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Oklahoma whitewater, Mountain Fork

McCurtain county, Broken Bow dam to Highway 70 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II+     3.2 miles
We are beginners and I have 3 children ranging 7, 10 and 14.  Could we safely do white river rafting at a class 2+? Says Michelle B.

The scenic beauty of McCurtain County and the water flowing gracefully down Mountain Fork are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The Broken Bow dam to Highway 70 section of Mountain Fork is 3.2 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II+ section of whitewater. If you're
    a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The beautiful Ouachita Mountains scenery is an added bonus. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons
to come. The Broken Bow dam to Highway 70 section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Texarkana, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and  
some kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Oklahoma tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. This section is quite short so better bring some good walking shoes.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Mountain Fork without first paying a visit to Presbyterian Falls. On a wonderful day at Mountain Fork you can take a hike along the Beaver Lodge Nature Trail, and you're sure to come across some wonderful folks from Eagletown here.

Mountain Fork, Broken Bow dam to Highway 70 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Mountain Fork.
 Whitewater Near Mountain Fork:
Mountain Fork, McCurtain County, 1 miles away
      Class II+ - 3.2 miles long (Broken Bow dam to Highway 70)
Outlaw Creek, McCurtain County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 1.25 miles long (Broken Bow spillway to Mountain Fork River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Beavers Bend River Floats, Mccurtain County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Buffalo Creek, McCurtain County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Weyerhauser Road 28000 to Broken Bow Lake)
Robinson Creek, Polk/ Sevier County, 18 miles away
      Class II+ - 9 miles long (Weyerhauser rd)
Bok tu kolo Creek, McCurtain County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Weyerhauser Road to Highway 259)
Glover River, McCurtain County, 26 miles away
      Class II+ - 25 miles long (Rd 56000 Close to Octavia to Highway 3 at North Pole)
Rocky Creek, McCurtain County, 28 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Timber Road 74000 to West Fork Glover River)
Big Eagle Creek - Eagle Fork, Le Flore/ McCurtain County, 28 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.5 miles long (Highway 259 south of Cucumber Crk to Highway 259 Close to Smithville)
Mountain Fork, Polk/ McCurtain County, 29 miles away
      Class I-II+(IV) - 28 miles long (Highway 259 Close to Hatfield Ar to Narrows above Broken Bow Lake)
 Marinas Near Mountain Fork:
Beavers Bend Resort Park, Broken Bow , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Mountain Fork:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Broken Bow, Broken Bow , 8 miles away
Rodeway Inn Broken Bow, Broken Bow , 8 miles away
Super 8 Idabel, Idabel , 14 miles away
Comfort Suites Idabel, Idabel , 15 miles away
Magnuson Hotel Idabel, Idabel , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mountain Fork:
Beavers Bend State Park - Acorn, Broken Bow, 4 miles away
Beavers Bend State Park - Cypress, Broken Bow, 5 miles away
Beavers Bend State Park - Buckeye, Broken Bow, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Mountain Fork:
Beaver Lodge Nature Trail, McCurtain , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mountain Fork:
Cossatot River State Park, Arkansas , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mountain Fork:
Idabel Country Club, Idabel , 16 miles away
Little River Country Club, Winthrop , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Mountain Fork
Broken Bow Lake, McCurtain , 6 miles away

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