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Offline Lano

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Quartz Mountain
« on: January 26, 2013, 08:07:53 am »

     This is not an isolated out in the woods type place.  This is a place to take your young children.  They would have a ball.  First off, there are several "mountains" made of quartz and granite.  Yep, it's in the rules you have to climb them with the kiddoes.  There is an actual lake, Lake Altus.  I don't know why, but it is also known as Lugert Lake.  It's level goes up and down due to irrigation.  There is a water slide, go carts, paddle boats and other activities to keep the young ones occupied. 

     There is tent camping, cabins for rent and a Lodge.  There is a golf course for the "larger kids".  When everyone gets burned out, drive down to Altus and watch a movie in an air conditioned theater.  It is only an hour and a half from my house.  I took the kids camping there many times over the years.  Matter of fact, my parents took me camping there.  It's a great place to have fun with the family. 

Google it.  The proper name is Quartz Mountain State Park. 
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Re: Quartz Mountain
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2013, 08:12:46 am »
I went to church camp over there when I was a kid...we had a lot of fun. Seems like we had to check our sleeping bags for scorpions every night though  :D
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Re: Quartz Mountain
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2013, 08:33:54 am »
Some people still call it "Lugert Lake" because the town of Lugert, Ok was located there.
It was said that in the early years of the lake, a church steeple would be visible when the level dropped low enough.

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Re: Quartz Mountain
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2013, 10:16:44 am »
Im from Altus,  spent many an hour at quarts mountain
Was told recently that its low enough you can see some of the old town now.  Idk its been a few years for us
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Re: Quartz Mountain
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2013, 11:25:27 pm »
We went last spring for a few days of tent camping, hiking, fishing, etc. The water was terribly low.  Deer came right through camp.  Caught a walleye...nice one too.  There is a grocery store that stays well stocked with bait and food.  Showers and toilets are decent, but what you would expect. 

Although it is only 3 hours from Amarillo....if you go in late spring or summer...WARNING: HUMIDITY!!!   The humidity there is in full force.  It gets hot.

If you don't have an OK fishing license, there is usually one weekend where they offer free "no license required" fishing.

Can't wait to go again this year.
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