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Lake Thunderbird State Park, Norman

(3.2/5 based on 75+ 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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  • Been to this lake many times and its very close and has some benefits but has been a dumping groiund for alot of junk.. Better lakes in Oklahoma  more »
  • Gone is the "Grill" the ONLY lakeside cafe on Thunderbird. Not much remains but boring picnic areas.  more »
  • Dirty Bird...that's what the locals call it...is a good lake in central Oklahoma. It's not crystal clear. Quite the contrary, visibility underwater is about 3 inches. Nevertheless, fishing is not a pr...  more »
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  • Not bueno. The campsite was okay, it had quite a bit of trash in it, and it was obvously not well maintained. The bathrooms were trashed. And to top it all off we were charged $42 for ONE NIGHT! Would not advise camping here unless you like being inconvienced.
  • I like that it's quiet on the off season. Great for a barbecue, picnic, or catch and releasing.
  • 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 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.
  • Known as lake dirty bird because it looks dirty, smells gross, and is a terrible place for fishing, would be good for boats I suppose