Explore the most popular trails in Lake Thunderbird State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

**IMPORTANT NOTICE** Lake Thunderbird State Park is open again to the public after recent extreme weather events. All areas are ready to receive campers, except for the Little Axe and Fisherman's Point Campgrounds. Little Axe and Fisherman's Point are scheduled to open in spring 2011. The Little River Marina is also closed due to the storm damage. Signs are posted in boat ramp areas to warn boaters of possible existing hazards. Thank you for your patience as the park rebuilds these areas. 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 a swim beach. The Discovery Cove Nature Center where the adventure begins is in the Clear Bay area. Deer archery and waterfowl hunting is available in specified areas during the season. Horseback riding, boarding and hay rides are available at Thunderbird Riding Stables. An array of hiking, mountain biking and nature trails are also available in Lake Thunderbird State Park. 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, an archery range and a seasonal restaurant. The park also offers 11 picnic shelters for groups, which may be reserved through the park office.

To much construction and loud vehicles not to mention the most chiggers and ticks I have ever seen. You cannot walk though without being covered in them. We did see 3 deer and some snakes.

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bridge out
bugs
muddy
off trail
rocky
15 days ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

awesome trail I would reccomend this to anyone it's all age friendly.. Great time. My 13 yr old and I road the blue trail and had a blast..

Tick infested. It’s a beautiful trail but go when there aren’t horseflies and ticks!

hiking
bugs
washed out
2 months ago

Decent hiking trails with beautiful forest views, but I cannot stress enough to pay attention to your GPS because the trails themselves are not always accurate and the markers are sparse. Many of the trails here are maintained by volunteers or the Bicycle League of Norman, and while they do the best they can, a few of the trails have been washed out and new social ones were created, which can quickly get confusing. Also, if you are hiking in the summer, be aware of ticks and poison ivy, because they are both very thick in some spots. However, you will most likely see an abundance of deer, which is nice. During the few hours I was out there, I saw six doe, three fawns, and one buck.

The trail started off great. Saw a couple of deer. We went off on the blue trail. Started running into a bunch of spiders. Ended up having to double back. Once we got back to the entrance my wife and I ended up picking off over 20 ticks. Beautiful hiking trails. Would have liked to continue. Definitely reccomend wearing tight clothing.

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

Although this trail is dog friendly, there were so many ticks I wouldn’t recommend taking them! Ended up doing the short look because of the amount of ticks. But I did see a deer! Trail was nice.

Pretty hike but SO MANY TICKS

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bugs
4 months ago

BEWARE!! I would not recommend this trail. My family and I didn’t get 1/4 of the way into the trail and we were literally covered in ticks. We stripped our clothes at the car and pulled ticks off of us all and even found more on us throughout the evening.

could be a nice trail. Everyone is right though sooo many ticks! Ticks usually dont like me, but they were all over my legs and shoes and we were trail running.

Not worth the ticks

hiking
5 months ago

Fully in trees. Pleasant, short and sandy (trail). Great for the mountain bikers.

hiking
5 months ago

moderate/modified red trail bout 4.4 miles of fun....

SO many ticks

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Holy ticks!!!! We even sprayed before we started. I’ve never seen that many ticks.

hiking
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

go 0.3 miles east of the parking lot to get to the start of the trail. saw lots of deer, only had 1 tick. great, easy trail for me and my dog.

hiking
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Good, easy trail. Me and my wife each got one tick on us. Other than that, not bad. Fairly pretty.

hiking
Monday, April 30, 2018

Easy trail. To many ticks.

An easy, well marked in and out in the Wood. Nothing specific about it. Can be done in mountain bike and trail running too. FYI, the map shows a service road a bit further west of the trail.

mountain biking
Sunday, March 18, 2018

Continue east on alameda and there is a trail head for Indian Point Hiking Trail not shown on app.

mountain biking
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

The trail seemed to be closed to authorized personnel only. But there is a trail to the side of the sign that was public. The trail was obviously not used often. I went shortly after a storm so there were branches blocking several parts of the trail. There were beautiful wild flowers everywhere and my dog liked the different plants.

Not bad trail. Super easy. But so many ticks!! We were covered in them. Took the road back instead of the trail to try and avoid more ticks!

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