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Lake Thunderbird State Park

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Address: 13101 Alameda Dr, Norman, OK 73026-8605
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+1 405-360-3572

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Nice place to tent camp or park an RV

I have stayed and played in this park for almost my entire life. Camping here is very nice with hiking trails, fishing docks and swimming areas. There are also biking trails for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kelly S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed and played in this park for almost my entire life. Camping here is very nice with hiking trails, fishing docks and swimming areas. There are also biking trails for mountain bikers. They have shower facilities and bathrooms that are kept clean and are not scary at night. I have always had a lot of fun here!

Thank Kelly S
Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

My sister showed me this lake while visiting her. There a some nice hiking trails and we walked around in the large trees surrounding the area. This lake is big and we were able to watch several people water skiing. A nice place for a picnic or camping.

Thank alexandrias231
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We live very close and have spent a lot of hours in the park and on the lake. The park is very well kept and fun to visit. There is horse back riding. Trails. Camping. A marina.

Thank Doug S
Coventry, Connecticut
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

An armed hate group called '12 Tribes" rented out part of the camp ground and policed the area, stopping cars. When citizens tried to go around the blockade to access the park, they were threatened with weapons.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

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.

Thank Tina H
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank Jim C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

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 the park. We use to stay on the other side of the lake but the fights, trash, and general lack of care aren't for us... More 

Thank rspjinny
Oklahoma, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Lake Thunderbird is our local lake. There are lots of negative comments out there about it and some scary stories about vagrants and weird happenings. But really, this is a great area to kick back and relax with your family. My hubby and I launch our kayaks here. He fishes, I paddle around and when I'm tired I ground myself... More 

Thank Edward B
Freeland, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

I visited the park after going to Thunderbird falls. The road to get there from Old Glen Hwy is paved and mostly smooth, but you do go up in elevation a lot which means on the way down it is quite steep. There is 1 turn around section on the road that allows you to change your mind else you... More 

Thank cyndywill8
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I wasn't too sure what to expect because I had the impression that my wife and I would have to travel a great distance to find a nice place to camp in our travel trailer. I was pleasantly surprised by the facilities at the Little Axe campground at Lake Thunderbird State Park. It is a limited access area (which means... More 

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