Lake Thunderbird State Park

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Lake Thunderbird State Park

Discovery Cove Nature Center

Lake Thunderbird State Park
13101 Alameda Dr
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Lake Thunderbird State Park offers a variety of water activities and recreation. The park features two marinas (Calypso Cove Marina and Little River Marina), nine boat ramps and two swim beaches. Accommodations include over 200 RV sites with 30 full hookup sites, restroom facilities and primitive campsites. Lake Thunderbird State Park also features playgrounds, picnic tables and an archery range. A total of ten picnic shelters for groups and eight family shelters (Little Axe campground only) are available for reservation through the park office.

Both the Lake Thunderbird State Park Discovery Cove Nature Center and equestrian trails are located in the Clear Bay area. The trails, which are open Wednesday through Sunday, cover four miles and feature 12 obstacles. Negative Coggins papers are required, and no on-site stables are available. An array of hiking, mountain biking and nature trails are also available in Lake Thunderbird State Park. Deer archery and waterfowl hunting are available in designated areas during the applicable seasons.

***NOTICE*** Due to winterization at Lake Thunderbird State Park, the Little Sandy tent area, Post Oak RV area, Rose Rock RV area, Critter Alley tent area and Clear Bay Point tent area campgrounds and restrooms will be closed and gated from November 1, 2018 through April 15, 2019. The North Sentinel campground and restrooms will be closed, but the area will be open for day use only from November 1, 2018 through April 15, 2019.

The campgrounds and restrooms that will remain open include Hog Creek tent and RV areas, Hickory Hill RV area, Little Sandy 30 and 50-amp RV area, Turkey Pass RV area and Little Axe. The East Sentinel and West Sentinel day use areas will also remain open.

Oklahoma State Parks are open year round, although certain areas are temporarily closed for the winter season to prevent damage to structures during inclement weather.

A gorgeous sunset over Lake Thunderbird
Discovery Cove Nature Center
Baltimore Oriole near the shoreline of Lake Thunderbird in Norman.
A Red-breasted Nuthatch forages near Lake Thunderbird in Norman.


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Watchable Wildlife


RV camping: $22-$30 per night.
Tent camping: $14-$19 per night.
Little Axe Campground: $5 day use fee charged per vehicle from 6am-11pm.

Senior Discounts for Campsites:

The senior discount is currently $2 off the daily published rate for designated standard RV and tent campsites. Utility fees are not discounted.

Total disability discount is currently 50% of the base rate for designated standard RV and tent campsites. Utility and premium campsite fees are not discounted.

Senior discounts are also offered on other recreational features.

For more information on senior and disabled discounts, please click ’Senior Citizen & Physically Challenged Visitor Opportunities’ under the Maps & Resources tab located above.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.


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Last Updated: April 26th at 1:22am


Monday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
The hours listed above are the operating times for Lake Thunderbird's park office, located on the north side of the lake at 13101 Alameda Drive. The park office will be closed on holidays including Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day through the following weekend, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and President's Day.

The park is open for camping 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in designated camping areas.

Lake Thunderbird State Park Discovery Cove Nature Center's hours of operation are 9:30am-4:30pm Thursday through Saturday. Lake Thunderbird State Park Discovery Cove Nature Center is closed Sunday through Wednesday.

Equestrian trails are open daily from dawn until dusk.
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