Beavers Bend Resort Park

Beavers Bend Resort Park, Broken Bow: Address, Phone Number, Beavers Bend Resort Park Reviews: 4.5/5

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Plano, TX50 contributions
Jan 2022
Very nice, well-maintained park. We visited in January during the week, so many seasonal and weekend attractions and amenities were closed, but we knew this booking our reservations. Our goal was to hike as much as possible. Mission accomplished! Numerous nice and scenic trails. We used the All Trails phone app to navigate, as we sometimes got off-trail. We still had great cell service, so we weren't as "off grid" as we thought. The park is free but parking is not. Paying for parking is easy, scanning a QR code on a road sign, but we did not get any confirmation of payment to prove we paid. It wasn't an issue but it would be nice to know before we left on a two hour hike that our car would be there when we returned. We're looking forward to going back but understand the area can be quite crowded during normal season. If you can deal with the cold and weather, the off-season provided a very quiet, serene hiking experience.
Written January 21, 2022
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Hewitt, TX105 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Stayed 3 nights in one of the Riverview cabins. 2 bedrooms, small fireplace, fire ring, kitchen, just steps from the river. All linens provided, but no cookware, silverware, dishes provided-bring your own. Old tv with no cable or satellite. Guess you could bring a DVD player to hook up.
Be aware that there is no Wi-Fi and I couldn't even get a LTE signal. My wife has an IPhone and she had no problem with signal. (I didn't miss not being connected!)
Written November 5, 2021
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14 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
My family and I rented a cabin in Carsons Creek. It was easily accessible to any restaurant and lake entrance. It took 5 mins to Carsons Creek and another 10-15 mins to Stevens Gap. Since the restrictions due to COVID-19 many restaurants close early. Many do offer take out but not much dine in.
You will not be bored. Many things to do...axe throwing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, jet skiing... or just taking in the beautiful views and wildlife.
Written June 28, 2020
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Dibble, OK1 contribution
Nov 2020
I am never going to camp at Beaver's Bend/ Hochatown State Park again. I've never been treated so piss poorly at a state park in my life. I showed up and went to pay for my campsite for two nights. They charged me $40 a night for tent camping. I asked why and was fed a line about high cost of living and that they are not a state park but a resort park. Of coarse they told me that the price was $80 bucks total after they ran my card. I told them I wasn't going to be putting up a tent, because I was going to be gone most of the day saturday,and wouldn't be back until after dark, so I didn't want anyone getting into my stuff. They said it was fine. I wasn't happy about it, but since I paid that much for the site (which wasn't a good one, but all the other sites were "full"), I was determined to use it.
So I went to the swamps south of Idabel and came back about dusk. I set up my bedding and was there for about an hour, largely quietly keeping to myself. Then a ranger pulls up and informed me that they had complaints about me from the other campers. Despite the sites all being full, you had about three groups of people who rented all the surrounding campsites to their own, and didn't like the fact that I had got one of the ones that they didn't rent. The ranger demanded to see my reciept, which I showed him. He asked where my tent was and I told him that I wasn't going to set one up as I was going to be gone all day saturday photographing wildlife in the swamps to the south and do the Talimena drive. I also told him that I had told the clerk at the lodge this when I paid for the site. The ranger looked at my receipt and then told me I had to leave the park because I didn't have a tent. Even though I had a reciept and had clearly paid for the overpriced site for two days, I got kicked out for the dumb reason of not setting up a tent.
So then I go to the lodge to get my money back and make a formal complaint. I told them to give me my cash back and I would just go get a room in town. It wouldn't cost much more anyway. And that is when I was promptly told no refunds. So they charged me $80 for a tent site with no power, then refused to let me use it, and kept my money.
Beaver's Bend Park can go screw itself. I will never spend money at that park again.
Written November 14, 2020
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Tulsa, OK119 contributions
Jul 2019
Let me start by saying that I've been here several times and enjoyed it. It's a beautiful park and place to camp and paddle along the river.

...But we just camped there this past weekend and after a good trip, were greeted with a pretty sucky experience when we stopped by the Heritage Center to pay on the way out.

Our group of 4 adults and 1 toddler camped at a single campsite at Hickory campground that consisted of a fire ring, a picnic table, and a charcoal grill with a vault toilet nearby. My wife and I put up a small 3 person tent and the others slept in a 6 person tent. We also put up 3 hammocks in a few trees next to the tent. In every camping experience I've ever had until this point, that would be considered a single site. Pretty standard stuff right?

