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July 10, 2014

If you think of Oklahoma as a flat, dry landscape, ripe for tumbleweeds and tornados, think again. Beaver’s Bend, located in the state’s southeast corner, is carpeted with thick trees and evergreens, only broken up by clear winding rivers. Between kayaking and canoeing trips, travelers can hole up in log cabins, and head into the area’s small town for more old-fashioned fun—pizza from a casual parlor or roller-skating at the family-friendly rink.

Beavers Bend State Resort Park

This park is replete with activities from trout and fly-fishing to hiking and bird watching. Be sure to stop by the nature center to get yourself acquainted with area critters such as hawks, owls, chipmunks, and snakes.

Beavers Bend Adventures

Find cabins—some with walls of glass overlooking acres of evergreens, others with large porches and Adirondack chairs—at a range of price points through this house rental agency.

Beavers Bend Depot

Here, travelers can horseback ride along scenic trails or jump on a miniature replica of an 1863 C.P. Huntington train.

Grateful Head Pizzeria & Tap Room

Hot pies and cold beer are served on red-checkered tablecloths at this casual eatery.

Broken Bow Skateway

On a rainy day, head to this rink to roller skate to the tune of 80s classics. Planning a family reunion? You can also rent out the whole rink.

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