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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

DISCOVER OKLAHOMA! - Lake Thunderbird

OK, this is not the nicest of lakes here in Oklahoma, but we still had fun.
A little info:
Lake Thunderbird State Park Originally named Little River State Park, this 1834 acre park on the shores of Lake Thunderbird underwent an official name change in 1997 to make identification easier. Once Indian owned land, an old preserved Indian homestead complete with grave sites, chicken coop, and corn cellar remains in the Post Oak campground in the Clear Bay area and can be viewed by visitors. Another distinctive feature of the area is a great concentration of Sand Barite Rose or the Rose Rock, a unique reddish, rose-shaped formation and the official state rock of Oklahoma. These rocks can also be found in Kansas and Egypt, but nowhere is there as great a concentration as in Oklahoma. 

You know, I do have to say that while we were there, there were people listening to loud music full of nasty words, people dinking while they were swimming, and cussing coming out of their mouths. 
It was very upsetting to me. I mean, so people not care that there are little children around?
We tried to move as far away from them as possible. 
We still had fun, but we will have to be more careful if we go back to make sure that it is not too crowded with people. 
As i said earlier, this is not the nicest of lakes, but it is free, and if you can go at a time when it is not too crowded, you can have a lot of fun!
Oh, here's another little tidbit of info: This lakes nickname is  Lake Dirty Bird. it is pretty dirty looking because of all of the red dirt!!!


Cindy said...

So can you actually find Rose Rock there? Looks like you had a good time ~ minus the rude people!

Rodna said...

Yeah, we did have a good time!
YES, Oklahoma is famous for Rose Rocks!


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