But when stopping by the Heritage Center to pay what we expected to be $14/night ($28 total) we were told that it would be $42/night ($84 total) after they asked us how many tents and/or hammocks we had. When presented with that price we clarified that it was only 4 adults and 1 toddler but they said that each hammock or tent is classified as a unit and that each unit pays $14/night. This was not even correct according to the document they handed us with pricing and yet they charged it.

I believed this to be a clerical error but then others in the office agreed that $84 was the correct price for a single site for 5 people on a primitive campground.

Overall it's a great place to visit but unless they get their pricing sorted out I'm not sure it's worth what they might ask you to pay (they never charged me like this in previous visits).
Written February 21, 2020
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Irving, TX11 contributions
May 2021
We stayed at nearby cabins in Broken Bow and went to the park for family/kids activities. We hiked two trails which were very scenic but could have been clearer marked while on the trail - signage is not great and there is no cell/internet reception depending on carrier, so bring a trail map or download ahead of time. We tried to rent paddle boats and ride horses/the train at the Train Depot, but neither one was open during operating hours - there was a lot of forecasted rain which did not pan out so I assume that they pre-emptively closed, but there were no updates online regarding closures or voicemail recordings when we called. Still a very beautiful place and worth a visit.
Written May 20, 2021
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Amanda G
Houston, TX44 contributions
Nov 2021
Park is very nice. My family has been going there off and on for many years. However, we rented a cabin and it was DIRTY and needs lots of repairs. For 150 plus tax a night they can do way better. Smelled like mold upon further investigation found water damage and mold. There air vents were falling apart. Wads of hair in the bathtub upon arrival. Sticky residue on the floor we had to clean up. Crumbs from previous renters all over the couch. Guess they don’t vacuum or sweep. Just gross!! Not worth the price we paid.
Written November 4, 2021
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Anne O
Argyle, TX3,747 contributions
Jul 2021
We camped at Beavers Bend in our 40' RV. The heavily wooded site could not have been more beautiful overlooking a cove of the lake. There are trails of all skill levels nearby, although they could stand to be better marked. Other activities in the area include water sports and horseback riding. I agree with another reviewer that more attention should be paid to trash pickup. Although this was not a problem for me, lack of cell and internet service could be an issue for some visitors.
Written August 31, 2021
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3 contributions
Aug 2020
Entry to the Beaver’s Bend State Park is FREE but there’s a $10 parking fee which you have to pay via Text Message or at the Welcome Center.

If you go slightly pass the Welcome Center, take the Immediate LEFT, the road will come to a T-junction and that’s where the Swim Beach and Minature golf/Paddle Boats/Canoes/Kayaks/Paddle Boards are. If you take another LEFT and continue on, you’ll see sign for Train ride and Horseback ride. They also have pony rides (just around the tree NOT on trail) for little kids. There’s also a restroom (wasn’t too bad) right across from these rides parking lot.

I saw several negatives reviews about the park bathrooms, there is a Walmart about 10-15 minutes before the park if that helps.

During our train ride we saw several deer and a couple during horseback ride.
Written August 17, 2020
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Scott P
Manchaca, TX12 contributions
Jun 2020
We camped here for 5 days in our RV. We stayed in the Cypress section. The campsites are very close together so not a lot of privacy. However, the campground was clean and well maintained. This was our first time here camping so we did get lost on our way in. You do not need to check in apparently, you can just go to your site and set up if you have a reservation and if you know where you are going. I did go to the office since we hadn't ever been here before and got a map and directions from the girl at the front desk but her verbal directions were confusing and we took a wrong turn right off the bat. However, I was able to figure it out using the map after a few minutes.

As for the park itself, it is beautiful and my wife and I enjoyed the scenery and the lake very much. The surrounding area of Hochatown and Broken Bow are very nice as well, with great restaurants. We also enjoyed the fishing and caught two nice size rainbow trout. We had pretty full days and wished that we had spent more time here, I would have liked to have done some hiking and spent more time at the lake. In the campground and most of the park we had no cell phone service or wifi but that is not what camping is all about. It was nice to decompress.
Written June 12, 2020
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