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“Wonderful stay at Beavers Bend” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Beavers Bend Resort Park

Beavers Bend Resort Park
US Hwy 259A, Broken Bow, OK 74728
580 494 6179
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Broken Bow
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching
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Texas, United States
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“Wonderful stay at Beavers Bend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Just got back from a week long stay at Beavers Bend State Park in July, 2013. It was a wonderful place to stay. We planned ahead and reserved a camping spot for our trailer a couple months in advance and were very pleased that we did. Even in the middle of July, most of the campground were full. Full bathrooms provided but they could be cleaner. We've stayed in remove National Forest campsites that were cleaner. (Honestly think it's because they were "cleaned" by a couple of guys that were more interested in dumpster diving than cleaning.) But honestly, its a toilet that you don't have to dump later and a shower that had hot water when you need it so we were happy. Campsites are a little closer together than we are used to but not nearly as bad as you'll find in other commercial campgrounds. Camps were kept clean and campground hosts were friendly and knowledgeable. Camp sites are well covered with trees so we ever baked in the sun which was a huge plus.

There is something for everyone to do. We loved the trout fishing - we're originally from CA so have missed that living in TX. We fished both from camp and from locations further down river. Be sure to listed for the sirens that warn of the dam opening at the power plant. They sound when they are opened and closed and the river will rise 6+ feet pretty quickly.

There is also as swim beach, paddle boats, canoe rentals... plus more. We visited for a week and were never board. Hiking was great - don't forget the bug spay as mosquitoes, chiggers and ticks were plentiful.

Picture ops were outstanding - I forgot my "good" camera so only got shots with my phone. Which means I missed getting the pictures of the bald eagles that we saw. Was sooo excited to see those beauties.

Close to "town" so you can run get all those things that you forgot. Loved watching the mist roll in and off the river every morning and evening. Great little Friends of the Forest museum at the visitors center.

Grateful Head Pizza is a must do for wood fired pizza - be sure to check it out.

I'm sure there's more that I will think of later...I'll just say that you need to put this on your "must do list". We'll be planning future visits soon.

Visited July 2013
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Fort Worth
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174 reviews 174 reviews
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“Something for Everyone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Unlike many National or State Parks there is NO entrance fee - thank you Oklahoma. This park has it all: a beautiful lake, cool, clean river for wading for fly fishing, swimming area, canoe, kayak, tube float rentals. Train ride or horseback riding thru the park. Swing sets and playgrounds for the kids. Cabins for rent, camping spots for tents, RVs. There is something for everybody. Ther is shops in town for shopping and several decent restaurants. The weather in the summer can be warm & humid but this place is fantastic.

Visited July 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“Best hiking trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We love to walk so a visit to the Beavers Bend State Park to check out the trails hit high on our list, and we were not disappointed. We did about 10 miles of hiking over 2 days and a multitude of trails. Every trail was extremely well marked and maintained. There was some up hilling climbing, but just about anyone can do it, and if your not in shape don't let that discourage you - just stop for a breather more often. Water was a must, but then again it was July. The scenery was spectacular and worth the effort.

Visited July 2013
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Absolute heaven in Oklahoma”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Beavers Bend is so far my favorite park in Oklahoma. The scereny is beautiful and there is a free museum to visit at the nature center

Visited July 2013
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Denton, Texas
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“Nice Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Nice drive nice and free museums! The train is a little cheezy but we did see several deer! A wonderful place if you like the water. I want to go back in the fall to see the color! Not far from Dallas. a Nice get away with the family.

Visited June 2013
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