Mountain Fork River
Above the lake there’s great floating and fishing on the Mountain Fork River. Below the Broken Bow Lake dam the Mountain Fork turns to white water where the canoeing and fly fishing is outstanding!
The Lower Mountain fork River Float Trip is short, but very exciting, white water/flat water run that is probably the most consistently flowing and best white water stream in Oklahoma, a state not particularly noted for white water rivers.
Starting below the Re-regulation Dam, the river is more technical than “big”, with several respectable Class I & II rapids with the first two miles of the put-in. After Presbyterian Falls the river is slow and gentle making it a very relaxing float. You’ll pass by “Cooper Creek”, a great place to stop and swim or take a leap off the tree swing. Right at the very end you’ll experience some more rapids – not too tough at all.
Canoe & Kayak Rentals
The upper mountain fork river, which is known as the re-regulation dam is the
home of some great Canoe, Kayak and Tube floating. Canoe & Kayak outfitters are available throughout warmer seasons. Prepare to get wet, when you take a kayak or canoe down the 3-4 miles of rock gardens, rapids and small waterfalls
Wild Goose Canoe & Kayak Rentals
River Rats Canoe and Kayak Rentals
Tree Frog Kayak and Canoe Rental
Lucky Dog Canoes & Kayaks
Always wear a life jacket.
Kayakers must be at least 6 yrs old & 42" tall to float the LOWER Mt Fork River (East of BB-Hwy 70 bridge, Presbyterian Falls areas). This rule does *not* apply to the Floats at Beavers Bend state park. Minimum age remains 2-yrs-old.
Water shoes are highly recommended.
NO GLASS CONTAINERS ALLOWED.
Take plenty of water.
Whatever you take with you can be assured it will get wet or lost in the river!!
We recommend water cameras and leave your wallet in the car.
Water quality is generally very good to excellent, flowing clean and clear, with a moderate to fast current when water is being released from Broken bow Lake through the re regulation dam. Watch for the red beacon below the dam. If the light is on, electricity is being generated and the flow will be high and fast. If both generators are running, then the river will be dangerously high and fast. Ask local outfitters about river conditions before driving there or before putting in.
Special note: The water is being regulated from the bottom of the lake and is cold – very cold!