5 Best Outdoor Activities in Broken Bow

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5 Best Outdoor Activities in Broken Bow

Have you booked your vacation to Broken Bow? It’s time to discover the five of the best outdoor activities you NEED to put on your itinerary. These unforgettable outdoor adventures are perfect for making the most of your time spent in this natural paradise.


From adrenaline ziplining to finding your way out of a 29,000-square-foot wooden maze, we are sure that you will have memorable outdoor experiences in Broken Bow. It’s a truly one-of-a-kind destination that has something for everyone, especially couples with a sense of adventure.


Each activity has an advised duration, so you can easily plan your time outdoors. All you need to do is pack your sunscreen, insect repellent, water, snacks, and comfortable clothes, and you’re good to go!


Without further ado, here are the very best outdoor activities to do on your vacation to Broken Bow!

#1 Trip to the zoo!

tiger in petting zoo

First stop, the petting ZOO! And not just any petting zoo, a 95% rescue and rehabilitation center. Visitors are encouraged to interact during their experience and be as "hands-on" as they want to be.


Picture pet-friendly reptiles and furry barnyard animals, an unlimited supply of fresh vegetables to feed them, and the best part- there are no cages or bars. You're able to get up close and personal with some amazing animals from all over the world in a natural habitat. It's an incredible experience for everyone, but especially those who love animals.


We would definitely put this outdoor activity at the top of the list (especially if there is a chance there may be baby ducks!). Questions are welcomed, and there is ample opportunity to learn about the rescued animals and the environments they thrive in.


Every week is different at the Hochatown Rescue Center and Petting Zoo. What are you hoping to see?


Duration: Half a Day

#2 A day on the water in Broken Bow Lake

boat on lake

Captain your own boat and set sail across the Beavers Bend Marina. Enjoy a beautiful day on the lake with friends and family, and for an additional fee, you can even take your pets onboard so you can experience being outdoors together.


This is an excellent outdoor activity for those who want to relax and take in the scenery, as well as for fishing enthusiasts. Broken Bow lake has many different types of fish, including largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, and more!


Whether you are looking for a relaxing and picturesque boat trip, or a fast-paced day on the way - discover your boat rental options in Broken Bow Lake now.


Duration: Full Day

#3 High up in the trees

ziplining through forest

If you consider yourself a thrill-seeker, then ziplining with Rugaru Rush may be for you! Trained guides will be on hand to take you through the canopies of the forest, and immerse you in this unique experience.


Reaching speeds up to 35 mph and heights up to 60 ft. above the ground, this truly is an adrenaline-powered activity. You'll feel alive as you zip through the trees, passing through mesmerizing natural landscapes.


Rugaru Rush is one of Oklahoma's most popular ziplining courses, and it's not hard to see why. This really is one of the best Broken Bow activities for those who want to feel a rush of adrenaline while surrounded by natural beauty.


Rugaru Rush has different ziplining courses which are perfect for both beginners and those who are looking for a more extreme challenge. Are you dreaming of winging through nature on zip lines? Are you brave enough to take on the adventure of a lifetime? Then be sure to book this activity early to avoid disappointment.


Duration: 2 Hours

#4 Get lost making memories...

a corn maze

Challenge yourself and find your way out of The Maze of Hochatown. Think secret passageways, endless twists and turns, and an exciting experience to book into your vacation to Broken Bow.


Feeling competitive? Split into teams and race to see how fast you can find the hidden stamps and get out of the maze. Problem solvers will thrive during this outdoor activity and will be thanking us later that we added this to their list!


This activity is family-friendly and highly recommended for a great day out, but couples always seem to love it too. Don't forget your suncream and a cap - but don't worry about cooling off; the Maze of Hochatown has misters and water stations located throughout.


Duration: 1 - 2 Hours

#5 "Oh deer," I think we will need an extra day!

deer in the woods

Hiking on the Deer Crossing Trail is a MUST for outdoor lovers and those in search of an adventure. Allow yourself a day in the forest and feel the wind on your face as you take on this 3.9-mile trail inside Beavers Bend State Park.


Besides the obvious of spotting wild deer, the trail shows off beautiful wildflowers and picture-perfect views. Please be advised, this trial is rated a moderately challenging route, and you will need appropriate footwear. Ensure you have a full water bottle and some snacks to keep your energy up.


This is an excellent outdoor activity for couples or groups of friends, but can also be enjoyed solo. Be sure to take your time and enjoy the surroundings - you'll want to remember this experience forever!

3 Things you need in your backpack

  • Water! Hydrate during your hike, and maybe even take a picnic for if you find the perfect stop for a break and a bite to eat.


  • Your Camera. Known for its scenic route, this trail will definitely be one you want to capture for the scrapbook.


  • Insect Repellent. Depending on the season, you may experience insect bites if you are not well prepared. The only extra thing you want to be coming back from the trial with is your memories…


Duration: Full Day

Where to stay in Broken Bow

broken bow cabin

You can't come to Broken Bow and not stay in a cozy cabin in the woods! Broken Bow Cabin Life offers some of the most beautiful and unique cabins in Hochatown.


Our captivating cabins are perfect for the ultimate romantic getaway. Built for couples, our Broken Bow cabins boast amenities such as hot tubs, king-size beds, and private porches. The famous Broken Bow lake is just a short drive away, and you'll be surrounded by the unforgettable sights and sounds of nature.


Broken Bow activities are right on your doorstep when you stay in one of our cabins. If you can tear yourself away from the cabin itself, that is! Make sure you book early to avoid disappointment - our houses are extremely popular and fill up fast!

Book your Broken Bow activities!

So that's it! Our five best outdoor activities in Broken Bow. Whether you are looking for a jampacked adventure or a relaxed, family-friendly day out, there are so many opportunities to discover.


Now you know that there are plenty of fantastic activities during your vacation, the only question left is:


"What shall we book first?".


Leave a comment if you found this post useful, or if you would recommend any of the experiences. For more ideas on things to do in Broken Bow, check back for the next blog post.


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