After a good drive around Beavers Bend State Park on US Hwy 259, we spotted this newly paved road from further way. We thought the access to that area was closed, so we did not pay attention to it. But when we saw the dirt road entrance, I quickly turned and got on it to check the area out. It was a newly paved road to a new development. Looked new houses or cabins will be built on there.
The road was sloped. The photo didn’t do justice to how steep it looked from the top of the hill. I asked my husband if it’s okay for us to try to drive down. He was hesitant at first but when we were about to leave the area, he was like, “okay, let’s try it”. So we drove down and up. Darling daughter cried because of fright. She was like, “let’s not do that anymore”. It was cool! It was easy-peasy with the Subaru Outback. What an adventure.
It was a very nice vacation spent in Arkansas. Lots of driving (me the whole time) but it was a great experience. We went to visit caves in Eureka Springs and drove through the Ozark National Forest on our way to Russellville and spent the night there before heading home the next day. DD got a “motion sickness” for a bit while we were driving through the Ozark mountain’s winding roads. We were in the forest for a while. 😀
Fall Breaks falls on the same time when The Great State Fair of Texas is happening. We get free tickets to the State Fair but we’re not able to go because the family has other plans since my DD started school. So we had to give the free tickets away to friends or family who needs them.
This is the first Spring Break ever and we had a great time. Our favorite getaway place, Beaver’s Bend State Park in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, was as relaxing and peaceful as ever. We have been here a few times in the previous years and I can say this is a great place if you need to be just with yourself or with your family enjoying the serenity of nature away from the busy life in the big city.
Here are few things you can do at Beaver’s Bend State Park:
Hiking – There are hiking trails all over the state park.
We enjoy hiking. Besides being a good exercise, hiking gives you feeling of achievement. Once you reach the top of the hill, it feels amazing. Climbing down the hill feels more tiresome because you are using different muscles. Overall, it’s an awesome hobby.
Camping – Beaver’s Bend State Park in Oklahoma is also a great place to camp. There are family-friend and pet-friendly camping grounds in the park.
We drove around and saw campers in their tents and camper vans. Since it is Spring Break, we saw group of young campers in the area. My family haven’t tried camping yet because of personal reasons. Hopefully we will be able to camp here in the future.
Camping needs a lot of preparation. You have to have a very well-made and durable camping tent. Camping is fun, too. Remember, there is no cellphone signal in the woods so you can only use data on your mobile phones. On the other hand, there are areas in the park where cell signals are very limited.
Fishing – Yes, you can do fishing in the river at Beaver’s Bend State Park. Bring your fishing gear and unexpired fishing license or fishing permit and you are good to catch rainbow trouts and other trouts.
We would love to go fishing in the future. We just have to work on my darling daughter’s patience. 🙂 For now, we just enjoy soaking our feet in the ice cold water in the river.
DO NOT FORGET: If you hear the siren, get off the water immediately because the water level in the river will rise quickly when they release water from the dam. 🙂