Roman Nose State Park comprises 540 acres (219 hectares) of public lands where layers of Permian gypsum, dolomite, and shale are well exposed and where fresh water flows from three natural springs. The site is in the central part of Blaine County, northwestern Oklahoma (Fig. 1), located about 6 mi (10 km) north of Watonga, in Secs. 23 and 24, T.17N., R.12W. The park allows free access at all times and provides picnic and camping facilities; the park also contains a resort lodge, meals, and cottages. For information and access to springs and other areas partially closed during winter months (October 1 till early April), contact the Park Superintendent, Roman Nose State Park, Route 1, Box 2-2, Watonga, OK 73772 (telephone: 405/623-4215). The area is on the Watonga Lake 7½-minute Quadrangle.
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One of six volumes generated by each GSA section for the Decade of North American Geology (DNAG) project, this Centennial Field Guide contains descriptions of 100 sites or site clusters representing outstanding geologic locations in Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.