• The city of Altus, nestled in the heart of Great Plains Country, is located near the tranquil shores of Lake Altus-Lugert.

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Latin for 'high place', Altus, Oklahoma was renamed when the city was moved to higher ground after a flood. Home of Altus Air Force Base, the area offers prime turkey, quail and dove hunting areas, museums and the Altus Speedway. Lake Altus-Lugert offers boating and camping opportunities and provides the scenic backdrop for the Quartz Mountain Nature Park and its Resort.

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