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Lake Thunderbird State Park, Norman

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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3.3/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
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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  • Spent an afternoon listening to the water and watching the boats go by. Gorgeous sunset!!! The shore could have been cleaned up a bit but it was a really nice place to sit for a bit or quiet time. 
  • This is a great place to camp, swim, water ski or sail. We enjoy sailing after dark enjoying the cool nights and the light breeze. 
  • Our campsite at South Dam campground on Lake Thunderbird was lakeside and shady with a nice breeze. We stayed on a Sunday night. The camphosts were friendly and keep one of the cleanest campgrounds in...  read more »
  • We have been to Post Oak area many times in the past. It was a nice place. This year we went and the Post Oak area is a dump. Trash all over the place, the rest rooms are in need of cleaning and repair. People coming to just swim in the un approved swimming area and then taking a shower with their dogs leaving the shower going and flooding the rest of the restroom. I think the state needs have a park permit to enter the state parks. I will not be going to the Post Oak (dump) again.
  • Scissor-tailed flycatcher!! Somehow I happened to come from an Okie family but no one ever named the state bird ??? Or described how beautiful it is!!! Thankfully, I I'm a Texan, but both sides of our family tree always put out bird baths and bird feeders.
  • We have only been here for a few minutes on 6/21/16 and our daughter has already pulled half a beer bottle worth of glass from the waiting area and a few handfuls of rusted sharp pointed metal, I called the lake office to let them know, their response: we have maintenance crews who pickup trash in the swimming areas and we will make a note of the glass in the swimming area?
  • We live close and don't hardly go there. There is trash everywhere and broken glass all over the shore lines and in the water. I certainly wouldn't recommend it, especially if you have children. There is a good reason people call it Dirtybird!
  • Love it. We live down the street and have been taking hikes here 2-3 times a week for over 2 years. We have yet to walk 100% of all the trails. We did the 15 mile trail last week and it was beautiful. My only complaint is the following. Post oak camp sight WAS the best but they let Sue go (the camp host). She made you feel like family while you were there. Due to this, we may not camp there anymore. We will try to go to whatever lake Sue, ends up at. I wish the management at the lake would have listened to there customers and kept here. I will say this, if she was still there. We would camp almost the hole summer like we did last year.
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