Lake Thunderbird State Park, Norman

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Lake Thunderbird State Park Reviews
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  • The lake looks good and has great facility for Campers and people with Boats. Biking trails are also good. Not a very friendly hiking trail. Good part is that they have a restroom at the beginning of ...  more »
  • This park is clean with fairly easy access. Easy back in sites with shade and tree's. Our 3rd visit here and we are always lucky enough to get a lake side site. Excellent Satellite reception (DISH) an...  more »
  • Very dirty lake, but the fishing is pretty good and the bike trails are excellent on the east side of the lake.  more »
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  • This is a great state park. The swimming holes are fairly maintained although clearly some of the equipment and facilities are aging quicker than they can keep up with them. Given their age and state budget issues, I believe they are doing the best they can. Lake is on the muddy side for a lake - no complaint that's just how the lake is- but pale colored swimsuits may stain with the red clay and you'll definitely have a fine layer of mud if you swim.
  • Beautiful Campgrounds nestled in the Oak forest by the lake. There are fishing docks and boat landings available. The restrooms are well kept. The camp host is very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. They have RV hookup sites that have water and electrical access. Some of the sites are pull-thru for easier RV parking.There is a sewage dump station available. They also have some primitive camping spots for those who like roughing it in a tent. The campsites have picnic tables, fire pits, and a stake to hang a lantern on for light by the picnic table.
  • Plenty of things to do here. Fishing, skiing, hiking, boating, camping and swimming. Lake itself is reddish for most part (hence the nickname: Dirty Bird) Some of the Public restrooms are old and in need of repairs to the stall doors. Lake is pet friendly (leashed) Need a fenced in dog park for Norman residents though.
  • Not bad, the trails were great for a beginning mountain biker. Definitely clean and out of the way but there were a lot of people even for Thursday.
  • A beautiful place to camp, hike, horseback trails and bike trails. This is a great place to do family outings or just couples. It is right off hwy 9 in Norman a d easy access for campers or primitive camping. Each site has a campfire site for roasting yummy marshmallows or doing the Smores thing!!! Miss a great time visiting this state park.
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