. families have a delightful choice of lodging - including everything from a rustic cottage to modern motels to affordable log cabins with hot tubs and fireplaces nestled in the towering pines, as well as unique bed & breakfasts and luxury resorts.

McCurtain County is an easy 2 ½ to 4-hour drive from Dallas/Fort Worth.

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

Upcoming Events:

McCurtain County Free Fair  – September 4-8 - Idabel, OK 8 AM to 6 PM - Includes downtown parade. Livestock showing and judging, carnival attractions. Tractor driving contest. Talent Show. Miss McCurtain County Pageant. Business Appreciation Dinner. Awards presentation and Premium Sale of Animals.  580-286-7558

Forest Heritage Center "Masters at Work"– September 10 & 11, 9 AM to 5 PM -competition and exhibit featuring five woodturning clubs. 580-494-6497

Museum of The Red River – September 18 Masters of the Art:  Basket making workshop with Marshall Gettys.  10 AM to 5 PM. Idabel, OK 580-286-3616

Concerts in the Park- Broken Bow, OK September 25. Enjoy music for the whole family. Pop. Acoustic. Country. Rock. Alternative Rock. 3 PM to 10 PM. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a day full of live music. Arts & Craft vendors will be featured from 11AM to 8 PM.  Concessions will be available as well.

For More Information, Contact: 

Jim Drewitz, Public Relations

Creative Options Communications


SOURCE McCurtain County Tourism Authority