Broken Bow Lake is located in McCurtain County,
on the Mountain Fork River, one of the most picturesque settings
The lake stretches 22 miles back into the Ouachita
mountain country where its unusual beauty and scenic appeal beckons
all nature enthusiasts. The mountain terrain is densely forested
and there are many species of birds native to the area for birdwatchers
For hikers there are two nature trails available for their enjoyment;
the Big Oak Nature Trail which is about a quarter of a mile long
and is suitable for use by senior citizens and small children, and
the rugged and beautiful Beaver Lodge Nature Trail which is a two-way
trail located near the River Bend area and winds along a clear stream
through a valley surrounded by pine-covered hills. Both trails will
be enjoyed by nature lovers of all ages.
Numerous park areas located around the lake give
the visitor an unmatched opportunity for outdoor family fun and
relaxation. Recreational facilities include boat launching ramps,
camping, picnic sites, beaches, water and sanitary facilities.
The climate at Broken Bow Lake offers outdoor sportsmen
excellent opportunities for year-round angling.
Hunting on project lands are equally good
for the hunting enthusiast, and with the exception of developed
areas and certain Game Preserves, all project lands are open to
the public for hunting. Deer are the most important big game species
found in the area.