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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  • June 4, 2017
    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 »
  • March 8, 2017
    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 »
  • February 3, 2017
    Gone is the "Grill" the ONLY lakeside cafe on Thunderbird. Not much remains but boring picnic areas.  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    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.
  • June 14, 2017
    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!
  • June 11, 2017
    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.
  • May 2, 2017
    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.
  • July 10, 2017
    I walk here every day, rain or shine. Beautiful. Relaxing. My dog swims every day.

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