Area Recreation

Quartz Mountain Visitor/Nature Center
The center is located one-half mile from the park entrance. Park information and brochures on local attractions are available for guests. Park Rangers can be contacted by calling the visitor center. The Nature Center features seasonal displays of park wildlife, plant life and geologic history. Hands-on exhibits include a touch table, tracks pit, and quiz board. The Naturalist also provides weekend nature programs throughout the summer. Hours of operation are from 8:00am to 12:00pm an 1:00 to 5:00pm daily. Call 580-563-2666 for more information.
 
Quartz Mountain Fun Park & Water Slide
Get a double dose of water thrills on the double waterslide, then visit next door to enjoy the go-carts, bumper cars, Ferris wheel, petting zoo, and kiddy rides. Open the 3rd weekend of April until the last weekend of April until the last weekend of September with operating hours of 10:00am to 10:00pm.  Call 580-563-2511 for more information.
 
Quartz Mountain Paddleboats & Minature Golf
Enjoy an 18-hole miniature golf course, take a ride in a paddleboat or canoe, or browse in the gift shop. Open daily May 1st through Labor Day. Open weekends only during April and the 2 weeks following Labor Day with operating hours of 10:00am to 8:00pm for paddle coats and canoes Sunday through Thursday and 10:00am to Dusk on Friday and Saturdays. Miniature Golf operating hours are 10am to 8pm Sunday through Thursday and 10:00am to 10:00pm Friday and Saturday. Call 580-563-2465 for more information.
 
Boating
Lake Altus offers four boat ramps that are located throughout the park. Two unlighted ramps are located in the Lake View campground and Beach Haven area. Lighted ramps are available at Hicks Mountain and in the Live Oak campground.
 
Off Road Vehicle Park
The Eagles Roost - Located on the north shore of Lake Altus this area is for ATV and motorcycle riders. Winding trails through wooded dunes and along the lakeshore provide off-road enthusiasts hours of entertainment. All vehicles must be equipped with a colored, 10-foot whip flag. Full cover helmets are strongly suggested. The off-road area is open from sunrise to sunset from April 1 to September 30. There is a $5.00 activity fee. Contact the Quartz Mountain State Park Office for information 580-563-2238.
 
Quartz Mountain Trails & Hiking
Sunrise Trail - ½ Mile Long, travel time ½ hour one-way or 1 hour round trip. Moderate to difficult in challenge level. This trail starts across the street from the Twin Peaks Performance Hall driveway and climbs Quartz Mountain behind the lodge.
 
Sunset Loop - ¼ Mile Long, travel time ½ hour round trip. Moderate challenge level. This trail starts by the Great Plains Amphitheatre and climbs the Quartz Mountain, then meanders through the valley on the opposite side. It does share part of the Sunrise trail at the beginning and the end.
 
Cave Trail - 200 Yards Long, travel time 10 minutes one way or 25 minutes round trip. Moderate challenge level. This trail starts near the shore behind the Great Plains Amphitheatre, enters the woods and quickly climbs to a very small cave. Please respect any of the wildlife that may inhabit the cave. You are a visitor to their home.
 
Twin Peaks Trail - ¼ Mile Long, travel time is 20 minutes one-way or 45 minutes round trip. This former roadbed will be developed into a paved handicap-accessible trail sometime in the future. Currently it is an easy walk around the point, great for bird watching!
 
New Frontier Trail - ½ mile long, travel time is 1 ½ hours round trip. This is a moderate level trail. Trail starts ¼ mile south of Lodge on the gravel road leading to the water tower. Sturdy hiking shoes or boots are required.