Broken Bow Lake was formed when the Mountain Fork River was dammed in the 1960s. In places, it extends to a remarkable depth of 185 feet. The 180-mile shoreline surrounds a clear, fresh body of water free of docks and all other permanent structures. The lake is in the heart of Beavers Bend State Park, with Girls Gone Wine Winery just a few miles off the southern shoreline.
Broken Bow Lake was formed when the Mountain Fork River was dammed in the 1960s and in places extends to a remarkable depth of 185 feet.
Broken Bow Lake is a cool lake with temperatures averaging 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer and 30-40 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. The Tulsa Army Corps of Engineers supervised the design and damming of the lake in the 1960s. It reaches into the Ouachita Mountains, providing an optimal environment for nature lovers to watch wildlife and savor pure surroundings. The lake is surrounded by Beavers Bend State Park, which has over 300 areas for lodging.