Floodgates Opened At Broken Bow Lake


Massive rainfall in the Beavers Bend State Park and Broken Bow Lake area will result in the  floodgates being opened to an all-time high of three-feet at 10:00 a.m. today, according to a KSLA television report.

Beavers Bend State Park cabins owned by the state of Oklahoma will be evacuated this morning prior to the floodgates being raised to the three-foot level. Highway 259A has been closed due to rising water.

Many luxury cabins are not currently affected in conditions like this if they are built on high ground. The rustic, state-owned cabins are impacted. 

An official at Beavers Bend State Park told me no rescues have taken place thus far.

2015-12-28T13:34:10+00:00December 28th, 2015|weather|

Burn Ban Lifted In Beavers Bend


The United States Forestry Service has lifted the burn ban for McCurtain County Oklahoma, including the Beavers Bend State Park and Broken Bow Lake area. Enjoy your charcoaling and fire pits this weekend if you’re in the area.

We enjoyed much needed rainfall overnight and this should help our foliage season.

Enjoy the tune and Keep the Fire Burnin’!

2015-10-23T17:19:23+00:00October 23rd, 2015|weather|

Beavers Bend Flooding Update

Beavers Bend Flooding Update

Beavers Bend flooding update…

Heavy rainfall has continued in Broken Bow, OK and many areas near Beavers Bend State Park are flooded. Mountain Vista cabin is high and dry and remains unscathed by the recent severe weather.

Fortunately, Mountain Vista sits atop a huge hill and is in perfect condition. Many cabin companies were forced to cancel reservations over the past few days due to flooding. Portions of the City of Broken Bow and surrounding areas have been without city water service.

All residents reportedly have functioning water services now.

We enjoy a water well at Mountain Vista and have a experienced no issues. We are proceeding as usual with reservations.

Beavers Bend flooding update

State Highway 3 near Rattan, OK and the Kiamichi River bridge is flooded and the road remains closed. Those traveling to Beavers Bend State Park from Oklahoma City will need to take I-40 to Sallisaw, Ok and come down Highway 259 South.

Beavers Bend State Park tourists traveling from Dallas will need to check road conditions near the Oklahoma-Texas border. There are reports of some roads being impassable due to high water.

13 cabin visitors were rescued by authorities on the Mountain Fork River Monday. This is about 15 miles east of Mountain Vista cabin.

The weather forecast indicates a good chance of rain over the next several days near Broken Bow Lake.

Check road conditions before traveling to Beavers Bend. We  have a local weather link on our app. Download it for news and area information.

If you have a cabin reserved during the next few weeks, communicate with your cabin management company to make sure the cabin has running water and is not flooded.

Broken Bow Lake and Beavers Bend State Park remain closed. There are still many fantastic restaurants and shops to enjoy in McCurtain County, even during the rain.

Summer dates at Mountain Vista cabin are filling fast. We have a few weekdays available in June and July. No weekends are open until late August.

Contact us at 405-535-8055 if we can assist you with a Broken Bow luxury cabin. Bookmark our blog for the latest news from Beavers Bend State Park.

We’ll have another Beavers Bend flooding update as conditions change.

Jerry Isbell

2019-07-05T17:10:40+00:00May 27th, 2015|weather|

Beavers Bend Continues To Ride The Storm Out

Beavers Bend Continues To Ride The Storm Out Beavers Bend Continues To Ride The Storm Out

Torrential rainfall over the past month is still affecting many in the Broken Bow Lake region. Beavers Bend continues to ride the storm out.

These pictures are once again courtesy of Bryce Archey, owner of BrokenBowLakeGuide.com. Bryce is the only fishing guide we endorse on Broken Bow Lake. The left pic in the parking lot at Beavers Bend Marina shows flooding is nearly covering the top of restrooms located close to the boat ramps.

The right picture is at the Broken Bow Lake dam bridge. Water continues to rise with each passing day. Several more inches of rainfall is expected over Memorial Day weekend. Broken Bow Lake and campgrounds in the Beavers Bend State Park area remain closed.

We hope you enjoy this holiday weekend wherever you are. Thousands read our blog each month and we thank you for the great feedback. We blog to educate you on how to choose a luxury cabin in Broken Bow and promote our wonderful area.

If you’re searching for the best breakfast, coffee or diner with a view, we’ve written about it over the past several years.  You’ll also find wacky tidbits such as how we teamed with our old friend and founder of the legendary rock band REO SpeedWagon for a video of Mountain Vista cabin.

Only a few dates remain open for the summer. Reserve your luxury cabin stay in Beavers Bend State Park soon. Bookings have been intense lately…we’ll have no dates available in July very soon.

Please remember why we celebrate this Memorial Day weekend. Thank you to our veterans who have sacrificed so much for the United States of America. We honor you this weekend.

 It’s pouring everywhere in the ArkLatex. If you have to be in the rain, it may as well be in Beavers Bend!

This song certainly seems apropos considering our recent weather conditions…Enjoy and Keep Ridin’ The Storm Out!

Jerry Isbell

2015-05-22T19:08:05+00:00May 22nd, 2015|Luxury travel, weather|
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