Sunday, July 28, 2013

Fishing Platforms at Beavers Bend State Park

Fishing the Lower Mountain Fork River in Beavers Bend State Park has always been a great experience from the novice to the most avid fisherman. The river turns and twists as it meanders throughout the park. Just a few months ago, the bridges that provide cars access over the river, were often used as fishing areas. These are small bridges, no more than eight to ten feet above the river and maybe 25 yards long. However, these bridges have now been upgraded with their own separate fishing platforms. They create a more spacious area to relax and throw your line in. These platforms also provide added safety, as there are no worries about vehicles driving behind you or your children. They are wheelchair accessible and provide places to set all of you equipment. Of course, anybody can still slip on their waders, find a spot downstream, and jump in the chilly waters that spill from Broken Bow Lake.  Just remember, a fishing license is required to fish in Oklahoma. For fishing license information, please visit

There are three ways to purchase a license:

1. Online! There is a $3.00 convenience fee to use the online application. you simply apply and print your license. You will not have to wait for your license in the mail. Purchase fishing license online.

2. License Dealer - There are over 700 license dealers spread across the state-- from sporting goods stores to bait shops, from convenience stores to large discount centers.

3. Non-residents may also order licenses directly from the Wildlife Department by calling (405) 521-3852. Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. till 4:30p.m. (Visa or MasterCard only. Allow for mailing time to receive your license).

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