Lake Thunderbird State Park, Norman

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Lake Thunderbird State Park is a 1874acre Oklahoma state park located in Cleveland County, Oklahoma. It is 12miles east of Norman, Oklahoma on State Highway 9.National Public Radio reported that this park had over 637,000 visitors in 2011. It earned $461,506 from activity fees and cost $1.2 million to operate.The park provides recreational access to Lake Thunderbird. There are two marinas (Calypso Cove Marina and Little River Marina), nine boat ramps and a swim area at the lake. The park has over 200 sites for parking Recreational Vehicles (RVs), including 30 full hookups. There are also restrooms, primitive campsites and a seasonal restaurant.
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  • This is primarily a fishing and boating attraction, but there are some trails worth checking out ideally not in the warm time of the year. During those times you need to check for ticks and sniggers i...  more »
  • Taking Alameda drive east to the 13101 address has more parking options and beach access. Either entrance have boat ramps and there is a marina further east on Alameda drive. Like a lot of lakes in ce...  more »
  • This was our first visit to Oklahoma. The state park was nice, clean, and fairly roomy. We had a bad experience at a private RV park in town and this was great. The park roads and bathrooms could use ...  more »
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  • We love this lake and go all the time during the summers. We just got back form a 5 day camping trip out there and there was definitely a tic issue. We have never had this issue the last couple of years that we have gone out there but this time was bad. Other than that, it was perfect! The camp hosts were friendly and attentive.
  • It has decent facilities and we love the fishing dock. It is an easy walk for us. We love seeing the deer and turkeys! My girls always have a great time at the wildlife center. The guy their is super knowledgeable about the area and all the wildlife!
  • This is one of my favorite places to go swimming. I love the naturalness of the whole setting here. I like lounging in pools too but I make it a point to get out here to Thunderbird with my friends several times a year. One point, people don't keep their dogs on leashes as much as they should here.
  • Very impressed with the park. In the twenty years it has been since I was last there, they have improved tenfold. We used the hiking trails which were very well marked and kept. However, visitors fail to pick up after their pets so the trail can smell like poo sometimes. I think a few humans may have needed the outdoor restroom once or twice. My advice, do not get off the trail! If you have to make a 2, go off the trail about 25 feet and dig a hole. Remember there are others that want to hike in nostril peace.
  • I walk here every day, rain or shine. Beautiful. Relaxing. My dog swims every day.

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