Broken Bow Lake

Discussion in 'OKLAHOMA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by TDawgNOk, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    McCurtain County, 9 miles N, NE of Broken Bow, OK
    14,200 acres
    Shoreline: 180 miles

    Broken Bow Lake is located in one of the state's most beautiful settings. The 22-mile long lake lies in the Ouachita Mountains of McCurtain County in southeastern Oklahoma. Beavers Bend State Park, located along the Mountain Fork River just below the dam, provides cabins and may other recreational facilities.
    More than 12,000 acres of land surrounding the lake are open for hunting, with 5,420 acres designated as the Broken Bow Public Hunting Area. The area is predominately forest, providing habitat for deer, wild turkey, and squirrel. The McCurtain County Wilderness Area, a 14,087 acres oak-pine forest adjacent to and just northeast of the lake, was the first land acquired by the State Department of Wildlife Conservation. No hunting is permitted in this area and public access is strictly regulated.

    The lake's crystal clear waters provide one of the best year-round fishing sports in Oklahoma. Fish species include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, sand bass, crappie, channel catfish, flathead catfish, and various species of sunfish. Trout fishing is available year-round in the lake's tailwaters.