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Lake Thunderbird State Park

13101 Alameda Dr, Norman, OK 73026-8605
+1 405-360-3572
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South Dam Camping Area

Our campsite at South Dam campground on Lake Thunderbird was lakeside and shady with a nice breeze... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
rspjinny
via mobile
Our beloved Lake "Dirtybird"

Lake Thunderbird is our local lake. There are lots of negative comments out there about it and... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2016
Edward B
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Oklahoma, United States
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13101 Alameda Dr, Norman, OK 73026-8605
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Reviewed 25 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...More

3  Thank rspjinny
Reviewed 13 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...More

2  Thank Edward B
Reviewed 6 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...More

1  Thank cyndywill8
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...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

The trails at the lake have always been a nice place to go and get some peace and quiet. The last few times I've gone out I have noticed that the trails aren't as groomed and cut back as they used to be, also my...More

Thank 1999colby
Reviewed 20 May 2016

nice well kept park early in the morning you can see deer usually and back in the day it was a fun place to camp

Thank marymark059
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I stayed here with my family for a long weekend trip. We were in my parent's RV so we stayed in the full hook-up site. It was called Hickory Hill. We had a great view and were able to build a fire. There was a...More

2  Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 17 May 2016

My husband and I stayed at the Little Axe Campground at Lake Thunderbird from Monday to Sunday. We were 1 of 4 campers from Mon-Wed. It was wonderful! Then Thu, about 10 more campers arrived and Fri the campground filled up. People walking between our...More

1  Thank Emily C
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The ranger sent us out for a short hike. After losing the poorly maintained trail, I noticed that the ticks were absolutely unbelievable in number! I pulled NO LESS than 40 off my body, then and for days thereafter. So be forewarned! The trails afford...More

Thank JeffinNJ
Reviewed 30 April 2016

This is a popular lake that people come to swim, fish, camp or picnic. The water is red from the clay and will stain clothes, so be aware of that. There are places best for swimming and picnic tables . There are many trees around...More

Thank juliedan2016
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Stacy H
Do you need to reserve to use the covered shelter areas
30 March 2017|
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Response from Doug S | Reviewed this property |
If you want to be assured you will have it for the day and time you need it then yes you want to reserve it
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