Natural Resources Helped Shaped Broken Bow, OK

Broken Bow, Oklahoma sits at the foothills of the Kiamichi Mountains where U.S. Highways 780 and 259 intersect. It’s a proud little town that grew up around the vast natural resources of the area.

Beautiful deep blue lake against an equally blue sky.In its early days, Broken Bow—which is now within McCurtain County—was originally the domain of the Choctaw Nation, who moved to the area in 1830 as a result of a treaty with the United States. The town was incorporated in 1911, and saw its enclave grow to more than 1,900 residents by 1920.

Settlers were drawn by the area’s beauty and its abundance of forests. Two of those transplants, Herman and Fred Dierks, had moved to Oklahoma from Broken Bow, Nebraska, bringing name with them. They also established the Choctaw Lumber Company. This company was instrumental in the development of the town, and lumber still continues to be a vital industry.

The Broken Bow area is home to Beavers Bend State Park, a beautiful natural resource and long-standing favorite for outdoor enthusiasts. In the 1960’s, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built a dam on the Mountain Fork River, creating Broken Bow Lake. This opened up a new Hochatown area of development, a major draw for vacationers year-round. Today Broken Bow is a bustling little community, boasting more than 4,000.

To get a real feel for the Broken Bow area, book a cabin for an extended. Hochatown Tower is one of the cabins offered by Beavers Bend Creative Escapes, and like many of them, is ideal for family or friends. The three-story, treehouse-style home has sleeping for 10 on one floor; a living room with fireplace, kitchen and dining on the second floor; and a top floor that’s a game room.

You’ll discover that Broken Bow is such a terrific place to visit, you may not want to leave!

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