Great place for over night or if visiting Norman. Level sites, easy hook up. Relatively quiet and secure as it's off the interstate a few miles and in a residential area but still easy access. There is a self-pay board so we never saw any staff . I had attempted to contact the park by email (from the website) but never got a response. When I phoned got helpful person who said we could stay one night, as there was an event coming up at fairgrounds. Lots of amenities (restaurants, shopping, etc.) nearby. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Fairground park with level sites. Very handy if you have business or friends in Norman or surrounding area. Not especially attractive, but very functional. They have a Master Gardener Demonstration Garden which is open Wednesday and Saturday morning - wish we could have seen it because it looked lovely through the fence! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Parking lot park. Check-in is at the fairgrounds office is not so easily found when you come in--lots of doors to choose from--look northeast, walk into a main room and there is an office with the door closed. Do I knock? Is that where I am supposed to go? Someone came out from another area and I asked--she knocked on the door and announced me. That was done . . . pick a spot . . . I chose a back in as the pull-throughs looked really unlevel--but maybe those more towards the center are level enough--but I would have felt on display as I would have been the only "camper" in that area surrounded by the others against the fence. Mistake picking a back in. The hookups are in a dirt/grass area behind the spot. My neighbor's hose leaked and made a frightful puddle that I had to carefully, and not always successfully work my way around the next morning to unhook my utilities--just the luck of the draw--unless it is raining. All that being said, it is the only game in town and it is a convenient location if you have business in Norman. Conocco with "pure" gas is on the corner and a grocery across the street (but you have to walk the length of the park which is rather expansive--or walk around the block). Braum's is also within walking distance--worth the stay just for that. It was quiet and the space was pretty level and an easy back in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent a week here visiting relatives and taking care of personal business. The camping area is gravel, mostly back-in along a fence. There is a large grass area that leads to a huge park with wilderness area trails, disc golf, and dog park. Walking distance to many retail services. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a parking lot with full hookup campsites along the perimeter. There is a street/alley that runs between the parking area and the fair grandstand that is used often. It is good for an overnight stop. If you come after hours, just pick a spot and hook up. Then go to the fair office in the morning to pay. The area is quiet and well patrolled by the local police. I felt safe. I will definitely stay here again on my way from Illinois to visit our son in Texas. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for an overnite stop while visiting family. It is definitely not a place to "hang out" but is well located for visiting Norman. We stayed here with our 2 children and felt safe to have them ride their bicycles in the parking lot (no cars around). There is a community garden adjacent to the RV parking and we were fortunate to be there while gardeners were in there and we received fresh figs! There are also 2 red foxes that roam the campground around 9p :-) We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I was authorized for this stay only at $5 per night, because I originally stopped to only get water and dump my holding tanks. The office said that $15 is the going rate to dump holding tanks, but I reminded the agent that Flying J and Love's going rate is $5. The agent was kind enough to tell me I could stay the night too, since they were not busy hardly at all, and to deposit the money/check in the envelopes provided in the lock box at the office. The sites are back-in, with water, electric, and sewer at most sites. It is serve yourself, and they rely on your honesty in paying at the lock box. There are street lights all over the place, and I felt safe here. I am bare bones only, so that is why I rated it 10/10. I only seek low priced RV parks, and only want the basics; water/electric/sewer. They do not have restrooms or showers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The RV Sites are more easily accessed off Robinson St and can be interesting when there is fair traffic since that is the main entrance to the fairgrounds. 