Lake Thunderbird State Park
Lake Thunderbird State Park

Lake Thunderbird State Park

Discovery Cove Nature Center

Address:
13101 Alameda Dr
Norman, OK 73026
Park Office:
405-360-3572
Toll-Free Office:
800-652-6552
Office Fax:
405-366-8150

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, as well as tent and RV campgrounds, can be reserved online.

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 tent area will be closed and gated with bathrooms winterized from November 4, 2019 to April 15, 2020. In addition the North Sentinel area will be open for day use only with no camping or restrooms available. Campgrounds and restrooms remaining available include Hog Creek (tent/RV), Hickory Hill RV area, Little Sandy RV area, Turkey Pass RV area and Little Axe. East and West Sentinel Day Use Areas will remain available. Boat ramps will be available at Hog Creek, Denver Corner, Turkey Pass, Little Axe, Fisherman’s Point, North Sentinel and South Dam.

Sunset over Lake Thunderbird.
Nature puts on a fireworks show during a storm over Lake Thunderbird in Norman.
A beautiful sunset over Indian Point of Lake Thunderbird in Norman.
A Black Swallowtail butterfly on spring wildflowers in Norman near Lake Thunderbird.

Activities

Canoeing/Rafting/Kayaking
Boating
Swimming
Fishing
Horseback Riding
Biking
Watchable Wildlife

Pricing

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Amenities

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Weather

37° Mostly Cloudy

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

Sat
34°
55°
Sun
43°
67°
Mon
55°
73°
Tue
65°
86°
Wed
55°
90°

Last Updated: April 4th at 1:05am

Hours

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 Nature Center will be closed November 28-29, 2019.

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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