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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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Walk, relax or enjoy the lake

Live close by. Love to drive by and see the sun setting on the lake. Great trails for walking or riding. Love the marina.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Norman, Oklahoma
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Norman, Oklahoma
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Live close by. Love to drive by and see the sun setting on the lake. Great trails for walking or riding. Love the marina.

Thank mom2layna
Norman, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lake is red and mucky because of the red dirt in the area. The park is run down and not very clean. But the sunsets are beautiful.

Thank SandyMMc
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I also went there 2 times when i stay in Norman for exchange student. it is very attractive and relax place that you should not miss in Norman.

Thank Kwang K
Edmond, OK
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225 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I was devastated when they removed the horse back riding! That was so cool to ride there and that is what everyone looks for when they come to Oklahoma, a horse ride. So Sad

Thank Wowx3
Norwalk, Connecticut
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70 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I spent the night tent camping at Thunderbird. The park is nice. My site had food and trash scattered about. At night there was nobody monitoring the campgrounds. People partied and were loud. They finally quited down, but then more people were noisy at 3 am. The bathrooms were very dirty and old. Cool park to check out , but... More 

Thank glennrr
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We went when it was really busy, people need to pick up there own trash, Beautiful Sunsets, Not fond of drinking others on a family outing.

Thank V L
Eagle, Idaho, United States
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33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Campground on Large Lake about 20 minutes south of Norman, OK. There are very few campgrounds for RV travelers in the OKC area. This one has electric/water hookups and the sites are big rig friendly and partly shaded. DO NOT stay near the waterfront on the Alameda Road side of the lake. I have NEVER seen such trash. The highway... More 

1 Thank Margie J
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The park rangers are out of control. Me and husband and a few friends were at the lake having a good time. We were drinking and decided to go out into the water, we were all talking and having a good time, when the ranger pulled up yelled at us at the top of his lungs to get out. We... More 

Thank Tyersa L
Norman, Oklahoma
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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!

1 Thank pgfan4ever
Norman, OK
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197 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank pathfinndr

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