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Quartz Mountain State Park, Lone Wolf

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Quartz Mountain Nature Park is located in southwest Oklahoma at the western end of the Wichita Mountains, 13mi east of Mangum, Oklahoma and 20mi north of Altus, Oklahoma. The nearest community is Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, about 9miles northeast of the park. It is operated by Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. The park began as a 158.3 acre tract adjacent to Lake Altus donated to the state by local residents, who had bought the land for $51.58. It was designated as Quartz Mountain State Park, one of the original seven Oklahoma State Parks designated in 1935. Additional land has been donated since then, and the park now encompasses 4540acre. The park occupies land on the west side of Lake Altus-Lugert, which was originally built in 1927, then expanded in 1940 and renamed Lake Altus-Lugert. The park contains 4284acre of land and more than 6000acre of water.HistoryThe Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) established a camp in 1935 at the present park site. The National Park Service (NPS) which managed the camp, proposed to help Oklahoma to develop a system of state parks, using CCC workers who were already trained in all aspects of park development. The state legislature created the Oklahoma Parks Commission, State Fish and Game Commission, under the auspices of the Oklahoma Fish and Game Commission, to manage the newly created system, and provided funding of $10,000. The City of Altus and private donors bought 3000acres of land for the park. NPS spent about USD500,000 building roads, trails, rest rooms and other amenities. Quartz Mountain became one of the first seven state parks in Oklahoma when the NPS turned the completed project over to the state in 1937.
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TripAdvisor
  • The State of Oklahoma has done a great job putting this place together. The facilities are superior and the proximity to the lake makes this a great place to visit in Southwest Oklahoma. Bring Bicycle...  more »
  • Quartz Mountain Resort was Ok. Had to walk too far to room. Only restaurant within 9 miles was at the resort and it was somewhat overpriced! It also did not serve lunch,.  more »
  • We've done a lot of hikes and swimming around the area and always enjoyed ourselves (though mostly because there's not much else to do in the area). When there was a lot of rain over the summer, the l...  more »
Google
  • Great location, beautiful view , remote and beautiful. Great value. Only issue is the restaurant is severely understaffed, but the food is great. Rooms are great and well kept. Great hiking in the area, and nearly just our your back door. Would be excellent place to go with a couple of families, fantastic for kids.
  • Great view of the lake and mountain. Rock climbing is available nearby. I did not camp, but there were a lot of people camping, so I assume it was nice. Public restrooms are available. The store was a bit expensive, but well stocked and you save a trip into town since it is right in the middle of the park.
  • The location is AMAZING!!! The staff were nice and helpful. The rooms are decent. Great for hiking and exploring the outdoors.
  • Hiked here a few times. Seen porcupines, collared lizards, squatch and deer. Coyotes howl in the night. Be careful night hiking with a headlight... Bats will rip it from your face. The entire park oozes romance.
  • I saw some beautiful scenery here and it seems like a fun place to go. It was totally packed on memorial day weekend.