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ATV or hike our fabulous trails, kayak the Mountain Fork River nearby, or explore the skyline drive.

ATVs and Mountain Biking

ATVs and Mountain Biking

Peckerwood Knob Cabins affords endless opportunities for ATVs, mountain biking and hiking. You can explore public lands free for miles and miles … And miles. The ATV trailhead is located just one mile from Peckerwood Knob Cabins. No permits required. No boring flatlands. You’re in the mountains with something new around every bend. Rough terrain. Great views. Our guests love it. Please check out Oklahoma ATV laws before riding. We have a trailer drop on site for those coming with ATVs on trailers. Please do not bring trailers to the Sunset Cabin or the house, as it is difficult to turn a trailer in the small spaces available there.

    Float the Mountain Fork River

    Float the Mountain Fork River

    It would be a shame to miss the opportunity to experience the Mountain Fork River while you’re here. It is a beautiful river, sure to please. You can float the lower Mountain Fork, below the lake and dam. This section runs pretty much year-round, and has some beautiful sections. Trout fishing is available here. It’s a beautiful one hour drive to several concessionaires.

    You can float the upper Mountain Fork above Broken Bow Lake. There are several great runs. However, there are no longer concessionaires on this part of the river, so plan to bring your own boats and shuttle.

    A fun, relaxing, back to nature experience.

      Take a Scenic Drive

      Take a Scenic Drive

      This skyline drive runs for 54 miles of scenic Oklahoma Mountains stretching from Talihina, Oklahoma to Mena, Arkansas. Peckerwood Knob Cabins visitors can enter the Talimena Drive about 12 miles from the cabins where it crosses Hwy. 259 at about the center of the drive. Queen Wilhelmina State Park is located at the eastern end of the drive, and has a lodge, restaurant, and hiking trails.

        Go Fishing

        Go Fishing

        The Mountain Fork River flows through Smithville, about 13 miles from the cabins. It provides excellent in-season fishing for bass, catfish, and walleye. Broken Bow Lake, is 40 miles away and is a favorite for fishing and water sports. Trout fishing is available below the dam.

          Visit a State Park

          Visit a State Park

          Two state parks are located within an hour’s drive of Peckerwood Knob, with various activities available. See their websites for details. Beaver’s Bend State Park and Queen Wilhelmina State Park and hiking trails.

            HIKING

            HIKING

            Hiking is endless near Peckerwood Knob Cabins. We have short trails off our drive that are beautiful hikes for an hour or so of wooded trails with rocky creeks and hillsides.

            We are only 7 miles from a trailhead of the Ouachita Trail. This 223 mile hike through the Ouachita (wa-sha-tah) Mountains is a unique experience. Enjoy the solitude of a beautiful and little used forest footpath.

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