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Day at the Lake

Day at the Lake

Posted on: September 11, 2021

Date(s) - September 11, 2021
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Reveille Bridge Veterans Foundation first annual Day at the Lake.

Meet and make new friends as we come together to enjoy the fishing, swimming, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and camaraderie.

Location: South Dam Pavilion at Lake Thunderbird
Directions: Highway 9 East to the South Dam sign. Turn north onto Thunderbird Dam Rd. Follow the road until you see the pavilion.

BYOS: Bring your own seating

State Park Rules:

Parking Policy: All vehicles are required to have a State Park permit. This is free to Veterans, but must be acquired at any State Park prior to the event at any State Park.

Pet Policy: All Pets in Oklahoma State Parks must be secured and not allowed to roam freely. Pets must be on a leash no more than 10 feet in length, secured in your vehicle or recreational vehicle or they must be crated.

Smoking Policy: Pursuant to Oklahoma Laws, 21 O.S. Section 1247 (B), Oklahoma State Parks are owned and/or operated by the State of Oklahoma and therefore smoking tobacco or medical marijuana is prohibited on all Park Property.

Weather: The parks do not close during inclement weather. Guests must make decisions based on personal safety. If guests choose to cancel based on a weather forecast, you must still follow the 5-day out rule for cancelling your reservation. If you cancel within 5-days of your planned stay, you will lose your deposit. It is best for all guests to provide updated phone numbers, and valid e-mail addresses for notification.

For your safety:

Glass containers or glass materials are not permitted in designated swimming areas.

Swimming is prohibited within 150 feet of boat ramps, boat docks and public fishing piers.

For safety, fishing is not permitted within 100 feet of boat ramps and docks.

Motorists are to abide by all roadway speed limits and other traffic safety signage.

Under 21 O.S. Section 1277: It is illegal to carry a firearm, concealed or unconcealed, whether or not you have a permit, into any structure, building, or office space which is owned or leased by a state or federal govern-mental authority for the purpose of conducting business with the public.

Please don’t litter.

Never take glass containers to a beach area.

Thank you for using trash receptacles and dumpsters in the park. For trail users and anglers, if you pack it in, please pack it out!


Protect this park from wildfire (725:30-4-7)

Please follow all safety practices when building a campfire. Never use gasoline or kerosene to start a fire or barbecue grill.

Campfires must be contained in a fire ring. Do not chop down standing trees or cut live branches to build a fire. Only use dead branches that are already on the ground. Don’t build a large bonfire. Bonfires can be unsafe and waste wood that is used as fuel.

Never leave a fire unattended. When you leave the campfire, make certain that it is completely out. Smother the coals with soil. Pour plenty of water on it to make sure the coals are out cold.

Never place non-burnable items such as glass bottles and aluminum beverage cans in a campfire ring. Such items pose a safety threat to both you and the next visitor who uses the fire ring. Thank you for properly disposing of glass and other non-burnable items in a trash receptacle.

During dry periods, all campfires may be prohibited.

Protect the natural and cultural resources of this state park (725:30-4-1).

Trees, shrubs and even dead wood have a great value to this park, for they provide shelter and food for wildlife. Do not collect nuts, berries and wildflowers. The survival of many wildlife species in this park depends upon these sources of food. Don’t catch wildlife or collect natural features such as rocks and fossils. If all visitors took a part of the park home, in time, little would be left to enjoy.

Don’t feed wildlife! Much of the food we eat is not suitable for wildlife. Wildlife that learn to beg for food soon become dependent upon such handouts; they forget to find their natural sources of food. Some wildlife such as raccoon and deer can become dangerous if they lose their fear of people.

Observe but don’t disturb wildlife. For the protection of wildlife and for the safety of your pet, keep all pets on a leash (725:30-4-9). Some wildlife species such as skunk and raccoon can transmit rabies.

It is illegal to remove cultural, historical or archeological resources from this park. A use permit authorized by the park manager, is required for visitors who wish to use a metal detector.

Park regulations prohibit the defacing, marking up, carving or writing of graffiti on natural features such as trees and rock formations, and on building and signs.

Fireworks are prohibited in this state park unless they are part of a sanctioned event. (725:30-4-21)

Fishing is in accordance with the rules of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC.) Hunting is not permitted in this park unless authorized as a designated special hunt. Special hunts are authorized in selected state parks by the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Commission in cooperation with ODWC.

Use appropriate disposal facilities for waste, sewage and gray water. Gray water can contain phosphates that encourage the growth of algae in lakes. Too much algae in the water deprives fish and other aquatic animals of needed oxygen. When gray water is poured on the ground, it contains food particles that attract insects and rodents.

Be considerate of other park visitors

State parks are for the enjoyment of all visitors. In order for all visitors to have an enjoyable and safe outdoor experience, it is important that park rules are followed.

Among these rules:

Keep the volume turned down on any musical or audio device during the day.

All pets must be kept on a leash that is no longer than 10 feet or secured in a crate. Do not leave a pet unattended.

Obscene language, conduct and disorderly actions that disturb the peace are prohibited. (725:30-4-17)