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Beavers Bend State Park Reopens

Beavers Bend State Park Reopens

 Beavers Bend State Park Flooding Update…

Beavers Bend State Park reopened today after the recent horrific flooding forced its closure for several weeks.

Broken Bow Lake boat ramps remain closed. Click the link above for an official statement from Beavers Bend State Park.

We just opened the July 4th weekend at Mountain Vista cabin in Broken Bow. These highly sought after dates will be booked soon.

Jerry Isbell

 

2015-06-12T17:38:09+00:00June 12th, 2015|oklahoma tourism, Oklahoma Weather|

Summer Beavers Bend Flooding Update

Summer Beavers Bend flooding update

Summer Beavers Bend Flooding Update…

Warm weather is finally here and we’ve just added a fresh coat of stain to all three levels of the Mountain Vista deck.

Broken Bow luxury cabins continue to be very busy despite the recent flooding. Officials are anticipating that Beavers Bend State Park and Broken Bow Lake will reopen within the next few weeks.

Kurt Adams, Superintendent at Cedar Creek Golf Course in Beavers Bend tells me 11 holes will reopen tomorrow. The remaining seven holes will be available when the water subsides.

Summer In Beavers Bend flooding update

The heavy rainfall has produced thousands of baby pine trees on our acreage at Mountain Vista…they’re scattered everywhere!

June and July bookings are packed at Mountain Vista. Other than June 10-11, we only have the 29th and 30th available this month. The only multi-day reservation open next month is July 6-8.

Scores of people are frantically working to get Broken Bow Lake and Beavers Bend State Park back in shape. The annual Kiamichi Owa-Chito-Festival of the Forest has been moved to the Broken Bow City Park due to the recent flooding.

Remember to do your homework before choosing a luxury cabin in Beavers Bend. Watch for hidden charges for cleaning, insurance, resort fees and firewood. We never gouge guests with these extra bills at Mountain Vista. Many times these fees can add over 20% to your cabin reservation fee.

We created the Beavers Bend app several years ago to enhance your stay while vacationing in Southeastern Oklahoma. Our app gives you local tourist information and our recommendations for places to eat, drink and be merry in Broken Bow. It’s a free download and we occasionally have exclusive “App Only” offers. It also features a link to my Beavers Bend News/Blog.

I appreciate all the great feedback over the past several weeks regarding my Broken Bow flood reporting. Thousands read my blog each month but traffic has picked up significantly recently as people are searching for information.

Fan our Facebook page and the Beavers Bend State Park group page I created years ago. Thanks for reading and make your plans to visit Broken Bow, OK!

Jerry Isbell

2019-07-05T17:10:41+00:00June 10th, 2015|oklahoma tourism, Oklahoma Weather|

Heavy Rain Is Impacting Broken Bow Lake

Heavy Rain Is Impacting Broken Bow Lake
Photo courtesy of Bryce Archey

Heavy rain is impacting Broken Bow Lake according the area’s premiere fishing guide, Bryce Archey of BrokenBowLakeGuide.com. 

“All boat ramps are closed until further notice. Depending on rains and what the Corp of Engineers can generate, my best case scenario for a ramp to open is three weeks. The park is still open but most camping in and around the lake is closed. We really don’t know when everything will be back open. Weather controls everything,” Archey said.

The flooding comes at a horrible time for tourism in the Beavers Bend State Park area. Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner and this will certainly have a significant financial impact to businesses in Broken Bow during the upcoming heavy tourist season.

Upscale luxury cabins in Beavers Bend State Park remain booked for the holiday weekend but toursim numbers will definitely be down until Broken Bow Lake is reopened.

Even though torrential rains have put a damper on activities in Beavers Bend State Park there are still many places to enjoy in Broken Bow. Download our app for all the local recommendations.

Jerry Isbell

2019-07-05T17:10:39+00:00May 19th, 2015|ArkLaTex Travel, Dallas travel, Oklahoma Weather|