Lake Thunderbird State Park RV & Campground Guide


Lake Thunderbird State Park covers 1,874 acres of land on both sides of Lake Thunderbird. The 5,349-acre lake divides the park into two sections. As the centerpiece of Lake Thunderbird State Park, the lake is the main attraction drawing over 600,000 visitors each year. Initially, the lake was designed as a reservoir for nearby Norman, Dell City, and Midwest City, Oklahoma. Today, the park hosts two marinas, Calypso Cove Marina and Little River Marina, nine boat ramps, two swimming beaches, and 11 camping areas. Located nearly dead-center in the state of Oklahoma, Lake Thunderbird State Park draws many guests from large urban areas like nearby Norman and Oklahoma City and from distant Tulsa.

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Spring 40-80 F
Summer 67-94 F
Fall 39-85 F
Winter 28-55 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Thunderbird State Park

One of the major attractions of camping in an RV is that you have a portable roof over your head. Other recent improvements, such as new RV shower technology, satellite dish hookups, and improvements in waste tank technology, have made RVs the ideal camping vehicle. To find an RV rental near the Lake Thunderbird, visit this RVshare site.

Lake Thunderbird State Park Campground

There are 271 Lake Thunderbird State Park campsites spread out over 11 separate campgrounds. Each campground offers a dump station. Thirty campsites provide full hookups. Restroom facilities with flush toilets are spaced throughout the park. Bathhouses with warm showers are centrally located in each of the 11 campgrounds. Recreational trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding wander around the lake and among the wooded areas surrounding it. The central focus of the park for most visitors is Lake Thunderbird. It is stocked with abundant largemouth bass, crappie, sunfish, channel catfish, white bass, and saugeye.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 30 amps

  • Sewer Hookup: Yes, for 30 RV sites

  • Wi-Fi Available: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Fee: $21 to $40 per night

Pecan Grove RV Resort

Thirty-seven miles southeast of Lake Thunderbird State Park lies Pecan Grove RV Resort. The resort offers 110 RV campsites, nine of which are pull-throughs and 101 are back-ins. All the campsites are 39 feet in width, leaving plenty of room for any slide-outs RVs may support. Each site has room for two vehicles aside from the RV. Pull-through sites are 92 feet in length, so you don't even need to unhook your rig to stay the night. Back-in sites handle rigs up to 70 feet in length. Every campsite is equipped with a picnic table and fire ring. A dump station is provided by the park. Two bathhouses provide hot showers. Restrooms with flush toilets are spaced throughout the resort. Two laundry facilities are available. To protect visitors during weather events, the facility has two storm shelters large enough to handle the resort's entire population. A playground and grilling station are also available.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 20/30/50 amp

  • Sewer Hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Fee: $35 to $40 per night

Twin Fountains RV Park

Located in Oklahoma City, Twin Fountains RV Park features 152 RV campsites, each with a fire ring and picnic table. The campsites are 34 feet in width, leaving plenty of room for any slide-outs. Forty of the sites are pull-through and are 75 feet in length; the remaining sites are back-ins that accommodate rigs up to 45 feet. The park features restrooms with flush toilets, warm showers, and laundry facilities. A dump station and a staffed RV wash station are provided by the park. A swimming pool is open during daylight hours, and a hot tub lets you relax in the evenings. A fully stocked pond lets guests fish, and a playground allows children to work off excess energy. The park provides a dog park. A rec hall with a game room, horseshoe pits, and shuffleboard is open well into the evening to help guests unwind. Cable TV is piped into each site.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 30/50

  • Sewer Hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Fee: $45 per night

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What to Do at
Lake Thunderbird State Park

Inside Lake Thunderbird State Park

Lake Thunderbird State Park is known for its fishing opportunities and its special youth programs. Each year, the park sponsors sailing lessons, sailing camps, fun regattas, competitive sailing races, and an annual fishing derby for developmentally delayed children. Two casinos are in the park as well as a restaurant reachable by boat or car. Equestrian, hiking, biking, and nature trails are available for use by visitors. Other water activities on Lake Thunderbird include water skiing, recreational boating, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming.

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How to Get to
Lake Thunderbird State Park

The nearest community to Lake Thunderbird State Park is Norman, OK. To get to the park from the Norman, OK, city center, find East Alameda Street and follow it 10 miles eastward to the park entrance.

Entering Lake Thunderbird State Park

Lake Thunderbird State Park is a day-use area that is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

Lake Thunderbird State Park Entry fee for vehicles with Oklahoma license plates : $8.0

Lake Thunderbird State Park Entry fees for vehicles with non-Oklahoma license plates : $10.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Lake Thunderbird State Park

What is the climate of Lake Thunderbird State Park?

Lake Thunderbird State Park gets hot and humid during the summer with average temps in the 90s. Winters have highs in the 50s and lows in the 20s. May, September, and October are the most pleasant months.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Lake Thunderbird State Park?

Saugeye, bass, crappie, and catfish pack the lake. Birds like cows, bluejays, bluebirds, and mockingbirds frequent the skies. In the woods, you might encounter rattlesnakes or copperheads, so be careful. During the winter, bald eagles migrate through.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Lake Thunderbird State Park?

Yes, Lake Thunderbird State Park accommodates RV travelers. It features multiple campgrounds with 200 RV campsites, 30 of which offer 30- or 50-amp hookups and water. Some campsites have sewer hookups as well.

Are pets allowed at Lake Thunderbird State Park?

You're welcome to bring your pet to any of Oklahoma's state parks. Please remember to keep your animal leashed or otherwise contained while at Lake Thunderbird. Have proof of your pet's current rabies vaccination at hand.

Is Lake Thunderbird State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

Much of Lake Thunderbird State Park is accessible for all visitors. This includes ADA-compliant boat ramps, picnic areas, docks, campsites, and restrooms. The nature center and park office gift shop are wheelchair friendly.