Summer Vacation Packing Essentials

Ooh are you ready for your summer vacation to Broken Bow!?  We're going to get you ready with our top Broken Bow Summer vacation packing essentials so that you can be ready to enjoy your vacation cabin to Broken Bow!


There's nothing like summertime, especially at the cabin in Broken Bow, Oklahoma! Broken Bow Lake and the surrounding area known as Hochatown, is quickly becoming one of the hottest vacation spots around and for good reason!  With it being only a few hours away from Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, Broken Bow offers a variety of outdoor activities for couples and families to take in and enjoy the lake life!


Whether you're traveling solo or planning a romantic getaway for two, spending some time at one of our luxe vacation cabins in the woods will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed, we promise!

Planning For Your Cabin Getaway

There's something about those summer nights around the campfire that feeds the soul!  The days are getting longer which means more time for relaxing with that special someone.  Enjoying fun in the sun, and Broken Bow Lake top the list!


Reading this and thinking about taking a Fall/Winter trip?  Dive into our "What To Pack For Your Fall Cabin Getaway" for all the details for a cozy romantic getaway!

Day & Evening Vibes

So let's talk about the vibe so you can pack the right summer outfits and other essentials.  Broken Bow and the surrounding area of Hochatown tend to be pretty casual, so during the day, it's usually some version of a swim suit under a tank top or tee shirt and shorts with flip flops. If you're hiking through Beavers Bend State Park, you'll want to go for tall socks and a pair of hiking boots with some kind of comfy workout outfit in addition to a bag or backpack.


In the evenings if you're going out for a romantic dinner for two or a group outing, you can dress up a bit if you like with a fun sundress however, keep in mind that the terrain in some areas is gravel so leave the heels at home and opt for flip flops or wedges.  As long as you can walk on uneven surfaces, you should be good to go!  The weather also tends to be a bit on the humid side in the summertime, so light breathable layers work best to feel nice and cool in the heat.


When it comes to planning and packing for a trip to Broken Bow, you want to make sure you aren't leaving any items out. With so many activities and options to do when you're in Broken Bow on vacation, (see our post on the "Best Activities For Your Family Vacation In Broken Bow" for more details) what you bring with you can have a huge impact on your overall experience, so we want to make sure you don't forget anything!


We've rounded up a list of the top 23 Broken Bow Summer vacation packing essentials you need for your summer vacation to Broken Bow Lake based on our experience to make the most of your vacation to Broken Bow!

Packing Essentials For Your Summer Getaway To Broken Bow, Oklahoma


  1. Bathing Suit (for the lake and hot tubbing!)
  2. Swim Suit Cover-Up
  3. Trucker Hat
  4. Sandals/Flip Flops
  5. Hiking Boots + Tall Socks
  6. Comfy Clothes For Lounging Around Cabin
  7. Water Bottle
  8. Cute Sundress + Wedge Shoe
  9. Denim Jacket (For evenings)
  10. Workout Wear
  11. Favorite Book
  12. Camera (Film, Phone, and Digital!)
  13. Backpack
  14. Headphones + Speaker
  15. Tank Tops & Shorts
  16. Umbrella (if you need a break from the sun)
  17. Favorite Board/Card Games/Puzzles
  18. Tote Bag
  19. Journal
  20. Bug Spray
  21. Sunglasses
  22. Lip balm + Sunscreen
  23. S'mores Goodies

We hope this Broken Bow Summer vacation packing essentials guide helps you prepare for your getaway to the cabin on your vacation to Broken Bow Lake and we look forward to seeing you soon!


Ready to book your vacation to Broken Bow, Oklahoma in one of our romantic luxe vacation cabins? We've got the perfect space for you to rekindle the romance and reconnect with that special someone.

one of our modern cabins in broken bow at sunset