Hochatown State Park

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Hochatown State Park
Hochatown State Park is located in the US
Hochatown State Park
Location within the United States
Nearest city Broken Bow, Oklahoma
Coordinates 34°10′50″N 94°43′50″W / 34.18056°N 94.73056°W / 34.18056; -94.73056Coordinates: 34°10′50″N 94°43′50″W / 34.18056°N 94.73056°W / 34.18056; -94.73056
Created 1966

Hochatown State Park is an Oklahoma state park in far-southeastern Oklahoma, north of the city of Broken Bow. It is a popular destination for tourists from Oklahoma and Texas interested in camping or boating on Broken Bow Lake.


Hochatown State Park is named after the small town of Hochatown. Present-day Hochatown is actually the second community in the area to bear the name. The original community was forced to relocate to its current location on U.S. Route 259 when Broken Bow Lake was created through the damming of Mountain Fork River by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in the late 1960s. Remnants of "Old Hochatown" can still be seen today while scuba diving at the bottom of Broken Bow Lake.[1]

Originally part of Beavers Bend State Park, this adjacent state park is geared towards meeting the needs of visitors wishing to enjoy Broken Bow Lake. Accommodations inside the park range from the 40-room Lakeview Lodge to campsites in the Stevens Gap, Carson Creek and Cedar Creek areas. Recreation amenities and facilities include a fish cleaning station, group shelters and picnic sites, full and semi-modern RV campsites, primitive sites, comfort stations, sanitary waste stations, lighted boat ramps, swimming beaches, playgrounds, hiking trails. Other lodging choices at Beavers Bend State Park include 47 cabins and two group camps; some of which offer river views.


  1. ^ Morris, John Wesley (1978). Ghost Towns of Oklahoma. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 978-0806114200. 

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