Hints & FAQs

Hello Adventurers,

Are you planning a trip to Beavers Bend? Here are some helpful tips to enhance your experience:

  1. Seasonal Discounts: Consider booking your trip during October or November to snag special discounted rates on cabin rentals. Plus, you’ll get to witness the breathtaking autumn foliage at its most vibrant.

  2. Make Reservations in Advance: For summer weekends and holidays, it’s wise to make reservations 6-8 months in advance for the best selection of cabin rentals or lodging accommodations. Popular spots like Beavers Bend Resort Park cabins often fill up quickly.

  3. Lodging Options: Most cabins have a two-night minimum stay requirement. If you’re planning a shorter visit, explore the area’s motels or bed and breakfast inns for alternative accommodation.

  4. Need Help Finding Lodging? If you’re having trouble finding available lodging, reach out to the Broken Bow Chamber for assistance. They maintain a list of available options and are happy to help you find the perfect fit for your stay.

  5. Plan Activities in Advance: For summer weekends and holidays, it’s recommended to make reservations for activities like canoeing, horseback riding, and boat rentals in advance to ensure availability.

  6. Capture Memories: Don’t forget your camera! Be prepared to capture the stunning landscapes and wildlife encounters during your adventure.

  7. Safety in Hunting Season: If exploring the woods during hunting season (October-November), wear fluorescent orange for visibility to hunters in the area.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of accommodation do you have if you don’t want to sleep outside in a tent?

If you and your family love the great outdoors, but don’t consider yourself the“roughing it” type, consider renting a private cabin with modern conveniences for a comfortable stay. We have a range of cabins that will fit a variety of needs no matter the size.

Are there cabins along the river or lake?

Cabins along the Mountain Fork and Glover Rivers are available, but commercial development is not permitted on Broken Bow Lake. If you still want to see the lake, the Beavers Bend Lodge has rooms with great views.

When is the best time to come see fall foliage?

It’s difficult to predict Mother Nature’s schedule. But generally mid-October through mid-November is the prime time for colorful autumn foliage.

Everyone says Broken Bow Lake has uncommonly crystal-clear water. They’re just saying that, right?

It’s a fact. While most lake floors are one big stretch of mud, the floor of Broken Bow Lake is covered by rocks, and it’s fed by rivers that flow down from the Ouachita Mountains, giving it a brilliant clarity and color. But don’t take our word for it. Seeing is believing.

Do I need a permit or other documentation to hunt or fish in Beavers Bend?

Ensure you have the necessary permits and licenses for activities like hunting and fishing. For more information visit www.wildlifedepartment.com/licensing/.

Is the Red Slough open for hiking and bird watching year-round?

The Red Slough Wildlife Management Area is open year-round, but certain times may be better for bird watching than others.

Where can I swim with my kids?

You can enjoy public swimming beaches along Broken Bow Lake and swimming spots on the Mountain Fork and Glover Rivers. There is also a public splash pad in the Broken Bow City Park for everyone to enjoy.

Is there anything fun for our toddler to do?

There are plenty of family-friendly activities for your little one to enjoy, including train rides, museums, a petting zoo, the nature center, and more!

How many people come to visit Beavers Bend State Park?

Beavers Bend welcomes over two million visitors annually, showcasing its popularity among nature enthusiasts.

We hope these tips help you plan an unforgettable adventure in Beavers Bend!


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