Broken Bow Lake Facts

Broken Bow Lake is a beautiful lake located in southeast Oklahoma near the town of Broken Bow.  This wonderfully scenic lake is near the Texas and Arkansas borders and is roughly a three hour drive from Dallas, Texas.  Broken Bow Lake is a well-established weekend destination for lake goers all over the south.  There are plenty of cabins for rent around the lake area making this a wonderful vacation destination.

Broken Bow Lake is a very scenic area as the lake sits at the foothills of the Kiamichi Mountains and is surrounded by Ouachita National Forrest.  This is a good sized lake covering around 14,000 surface acres.  Known for its crystal clear, blue water the lake is very popular with people that love the outdoors.

Broken Bow Lake was first constructed starting in 1968 and the lake was filled and opened in 1970.  Located along the Mountain Fork River, Broken Bow Lake is located about 8 miles north of the town of Broken Bow, Oklahoma.  The town nearest the lake is actually Hochatown which is supported by the influx of tourism in the area around the lake and its beautiful parks.

Broken Bow Lake can support both trout and bass which creates unique fishing opportunities.  The Mountain Fork River provides cool clear water to the lake as well as great places to kayak.  The parks surrounding Broken Bow Lake are some of the most beautiful your will find in the southern United States.  This is a popular weekend destination for visitors from Texas and Arkansas.

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Broken Bow Lake Facts

  • 14,200 Surface Acre Feet of Lake
  • 602.5 Normal Elevation of Lake
  • 180 Miles of Shoreline
  • Lake is formed by Mountain Fork River

City Distances

  • Dallas – 203 Miles
  • Plano – 177 Miles
  • Rockwall – 170 Miles
  • McKinney – 167 Miles
  • Denton – 195 Miles
  • Fort Worth – 237 Miles
  • Oklahoma City – 261 Miles
  • Tulsa – 212 Miles
  • Shreveport – 163 Miles
  • Monroe – 248 Miles
  • Texarkana – 89 Miles
  • Tyler – 162 Miles
  • Longview – 132 Miles
  • Little Rock – 178 Miles
  • Fort Smith – 124 Miles

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