Gloss Mountain State Park, Fairview
Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Glass Mountains State Park is an Oklahoma state park located in Major County, Oklahoma. It is located near the city of Fairview, Oklahoma. A recreational-educational park that is accessible for hiking and picnicking from sunrise to sunset. There are no campsites or other overnight accommodations in the park. Facilities include a restroom, pavilions, picnic areas, grills, public water supply, handicap trail to historical marker, and a hiking trail from base parking lot to the top of Cathedral Mountain and across the mesa to view the valley floor and Lone Peak Mountain. Points of interest include land geography, geological formations, Selenite gypsum, scenery and wildlife. This range is also known as the Glass Mountains.HistoryThe park operates under a partnership between the state of Oklahoma's Department of Tourism and Recreation and the citizens of Fairview, Oklahoma. In 1977, the state appropriated $125,000 to match $125,000 from the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund to buy 640 acres along U.S. Highway 412 for a public park. However, the state could not fund the completion of the proposed park, so it leased out the land for grazing until 1997. In that year, representatives from the Tourism and Recreation Department met with local residents, who formed a Conservancy to manage the park. The local residents maintain the facilities, The state provided the land. The Conservancy also pays for a gatekeeper who opens and locks the park at night. There are no fees for using the park.Put Gloss Mountain State Park into our Fairview travel itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Fairview.
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If you enjoy the hike / climb and beauty of overlooking the plains then you want to stop here. Come prepared with a bottle of water and camera / phone for some great pictures.
The short hike up the steps to Gloss Mountain is definitely worth the view. Once you get to the top, you can hike the trail on the flat top. Magnificent views from all sides. The total hike up and dow... read more »
This is a great stop in Northwestern Oklahoma. Well worth the drive. The views are unlike any other in Oklahoma. I only wish they had cut back the grass leading up to the top and under the benches at ... read more »
E. M. Opat
Interesting and well maintained trail. Great for older kids. My 10 year old loved it!
Nice place to pull off and take a hike into the hills. If you plan on going to the top last 30 feet is pretty steep. The VEIW Is Worth It When You Get Up there.
On a dry and dusty drive, Gloss Mtn. S.P. was a great spot to stretch the legs. Beautiful panoramic views!
A great view and solid short hike! However, with not much being here in the way of amenities (it truly is just a bathroom, parking lot and hiking trail) I would only advise you visit on the way to or from another destination!
Oh my gosh!!!! Amazing!!! Traveling west bound on 412 you could see it for miles...we loved it....the hike to the top was tough...but the view was breathtaking!!!!
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