Jackson County, OK

Jackson CountyThe first explorers were stunned by this "tree-less ocean," a boundless sea of grass and rolling hills. Moving further south and west, the newcomers found a small range of mountains composed of granite, limestone and sandstone. This is ... Southwest Oklahoma.

The Quartz Mountains, an offshoot of the Wichita mountain range, form a unique and beautiful environment in Jackson County. These are old mountains, looking like great mounds of tumbled pink and gray granite boulders rising abruptly from the surrounding plains, and weathered into surprising shapes and formations. Lake Altus-Lugert, a man-made irrigation lake, lies at the center. The land was held sacred by the Kiowa and Comanche Indians for generations.

Some of America's finest hunting grounds are within Jackson County. Known for some of the best quail hunting in the U.S., Jackson County offers upland game hunting for squirrel, rabbit, and raccoon as well as two open seasons for outstanding turkey stalking. For duck and goose hunters, migratory fowl flyways hold the promise of bounty. Dove hunters won't want to miss the two month season in the fall.

Anglers and their families will find the best year 'round fishing for bass, crappie and catfish on nearby lakes. Paul Hollister's recent catch of a 23 pound 4 ounce hybrid striped bass on Lake Altus set a world record.

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Museum of the Western Prairie

The Museum of the Western Prairie examines the development of Southwest Oklahoma, the geographic area bounded by the North Fork of the Red River, the 100th Meridian and the Red River. The area, organized in 1873

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Quartz Mountain Golf Course

Breathtaking natural beauty is probably the most distinguishable feature of Quartz Mountain Golf Course. Located at the base of rocky Quartz Mountain on the western edge of the Wichita mountains range, the course is surrounded by a sea of sage and prairie grass.

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Southwest Technology Center

The Southwest Technology Center provides flexible, quality vocational technical training to high school students and adults as well a business and industrial leaders.

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Western Oklahoma State College

Western Oklahoma State College, established as Altus Junior College in 1926, is the oldest continuing two year college in Oklahoma. An emphasis in academic transfer and more than 59

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Jackson County Courthouse

The Jackson County Courthouse was built in 1910 of native granite. A noticeable feature of the structure is the artful contrast of the red granite foundation, and most remarkable is the size of the granite blocks which undoubtedly has given the structure its stability throughout the years.

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Crossing the Red

The "Crossing the Red" statue depicts a cattle drover herding cattle across the Red River which flows just 30 miles south of Altus along the Oklahoma /

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Altus Air Force Base

Altus Army Air Field began training pilots to fly twin-engine aircraft in 1943. At the end of World War II, the Army stopped using the field and it was closed in 1945. The Air Force activated Altus Air Force Base in 1953. A Tactical Air Command troop carrier wing operated from Altus for 10

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The Vision Seeker

Standing in East Ciy Park, "The Vision Seeker"

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Altus City Reservoir

The Altus City Reservoir provides many possibilities for those who like to get away for a few hours and just relax in the idyllic surroundings. Fishing is available year round and the city stocks the two reservoirs with bass, catfish, and others. There is also a pedestrian walk that covers the 2

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Elks Golf & Country Club

Course Access: Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

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