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Capturing the Beauty of Nature - A Photographer's Paradise!

Nestled in the heart of Oklahoma, Hochatown, along with its scenic neighbors Beavers Bend and Broken Bow, stands as a hidden gem for photographers seeking the perfect blend of natural beauty and diverse landscapes. Capturing the Beauty of Nature - A Photographer's Paradise - from majestic mountain views to serene waterfalls, lush forests, the shimmering expanse of Broken Bow Lake and the Lower Mountain Fork River, this region offers a myriad of opportunities for photographers to capture the essence of Mother Nature at her finest.

Photo of Broken Bow Lake, from Dyer Mountain by Randy Sander
Broken Bow Lake, from Dyer Mountain

Local Photographer, Randy Sander has expressed that Mountain Fork River is commonly a photographer's favorite place to explore. He says, "There are lots of different photo spots, depending on time of day and year, and what your interests are."



  1. Majestic Mountain Views: Hochatown boasts stunning mountainous terrain that provides a breathtaking backdrop for photographers. The Ouachita Mountains, with their rolling hills and thick forests, create a canvas of ever-changing colors, especially during sunrise and sunset. The interplay of light and shadow on the rugged landscape offers a captivating spectacle, allowing photographers to capture images that evoke a sense of both grandeur and tranquility.

  2. Waterfalls, Rivers and Broken Bow Lake: One of the highlights of the area is undoubtedly the pristine waterfalls and the crystal-clear waters of Broken Bow Lake. Cascading water over ancient rocks and the reflections on the lake's surface create picture-perfect scenes. Whether it's capturing the dynamic energy of a waterfall or the serene beauty of the lake at dawn, photographers will find endless opportunities for awe-inspiring nature shots.

  3. Lush Forestry and Wildlife: The dense forests surrounding Hochatown and Beavers Bend are a haven for flora and fauna alike. Towering pine trees, vibrant foliage, and meandering forest trails provide photographers with a rich tapestry of natural elements to incorporate into their compositions. Additionally, the region is home to diverse wildlife, including deer, birds, and other indigenous species, offering a chance to capture the untamed beauty of the area.

  4. Golden Hour Magic: Photographers will revel in the magical moments that occur during the golden hours. The soft, warm hues of sunrise and sunset transform the landscapes into a photographer's dream. The play of light through the trees and the reflection on the lake create a surreal and enchanting atmosphere, providing ample opportunities for unique and captivating shots.

  5. Seasonal Palette: Hochatown undergoes a seasonal transformation that adds variety to a photographer's portfolio. From the vibrant colors of spring and the lush greenery of summer to the fiery hues of autumn and the serene winter landscapes, each season brings its own charm, ensuring that photographers can capture the ever-changing beauty of the region throughout the year.

  6. Let's not forget the once in a lifetime opportunity about to occur on April 8, 2024 in the region - The Great North American Total Solar Eclipse! This will surely be an ideal time to visit and snap the most incredible photos that earmark a time in history. With Hochatown, Beavers Bend and Broken Bow being along the path of totality - there is truly no better place to capture this miracle.

Sunrise at Firefly Campground by Matt Cameron
Sunrise at Firefly Campground

Local Photographer Matt Cameron caught a magical Sunrise from Firefly Campground.


Hochatown, Beavers Bend, and Broken Bow collectively offer photographers a playground of unparalleled natural beauty. The combination of mountain views, waterfalls, a pristine lake, lush forestry, and diverse wildlife make this region a haven for those seeking to capture the essence of nature through their lens. Whether you're an amateur photographer or a seasoned professional, Hochatown beckons with its picturesque landscapes, making it a destination that promises to inspire and elevate the artistry of any photographer fortunate enough to explore its wonders.


S'mores Luxury Cabins has two incredible cabins to host groups of photographers or photographers and their families while visiting Hochatown and the surrounding area.


S'mores Luxury Cabins atop Cordillera Mountain
S'mores Luxury Cabins

About S’mores Luxury Cabins

With S’mores Luxury Cabins we pride ourselves in providing the ultimate in luxury travel, convenience and superior customer service for our guests. We’ve decorated our cabins with love and provided all the amenities that we would want when traveling and hope our guests will thoroughly enjoy the experience. It is our goal to ensure our guests have a wonderful and memorable stay where you can just rest, relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with family. Mark and Shannon Swenson live in McKinney, Tx with their three children Ellie, Aston and Levi. Mark and Shannon self-manage their cabins to ensure the personal touch with guests and make sure to provide the experience guests deserve when taking time for travel with family or friends. Mark & Shannon are passionate about Hochatown and supporting the local community and growth.


If you’re planning to travel to this #1 Travel Destination in the US, S’mores Luxury Cabins is at your service. Our cabins are peaceful, well designed, have every convenience and most importantly, they are near to all the prominent points of interest and very central in town to the activities and restaurants. Make new memories and experience all that Broken Bow has to offer!


S’mores Luxury Cabins has the following cabins for short term rentals available - both with incredible panoramic views from the top of Cordillera Mountain and both available to book at www.smorescabins.com

S’mores Lakeview Escape: This cabin starts renting 3/1/2024! It has spectacular views of Broken Bow Lake: Sleeps 15

S’mores Sunrise Lakeview has spectacular views of Broken Bow Lake: Sleeps 30


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