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Broken Bow Lake, Broken Bow

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Broken Bow Lake is a reservoir in southeastern Oklahoma, located on Mountain Fork River and 9mi northeast of the town of Broken Bow in McCurtain County. It is one of the largest lakes within the state of Oklahoma, and a popular tourist destination for locals and visitors from neighboring Texas and Arkansas.The lake stretches 22 miles (35 km) back into the Ouachita Mountain country where its unusual beauty and scenic appeal beckons all sorts of nature enthusiasts. The mountain terrain is densely forested and there are many species of birds native to the area for birdwatchers to enjoy.HistoryPoints of historical interest located on or near Broken Bow Lake are old Hochatown, inundated by the lake, which was settled by the Choctaw Indians in the early 1830s. Broken Bow, center of the Oklahoma timber production, was named by the Dierks brothers, pioneer lumbermen, for their original home of Broken Bow, Nebraska. The Broken Bow post office was established in 1911. Idabel, seat of McCurtain County was first named Pernell, then renamed for the daughters, Ida and Belle, of a Choctaw citizen on whose land the town was constructed. Located nearby at the site of an old Choctaw settlement is Beavers Bend Resort Park, named for John T. Beavers, a Choctaw intermarried citizen.
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  • The lake was huge! And breathtaking. Water is so crystal clear. Boys went fishing for a day, caught a good 30+ bass! Can't wait to travel back to the area, maybe in summer months when we can go swimmi...  more »
  • Beautiful, clean lake, good fishing, great swimming spots, clean camping spots, some of the bathrooms could use a little more attention through out the day during high volume traffic, as they can get ...  more »
  • This is one of my favorite lakes to visit because it is absolutely beautiful with great views. This year it seemed like the lake was a little lower than normal, but it could just be this way to me sin...  more »