10 sites are paved back-in. All the rest are coarse crushed rock. The drive thru sites are W/E out in the middle of the lot. There is no separation between sites, its a parking lot. Back-in utilities are 30/50,W/S. Electric is "hot", no breakers for each site. Use of electrical monitor & surge protector wouldn't be a bad idea here. You are close to services, supplies and good dining. Self-contained makes this a decent place to stay and local PD patrols the lot. Check-in is done at a drop box on the south end of the arena building. No one from the fairgrounds made contact during our stay. We felt the price a little high for the lack of amenities and staff but it was quiet except for trains passing through two blocks west of the fairgrounds day & night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the parking lot for the Cleveland County Fairgrounds and covered with crushed limestone. No restrooms or showers available. Some 10 spots are "pull-through" as one can pull alongside the water hook-up / 30 amp power (no sewer). The rest are along the perimeter and are "back-in" with water, sewer, and either 30 amp or 50/30 amp available. Note: The electricity hook-up is not on a circuit breaker – it is a "hot hook-up". The water is supplied through freeze-proof faucets such as you might see on a golf course or public park. The best access to the RV park is from Robinson Street which intersects I-35, proceed east on Robinson for two and one-half miles. Severe weather shelter is inside the fairgrounds buildings. According to one officer of the Norman Police, they have never been called to this RV park or have filed a report from this RV park. Park rated on its own merit. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice place to park your RV. All sites are concrete but plenty of grassy areas to walk your dog. All sites looked level and we pretty much had the place to ourselves. Rated only a 8 due to no trees and no WI-FI available. They have the farmers market every Saturday and is really nice to walk through. Will definitely stay again due to there aren't too many areas in Norman for RV'ers. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park near Norman, but a bit of a drive if you need to be in town each day. Verizon JetPack worked really well. This park has multiple camping areas, some with 50 amp power but no sewer hookups near the Nature Center, others on the other side of the lake are full hookups but only 30 amp power. Look closely at a map or call before you go. We had been there for a day visit once before and our map program routed us to the other side of the lake this time, oops. Arrived there in a rain storm and it was very muddy but other than than no complaints, very friendly staff. They offer a Good Sam's discount but you need to ask for it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed at Little Axe annex, which is a bit different than other camping areas of the lake. Our pull-through site was right along the shore with a concrete pad, shade, table, fire ring, but 30 amp and no sewer. 50 amp sites are pretty tight and back in. Big clean showers, perhaps because we were the only ones there except for a small surge of weekenders. Quiet. Goat-head stickers abound, along with a herd of cats. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a huge park with campgrounds in a number of areas. I was the only one camped in my area, which was on a little hill with a great view of the lake below. The rangers in the office that took my payment were friendly and helpful. The park was not overly crowded, so it was like having my own property on the lake. Although there are near empty dumpsters a very short distance from most campsites I had to clean up after prior campers who thought the fire pit was their trash can. Otherwise grounds were clean, and the sunset over the lake terrific! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Would give higher rating if people picked up their trash. Little Sandy area only section with 50 amp service and sites for larger rigs. 14 day max stay may be extended to 28 days with management approval. Longer stays require proof of medical treatment. Swimming, boating, fishing in huge lake. Hiking trails and archery range and cafe at different areas around the lake. Far from any highways but worth the trip for piece and quiet (except on holiday weekends). We camped here in a Motorhome.
This state park has large, shaded sites with a lot of space between each site. We stayed in the Hickory Hill campground which has full hook-ups. The majority of the sites in the park have electric/water only. The camp host was friendly and the park was quiet at night. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is an excellent State park campground with electric and water. Sites are concrete and roads are paved. I am referring to the southside Turkey Pass unit. Lots of shade trees and next to the boat launch. We camped here in a Motorhome.
