I had this information forwarded to me from a co-worker. It looks like the people who put this out are trying to find ways to pump up tourism in McCurtain County, but I’ll take it for what it’s worth.
I have friends who really enjoy geocaching, where you use a GPS to find places or things that are mapped out with coordinates on a map. Call it a GPS treasure hunt, if you will.
Though I’ve not been there, I’ve heard Beavers Bend State Park is one of Oklahoma’s finest. So it’s on my to-go list for sure.
If you’re into geocaching and are looking for some fun in a scenic part of the state, read on. This sounds like a pretty good time.
BROKEN BOW – How do parents get the whole family out to do family activities, especially if you have teens or tweens? The answer is geocaching. Especially geocaching in the Beavers Bend State Park area in Southeastern Oklahoma.
What is geocaching? Geocaching is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasures. Geocachers place…or identify a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache’s existence and location online. Anyone, especially families, with a GPS unit, can then try to locate the geocache.
In the Beavers Bend State Park area, there are hundreds of caches. The park has mountains, lakes, pine trees, rivers and hiking trails.
Before coming to McCurtain County, log on to the official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site:
Type in ZIP code, 74728, or other ZIP codes in McCurtain County and view the descriptions of caches and select several in the Beavers Bend State Park area. Most have a difficulty rating from easy to difficult.
Charity O’Donnell, Executive Director, McCurtain County Tourism Authority, http://www.mccurtaincountygetaways.com/, said, “People love treasure hunts, particularly kids. In McCurtain County, families can enjoy an exciting treasure hunt that combines technology, outdoor recreation and family time together. September is a perfect time to head to our cool mountains, beautiful lakes and refreshing rivers and enjoy fun and challenging geocaching.”
Located in the heart of the Kiamichi Mountains, just across the Texas state line, McCurtain County is home to Broken Bow Lake, Pine Creek Lake, the Mountain Fork, Eagle Fork and Glover Rivers and Beavers Bend State Park. For more information about that park, go to http://www.beaversbend.com/Info.htm.
So there you go. Check out the links and the park. Try geocaching while you’re there and have a good time outside.