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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Norman, Oklahoma
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16 reviews
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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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ahwatukee, arizona
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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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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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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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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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MELROSE PARK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Arrived close to sunset. Some wildlife. Looked like people were swimming. Areas for picnics. Primitive toilet facilities, but they were clean.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have been boating at Thunderbird for over 20 years. My children grew up on the lake. We usually go to the restaurant a few times a year, and have always enjoyed it. The lake is kind of dirty, and some of the people can be interesting, but overall we have always had a good time.

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

HI. just driving around ran across this park. if you had a boat it would be nice. they horses and a restaurant and a nice view of the lake

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

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