A true Southern classic, fried catfish has always been an integral part of Oklahoma cuisine. Discover the best places to feast on freshly fried catfish with heaping helpings of coleslaw, hush puppies and green tomato relish with these nine stand-out catfish spots!Learn More
Broken Bow is a nature lover’s dream. As the home of Beavers Bend State Park, this city in southeast Oklahoma is a popular destination year-round. Take part in the many activities that one of Oklahoma’s top state parks offers, like fishing in the Lower Mountain Fork River, boating on Broken Bow Lake and horseback riding or hiking along the David Boren Hiking Trail. Relax and rent a room at the Lakeview Lodge at Beavers Bend State Park, or go backcountry camping in the Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area. Go bird watching for over 300 bird species at the Red Slough Wildlife Management Area and explore the creeks of the Little River National Wildlife Refuge. With plenty of opportunities to get out on the water in canoes and kayaks, Broken Bow is a place to take in the beautiful scenery and have an adventure in the great outdoors. Visit the Gardner Mansion & Museum, the 1884 home to a Choctaw chief, or sip a glass of wine at Girls Gone Wine. Spend some time taking in local culture at the annual Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest, held annually in June. Nestled between the Kiamichi and Ouachita Mountains, Broken Bow is an oasis of rich historical sites, nature and beauty with something for every interest.