Trout Fishing Information

Trout Season: Year round.

Designated Trout Area/Size/Location: 12 mile portion of the Lower Mountain Fork River and its tributaries from Broken Bow dam downstream to U.S. Highway 70 bridge. About five miles of this designated trout stream lies within Beavers Bend 259, in McCurtain County.

Bank Access/Boat Ramps: Access is unlimited within the state park. Below Beavers Bend State Park there are public access points at the re-regulation dam and Presbyterian Falls.

NOTE: Total daily creel limit is six (6) rainbow trout. No more than one (1) may be 20 inches or longer from either Zones II or III, and one (1) brown trout 20 inches or longer.

2012 STOCKING DATES: February  5, 12, 26; March 12, 26; April 9, 23; May 7, 21; June 4, 18; July 2, 16, 30; August 13, 27; September 10, 24.

ATV and 4 Wheeler Driving in McCurtain County

Beginning Aug 1st no ATVs will be allowed on Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area.

The ATV riding areas are changing often. Please be sure you know you are riding in an ATV approved area before riding.

Contact number for ATV information (580) 513-4963. For more information on riding on US Forestry land, please contact this number.

OHV Rules and Regulations

ATV Riding in Oklahoma

New ATV Laws (effective November 1, 2007)

  1. It shall be unlawful for a person less than eighteen (18) years of age to operate or to be carried as a passenger upon an all-terrain vehicle unless the person wears a crash helmet of a type which complies with standards established by 49 C.F.R., Section 571.218.
  2. It shall be unlawful for the operator of an all-terrain vehicle to carry a passenger unless that all-terrain vehicle has been specifically designed by the manufacturer to carry passengers in addition to the operator.
  3. Fine and court costs for violating the provisions of this section shall not exceed Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00). Any peace officer of this state including, but not limited to, park rangers, is authorized to enforce the provisions of this section. All monies collected pursuant to a citation for a violation of this section shall be deposited in the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department Revolving Fund for credit to the cost center of the state park or public recreation area where such citation was issued.
  4. Any parent, legal guardian or person having actual responsibility for a person under eighteen (18) years of age, or who is the owner of the all-terrain vehicle operated by a person under eighteen (18) years of age, who knows, or should have known, that the person operating the all-terrain vehicle is not in compliance with the provisions of this section, shall be punishable according to the provisions of subsection C of this section.
  5. As used in this section, “all-terrain vehicle” means a motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use which is forty-eight (48) inches or less in width, with an unladen dry weight of eight hundred (800) pounds or less, traveling on two or more low-pressure tires, having a seat designed to be straddled by the operator, and which is steered by the use of handlebars.
  6. The provisions of this section shall apply only to persons operating all-terrain vehicles on public lands.

*The provisions of this section shall not apply to persons operating an all-terrain vehicle on privately owned property.

*Other rules and regulations apply.

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