State park with newly concreted paved sites; many not quit level, paved roads, some shade. Bath room and shower unfortunately had many bugs crawling about floors; you paid 50 cents for 3 minutes of shower flow or 75 cents for 4 minutes. Put your money in a coin control box seems rather dinky for $25/night campground. Lake with boat ramp close by and stables with horses. Apparently there are several sections of the campground at Lake Thunderbird. We were an overnighter on way west and few possible campgrounds in area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I guess we are in a different park. The sites were nice, but hadn't been cleaned in forever. Tables and fire rings were often in someone else's camping area. But the Camp Hosts were the BIG problem. Loud and obnoxious themselves, their loose and noisy dogs finished the picture. Park Rangers spent most evenings sitting at the host site, talking, and ignoring everything else. A shame - they should be forced to go to Foss Lake State Park to see how a park should be run. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed during the holiday weekend and there were lots of people around. Campground hosts were very helpful running the roads in their little golf cart with the rooster riding shotgun. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed 2 nights in site #1 in Sandy Point. This area of the park had very recently been hit by a tornado, so much of the area was not open. Our site was level, with a concrete pad which was long enough for our 40 ft motorhome. It was an easy back-in with the parking lot in front of us. We stayed in a 30 amp site with no sewer. The directions listed are from I-35, but if you are coming in on I-40, you can use the Choctaw Rd. exit and head south for 10 miles. The road has no shoulders, but is straight. Turn left at the "T" intersection and you are about 1/2 mile from the entrance to the park. The I-35 directions send you through the town of Norman. The staff was very nice. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy in and out. Beautiful sites. Great water view. Worth the drive from the main highway. Very friendly camp hosts. Large sites. Quite, woodsy, relaxing! Would definitely say here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a great park. A real treat and worth the extra time to drive to. We only stayed here one night as we were just passing through. Gave serious consideration though to staying another day or two! We stayed in Hickory Hills Loop. It had full hook-ups including sewer. A first for me in State Parks. The site was a back in however, it was level and I did not have to unhook my vehicle. Within 10 minutes a couple of deer came down to our site and welcomed us. Soon after that, the camp host came and collected our money and gave us a Good Sam discount. We arrived after the park office closed however, there where maps of the park by the front door of the office. The views are wonderful and it was great to breathe in the clean air and not have to hear the sound of passing cars and trucks. One of the reasons I rated this park a little lower is that they charge you for the shower in 3 minute intervals. Also the sites are a little closer than in most state parks. Not a problem for us because we are traveling in the off time, however, I can imagine it would be quite tight in the summer months and on weekends. Verizon air card worked great. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a beautiful lake setting. Excellent paved sites with full hookups. The wildlife is wonderful - species of birds we have never seen before! The deer come right up to your campsite. The trees are beautiful. The park is fairly busy during the spring and summer times, with boat races and every site filled. Television reception is poor and you only receive a few stations - found it is helpful with the new digital converter boxes - very good reception! Air card works exceptionally well. We have stayed here around 7 times and have enjoyed each stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice, quiet park about 15 minutes east of Norman. Lots of wildlife. Only negatives were no sewer hook-up (but most State Parks do not have), and the only water views were for handicap use only and there were at least 10 sites that cannot be used by non-handicaps unless the park is full. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped in the Little Axe area. This was the only area where reservations could be made. We arrived late on Friday night which was a bad idea. We were not given a specific site which is fine but pulling into a park for the first time, no map, pitch black and very narrow roads made it a little nerve racking with a 35ft trailer. Overall the park is a little beauty with wonderful views of the lake and gorgeous trees but the sites were right on top of each other. If I had this park I would take out over half of the sites. We did not even have room to set up outside and did not bother with the awning. If you want space this was not the place because you can hear your neighbor breathe they are so close. The park ranger was very nice and helpful. If you go try during the week. The weekends are packed. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice State Park. We thought the sites were a little close to each other but there weren't very many people here due to the time of year. We had a site right on the lake with 50amp, water and sewer. Big rig friendly, good satellite cell and aircard reception. Water pressure was adequate and no problems with the power. Site pads are concrete with plenty of room for awning and slides. Park offers too many amenities to list so check out their website. Even if you're looking for just a place to spend the night, it's worth the drive because this place was quiet! We would stop here again if in the area. Price included a $2.00 senior discount (62 or older). We camped here in a Motorhome.
Well worth the 11-mile drive from I-40. $20 was for 30 amp full hookups, with a Good Sam discount. There are some 50 amp sites available for $2 more, but they were bunched together on asphalt. Most sites are back-ins, most of which were long and level enough for big rigs. Lots of trees. Many sites have a view of the lake. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is mainly a football tailgating RV park run by the university. It is located on the parking lot to the Lloyd Nobel Center. All sites are level with good electric. We were the only RV on site but we can well imagine how lively this place can be during football games. They have no facilities for dumping nor potable water. We camped here in a Motorhome.