The Clear Bay Recreation Area Trail System, located on the south side of Lake Thunderbird in Norman, offers 18.5 miles of hiking trails for hikers and mountain bikers of all skill levels. Each of the five trails is interconnecting, and they can also be hiked on their own as a loop. Beginners are best suited to the 1.5 mile Green Loop and the 1 mile Yellow Loop, while intermediate hikers will be comfortable on the 1.25 mile Red Loop and 4.75 mile Blue Loop. The Gold Loop, which consists of 10 miles of switchbacks, should be left to expert-level hikers only.
We had the entire campground to ourselves, which we love, and since we were only passing through didnt pick a picturesque site. There are shelter areas and a bathroom with showers. The sites have fire rings, concrete tables, some have grills and bars to hang stuff on. Since we showed up on a Sunday, trash was everywhere, so this campsite is lacking in cleanliness and there is not a park host. Bathrooms were terrifying. They are not maintained beyond replacing toilette paper, which may be a once a month thing. Stalls were missing doors, the showers didn't turn off completely, it smelled of mildew, and the spiders. The spiders were territorial, guarded the toilets and entryways, and probably ate small birds and kittens. If you have an issue with spiders, I recommend dehydration and starvation. Just kidding…but not totally. Overall, its beautiful here. Could have been a lot cleaner.
Camped here one night and had a great time. Clean area and lots of wildlife
This is a very nice state park camping area on the shores of Lake Thunderbird. There is ample wildlife and the lake provides for good fishing and all sorts of boat related activities. The camping areas are well laid out and the bathroom facilities are simple but in good condition. Summer time comes with hot and humid conditions at this park so come prepared to enjoy the water to cool off. There is a marina available on the lake; other facilities will take approximately 30 minutes to get to by vehicle.