Broken Bow Lake is 14,000 acres of sparkling blue water and 180 miles of shoreline in the Ouachita Mountains in southeastern Oklahoma. The lake floor is covered with rocks rather than sediment, therefore the rare translucence of the water. The deep, clear, cool water makes the lake very popular for scuba diving in addition to skiing, wakeboarding, tubing and swimming. It’s one of the best year-round fishing spots in the state with bass, crappie, catfish and sunfish, and its dense forests in the mountains are a go-to spot for hikers and bird watchers.
If you have never been on a Duck (DUKW) Boat, you really must take the narrated tour. You’ll be driven around Beavers Bend State Park on a six-wheel-drive amphibious vessel (used in World War II), then the duck boat goes right into the water for a tour of a lake.
Beavers Bend Lake Cabin Rentals
Broken Bow, OK 74728
Website: Beavers Bend Lake Cabins