Quartz Mountain State Park, Lone Wolf

3.3
#22 of 23 in Nature in Oklahoma
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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  • Living in northwest Texas several miles south of the Red River, I didn't even know this place existed until we got lost looking for a way out of the Oklahoma and stumbled upon it one afternoon. The ou...  more »
  • With relatives nearby, this is a must do nearly every time I visit. Depending upon the time of day you arrive, you are likely to see turkeys, lots of deer, and a variety of birds. From the lodge you c...  more »
  • love this place. Lake is wonderful . This place is great just for picnicking or swimming in the lake. Boating. Stay in one of many cabins. This has a great little amusement area. Nice swimming pool. C...  more »
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  • OK well the rooms were dirty... I found black long hair a in my bed and my towels... There were dead bugs everywhere my grand mother found a spider in her bed. The food was great but the pool was tiny and only went to 4 ft it was also very sandy and not clear. I was here for a wedding and that part was great everything else was just a little sketchy.
  • 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.
  • This place is beautiful and as close to the beach and sand as you will get in Oklahoma. And the deer walk right up to your camp. Amazing.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful site. The Resort desperately needs maintenance work. . .shingles, paint, floors, etc. Still a wonderful place.

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