What to do in Greenleaf State Park

Greenleaf State Park is one of Oklahoma's first seven state parks. It sits on 930 acre Greenleaf Lake. The lake, cabins and other facilities were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The original buildings, constructed of native stone, remain a lasting and beautiful tribute to the young men who build them. Greenleaf gets its name from the creek that was dammed to create the lake. Greenleaf Creek was known then as having the best fishing in "Green Country."

Greenleaf was on the edge of the "Wild West" and the Dalton Gang frequently passed through. Frontiersman Kit Carson made stops here on his way west. Sam Houston lived in the area for three years before he made his way to Texas and the history books.

Greenleaf offers a beautiful setting, which offers many family activities. Greenleaf's employees are the biggest reason this park is so successful. They are all committed to customer service and to providing facilities which are kept in top condition.

The park's Nature Center provides year-round nature and recreational programs, including various recreational, naturalist, astronomy and campfire programs. Greenleaf's swimming pool is one of the finest in the state (open Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends) and can be booked for pool parties from 7pm to 11pm. The park features an 18 mile hiking trail, as well as two short nature trails and mountain bike rentals. For groups and reunions, the park has a large community building, with a kitchen, an enclosed shelter and an open air shelter - reservations are required for use of these facilities. An 18-hole, fully accessible miniature golf course is challenging to even the more experienced player.

Greenleaf State Park has 221 beautiful campsites, many of them lakeside. 14 rustic cabins make perfect hideaways for romantic weekends or family retreats.
All cabins are one bedroom. With fully equipped kitchens, cookware, utensils and
linens are provided. The Cabin on the Lake is built specifically for the physically challenged. Firewood, TV's, VCR's and tapes are available at the park office.

Visitors have outstanding dining right on the lake available, as well as bait, kayak, canoe, paddleboat, party barge and fishing boat rentals. The park features a
superb heated dock which is open year-round. Horseshoe pits and softball fields are available for your enjoyment. A fully accessible kids fishing pond, wetlands study area and outdoor kiosk has been completed. The kids pond is stocked December through February with trout and stocked occasionally the remainder of the year with bass, catfish and perch. Fishing is allowed for the disabled and kids 16 and under (park trout stamp required during trout season). In cooperation with the Paralyzed Veterans of American and an ODWC grant, the park recently completed work on an accessible fishing pier on Greenleaf Lake which is open for year-round fishing at no charge.

Recreation
Largemouth bass, crappie, catfish and sunfish provide plenty of thrills for anglers of all ages and skill levels. Additional activities include boating, paddleboating, touring and attending programs at the nature center, swimming at the pool or the beach, hiking, biking, playing miniature golf, archery, games on the beach, canoe races, hayrides and much more. Greenleaf's swimming pool is one of the finest in the state (open Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends) and can be booked for pool parties from 7pm to 11pm. The park features an 18 mile hiking trail, as well as two short nature trails and mountain bike rentals. For groups and reunions, the park has a large community building, with a kitchen, an enclosed shelter and an open air shelter - reservations are required for use of these facilities. An 18-hole, fully accessible miniature golf course is challenging to even the more experienced player.

Location
Greenleaf State Park is located in eastern Oklahoma, south of Muskogee. To reach the park, travel three miles south of Braggs on State Highway10.

Climate
This state has a mild climate due to its southern location and low elevations. The western regions of the state are somewhat drier than that of the east. Winter temperatures range from 50 degrees to 25 degrees F. The season extends from December through February and very little snow fall during this period. Spring begins in March, with temperatures between 50 and 70 degrees F. Temperatures rise throughout the season and summer highs begin to peak in July and August. All regions of Oklahoma receive days with temperatures reaching 100 degrees. The southwestern corner of the state usually records the hottest temperatures. by October fall temperatures provide relief from the heat of summer. Temperatures during this season reach into the 60s for highs and dip into the 30s for the lows. The relative humidity has an annual average of 64 percent. The most rainfall occurs during the months of May and June.

Address
Route 1, Box 119
Braggs, OK 74423

Phone: 918-487-5196

Fax: 918-487-5406

Email: Greenleafcabins@oklahomaparks.com
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