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Altus is a city located in the southwest corner of Oklahoma. It serves as the county seat for Jackson County and has a population of 21,447 residents. Called "a city with a future to share," Altus is home to Altus Air Force Base, which is the United States Air Force's training base for pilots and aircrew in the C-17and KC-135. Altus is also home to Western Oklahoma State College and Southwest Technology Center. Each year, the city of Altus presents their Christmas in the Park, which gained state-wide recognition by winning the Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Award for governmental projects. Altus is located near the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge. The Wichita Mountains are the oldest mountain range in North America and were first designated as a Forest Preserve by President McKinley in 1901. President Roosevelt changed its designation to a Game Preserve in 1905 and it is the oldest managed wildlife preserve in the United States. Filled with pristine lakes and streams, rugged canyons, mountains and grasslands, the refuge is ideal for hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing, photography and other permitted outdoor activities. The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge gives visitors a view of the prairie lands as they existed prior to development of the Great Plains. The rock outcrops, forests and grass prairies create excellent habitat for herds of buffalo, elk, deer, and longhorn cattle.

Surrounding areas: Quartz Mountain, Oklahoma (17.9 mi), Granite, Oklahoma (22.0 mi)

Altus Vacation Rentals

Altus Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western2804 N Main StAltus, OK (580) 482-9300
Days Inn3202 N Main StAltus, OK (580) 477-2300
Microtel Inn & Suites3210 N MainAltus, OK (580) 379-9400
Ramada Inn2515 E BroadwayAltus, OK (580) 477-3000
Super 10 Motel1501 E Broadway StAltus, OK (580) 482-4656
Quartz Mountain LodgeRR1 Box37Lone Wolf, OK23.9 mi.(580) 563-2424
Quartz Mountain Resort22469 Lodge RdLone Wolf, OK23.9 mi.(580) 563-2424

Altus Weather & Climate

Southwest Oklahoma has a continental climate with cold winters and hot summers. Dry, sunny weather generally prevails throughout the state. Precipitation varies but averages 50 inches in the southwest. Snowfall averages 9 inches a year in Oklahoma. Southwesst Oklahoma is tornado-prone. Tornadoes can occur at any time of year, but are easily most frequent during springtime. April, May and June represent the months of peak occurrence. May's average of 20 tornado observations per month is the greatest. The winter months each average less than one tornado per month. Most, but not all, of Oklahoma's tornadoes travel to the north and east.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 51°F 23°F 0.96 in. -
February 57°F 28°F 1.19 in. -
March 66°F 36°F 1.78 in. -
April 75°F 46°F 2.43 in. -
May 83°F 57°F 4.81 in. -
June 92°F 66°F 4.33 in. -
July 96°F 70°F 2.00 in. -
August 95°F 69°F 2.83 in. -
September 86°F 61°F 3.43 in. -
October 76°F 48°F 2.69 in. -
November 62°F 36°F 1.50 in. -
December 52°F 26°F 1.21 in. -

Altus Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Altus Quartz Mountain Regional airport (AXS) located about 3 miles northwest of Altus, the Frederick Municipal airport (FDR) located approximately 27 miles southeast of Altus in Frederick, Oklahoma, the Clinton Sherman airport (CSM) located roughly 48 miles north of Altus in Clinton, Oklahoma, the Lawton Fort Sill Regional airport (LAW) located around 51 miles east of Altus in Lawton, Oklahoma, and finally the Childress Municipal airport (CDS) located about 57 miles west of Altus in Childress, Texas.

Altus Attractions

Water Parks
Native Sun Water ParkLawtonOK52.6 mi.
White Water BayOklahoma CityOK116.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Mangum Golf CourseMangumOK18.6 mi.
Hobart Country ClubHobartOK26.8 mi.
State Parks
Quartz Mountain State ParkOK20.3 mi. 
Great Plains State ParkOK20.7 mi. 
Red River Valley MuseumVernonTX34.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Zoos and Aquariums
Oklahoma City Zoological ParkOklahoma CityOK116.4 mi.

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