Scenic USA - Oklahoma

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Wichita Mountains Scenic Byway

Wichita Mountains Scenic Byway - Mt. Scott

Photo by Laban West

The Wichita Mountains Scenic Highway is just off I-44, near Lawton. Route 49 passes near Lake Lawtonka and through Oklahoma's rolling prairie. Starting from the east, this scenic drive takes travelers passed the historic small town of Medicine Park. Just outside of town are the area's ranches, with sights of southwestern grassland, cottonwood, Texas longhorn and buffalo. Ahead are 59,000 plus acres of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, strewn with 250 million year old granite and gabbro boulders.
A side road winds almost three miles up and around Mount Scott and offers spectacular views of the Wichita Mountains, Lake Lawtonka, Lawton, and Fort Sill Military Reservation. This bird's eye view is from a pull-off near the top of Mount Scott (elevation 2464 ft), looking out toward Mount Sheridan and Haley Peak. This popular overlook is one of the highlights found along Route 49.



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