GREENLEAF LAKE STATE PARK
Greenleaf State Park is one of Oklahoma's original seven state parks and one of its most scenic and family-oriented. The lake cabins and other facilities at Greenleaf State Park were built in the 1930s by the CCC, WPA, and German prisoners-of-war. The original buildings, constructed of native stone, remain a lasting and beautiful tribute to those who built them. The park has 14 cabins with bathroom, kitchen, heat & air, dishes, and linens. The cabins are 350 square feet in size. The park also has the "Cabin on the Lake," which is a handicapped accessible cabin designed to meet the challenges of the physically disabled. In addition, the park features RV Campgrounds (some with 50 amp service), tent campsites, community building, pavilion, enclosed shelter, seasonal grill, miniature golf, a laundry center and arcade room. Guests will also enjoy the swimming pool, swim beach, heated fishing dock, amphitheater, nature center, reunion center, playgrounds, hiking trails, horseshoes, volleyball court, and basketball courts. The park naturalist offers astronomy programs, campfire programs, party barge tours of Greenleaf Lake, and hay wagon rides as well as arts & crafts, storytelling, nature hikes, mountain biking, and more. No jet skis or wave runners are allowed on Greenleaf Lake. A children's pond has been stocked with rainbow trout for winter visitors. Children 16 and under can catch their limit of three fish per day with no charge and no permit required. The park also offers activities such as wildlife viewing, holiday events, swimming, camping, and boating on Lake Greenleaf.
Established in 1954, the park is located near Braggs, Oklahoma. It was named after Greenleaf Lake which it surrounds. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built several structures here during the Great Depression era.
The lake itself was created by a dam on Greenleaf Creek and covers approximately 930 acres of land area. In addition to water activities such as fishing and boating, visitors can also enjoy camping facilities or rent cabins for overnight stays.
In recent years there have been efforts towards conservation with an emphasis on preserving native flora and fauna within its boundaries.