Beaver’s Bend State Park Is Also A Camping Destination

Few weeks ago we went to Oklahoma for a family weekend getaway.  My family and I visited the Broken Bow Lake in Oklahoma.  My husband said he, together with his brother and nephew, had camped here in Beaver’s Bend State Park.  He showed us the spot where they camped out.

In the photo below, he was showing us the place leading us to the camping site.  My darling daughter enjoyed following her daddy.  We’re following the leader. 🙂

father and daughter walking in the woods
Following the leader-daddy.

Surely it is a great camping destination especially this summer school is out (here in the US).  You, your family, and friends will definitely enjoy being here with nature.

One of the most interesting part of our visit here at Beaver’s Bend is seeing a Loon.  Yes, it is a bird.  A diver bird.  My husband was amazed seeing it and he told me and daughter about it.  At first he was trying to figure out what type of bird it was until it dove for at least 30 seconds under water.  Then he figured it was a loon.  I timed it’s second and third dives and they were about a minute each.  Wow!

Loon bird.
A loon.
beautiful landscape at the lake
Dear husband and darling daughter were looking for crystals.

On the second day of our trip was just purely exploring and adventure.  After breakfast we went to the lake again and looked for crystals.  Although we had our swimsuits on, we didn’t swim because the water was so cold.  ‘Couldn’t stand it.  So we just played with the waves as they splash on the bank.

Small crystal
Hubby found a small crystal. Yay!
girls by the lake
So cool waters and peaceful place. I love it!

We left Beaver’s Bend State Park at about three o’clock in the afternoon.  It’s about three hours drive home. I did the driving all the way.

Our Trip To Beaver’s Bend State Park In Oklahoma

Beaver's Bend State Park Steven's Gap Area Entrance
Beaver’s Bend State Park
Steven’s Gap Area Entrance

My family and I went to Beaver’s Bend State Park in Oklahoma last weekend.  The trip was in celebration of our 6th wedding anniversary. We were supposed to go to the Fort Worth Zoo the other weekend but we cancelled the trip because of the bad weather.

The weather last Sunday was perfect for a drive to Oklahoma.  Broken Bow, Oklahoma is a three-hour drive from our place.  Driving that far is a good practice for me too.  Anyway, we checked in at Microtel Inn in Broken Bow.  After checking in and got our things in the hotel room, we drove to Beaver’s Bend State Park and stroll around to look for a spot to spend time at the next day.

We found the Coyote Drive camp site located in the second entrance of Beaver’s Bend Park – Lakeview Park Steven’s Gap.  It’s a good place to spend the day in this area at the lake with your kids because there’s a playground there.

After strolling around, we head back to the hotel-cleaned up and had dinner at the Sunrise Buffet Chinese restaurant.  We had rice, noodles, shrimp, broccoli beef…all we can eat, baby!  🙂  We were stuffed and had a good night sleep.

Had the playground all to ourselves. :)
Had the playground all to ourselves. 🙂
girl standing by the rock wall
We found this rock wall. We climbed over it after walking around.
girl sitting on rock
I am just sitting on this layered sheets of rock enjoying the cool breeze.
camping area
One of the picnic and camp areas in Beaver’s Bend Park.
tree on the bank of the lake
Very quiet and peaceful.