My wife and I went here for a brief weekend trip to try out some new gear and to paddleboard in Broken Bow lake. We chose the Coyote Drive camping area because it seemed to have the best water access. The first thing we noticed we we got out to scout out a campsite was that the place was filthy with all sorts of trash strewn around including soiled diapers at one site even though there are dumpsters nearby for trash collection. We did manage to find one spot that was less trashy and spent some time cleaning up what was there before we set up camp. We spent one night but decided to leave the next afternoon because the area was becoming quite crowded and noisy. It seems as if folks are using this as a day use area even though it is a designated campground and there are other day use areas available in the park. Our only interaction with the park staff was to pay the fee. We did not see any other staff attempting to enforce rules and clean up. It's really a shame that the conditions were so bad because the lake and the surrounding hills are beautiful.
Exceptionally beautiful and clear lake that’s surrounded by cliffs. The main activities are boating and hiking, with other things to do in the nearby towns like golf and restaurants. Jeep rentals are popular, which was obnoxious when we were hiking…but it does let more people enjoy the park. There is traditional tent/rv camping and also a big lodge for the less adventurous. There are at least three different campgrounds, which are all similar.
Yay: great canoeing, good wooded campsites, some near the water, not too crowded even in summer, great nature feel in this simple state park.
Surprise: if you’re lucky you can attend one of the festivals they host during the years, ranging from Native American culture to folk music. Great sunrises.
Campgrounds are good, primitive are right on the lake, the ground is rocky, so bring something to lay on. RV is full hookup. Beautiful huge lake, bring your gear.