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Lake Thunderbird State Park

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Address: 13101 Alameda Dr, Norman, OK 73026-8605
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Our beloved Lake "Dirtybird"

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... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
Edward B
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Oklahoma, United States
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Oklahoma, United States
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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 

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Freeland, Michigan
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283 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
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 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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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Norman, Oklahoma
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 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 dogs seem to pick up more ticks. I've been a bit disappointed in the maintenance... More 

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norman,ok
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245 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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

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Houston, Texas
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

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 lot of lake activity but unfortunately I have a broken ankle so I wasn't able... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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20 reviews
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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 campfire and our camper (right through the middle), playing ball in and around our campsite... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
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 few views of the lake anyway.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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127 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 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 the lake and you can watch many local birds.

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Havana, Florida
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63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This campground is on a large lake outside of Norman and seems to be a popular place on the weekends. There are lots of families and boats. the only complaint I have is the bathrooms were not as clean as they could have been.

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