McCurtain County, OK - The Beavers Bend State Park Area - Is The Perfect Wet And Wild Weekend Getaway For Families

Lakes and rivers are perfect for family adventure in a paddleboat, canoe, kayak, ski boat or houseboat

Sep 07, 2011, 09:00 ET from McCurtain County Tourism Authority

BROKEN BOW, Okla., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get away from the hustle and bustle of big city life with the family and enjoy a stress-free time paddling or tubing on the scenic Mountain Fork River or cruising the shoreline of the pristine 14,000-acre Broken Bow lake in a powerboat.

In McCurtain County, there is something wet and wild for every member of the family. Broken Bow Lake is host to all types of private boats including houseboats, ski boats, sailboats, paddleboats, party barges, canoes, kayaks and jet skis. They are all right here waiting for you and your family.

If you just want to enjoy a refreshing, crystal clear lake and swim, Broken Bow Lake has 180 miles of shoreline where you and your family will be able to find a perfect, secluded place to swim. The deep mountain lake provides a fantastic scuba diving and snorkeling experience as well.

Charity O'Donnell, Executive Director, McCurtain County Tourism Authority said, "As Summer is winding down and the temperatures are hot and steamy in North Texas, this is a perfect time to head to our beautiful mountains, cool lakes and refreshing rivers and enjoy all the wonderful water activities we have in the Beavers Bend State Park area."

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 1/2 to 4-hour drive from Dallas/Fort Worth.

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

Upcoming Events:

Masters At Work Competition - Sept. 9 -11.  The annual fall wood turning competition will be held Sept 9-11 in the courtyard at the Forest Heritage Center. Five woodturning clubs have been chosen to compete in three different "turn-offs" for $3,500 in cash prizes. The Masters At Work Art Exhibit at the Forest Heritage Center will be open Sept. 9 and will be on exhibit until October 16, 2011.

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

SOURCE McCurtain County Tourism Authority