There may be some that say those of us who live in Broken Bow, OK are a little biased about how we describe where we live. The truth is our special little nook in Oklahoma truly is breathtaking and Broken Bow Lake is proof! Nestled in the Ouachita Mountains of McCurtain County, this lake is 22 miles long lake with pristine, crystal-blue waters and is one of our state’s most beautiful places.

Broken Bow Lake provides some of the best year-round fishing spots and a variety of water recreation activities. It is the perfect setting for the Beavers Bend Kayak Classic that is coming up on April 5, 2014. One of the best things about this tournament is that it is for everyone – all ages, shapes, sizes and skill levels are encouraged to come out. So, if you have never kayaked or fished before, you will not be alone and it will be a great reason to start! This is a catch, photo and release tournament so you will need to bring your own camera with a removable card and a measuring board. If you do not have a proper measuring tool, they will be available for sale the day of the event for $16.

Tournament organizers will be on hand to help you with each facet of the event. You can reserve rental kayaks in advance by calling (405) 235-2925 and they can even hook you up with a seasoned kayak angler who can show you the ropes. This will be a relaxed, stress-free event at which you can meet a bunch of new friends, catch a few fish and even win a super awesome prize! Everyone is entered to win an $899 kayak whether you catch a fish or are totally skunked.

Date: April 5, 2014

Cost: $100 if you register by March 28, 2014 or $125 the week of the event. Registration will close Friday, April 4th at 5pm.

Location: Broken Bow Lake, OK – Hochatown State Park, Grasshopper Ramp.


1st Place – $3000 and a Jackson Big Rig ($1499)

2nd Place – New Hobie Outback ($1999)

Participant drawing – A Wilderness Ride 115 kayak

Plus tons of gear and door prizes!

**A percentage of each entry fee will go directly to support Families Fighting Childhood Cancer.

**For more information please visit the event website or email [email protected].

We know residents of Broken Bow will love this fun event but hope this encourages you to come and visit us at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes as well! There is so much fun to be had here and we would love to make your stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. For information about our luxurious vacation homes in the Ouachita forest, call us at (580) 306-2265 or visit us online. Hope to see you soon and don’t forget your kayak and paddle!