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Area Description

McCurtain County Tourism Authority is located in Southeastern Oklahoma. It is home of Beavers Bend Resort Park, Broken Bow Lake, Pine Creek Lake, the Red Slough Wetlands, and the Ouachita National Forest.

Find Out Whats Around the Beavers Bend?
The Ouachita National Forest wraps the Beavers Bend area in a thick blanket of color. Trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and even ATVing roam through the tall pines and hardy oaks of this oldest southern American forest. Who knows what you might find lurking just around the Beavers Bend in McCurtain County, Oklahoma? It might even be Bigfoot.

Includes Cities/Towns: Broken Bow, Garvin, Haworth, Idabel, Millerton, Ringold, Smithville, Valliant, Wright City.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   You could spend an entire day in Beavers Bend exploring, hiking, gazing at wildlife, getting lost in the wonders of nature — and still be within shouting distance of your cabin’s front porch. But why limit your horizons when there’s so much more to enjoy?

Hiking, swimming, fishing, hunting, boating, water sports, ATV trails, horseback riding, golfing — any outdoor activity you can imagine is at your fingertips when you’re in Beavers Bend. And the fun doesn’t stop if you have a hankering to head indoors. You can enjoy a variety of museums, casinos, wineries, nightlife destinations and more.

Cultural Activities

The last 30 years has seen a resurgence in efforts to preserve and strengthen the Choctaw Nation’s culture and heritage. Language programs to learn Choctaw are provided from elementary school through college as well as on-line programs for adults. Historical games like stickball and traditional native dances are taught to the young. A registry of Choctaw artists who have preserved traditional skills like beadwork, making baskets, gourds and pipes and wood sculptures, to list a few, is maintained by the tribe.

Public transportation

Little Dixie Public Transit

Medical Facilities

McCurtain Memorial Hospital exists to provide excellence in healthcare. Our vision is to strive to be the healthcare provider of choice in our community.

We also understand that action speaks louder than words and that is why we take our mission and vision seriously. We constantly monitor our performance through Performance Improvement activities designed to improve our services. We also value your feedback. We use Press Ganey Inc., a national survey firm, to survey our patients in a professional and unbiased way to help us learn where we can make improvements. We train our nurses and other personnel to be patient friendly, and to always think of your well-being and safety.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  28.4  40.5  52.6  3.2 "  0.6 "
 Feb  32.1  45.0  57.9  3.8 "  0.6 "
 Mar  39.4  52.7  66.0  5.0 "  0.1 "
 Apr  47.2  60.6  74.0  4.5 "  0.0 "
 May  57.0  68.9  80.9  6.4 "  0.0 "
 Jun  64.6  76.3  88.0  4.4 "  0.0 "
 Jul  68.3  80.6  92.9  3.7 "  0.0 "
 Aug  67.8  80.7  93.6  2.8 "  0.0 "
 Sep  60.3  73.4  86.4  4.4 "  0.0 "
 Oct  49.6  62.7  75.9  5.3 "  0.0 "
 Nov  38.6  51.3  64.0  4.9 "  0.0 "
 Dec  30.6  42.7  54.9  4.8 "  0.2 "

Average Annual Temperature is 63 degrees
Average Annual Precipitation is 52 Inches
Average Annual Winter Snow Fall is 3.5
Average Annual Wind Speed is 7mph
Tornado Facts from 1950-2003 there have been 41 tornados in McCurtain County

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Cost of Living for McCurtain County, OK

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Senior Assistance in McCurtain County, OK

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