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Quartz-Mountain is home to a secluded mountain resort, located 17 miles north of the town of Altus in the Wichita Mountains of southwestern Oklahoma near the Texas border. It is just two and a half hours from Oklahoma City. Called Southwest Oklahoma's premier destination resort, Quartz Mountain is a unique location for a getaway, a wedding or other special event or conference. The resort offers 122 rooms decorated with rugged western theme furniture and Native American artwork. Although the area is isolated, guests can keep in touch with the world through high-speed internet service in their rooms or in the resort lobby. Quartz Mountain also offers a 6,260-acre lake for recreational use and five camping areas. There are seven comfort stations and four stations with showers around the lake at Quartz Mountain. Excursion train rides are another attraction offered at Quartz Mountain. The two hour narrated round trip takes approximately two hours. Quartz Mountain Flyer passenger parking and the boarding area is at the intersection of Routes 44 and 44A, approximately 17 miles North of Altus, Oklahoma.

Surrounding areas: Granite, Oklahoma (4.9 mi), Altus, Oklahoma (17.9 mi), Elk City, Oklahoma (34.5 mi)

Quartz Mountain Vacation Rentals

Quartz Mountain Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Quartz Mountain LodgeRR1 Box37Lone Wolf, OK7.1 mi.(580) 563-2424
Quartz Mountain Resort22469 Lodge RdLone Wolf, OK7.1 mi.(580) 563-2424
Days Inn3202 N Main StAltus, OK16.4 mi.(580) 477-2300
Microtel Inn & Suites3210 N MainAltus, OK16.4 mi.(580) 379-9400
Best Western2804 N Main StAltus, OK16.6 mi.(580) 482-9300
Super 10 Motel1501 E Broadway StAltus, OK18.6 mi.(580) 482-4656
Ramada Inn2515 E BroadwayAltus, OK18.7 mi.(580) 477-3000

Quartz Mountain 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 48°F 25°F 1.02 in. -
February 54°F 30°F 1.24 in. -
March 63°F 38°F 2.06 in. -
April 73°F 48°F 2.51 in. -
May 81°F 58°F 4.65 in. -
June 90°F 67°F 4.15 in. -
July 95°F 72°F 2.08 in. -
August 94°F 70°F 2.75 in. -
September 85°F 62°F 3.17 in. -
October 75°F 50°F 2.84 in. -
November 60°F 37°F 1.62 in. -
December 51°F 28°F 1.20 in. -

Quartz Mountain Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Altus Quartz Mountain Regional airport (AXS) located about 14 miles south of Quartz Mountain in Altus, Oklahoma, the Clinton Sherman airport (CSM) located approximately 30 miles north of Quartz Mountain in Clinton, Oklahoma, the Frederick Municipal airport (FDR) located roughly 42 miles south of Quartz Mountain in Frederick, Oklahoma, the Lawton Fort Sill Regional airport (LAW) located around 56 miles southeast of Quartz Mountain in Lawton, Oklahoma, and finally the Childress Municipal airport (CDS) located about 63 miles southwest of Quartz Mountain in Childress, Texas.

Quartz Mountain Attractions

Water Parks
Native Sun Water ParkLawtonOK56.8 mi.
White Water BayOklahoma CityOK109.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Mangum Golf CourseMangumOK10.4 mi.
Hobart Country ClubHobartOK14.2 mi.
State Parks
Quartz Mountain State ParkOK3.8 mi. 
Great Plains State ParkOK21.6 mi. 
Red River Valley MuseumVernonTX52.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Zoos and Aquariums
Oklahoma City Zoological ParkOklahoma CityOK109.2 mi.

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