Beavers Bend State Park
Beavers Bend Hiking Trails

To get the true feel of the Kiamichi wilderness, one must take a journey on one of the many hiking trails. Throughout the Beavers Bend State Park area, hikers of all skill levels will get a chance to experience a track through the wild. Ranging in lengths from one to 12 miles. The David Boren Trail is the longest and allows hikers to camp along the route. As you find yourself immersed in the towering pines, you may hear the tap of a woodpecker, or the rustle from a wandering deer. Each time you visit the trails, you will witness something new. It should definitely be part of any Broken Bow or Beavers Bend getaway.

Beavers Bend Hiking & Biking Trail Guide
South Park

1 mile - easy route for those who want to stay on level ground. The trail starts at the southern end of the park, near Acorn Campground. It is an easy walk to Beaver Creek with some hills.

Beavers Creek

1.5 miles - A bit more challenging. There are several steep climbs. The Beaver Creek Trail can be entered from near the Nature Center in the Beavers Bend State Park near the Civilian Conservation Corps monument. The trail will cross this creek further upstream. There is another entrance off of the Forest Heritage Tree Trail (trail head is at the Forest Heritage parking lot). Beaver Creek Trail follows the creek until it intersects the South Park Trail. Most of the Beaver Creek Trail is flat and easy to walk, except for the creek crossing near the Nature Center entrance. The Forest Heritage Trail parallels a portion of the Beaver Creek Trail.

Deer Crossing Trail

3.9 miles - Some climbs, but not extremely steep. Moderate level of difficulty suitable for most hikers. The Deer Crossing Trail is very close to the mountain Fork River. Hikers can see the beautiful, cristal clear water of Mountain Fork River from various points on the trail. The Deer Crossing Trail connects with the Lookout Moutain Trail and Cedar Bluff Nature Trail.

Cedar Bluff Nature Trail

1 mile loop - Cedar Bluffis is an entrance to the David Boren Hiking Trail. Cedar Bluff Nature Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river. This trail is located across the road from the Dogwood Campgound between the miniature golf course and the Beavers Bend River Floats. It is the south entrance to the Skyline Trail and connects with Deer Crossing Trail. The Cedar Bluff Nature Trail is relatively easy to hike, with low elevation. It takes you past the Mountain Fork River. It is 5 miles from the Cedar Bluff Nature Trail to the juncture of the Beaver Lodge Trail.

Skyline Trail

8.6 mile loop - This trail features a waterfall and steep terrain. It is receommeded for experienced hikers only! More challenging to some than the Cedar Bluff. Hikers need to be able to withstand elevation hiking. However, the views you'll see will be well worth the climb. Hikers should be aware of the several water crossings that can be hazardous, especially following heavy rainfall. The Skyline Trail is a loop. The trail's end leads back to the trailhead via the state park road.

Lookout Moutain Trail

1.9 miles - Generally considered a moderately challenging route. The Lookout Moutain Trail has some steep grades and muddy rocks to watch out for. This trail is a beautiful hike, takes you up in elevation with stunning views from the top.

Beaver Lodge Trail

3 miles. It does not loop back - Generally considered a moderately challenging route. The trail head starts at either below the hydro-electric dam or the east end of the spillway. This trail follows a beautiful creek that flows from the spillway, with small waterfalls. When you walk this trail, you will usually hear the sound of rushing water. This is a wide, fairly easy to walk trail.

Forest Heritage Tree Trail

1.2 miles loop. It does not loop back - The Tree Trail is a scenic hiking trail. It begins and ends at the Forest Heritage Center. Even though there are a few limbs to climb over, the trail is generally easy and suitable for all levels of hikers.

Friends Trail

1.5 miles loop - The Friends Trail is the first new trail to be added to the park in 15 years. It is a moderately challenging route, includes some steep climbs and rocky terrain. Some caution is advised for elderly or small children due to the terrain. The Friends Trail runs alongside the Lower Mountain Fork River at certain points and leads to panoramic views of the lake from the top of a ridge.

Hiking around Beavers Bend

Beavers Bend Hiking Map

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Biking in Beavers Bend

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Beavers Bend State Park

Map of the park

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Hiking and Biking in Beavers Bend
Important Info
  • Do I need to do anything before heading out on a hiking trail?
    Throughout the Beavers Bend State Park area, hikers of all skill levels will get a chance to experience a track through the wild. Make sure you check in at the Forest Heritage Center and pick up a complete trail guide before heading out on one of the trails.

    Forest Heritage Center Phone number: 580-494-6497
  • Is there any helpful safety information while Hiking in the Beavers Bend State Park?
    Wear proper clothing and shoes. Sandals and slick-soled cowboy boots are not recommended when hiking the rocky trails of Beavers Bend State Park. Don't hike alone and make sure you take water, snacks and insect repellent with you on the trail. Don't overdo it. Stay within limits of your ability. For your safety, make sure someone knows which trail you are hiking and when you plan to return.
  • Am I allow to start a campfire while on the trails?
    No. Campfires are not allowed anywhere on the trails.
  • How to be a courteous hiker?
    Stay on designated trails. Do not short-cut switchbacks. Shortcuts can cause soil erosion. You will see wildlife. Observe, but do not disturb. If you see wildflowers, wild grapes or plants along the trails, enjoy them with your eyes. Do not pick them. These are important sources of food for the animals that live in the Beavers Bend area. Bring your trash home with you. Do not litter.