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Winter Adventures in Broken Bow

If you're looking for a winter getaway that's full of fun activities and stunning views, look no further than Broken Bow / Hochatown, Oklahoma. Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, Broken Bow is the perfect destination for outdoor adventure seekers and those who just want to relax with friends and family. Whether you're looking for an adrenaline-filled day or a cozy evening by the fire pit, here are some great ways to experience Broken Bow / Hochatown this winter.


Broken Bow / Hochatown, Oklahoma is the perfect fishing destination for those who don't let a few Fahrenheit degrees stop them from reaping a great catch! Whether you have your own boat and fishing gear or decide to book a fishing tour with an expert guide - Broken Bow Lake promises to reward your fishing enthusiasm with plenty of bites in these mild winters. From stripers to catfish and crappie, fishing enthusiasts will leave the lake with impressive catches. So if you are ready to go fishing in Oklahoma, come over to Broken Bow Lake during winter and get ready for the thrill of fishing in one of the most popular spots in the state!

A light skinned man holding a fishing rod and smiling, sitting next to light skinned boy who is also smiling. Both are wearing beanie caps and are looking at the lake in front of them.


Hiking during the winter season in Broken Bow / Hochatown can be an adventurous and exhilarating experience. With the changing of the seasons, hiking at trails like Friends Trail Loop or Skyline Trail offer a different view due to the fallen foliage. With an array of unique hiking spots, safety should always come first. Pre-trip preparation is key and hikers should layer up, wear waterproof clothing, and have adequate supplies on hand. Be sure to research and understand trail length, difficulty level, terrain type, and weather conditions prior to heading out for any hiking adventure. Winter hiking is a great way to embrace nature’s beauty no matter what season it may be!

3 children wearing winter puffy coats with their hoods up are walking through a hiking trail surrounded by wildflowers. In the background, there is a person who is taking a picture with a camera.

Axe Throwing

For those looking for an adventurous activity that's sure to get your heart pumping, axe throwing is the way to go! Located right near the lake, Thomahawk Axe Throwing offers axe-throwing sessions for groups of any size (even if it's just one person!). Enjoy a few rounds of axe throwing before heading back into town for some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

person with long blonde hair wearing a red hoodie has their arms raised behind their head, holding an ax. in the background, there are wooden targets in front of the person.

ATV Rides

What better way to experience the beauty of Beavers Bend State Park than by riding ATVs? You can rent an ATV from one of the nearby rental companies and hit up some off-road trails like Four Winds Trails which meanders through 8 miles of woods near Hochatown. From rugged terrain adventurous exploration to bird-watching excursions, there's something for everyone here in Broken Bow / Hochatown.

six people on red ATVs looking out at the rolling hills/mountains in front of them. They are all wearing coats and there is a little snow on the ground in front of them

Horseback Riding

If four wheels aren't your style then go horseback riding instead! Horseback riding in winter isn't as difficult as it seems (as long as you dress appropriately). Visit Cedar Creek Trails Riding Stables where they offer hourly trail rides that take guests across 70 acres of wooded land filled with wildlife viewing opportunities like deer, wild turkey, and foxes. The breathtaking scenery combined with these majestic animals makes this trail ride unforgettable!

Camera angle looks like the person taking the photo is on top of a light brown horse as at the bottom of the photo in the foreground, there is a horse's head popping out. There is a person on a dark brown horse in front of them. They are walking on a train between greenery and pines and there are views with mountains and fog in the background.

Scenic Views

For those looking for breathtaking views as far as the eye can see, make sure you add Talimena Scenic Byway to your list of things to do in Broken Bow / Hochatown this winter. This 54-mile stretch through Oklahoma and Arkansas boasts rolling hillsides filled with gorgeous evergreen trees and lush pastures—a sight that will stay with you long after you leave!

a roadway going straight, cutting between trees with fall leaves and pines. The road goes up a hill in the background.


After an active day exploring all that Broken Bow / Hochatown has to offer, what better way to end it than roasting s'mores? Unwind after your hiking adventures or fishing excursions while enjoying some tasty treats around our cozy fire pit—or take advantage of our many other amenities like board games and arcade games when it gets too cold outside.

It's night time with a starry sky and a well-lit cabin with long stairs and a firepit in the foreground surrounded by patio chairs.


Whether you're looking for an adrenaline-filled adventure or a cozy night spent by the fire pit surrounded by friends and family, there's something special waiting for everyone in Broken Bow / Hochatown this winter season! From fishing tours at Broken Bow Lake to hikes along Skyline Trail or even axe throwing sessions at Thomahawk Axe Throwing—you'll have plenty of memories made here that will last long after your vacation ends! So break free from everyday life and head out on an unforgettable journey this winter--in beautiful Broken Bow!

S’mores Luxury Cabins has the following cabins for short term rentals available:

S’mores & Fishin’: Sleeps 20

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

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