Fall is the perfect time to visit southeast Oklahoma: the area has plenty to see and do… not to mention the perfect weather to for outdoor events and activities!

Reserve your Beavers Bend Creative Escapes cabin between the end of October and the start of November, and you can witness the best color in southeast Oklahoma. From Broken Bow north, Kiamichi Trace is known as one of the best Fall Foliage Routes in the state!

autumn_foliageAs you drive north from Broken Bow on Route 259, following Route 259A through Beavers Bend State Park and Hochatown State Park back to 259, and again north to Big Cedar, you’ll see amazing colors. This part of the state is home to a variety of deciduous trees that readily change colors in the fall, including three types of oak trees, baldcypress, black walnut Chinese pistache, dogwood, elm, hackberry, Kentucky coffeetree, redbud, soapberry and more. Add to that the year-round greens of our eastern redcedar, loblolly pine and pinyon pine, and the area enjoys a veritable rainbow of fall colors: red, yellow, orange, green and brown!

Of course driving isn’t the only way to enjoy all the color! Do some fishing in the Mountain Fork River, go boating on Broken Bow Lake, and a wide variety of land-based activities in and around the parks!

Can’t make the peak foliage season, but still want to enjoy the area’s Autumn activities? Plan your visit between November 13-15, 2015 and viait Beavers Bend State Park’s Forest Heritage Center Museum for the Beavers Bend Folk Festival & Craft Show! Start your Christmas shopping early with the selection of “olde tyme” crafts, see craftsmen and women demonstrate their skills, listen to the charming folk music, get up-close and personal with the animals at the barnyard petting zoo, have a bite to eat at one of the many food vendors, and more! There are plenty of hands-on activities for both adults and kids, so plan on spending much of the day! Visit on Friday the 13th from 9am to 5pm, Saturday the 14th from 9am to 5pm, and Sunday the 15th from 10am to 4pm.

So join us this October and November and experience fall in Broken Bow!