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Lake Thunderbird State Park
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Great camping and wildlife

This is a great place to take the family. They have recently made nice improvements to the area to... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
MIKE C
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Purcell, Oklahoma
Hiking trails

We started at the Clear Bay Area for our hike which I thought was on the blue trail. Turned out we... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Terry T
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Saint Louis
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Taking Alameda drive east to the 13101 address has more parking options and beach access. Either entrance have boat ramps and there is a marina further east on Alameda drive. Like a lot of lakes in central Oklahoma there's lots of clay and during a strong rain storm the water can appear almost blood red. Clay deposits in engines or drive trains does require more frequent cleaning and it can stain clothing or other fabrics. I Have seen plenty of real large catfish caught at Lake Thunderbird, some by noodling.
Be advised that drinking the water from the lake can be risky and there are fresh water taps at many locations.

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank John H
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

This was our first visit to Oklahoma. The state park was nice, clean, and fairly roomy. We had a bad experience at a private RV park in town and this was great. The park roads and bathrooms could use a little work, but overall, a good experience.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Carrie L
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Been to this lake many times and its very close and has some benefits but has been a dumping groiund for alot of junk.. Better lakes in Oklahoma

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank GARY C
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Gone is the "Grill" the ONLY lakeside cafe on Thunderbird. Not much remains but boring picnic areas.

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank TeresaS1706
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Dirty Bird...that's what the locals call it...is a good lake in central Oklahoma. It's not crystal clear. Quite the contrary, visibility underwater is about 3 inches. Nevertheless, fishing is not a problem (with a license) and the wet and dry camping areas are adequate. There are plenty of boat ramps and the place is jumping on major holidays (so much so that if you are a camper, you might consider staking out your location well before the weekend). The marina is renovated (after a Tornado destroyed the old one a few years ago). It is strange that there hasn't been any kind of real investment, to improve the property,by the state or anyone else over the past 30 years. Lake thunderbird is the nicest lake in central Oklahoma (that is about an hour from downtown OKC).

Date of experience: June 2016
6  Thank Ebazinam
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