Beavers Bend State Park
Beavers Bend State Park
4.5
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Deffi1030
Princeton, TX62 contributions
Family
8 of us, techno 3 families went to zBeavers Bend State Park for a few days. The Park itself is wonderful!! It is so beautiful. They have several hiking trails great for beginners all the way through advanced. There is supposedly just a nature trail but we didn’t find it. We went swimming in lake and did canoeing.
We also rented an on-site cabin (#48). It was beautiful inside but there were definitely some downfalls. It definitely needed power washing. There were a ton of wasps and my sister got stung. We ended up buying spray to get rid of them. On the inside, the main areas were clean (Ie. living room, kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms). However, there were spider webs all throughout the vaulted ceilings. It definitely needed deep cleaning. Only linens were provided. We had to go buy pots, pans, utensils, etc. Broken Bow is a small, expensive tourist towns so prices were definitely jacked up.
Also (not that this is necessarily a negative) but be prepared for no cell service (depending upon provider), Wi-Fi or cable tv ( there was a tv we were only able to watch movies thanks for my nephew who bought his Xbox)
My suggestions before going would be to book a cabin with another company and do your shopping beforehand. Otherwise, it’s a great experience!
Written July 11, 2022
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860SusanB860
Rockwall, TX3,158 contributions
This is a beautiful area with nice views of the lake. There are many areas to walk the shoreline or places to have a picnic. There is plenty of parking in the area but no restrooms (due to Covid-19).
Great for families and dogs. Our little yorkie had a blast here!
Written October 22, 2020
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gfox1
Carrollton, TX16 contributions
Friends
We stopped at the kids area in the park. They have a small track steam train that takes you through the park. The engineer has obviously been doing this a while he has the deer trained to come out of the forest when they hear the train coming. It's a great experience for kids and adults. Well worth the price of the ride
Written April 13, 2018
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Joel G
1 contribution
Couples
Everything has a price requirement you can’t just park and go swimming and parking req text to pay no signal out there and very limited lake access no roads driving along lake. Swimming areas were packed and filthy looking most activities were 100 an hour and our float trip that we reserved were cancelled because it rained night before so prob the worst vacation we’ve ever had. If you have your own powerboat or like equipment it’s probably possible to have a good time and even the pizza shop was reserved and couldn’t get in to try. Beautiful place just not very fun at all will never go back.
Written July 21, 2021
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PEBBLES G
6 contributions
Solo
There is not a Hochatown State Park. There is a community called Houchatown. This area runs along State HWY 259. The original Hochatown was actually where Broken Bow lake is now. All the buildings and the cemetery were moved when the lake was created and flooded. The name of the state park that surrounds Broken Bow lake is Beavers Bend State Park.
Written March 12, 2019
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Kyoung99
1 contribution
My family has heard so many wonderful things of the years about Broken Bow and Beavers Bend and we wanted a great family camping trip, tent and all. We arrived with not very good guidance to find tent camp sights, no cell service to find map online and after driving around, stopped at campsite after campsite on lake and below the dam only to find they were all on top of each other. No privacy, hardly any trees for shade and gross. We came to one that had baby diapers in fire pit. Another had beer cans and other various trash items as well as broken glass and trash all on the ground. At all the campsites on the water, the trees were thin. Granted they had planted new trees to replace the dead ones. We were so appalled that we didn't even stay. I didn't feel safe there at all. We will never come back.
Written August 9, 2013
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drwatson32
Shawnee, OK918 contributions
Family
We attempted to visit this place after leaving Beavers Bend, but we never found it! The GPS took us to the golf course. We saw no signs. If this place exists, they need some signs!
Written August 6, 2016
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PlasticJones
McKinney, TX118 contributions
Friends
We visited Hochatown and Beavers Bend State Parks in October 2015, looking forward to fall temperatures, if not fall foliage. Tent camping is first-come, first-served, meaning that you must claim a site before paying. This was not mentioned on the park website, and no one mentioned it on the phone when I asked. (They also failed to mention the burn ban in place.)
The River Bend area of the park was already full when we arrived in the early afternoon. A scout group had taken all the spots in one area, instead of camping out in the group campground. (There ought to be rules for such things).
Park staff told us there were camp sites in the Stevens Gap area, a couple miles north. Tent camping in Beavers Bend/Hochatown tends to be primitive, with no running water or electricity. This was the situation at the Bluejay Drive campground. Modern facilities are a short drive away, offering flush toilets and showers. But the campground itself only provided vault toilets, which are essentially outhouses. For people unaccustomed to primitive camping, this might sound unappealing, but the utter darkness of a new moon coupled with a lack of electricity provides night sky viewing not available in any city.
If you are car camping, you can purchase a solar shower, which is a PVC bag with a handle to hang it from a lantern hook or a tree. This is an invaluable asset to your site, allowing you to have running water. Lay the bag in the sun for a few hours, and you can have a hot shower.
Hiking trails in this area are not well mapped. The Beavers Bend Visitors Center on Hwy 259-A provides trail maps, but they are not very accurate, and many hikers were complaining. It's a good idea to purchase a decent compass as mobile phones only work some of the time. Take more water than you think you'll need. October in Southern Oklahoma is still summer, and it was warm enough to swim during our trip (30 C).
It is worth mentioning that merchants in and around the park require a minimum purchase if you want to use a credit/debit card. Some require at least $5, others $10. There are ATM's nearby.
As I have said before, this is a nice escape for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. The Lakeview Lodge offers motel-type accommodations with great lake views. They overuse Mr. Clean, so the scent of pines will be missed by visitors.
Overall, this is a great value if you live in the North Texas area. You can reach it by car in about three hours, but try to arrive early on weekends when the weather is nice.
Written October 15, 2015
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Lauren W
Fort Worth, TX10 contributions
Family
Went swimming at the very end of Steven's Gap Road. Great place to swim with kids. Tried to swim in Beaver's Bend State Oark, but the water was freezing. This area was much better and was never crowded.
Written July 8, 2016
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spookyDallas_Tx
DALLAS, TX19 contributions
Family
This is my favorite camping spot. The restrooms and showers are close by and nice. Scenery is beautiful.
Written January 5, 2012
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Beavers Bend State Park (Broken Bow) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Beavers Bend State Park is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM