Standard (Tent/RV)
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Lake Thunderbird
Price
$14.00
Operator
State
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Water Hookups
30 amp Hookups
No 50 amp Hookups
Pull-Through Sites
Max Length: 50 ft.
Location
Lake Thunderbird is located in Oklahoma
Latitude
35.2024 N
Longitude
-97.239 W
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11 Reviews of Lake Thunderbird
Worked for the night in a pinch

Was passing through the area and needed a place to land since I couldn’t find any BLM out this way. I paid $16 for a tent site at Hog campground, which had a fire ring and picnic table. Pulled in at night so it took me a while to find it but all tables note the campsite which helped. Bathrooms were meh, but worked. Didn’t use the showers but they aren’t free. They are quarter showers. Clean site and felt safe. Had 2 bars of LTE AT&T service.

We enjoy Post Oaks

We had a site in Post Oaks campground and really enjoyed it. Really long, pull thru sites and really shady. There’s a little swim beach. We have a camper so we didn’t use the bathrooms, but they did not look great. We drove around at all of the campgrounds and we liked post oaks the best. Little axe has some nice sites, but it’s almost always crowded.

Crowded but a nice quick getaway

Hadn't been to Lake Thunderbird since I was a kid (40+ years ago) and all I could remember is that we always called it Lake Dirtybird because of the water. As far as that is concerned nothing has really changed. Typical central Oklahoma red water. 

We stayed a couple of nights at Little Sandy Campground. There weren't any full hookups and we had to stay at a spot that was water and electric only … and boy were we glad. The full hookup sites in the next campground over -- Hickory Hill -- were packed in like sardines. Our site on the upper loop of Little Sandy was away from all the hubub but also away from the water, so there was that. If you don't mind being right up against the next camper, Hickory Hill has some full hookup sites right on the water. However, the upper loop of Little Sandy was nice with all the trees and the better-spaced sites. In my opinion spot 36 is the best one. No one can camp behind you and there's a lot of space to the south. The dump site it up on the main road about a quarter of mile north from the campground entrance and easily accessible.
We stayed the first weekend of May 2020 … the first weekend some of the COVID-19 restrictions were lifted. The place was PACKED, especially with tent campers. No judgment, just saying there were a lot of them. It was tough finding a path to the water without walking through someone's campsite. The water pressure was pretty low at the site and my guess it was due to all the sites being in use.
All in all it was a nice weekend, but I've stayed at nicer and quieter places.

On the lake

Stayed here for a couple nights, few other campers. Site was straight across from the lake. Got some good hiking in.

Beautiful area, great prices and clean restrooms!!

Beautiful fall colors and a bit breezy!!

Hog Creek Campground

Lake Thunderbird is always a go to fun spot! We spend most summer days here swimming and relaxing. There are so many great spots for putting up a hammock and enjoying the great outdoors. We stayed at Hog Creek Campground for our Questival 2017 challenges at a tent site. There were a ton of deer, fox, squirrels, and other wildlife to help us complete our quest challenges. The park ranger was very helpful in finding us a last minute late night camp site.

Great tent stay

A little slopey, no big rocks. Picnic table, fire pit, lantern holder. Near the lake, peaceful and not too crowded

Great overnight tent stay

A little slopey, no big rocks. Picnic table, fire pit, lantern holder, near the lake. Enjoyed our stay, wasn't too crowded and great weather helped. Lots of wildlife at night

It was a great spot!

Came with a group of four had plenty of room to for all tents and to make a fire

lake thunder bird

Our vacation to lake thunderbird was very nice. It had a very good recreation area and relaxing atmosphere. Lots of wild life around the camp sites was a bit surprising. But otherwise the whole lake was very clean and tranquil.

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