Things to Do Directory

This is the Things to Do (in Broken Bow) Directory. Let's get you started on an amazing trip! 

Well, by now the secret is out! Broken Bow and Hocatown are making the "top places to vacation" lists all around the county. Here's one of the more recent articles written on titles The second-fastest growing travel destination in the U.S. is a 6 hour drive from Wichita which should be no surprise to those of you who have visited in the last few years. 

With all the new visitors we have seen a boom in real estate, home/cabin building, and local amenities like restaurants, outdoor activities, and shops. It can be hard to keep track of the latest and greatest so we have created a "Things to Do Directory" to make you aware of all the new business in town.

If you are a local business that would like to be added to this list, please email [email protected] with your business name, website, and phone number.



ATV Riding

Antiques, Shopping & Gifts

  • Mostly Memories: 580-584-5767
  • Janet’s Treasure Chest: 580-494-6639
  • Creative Expressions Gift Shop: 580-494- 6442
  • Broadway Boutique: 580-584- 5300
  • Youngblood’s Gifts: 580-584- 6999
  • Broken Bow Vintage Market: 580-584- 9232
  • Once Upon a Time Antiques: 580-584- 5244
  • Whip Poor Will Fudge: 580-494- 6476
  • The Polished Loft: 580-208- 2629
  • Hot Mess Boutique: 580-584- 3528
  • Savvy Chix: 580-584- 3353
  • Bruton’s Outdoors: 580-584- 2169

Annual Festivals

  • April: Dogwood Days in Idabel, OK
  • June: Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest, Beavers Bend State Park
  • July: Watermelon Festival in Valliant, OK
  • October: Lumberjack Festival in Wright City, OK & Bigfoot Festival in Honobia, Ok
  • November: Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show, Beavers Bend State Park

Boat & Jet Ski Rentals

Beavers Bend Marina Broken Bow Lake


Red Slough Wildlife Management Area: over 290 bird species spotted here. Birders have likened this area to the Gulf Coast Habitats of Florida & Louisiana

Beavers Bend State Park

Biking & Motorcycling

McCurtain County mountainous terrain provides many different levels and types of biking, both on road & off road.

Boat Repairs

  • Steves Marina, owner Cody Gilbreath
  • 580-494-6412

Canoe Rentals

  • Bumper Boats, Paddle Boats, Canoes, Kayak & Swim Beach
  • 580-494-6512


  • Choctaw Casino in Broken Bow: 580-584- 5450
  • Choctaw Casino in Idabel: 580-286- 5710

Fishing & Guides

  • Broken Bow Lake Guide Service – Bryce Archey: 580-494-6447 or 870-582-4561
  • 4 Seasons Fishing Guide Service – Jerry Walthall 580-584- 9403 or 580-306-8149
  • Tommy Rudisill: 580-306-2838 or 580-584-2868
  • Mason Spencer: 580-306-8824
  • Bobby Daniel 580-306-9376

Fishing License information:

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Horseback Riding


Food, Restaurants & Coffee

For more details, menus and addresses read this blog about restaurants in Broken Bow.

Golf Courses

  • Cedar Creek Golf Course “Golf Digest: 4.5 out of 5-star rating!”
  • 580-494-6456
  • Idabel Country Club


McCurtain County is a hunter’s paradise, providing a wealth of native species and rugged unspoiled lands.

  • Ouachita National Forest
  • Wildlife Management areas
  • General License Information: 405-521-3852


  • Beavers Bend Wildlife Museum: 580-494-6193
  • Beavers Bend Nature Center: 580-494-6556
  • Museum of the Red River: 580-286-3616
  • Forest Heritage Center: 580-494-6497
  • Gardner Mansion & Museum: 580-584-6588


Spa & Massage

  • Oasis: 580-212-7177
  • Lemongrass: 580-286-7770
  • Body Harmony: 580-584-6339 or 580-208-2313


  • Broken Bow Lake has 180 miles of shoreline.
  • Pine Creek Lake in Valliant is another spot to enjoy.
  • Mountain Fork River runs through the State Park but can be accessed from other areas also.
  • Glover River