Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Trip Down the River in Beavers Bend

Beavers Bend State Park is roughly eight miles north of Broken Bow, OK. Canoe, kayak, and pedal boats can be rented in the State Park. There is the option of taking a river trip that will last a few hours. Or, you can just paddle around at your own leisure. The water is clam and great for beginners. The scenery is beautiful and visitors can explore the pristine shoreline and natural beauty found at the park. The steep hillsides juts in and out, making one feel like an early explorer meandering through the unknown. The water is crystal clear and cold, as it is flows from the bottom of the dam. This location is only a few minutes from any one of our cabins.

If you are a little more adventurous, taking a trip that last several hours may be for you. A few miles east of Broken Bow on Hwy 70, there are several private canoe and kayak rental companies. They do not use the same area found in the state park. These companies are located about 20-25 minutes from our cabins. The service they provide includes driving guests to a drop off point on the river. After dropping off, guests will have a set amount of time to float down the river. The amount of time allowed depends on what length of trip was chosen. Each trip has it's own designated pick up area. Please contact rental company to get information on trip distances. These trips are quite different than those found in the state park. Once they drop you off, you are on your own until you reach the end of your trip. If you have never been in a canoe or kayak, it could be a little frustrating. On the other hand, people love the idea of completing the trip. It makes it a little more challenging to know you have to reach that pick up area. Whichever area you choose to paddle or float, the Lower Mountain Fork River will not disappoint.

Here is a list of companies that offer canoe and boat rentals in the Beavers Bend area. www.Beavers-Bend.com/canoeboat.htm