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Thunderbird, photo by Sam Cooper RPS 2014
Sam Cooper/RPS 2014


Fees & Facilities:
Game Warden (County):
(405) 850-9757(Cleveland)
(405) 323-7863(Cleveland)



Lake Thunderbird (Google Map) is located 12 miles east of Norman on SH 9.

Lake Details

Shoreline Length: 59.60 mi.
Volume: 106670.00 ac. ft.
Max. Depth: 58.00 ft.
Surface Area: 5377.00 ac.


Cleveland County

Oklahoma State Parks manages campgrounds with full RV hookups, fishing docks, fishing jetties, boat ramps, picnic areas, an archery range and two marinas.

Fish surveys are conducted every five years. Brush piles are put in the lake for fish habitat in addition to fish stockings.

Daily/Size Limits:

Walleye, sauger and saugeye: six combined per day/18-inch minimum.


Prohibited methods: bowfishing, gigging, spearing, spearguns, snagging, and noodling within the Little River upstream of Franklin Road in Cleveland County.

Thunderbird Report

Jun 10. Elevation is 1.5 ft. above normal (falling), water temperature 73°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level)

Crappie, Black, Crappie, White Fair on jigs, minnows around brush structure, docks.

Saugeye Good on crankbaits, jigs, plastic baits around points, rocks.

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel on cut bait around riprap.

Report submitted by Chad Strang (Game Warden Cleveland County)