Lake Thunderbird State Park

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Lake Thunderbird State Park
A photo of the Lake Thunderbird shoreline
Lake Thunderbird
A map of Oklahoma showing the location of Lake Thunderbird State Park
A map of Oklahoma showing the location of Lake Thunderbird State Park
Location Cleveland County, Oklahoma, United States
Nearest city Norman, OK
Coordinates 35°12′40″N 97°14′30″W / 35.211111°N 97.241667°W / 35.211111; -97.241667Coordinates: 35°12′40″N 97°14′30″W / 35.211111°N 97.241667°W / 35.211111; -97.241667
Area 1,874 acres (758 ha)
Visitors 637,000 (in 2011)
Governing body Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department
http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.4386

Lake Thunderbird State Park is a 1,874 acres (7.58 km2) Oklahoma state park located in Cleveland County, Oklahoma. It is 12 miles (19 km) east of Norman, Oklahoma on State Highway 9.[1]

National Public Radio reported that this park had over 637,000 visitors in 2011. It earned $461,506 from activity fees and cost $1.2 million to operate.[2]

The park provides recreational access to Lake Thunderbird. There are two marinas (Calypso Cove Marina and Little River Marina),[3] nine boat ramps and a swim area at the lake. The park has over 200 sites for parking Recreational Vehicles (RVs), including 30 full hookups. There are also restrooms, primitive campsites and a seasonal restaurant.[4]

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  1. ^ "Calypso Cove Marina at Thunderbird Lake." Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  2. ^ "The Five Most Expensive State Parks in Oklahoma." Wertz, Joe. National Public Radio. September 15, 2011. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
  3. ^ "Lake Thunderbird State Park." TravelOK. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  4. ^ Chickasaw Country: Lake Thunderbird State Park. Retrieved August 17, 2014.