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Lake Thunderbird State Park

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Address: 13101 Alameda Drive, Norman, OK 73026
Phone Number: 405-360-3572
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Locals call this lake "Dirtybird" due the the brown water, but in reality, there is quit a bit of good camping and picnic area with plenty of shade, tables, parking, and great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Norman, OK
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Norman, Oklahoma
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The place is clean and blue! No anything like the Alameda side. We rented the Pavillion for a family get-together and it was great. An awesome beach and lots of beautiful campsites. I would totally recommend this side of the lake as it is much cleaner and the rv and tent sites are perfect!

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Norman, OK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Locals call this lake "Dirtybird" due the the brown water, but in reality, there is quit a bit of good camping and picnic area with plenty of shade, tables, parking, and great lakeside locations. It is good lake for waterskiing or reunions, with a few reservable, covered shelters.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went camping at the Rose Rock, Clear Bay Area on 4th July weekend. It was packed. We almost did not get a spot, thanks to the friendly host family to get our attention. FYI, reserve a spot from their website. The bathroom in Rose Rock is ok. The cleaning staff came by every day to clean this old facility.... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Lake Thunderbird was created in the 1960s to give the citizens of Norman tap water. One of its kinder nicknames is "Lake Dirtybird," as the murky water makes it impossible to see anything beneath the surface. Rumors abound as to what or whom may have been deposited in the lake over the past 52 years of its existence. My parents... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The hiking trails at Lake Thunderbird is worth a try. You have many different levels so make sure you pick the right trail.

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Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Nicely laid out and maintained trail system for mountain biking. While at Lake Thunderbird Park it is called the Clear Bay Area Trail System. Eighteen miles of single track, something for everybody, (well almost - no white knuckle technical stuff). Overall I rate it from beginner loops to intermediate level loops with some fast rolling sections and a surprise steep... More 

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Blanchard, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The day was lovely, the weather was nice, water was warm enough for kids to be playing in the water, and a few boaters in the water as well.

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Noble, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I was born and raise at this lake. It is not what it used to be when I was younger. Yes the water is red, we are in Oklahoma after all, but the place is a beautiful place. I visit there often with my husband, children and friends. We fish, swim, picnic and go out on the boat at this... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The lake provides great views, but is very "red" muddy. There are many places to camp and well to just have a panic. The best thing is that it is so close to the city and can easily be visited in a day!

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This a very beautiful place. There is a nice restaurant by the lake but it is only open for dinner. This picture of the great blue heron was taken by the restaurant on the side of the lake. We took a look at many camping sites for tents. Some of them were interesting with nice grass. The restrooms were clean... More 

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Address: 13101 Alameda Drive, Norman, OK 73026
Phone Number: 405-360-3572
Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Norman

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