Quartz Mountains

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Quartz Mountains
A photo of the Quartz Mountains taken from the shore of Lake Altus
Lake Altus and the Quartz Mountains
Highest point
Peak Quartz Mountain
Elevation 2,040 ft (620 m)
Coordinates 34°54′25″N 99°19′24″W / 34.906944°N 99.323333°W / 34.906944; -99.323333Coordinates: 34°54′25″N 99°19′24″W / 34.906944°N 99.323333°W / 34.906944; -99.323333
Geography
A map of Oklahoma showing the location of the Quartz Mountains
A map of Oklahoma showing the location of the Quartz Mountains
Country United States
State Oklahoma

The Quartz Mountains are an extension of the Wichita Mountains in the far southwestern part of the state of Oklahoma. The section extends west and northwest of the main Wichita range separated by a plain dotted with smaller foothills. The tallest mountain in the range is Quartz Mountain at 2,040 feet. The area is popular for rock climbing on its weathered granite outcroppings and is home to Quartz Mountain State Park and Lake Altus-Lugert reservoir.

Quartz Mountain Resort[edit]

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education operates the Quartz Mountain Resort. It includes a 118-room lodge, a guesthouse, cabins, bunkhouse, RV hookups and primitive campsites.[1]

References[edit]

"Quartz Mountain". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-12-02.