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.

Relaxation In A Cabin

lookout lodge

When looking for somewhere to take a vacation and get away from the stresses of the city, consider a cabin in the woods. A cabin can be an oasis to have peace and quiet with family and friends. There are various sizes of cabins with numerous amenities that you would have in your own home as well as others that will give you the feeling of luxury. A large front porch awaits you as you step inside, and some cabins have hot tubs so that you can soak in the natural beauty of the land. You can find Beavers Bend Log Cabins and other locations by looking online.

One of the reasons to rent a cabin is that you can eat inside each day. Enjoy a delicious breakfast with berries you find outside or food that you take with you on your trip. This is a way to save money that can be spent on fun adventures while in the area. You can also enjoy your meals outside in the fresh air by sitting on the front porch. Most cabins have a refrigerator, stove and microwave that you can use freely. If you have children, then you can get a cabin with multiple rooms. This is also an idea of you plan to have several family members of friends with you on the trip. While the children are playing outside, you can take a nap with the sun shining brightly through your window. Other rooms in the cabin might include a bathroom with a tub that is a fun shape such as a heart. This type of cabin is perfect for a newlywed couple. Most living rooms in cabins are open spaces with seating and a television. This gives you more space to roam while inside.

lookoutlodge2
When you rent a cabin, you can do your own laundry instead of relying on a maid at a hotel to do it for you. This can make all the difference in having a wonderful vacation by wearing clothes that y9ou know are washed to your standards. Privacy is another benefit of renting a cabin. If you find something in the middle of nowhere, then you won’t hear the sounds of traffic or deal with people walking by your room.

 

Day Two (Part 3), July 5: Broken Bow Lake Beach Area

Beavers Bend Park Map

After a big mid-afternoon lunch at a Chinese Buffet restaurant we checked-in at Microtel Inn, put on our swimwear, grabbed our personal necessities, and drove to Beavers Bend Park and Resort.  We drove around to find a beach area where we can relax and enjoy the water after an afternoon traveling.

I thought we were kinda of lost because we were driving for more than 20 minutes.  It has been 10 years since my husband came here for a camping trip with his brother, so he’s a little unsure of where to go next.  With the help of the above directions, we were able to find our way.

Magnificent view from up the hill

We reached the top of the hill and over viewing the beautiful Broken Bow Lake Reservoir and the magnificent sight behind me.  It didn’t really show how steep it is in the picture but I tell you, it’s very high where I was at.

The Broken Bow Lake Reservoir

The water was so inviting.  I wish we had a boat.

Father and daughter bonding time

So reached the Beach Area of the park.  Actually, were already at Beavers Bend Resort Steven’s Gap Area.  There were groups of people there when we arrived.  My daughter had a great time splashing in the water playing with her daddy on the shore.  In the picture, they were dropping big stones into the water and our little girl  chuckles whenever a stone ‘plops’ into the water.  It was a very hot day.  Good thing there’s a little shade by the shore. The only thing I do not like about a lake is that, the beach is muddy.  We looked for a shower area because baby’s swimsuit and shorts had mud all over.  Gladly there was one.

We head back to the hotel and prepared ourselves for dinner.  I was craving for a pizza at Pizza Hut.  And there’s one a couple of miles farther from the hotel.  It’s been a while since I had a bite of Pizza Hut pizza.  Happiness!

Pizza Hut pizza thick crust