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Lake Thunderbird State Park
Lake Thunderbird State Park provides visitors a lakeside getaway while still within easy
reach of city
attractions and services. Address: 13101 Alameda Dr. thirteen miles east
of Norman on Highway # 9
Park Location East of Norman, E. off of I-35, Southeast of Okla. City, S. of I-40
Clear Bay: 13 miles east of Norman on Hwy 9;
Point: 9 miles east of Norman on Alameda
Drive or take the Choctaw Rd. exit off eastbound
I-40, south 11 miles to Alameda, then one mile east.
1,874 Park Acres * 6,000-Acre Lake Thunderbird * 447 Campsites * Assigned Campground *
Nature Trail * Horse Stables * Swimming Beach * Boating * Water Skiing * Fishing *
Hayrides * Archery * Marina
(paddleboat & canoe rentals) * Nature Center *
Bicycle Trails * Cafe * Playgrounds * Storage facilities
Calypso Cove Marina.
Norman. 12 miles east on Highway 9 to 142nd to
reach the Clearbay
area of Lake Thunderbird State Park.
Open May 1-September 15, 8am-dusk
Launch onto Thunderbird Lake at Calypso Cove Marina for a day on the water.
boat rentals including , paddle boats and canoes will
ensure that you experience a "Watersports Adventure" each time you visit.
Groceries, boating supplies, fishing tackle, bait, full dock, picnicing and boat storage
Open 7 days a week, May through September . For boat reservations
and lake information call 360-9846.
Riding Stables Clear Bay Area--Lake
Thunderbird State Park
For year round fun, hit the trail for a day of old west adventure at Thunderbird Riding Stables where you will experience horseback riding through over
500 acres of historic land run oak and hickory
forest. . Call 321-5768 for information and reservations. Riding Stables open 9 A.M.
til 6 P.M. Hourly horseback rides
Group Hayrides. The riding stable in
the Clear Bay area offers trail rides and hayrides.
Little River Zoo (Not affiliated with the
park) is located in the Lake Thunderbird
Hwy 9 E and 120th SE Ave. Hidden amongst the trees of a 25-acre paradise live animals
of the Little River Zoo. These animals are the teachers for thousands of people each year.
While traditional zoos may have an educational center for people to get up close and learn
about the animals, Little River Zoo is an educational center. Every trip to the zoo offers
an up-close and personal look at hundreds of exotic and indigenous species through a
guided tour, special hands-on learning time and a Barnyard Zoo for the children to feed
and touch many domesticated and farm animals. At the Little River Zoo, animals have names
and stories to tell about
their lives--they aren't just a species that lives somewhere on
the other side of the world. The Zoo is open from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Special group rates are available. Call 366-7229 for
your personally guided tour. Visit our website at:
Clear Bay Cafe, Clear Bay
area--Lake Thunderbird State Park Clear Bay.
Dining on the shore of Lake Thunderbird at Clear Bay Cafe will highlight your visit to
Lake Thunderbird State Park. Whether you come by car or boat, you will always enjoy dining
or a refreshing drink on our covered deck overlooking the lake. From a light salad to a
selection of meats, chicken, and fish cooked on our charbroiler,
you will never go home
hungry. For an intimate dining experience, call and reserve a private deck,
Clear Bay Cafe welcomes your next private party, reception, or company picnic. Spending an
afternoon or evening with us will feel like a vacation. Open during the
(Includes Clear Bay, Indian Point, south end of Dam, South Sentinel, and Little Axe areas
of Lake Thunderbird): 405-360-3572. For campers there are 21 comfort stations (15
w/showers), 29 modern RV sites w/all utilities, 231 sites w/ water & electricity, and
291 regular campsites (no utilities). Also available are 8 one room lake huts in the
Little Axe camping area, offering a view of the lake and a cross between primitive and
semi-modern camping conditions. Average Price:
8.00 - 25.00, and Lake Huts $45.00 plus tax.
