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Quartz Mountain Nature Park,Lone Wolf,Oklahoma

Offers golfing,fishing,hiking,boating,rock climbing,bird watching,cycling & more

Quartz Mountain Nature Park,Lone Wolf,Oklahoma
FORDF250HDXLT, Apr 11, 2017
      A short drive southwest of Hobart on the shores of Lake Altus-Lugert, the Quartz Mountain Nature Park offers golfing, fishing, boating, bird watching and cycling. Other attractions include an amusement park, rock climbing, hiking and more. A total of five camping areas in the park offer approximately 119 RV sites, nine of which have full hookups, as well as 99 primitive campsites and eight cabins with kitchenettes. On-site dump stations are also available. Eagles watches are available January through February, and the seasonal ATV riding area is available April through October and features approximately 400 acres of land and two miles of trails.

      Quartz Mountain Nature Park | TravelOK.com

      Quartz Mountain Nature Park is located in southwest Oklahoma at the western end of the Wichita Mountains, 13 miles (21 km) east of Mangum, Oklahoma and 20 miles (32 km) north of Altus, Oklahoma. The nearest community is Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, about 9 miles (14 km) 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 4,540 acres (18.4 km2).[2] 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 4,284 acres (17.34 km2) of land and more than 6,000 acres (24 km2) of water.[3]

      Quartz Mountain Nature Park - Wikipedia

      I really enjoyed hanging out here.Great place.I encountered my first rattlesnake here high on one of trails and it sent shivers down my spine! He wasn't just long but fat! I was amazed how large they get.I took pics zoomed in of it of course after walking away from it (my mumma didn't raise no fool) but after looking at the path I had just made by walking off the trail,slanted away from the snake,it was apparent that I walked within 3' of it! That's within striking distance! My heart was pounding.Never encountering one in the wild before,it was really surreal.The rattle is very loud and sounds more like a small engine running than it does a rattle.

      Though he really gave me a good scare,what a treat it was to witness such a magnificent creature! I sure thanked him for the warning instead of a bite.Awesome reptile! Just awesome! The only problem after this encounter was,that I was so cautious and nervous on the trails from this point on,that I had a hard time enjoying them during the rest of my stay in Oklahoma.
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