McClain County High Point Trip Report

Date: September 2001
Author: John Garner

To reach this highpoint, drive southwest of Oklahoma City on I-44. Exit #107, U.S. 62 South. Proceed south for 1.3 miles into the town of Newcastle. Turn right (west) onto NW 16th Street. Proceed for 4.0 miles on this semi-paved road, passing over I-44 (no exit) along the way. At 4.0 miles from US 62, turn left (south) onto another unmarked section line road. At 0.7 mile along this road, turn left (east) onto a gravel road marked NW 6th Street. Go up the hill; turn left into the parking area of a large metal barn and maintenance shed. Lots of equipment lying around, and a few cars, but no one around. No "no trespassing signs"; no gate.

There were two candidates for the highest ground. The first is just northeast of the big barn, and the other is about 200 yards north-northwest from the barn. I suspect the second area is the highest. To reach it, go left around the barn, and follow the fence line. At the rear corner of this property, climb over a gate into a very small fenced enclosure - this is the highpoint.