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Things To Do in Broken Bow, Oklahoma

37th Annual Kiamichi
Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest

The 37th Annual Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest is scheduled for June 18th-20th at Beavers Bend State Park. This year’s entertainment will feature country singing sensation Darryl Worley; gospel stars Crabb Revival and Aaron & Amanda Crabb; and comedy entertainer Jason Huneke.

During your pleasant stay at Hochatown Country Lodge, we invite you to experience the natural bounty that surrounds us.  Get active, or get lazy – it doesn’t matter.  A paradise for the outdoor adventurer and the nature-enthusiast alike, Oklahoma’s southeast corner is truly one place where you can do it all.

Mountains and forests, lakes, streams and rivers, the beauty of the outdoors like you’ve never seen before. 

Come and enjoy it with us!

broken bow lake oklahomaFind paradise on Broken Bow Lake
Here is 14,000 acres of serene, crystal-clear water perfect for fishing and boating.  Broken Bow Lake, in the Ouachita Mountains foothills, is one of the deepest lakes in the state of Oklahoma and a paradise for anglers in search of smallmouth bass.

Surrounding the lake is a 180-mile shoreline dominated by steep, rocky banks.  Beyond that is the breathtaking expanse of undeveloped Ouachita National Forest.  Hochatown Country Lodge is situated right in the middle of this beauty, making it the perfect destination for all the most popular lake activities.

If you’re into boating – whether you have a boat or want to rent one – this is the place to be.  You can also rent jet skis, paddle boats and spacious houseboats to add to the adventure.

fly fishingWorld Class Trophy Fishing
The lower Mountain Fork River in the tailwaters of the Broken Bow Lake dam is famous for it's trophy trout fly fishing. An exceptional trout habitat occupies the first 14 miles of the river, and the first approximately four miles are classified as a trophy section.  In April 2005, the largest brown trout ever caught in Oklahoma was landed in this river.  It was a 17-pound, 4.64-ounce giant that was nearly twice as big as the previous record, which weighed in at a “measley” 9 pounds, 12 ounces. Hochatown Country Lodge is a favorite among fly fishermen because of the special facilities we offer for storing waders!

Above the dam Broken Bow Lake is well known for it's sport fishing. The lake has been mentioned by FLW Outdoors Magazine as one of the best bass fisheries in America!

Contact Three Rivers Fly Shop for gear and guides.

Fishing Guide
Looking for a great guide for Broken Bow Lake. Glen Hudson, over 30 years experience in this lake. Crappie, Bass and Walleye! Call today (580) 494-6047 or visit our website. [Click Here]

Let’s go hiking & backpacking
There’s seemingly no end to the trails winding through the beautiful forest, and every one is as invigorating as the land itself.  For simple morning jaunts or full daytrips, you’ll find everything you’re looking for right here.  Hochatown Country Lodge is your hub for this great activity the whole family can enjoy.

Live it up at the Choctaw Casino
The Choctaw Casino on U.S. Hwy. 259 in Broken Bow is a place where anything can happen.  From blackjack, slot machines and poker to great dining and top-level entertainment, it’s an exciting way for the adults in your party to unwind and have fun after a busy day.

canoe mountain fork riverExperience the river
Take a canoe trip down the lower Mountain Fork River, which flows straight out of Broken Bow Lake Dam.  Seasonal changes in the level and intensity of the river make for year-round fun that the whole family will love.  The beauty that passes you by will astound you as you navigate through some of the cleanest, purest water on earth.


mountain bike trailsThe need for speed
McCurtain County, comprised of 10 communities including Broken Bow, Idabel, Millerton, Wright City and others, is now known as a key destination for outdoors motorsports and cycling.  Vast forest land contains thousands of acres perfect for four-wheelers, ATVs, motorcycles, dunebuggies and mountain bikes.  You can bring your own vechicles or rent them nearby.  Either way, your adventurous spirit will be fully satisfied.

cedar creek golf courseGolf on a course Nature built

When you’re looking for an activity a little cleaner and quiter than four-wheeling, why not check out the Cedar Creek Golf Course, situated between Broken Bow Lake and the Ouachita National Forest?

Smack dab in the middle of the breathtaking Wilderness Area, Cedar Creek’s 18 holes will keep masters and amateurs alike occupied for hours on end.  Golf Digest Magazine awarded the course a rating of 4 stars out of a possible 5, and who could blame them?  Players get to see it all – lush pine, oak and hickory, lovely mountain views – and they’re sometimes almost joined for a round by deer, fox, wild turkey and the occasional bald eagle.  It’s no exaggeration to say Cedar Creek is one of southeast Oklahoma’s best-kept secrets.

A pro shop, a resident pro, and cart and club rentals put the finishing touches on this par-72 course located nine miles north of Broken Bow on U.S. Hwy. 259.  Golf from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in-season; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. off-season.  No tee times required.

eagle bird watchingWatch them fly
If you’re into birdwatching and hunting waterfowl, you’re in for a special treat.  Across 5,814 sun- and water-drenched acres of the Red Slough Wildlife Management Area, more than 270 species of birds have been spotted.  Many of these are rarely seen in Oklahoma, so keep your cameras handy!

Managed by The USDA Forest Service, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and Ducks Unlimited, this vast wetland project restores hydrology and reestablishes bottmland hardwoods.   Reservoirs comprise close to 400 acres of the tract.  Hunting for rabbit, snipe, quail, dove and turkey is allowed, as is archery deer hunting.

family mealsWho’s hungry?
No matter why you come to Hochatown Country Lodge – whether it’s to fish, hunt, hike, bike, birdwatch or just relax – one thing’s for certain: you won’t go home hungry!  McCurtain County provides you with more than 65 places to grab a light lunch or feast on a big home-cooked dinner.  From steaks to mexican, from pizza to fast food, from donuts to double-dip ice cream cones, it’s all ready when you are.

Abendigo's Grill & Patio Restaurant is just a few minutes from the Lodge and offers the area's finest dining experience. Also nearby is Girl's Gone Wine offering wine tasting and you can taste, select, and even make and bottle your favorite wines for gifts or special occasions.


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