Mount Scott is a marvel of rock formations, and is the source
of all the red rocks used in the building of Medicine Park.
Mount Scott forms most of the west
shore of Lake Lawtonka. It rises 2,464
feet and is part of the Wichita Mountains.
The published height of the mountain is deceptive. Like the top of an iceberg, it is only the
tip of the mountain range that was thrust by volcanic uplift above the earth’s
crust, and has since partially sunk, or subsided, as well as eroded. The Wichita Mountains are part of a range
that runs from Lawton, OK, to Amarillo, Texas, 215 miles to the west. They were created during four distinct
geologic periods dating back 595-million years, making them the oldest
mountains in North America. The
Appalachians are often said to be among the oldest mountains, but the Wichitas
have them beat by a mere 100-million years, give or take a year or two.
View of the countryside from the top of Mount Scott