Indian Point, East of Norman on Alameda
on north side of Lake Thunderbird. Picnic shelters, tables, grills, showers, restrooms,
swimming beach, boat ramps, floating docks, marina gas/oil supplies, grocery store,
information center, archery range and electrical hookups. Phone: 405/364-7634 Indian Pt.: 1 fully
accessible comfort station and RV hookup, Restaurant is accessible/ Calypso Marina-docks,
store, restroom, Signage Throughout Facility, Toilets with Grab Bars, Wheelchair Accessible
Entrance, Wheelchair Accessible Toilets, Wheelchair Accessible Walkway
Clear Bay East of Norman off Hwy 9 E on
south side of lake. Picnic shelters, tables, grills, showers, restrooms, boat ramps,
floating docks, marina, electrical hookups, swimming beach, horse-back riding, hay rides,
playground, hiking trails, nature center and electrical
hookups. For information call : 405/360-3572
Little Axe East of Norman on Hwy 9 E. Picnic
shelters, tables, grills, showers, restrooms, swimming beach, electrical
hookups, trailer sanitary stations, boat ramps, floating docks and hiking trails. Also
available are 8 one room lake huts in the Little Axe camping area, offering a view of the
lake and a cross between primitive and semi-modern camping conditions. Little Axe has
3 comfort stations, 56 RV sites, 48 tentsites, Handicap Parking Near Entrance.
A fee of $3 per vehicle per day applies to day-use visitors at the Little
Axe area. (fee is waived if camping in this area).
Lake Thunderbird State Park
Little River State Park, this 1834 acre park on the shores of Lake Thunderbird underwent
an official name change in 1997 to make identification easier. Lake Thunderbird State Park
encompasses both the north and south shores of Lake Thunderbird and can be accessed
through nine entrance points: 4 at Clear Bay area on the south side, and
5 at the Indian Point
area on the north. Once Indian owned land, an old preserved Indian homestead complete with
grave sites, chicken coop, and corn cellar remains in the Post Oak campground in the Clear
Bay area and can be viewed by visitors. Another distinctive feature of the area is a great
concentration of Sand Barite Rose or the Rose Rock, a unique reddish, rose-shaped
formation and the official state rock of Oklahoma. These rocks can also be found in Kansas
and Egypt, but nowhere is there as great a concentration as in Oklahoma. With 6,070 acres
of water and 86 miles of shoreline, Lake Thunderbird offers a full range of water
activities and is served by two marinas, Calypso Cove Marina on the south side, and
Little River Marina on the north side.
include slip rental (and storage), canoe and paddle boat. Groceries, fuel, snacks, fishing tackle, bait, and licenses
are also available at the marinas.
Picture by Marko taken February 2000
is allowed in
specific undeveloped areas of the park that have been set aside for deer archery and water
fowl hunting during Okla. Dept. of Wildlife Conservation designated seasons.
A nature center
provides interpretative programs such as nature walks and other educational events. The
park also maintains an archery range,
6 playgrounds, 9 boat ramps (8 are lighted),
100 picnic tables (11 group picnic
shelters), and a swimming beach.
Hiking includes Clear Bay
Nature Trail, a handicapped accessible 1/2 mile nature trail, Clear Bay Multi-Use Trail, a
4 mile trail for hikers and mountain bikers, and Hog Creek Interpretative trail, a 1/2
mile nature trail in the Indian Point area.
Accomodations, Cabins, Campground, Childrens Activities
(Supervised), Childrens Activities (Unsupervised), Parking (Free), Public Restroom, Public Telephone, Restaurant, Grills,
Vending Machines. Some campgrounds/services not
available off season.
Holiday Hours & Days of Operation:
Campgrounds always open in season; off season: 7 campgrounds remain open all the time,
1 open for day time use only. Restaurant open
from May to September - call for hours. Call for days, hours for marinas and stable.
Pictures taken by Marko February 2000
Lake Huts are $45.00 plus tax per night. In peak season, campsites range
from $7 for primitive camping to $18 for preferred location RV sites w/ all utilities --
discounts, # of people, site location, facilities available, season, etc. may all affect
rate -- groups renting multiple campsites may receive a discount for shelters. Group picnic shelters
(water, grills, & elect.) range from $40 to $50 per day; Contact marinas, stables,
etc. for more info. on rental rates. All rates subject to change.
Discounts Accepted C.E.O. program.
Children Free with Parents under
the age of 18
100% Disabled/handicapped persons may receive a
Good Sam Club
Group Discount. Group reservations may
have a minimum stay requirement
Senior Discount (Other) Senior discounts apply to Okla. residents &
Check-In Time 5PM Check-Out Time 5PM.
Reservation/Cancellation Policy Cancellation
Deadline 7 days prior to stay, Deposit is not Refundable, Reservation Deposit Required, Reservations Accepted,
Reservations Required for Groups, $5.00 non refundable reservation fee
Payment Methods Accepted Credit Card(s),
Money Orders, Personal Checks, Travelers' Checks
Type of Events Hosted Retreat,
Shop Oklahoma, 9428 E. 114th So., Bixby, Oklahoma 74008
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develop and host. We continue to grow having had 12.1 million accesses in
the last 12 months. We are in the process of streamlining the site and
automating many of our services.