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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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 10Altus, OK Military Bases
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.Altus, OK Golf Courses
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.Altus, OK Historic Courthouses
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 2Altus, OK Recreation