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Norman, Oklahoma

Lake Thunderbird State Park

Norman, Oklahoma



Norman, Oklahoma
Phone: (405) 360-3572

Sites: 271
Recent Rate: $26 6/2016

Latitude: 35.232439844845
Longitude: -97.259387969971

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi ?
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

22 Reviews

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Our second time to stay at Hickory Hill Campground. There are full hookups at this campground. The sites are back in and nicely spaced. A few are waterfront. Shade is abundant. All utilities worked well. Price includes $2 per day senior discount. There is no entry fee to the state park. We camped at Lake Thunderbird State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the Crystal Bay camp ground area off of OK Hwy 9. The sites have very good level concrete pads. Most have cooking grills and fire pits. Most if not all sites have 50 amp service. There were only a couple of pull throughs, but the way the park is laid out back-ins are very easy to use. We stayed at site 43 which has a great view of the lake and is near the boat ramp. Since it off season it was fairly quiet. The spaces are well dispersed for the most part. There are some that are close together if you need that for group travel. Water and electric are all that is available within the camp ground. There is a dump station near the entrance to the park and the $5 fee is included for registered campers. Restrooms were adequately clean, but not what you would call sparkling. Cellphone service with AT&T was excellent. Many TV stations off the antenna. All of the major networks are available. The park has lots of trails to hike. Most of them are short duration and fairly level but in the woods which makes for great bird watching. There is a small nature center in the park but it's only open Thur-Saturday. Park Ranger cruised the camp ground regularly through the night. This was a great place to de-winterize the RV and get ready for the coming season's adventures. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Lake Thunderbird State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
43
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

There is a Country Boy grocery that is well stocked with very reasonable prices about 4 miles east on OK Hwy 9. The Thunderbird Casino is about 2 miles east on Hwy 9. They have a restaurant there and full blown casino. There is a Sonic Drive In about 3 miles east on Hwy 9 as well as a Dollar General. Heading back 10 miles west on Hwy 9 towards I-35 there is a McDonalds, Taco Bell, and Buffalo Wild Wings at US 77 and Hwy 9.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Several spots to choose from, we stayed at the Hickory Hill area. Camp host was very helpful and polite. Fishing from the shore was poor but still had a good time. There are hiking trails that are well kept and provide the chance to view some of the local wildlife. Our parking spot had water and electric only which was fine because we only stayed over the weekend. We camped at Lake Thunderbird State Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park near Norman, but a bit of a drive if you need to be in town each day. Verizon JetPack worked really well. This park has multiple camping areas, some with 50 amp power but no sewer hookups near the Nature Center, others on the other side of the lake are full hookups but only 30 amp power. Look closely at a map or call before you go. We had been there for a day visit once before and our map program routed us to the other side of the lake this time, oops. Arrived there in a rain storm and it was very muddy but other than than no complaints, very friendly staff. They offer a Good Sam's discount but you need to ask for it. We camped at Lake Thunderbird State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at Little Axe annex, which is a bit different than other camping areas of the lake. Our pull-through site was right along the shore with a concrete pad, shade, table, fire ring, but 30 amp and no sewer. 50 amp sites are pretty tight and back in. Big clean showers, perhaps because we were the only ones there except for a small surge of weekenders. Quiet. Goat-head stickers abound, along with a herd of cats. We camped at Lake Thunderbird State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Would give higher rating if people picked up their trash. Little Sandy area only section with 50 amp service and sites for larger rigs. 14 day max stay may be extended to 28 days with management approval. Longer stays require proof of medical treatment. Swimming, boating, fishing in huge lake. Hiking trails and archery range and cafe at different areas around the lake. Far from any highways but worth the trip for piece and quiet (except on holiday weekends). We camped at Lake Thunderbird State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a huge park with campgrounds in a number of areas. I was the only one camped in my area, which was on a little hill with a great view of the lake below. The rangers in the office that took my payment were friendly and helpful. The park was not overly crowded, so it was like having my own property on the lake. Although there are near empty dumpsters a very short distance from most campsites I had to clean up after prior campers who thought the fire pit was their trash can. Otherwise grounds were clean, and the sunset over the lake terrific! We camped at Lake Thunderbird State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice and quiet, lake is very low, colors of trees very pretty, WiFi available at campground office. Great trails for dog walking, few people here during week. We camped at Lake Thunderbird State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This state park has large, shaded sites with a lot of space between each site. We stayed in the Hickory Hill campground which has full hook-ups. The majority of the sites in the park have electric/water only. The camp host was friendly and the park was quiet at night. We would camp here again. We camped at Lake Thunderbird State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an excellent State park campground with electric and water. Sites are concrete and roads are paved. I am referring to the southside Turkey Pass unit. Lots of shade trees and next to the boat launch. We camped at Lake Thunderbird State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 120
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

State park with newly concreted paved sites; many not quit level, paved roads, some shade. Bath room and shower unfortunately had many bugs crawling about floors; you paid 50 cents for 3 minutes of shower flow or 75 cents for 4 minutes. Put your money in a coin control box seems rather dinky for $25/night campground. Lake with boat ramp close by and stables with horses. Apparently there are several sections of the campground at Lake Thunderbird. We were an overnighter on way west and few possible campgrounds in area. We camped at Lake Thunderbird State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice level sites, not busy at this time of year, have to get your permits from the camp host. Very quiet. We would definitely come back again. We camped at Lake Thunderbird State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

I guess we are in a different park. The sites were nice, but hadn't been cleaned in forever. Tables and fire rings were often in someone else's camping area. But the Camp Hosts were the BIG problem. Loud and obnoxious themselves, their loose and noisy dogs finished the picture. Park Rangers spent most evenings sitting at the host site, talking, and ignoring everything else. A shame - they should be forced to go to Foss Lake State Park to see how a park should be run. We camped at Lake Thunderbird State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed 2 nights in site #1 in Sandy Point. This area of the park had very recently been hit by a tornado, so much of the area was not open. Our site was level, with a concrete pad which was long enough for our 40 ft motorhome. It was an easy back-in with the parking lot in front of us. We stayed in a 30 amp site with no sewer. The directions listed are from I-35, but if you are coming in on I-40, you can use the Choctaw Rd. exit and head south for 10 miles. The road has no shoulders, but is straight. Turn left at the "T" intersection and you are about 1/2 mile from the entrance to the park. The I-35 directions send you through the town of Norman. The staff was very nice. We would stay here again. We camped at Lake Thunderbird State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed during the holiday weekend and there were lots of people around. Campground hosts were very helpful running the roads in their little golf cart with the rooster riding shotgun. We camped at Lake Thunderbird State Park in a Motorhome.

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