OK - Beavers Bend State Park


May 10, 2004
We just got back from a week long camping trip that took us to Beavers Bend, Crater or Diamonds and White Oak State Parks in OK and AR. Everything went great except for not finding any diamonds.

Beavers Bend State Park was well laid out with lots to do and see. We went hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing, visit the museum and went down by the Broken Bow lake dam where they were trout fishing behind the dam on the Mountain Fork River. This river ran right by our campsite which was great for those morning strolls listening to the running water and watching the sun come up from behind the hill on the other side.
The sites are some what level with W/E on the same side. No fire rings but people prior to us had made their own for the campfire. Charcoal grill and stone picnic table with every site. They do have a small resturant/grocery store in the park. Playground for the kids and about 12 miles of hiking trails. It's about 10 miled to Broken Bow to find a bigger grocery store for better food options.

<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle>The only thing that we did not like about this park is it's first-come-first serve for the camping spots. We got here about noon on Friday and was told they are all booked and was given directions to another park north of there. We ended up driving around sites A, B and C to see if anyone was packing up ready to leave and some people were nice enough to tell us they were leaving later that day and we could get their spot but you had to be there to pull in when they pulled out. Found out that one section, Area B, is reservable but they tell you they don't take reservations unless you are booking 6 months in advance. We talked with the camp host of this area and she said they had a cancellation and we could have the spot thru Sun, which was perfect because that how long we were staying before going to Murfreesboro, AR.

We are planning to go back with some friends of ours that have been wanting to go. It's worth it if you get the chance to go to this park but get their early enough to get a spot. Checkout time is 5pm.

Robert and Nanette
2 sons-Micah and Dalton
1 daughter-Fallyn
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Nitty Gritty

I love RVing!!
Jun 18, 2007
Tornado Alley, Oklahoma
Agreed Beavers Bend is a great place to camp. We went right after Oklahoma had record flood rain so a lot of the campsites were flooded. But the lower mountain fork trout fishing was great! We stayed in the Stevens Gap Area campground small no amenities, just a trail, but not near the water. But it was nice and private with S, W, & E! The folks in Hochatown were extremely nice and I must say there is a tasty coffee shop among other specialty stores next to the Putt Putt & Go Kart track. We look forward to going here again.

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Johnathan & Angela


May 30, 2010
I like rustic campgrounds. I do not want to be wall to wall with other RV's. I do not care about cable or stuff like that. I want woods, and places where I can turn my boys loose and let them run. That said the camp site was flat and good for setup. They had concrete pads with crushed granite, huge trees, and nice fire pits. They also had grills. They had water and electric. The toilet/shower facilities were great and well located. In other words it was everything I could ask for.


Jul 20, 2015
Beaver's Bend SP actually has three different parks. They are Beaver's Bend area, Stephen's Gap area and Carson Creek area. We just got back from spending a weekend there. Our absolute favorite section is the Quail loop in the Carson Creek area. The sites are surrounded by woods with more space between them then the other two areas and it feels like a closely guarded secret as I have yet to see all sites taken. This area sits on the beautiful Broken Bow Lake. Most of the action is just a short drive over to the Beaver's Bend area.

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Let's go fishin
Mar 17, 2016
Good info on the Carsons Creek area... we usually stay at Beaver's Bend and had the same thing happen to us. After driving 4 hours to get there early on a Friday we were told they were all taken. Fortunately before we had made it very far they called us back and said they found a spot. We will definitely check out the other sites as we love to Trout fish.


Jul 21, 2016
Thanks for this info. We are planning to head up there on Friday, 3/17 for a camping weekend. Since it's Spring Break time, I'm worried we won't get a spot but we're leaving Dallas very early in order to get there as soon as we can. Wish us luck!


Aug 19, 2020
Anyone been here recently? We noticed that the reservation system is updated, so not you have a guaranteed campsite. Just wondering how the park is these days.