Tucked away in the hills of eastern Oklahoma in one of the most scenic areas of the state, Greenleaf Lake State Park is a must visit for RV lovers looking for family friendly fun. The park is named after Greenleaf Lake, which was built in the late 1930s. Greenleaf State Park is one of Oklahoma's original seven parks and is one of the most scenic and family-oriented parks in the state.
The history of the parks amenities is quite interesting. The lake cabins and other facilities at Greenleaf State Park were orginally built in the 1930s by the Civillian Conservation Corps, Work Progress Association and German prisoners-of-war. Some of these buildings are still standing since they were constructed of native stone and they remain a lasting tribute to those who built them.
The lake is the recreational hub of the park and it offers visitors opportunities for swimming, fishing and boating. You will also have the chance to play some mini-golf as there is a course at the park. For the hiking fans there is an 18-mile hiking trail that begins inside the park and weaves its way around Greenleaf lake.
Greenleaf Lake State Park has a very impressive campground that has 100 RV campsites, some with 50 amp electric connections and full hookups. You will be surrounded in creature comforts during your stay with many different amenities available for you to enjoy. Peak season at Greenleaf Lake State Park is during the summer months.
RV Rentals in Greenleaf Lake State Park
Transportation in Greenleaf Lake State Park
Greenleaf Lake State Park is located in western Oklahoma on the banks of Greenleaf Lake. The park has one access point and is very easy to reach due to OK-10 running past the entrance to the park. The closest towns to the park is Braggs (which is around three miles to the north), Paradise Hill (around eight and a half miles to the east) and Gore (around nine miles to the south). The closest major city to Greenleaf Lake State Park is Muskogee, which is around 20 miles to the south.
The roads in and around the park are very similar to the majority of the rest of Oklahoma. They are very flat, well maintained and have little to no obstacles that would prevent you and your RV from making it to the park. The campground roads are also well maintained and are wide enough for you to easily navigate your way to your reserved campsite. During the winter time there shouldn't be too much snow that will make access difficult, however you should call through to the park office just to make sure.
There is plenty of parking available for guests of Greenleaf Lake State Park.
Unfortunately there are no public transport options available for you to get to Greenleaf Lake State Park.
Campgrounds and parking in Greenleaf Lake State Park
Campsites in Greenleaf Lake State Park
Gobbler Ridge Campground
Gobbler Ridge Campground is the largest of the four campgrounds in Greenleaf Lake State Park (however Playside only has a handful of non-powered sites and no amenities) that are RV-friendly. Gobbler Ridge has 42 sites in a single loop that all have a nice amount of space between each site. These 42 sites come with water and electric hookups, and most have 50 amp electric. There are some great amenities to be found in Gobbler Ridge Campground, including a bathhouse, dump station, playground and it is also very close to the swimming pool and mini-golf course.
Gobbler Ridge Campground is a pet friendly campground but all pets must be on a leash at all times. You will struggle to get cell phone reception on all of the major networks inside the campground. Gobbler Ridge Campground also has pull-thru sites so it is a great choice if you have a larger sized RV. The Gobbler Ridge Campground is available for reservations from March through November.
Deer Run Campground
Deer Run Campground is the second largest of the four campgrounds in Greenleaf Lake State Park that are RV-friendly. Deer Run Campground has mostly full hookup sites besides four that have no sewerage available. This is a great option for RV travelers who have smaller sized RV's and you will also have great access to the lake if you stay at Deer Run Campground. Deer Run Campground has less amenities than Gobbler Ridge Campground but you still have a bathhouse for your convenience. We recommend this campground for those who want full hookup sites.
Deer Run Campground is a pet friendly campground but all pets must be on a leash at all times. You will struggle to get cell phone reception on all of the major networks inside the campground. The Deer Run Campground is available for reservations from March through November. If you plan on coming to the park in winter make sure you call the park office to confirm that this campground will be open.
Cypress Row Campgrounds
Cypress Row Campground is the second smallest of the four campgrounds in Greenleaf Lake State Park that are RV-friendly. Cypress Row Campground has 25 sites available to visitors and they all come with the option for a 30 amp electrical connection and a water hookup. There are no full hookup sites available at Cypress Row Campground. This campground a great option for RV travelers who want to be near the lake but don't need a full hook up site. There are some decent amenities at Cypress Row, including a bathhouse, boat ramp, along with a grill and table at each site.
Cypress Row Campground is a pet friendly campground but all pets must be on a leash at all times. You will struggle to get cell phone reception on all of the major networks inside the campground. The Cypress Row Campground is available for reservations. If you plan on coming to the park in winter make sure you call the park office to confirm that this campground will be open.
Seasonal activities in Greenleaf Lake State Park
One of the most popular ways to enjoy the summertime throughout America is by cooling off in the pool or at the beach. Visitors to Greenleaf Lake State Park are very lucky in that they have both of these options available to them! Yes, there is a sandy swimming beach and a swimming pool available for you to use during your stay. Make sure you take caution when swimming in the beach and at the pool as there is no guarantee that lifeguards will be on duty. For more information contact the park office.
Greenleaf Lake State Park is lucky enough to be located on the banks of Greenleaf Lake. This is a huge plus for those who love boating as the lake is open to all boats that are non-motorized. If you don't have your own watercraft you will be able to rent one during the summer from the park office. Your options include kayaks, canoes, fishing boats and paddle-boats. When using watercraft be aware of your surroundings and make sure you are engaging in safe behavior at all times.
Greenleaf Lake also makes for a fantastic fishing spot for park visitors. The park has a cool program to encourage young people to fish that allows them to cast a line and try to catch a big one without having to buy a fishing license. You can fish at Greenleaf Lake via the banks of the lake or from a boat. Make sure that you are following all Oklahoma State fishing regulations and that you have a fishing license if you are over the age of 16.
Mini-Golf is a very fun and relaxing family friendly game that you can participate in no matter your age. Greenleaf Lake State Park has a 18-hole mini-golf course that is available for you to use during your stay at the park. The course is known for being very fun and the holes vary in difficulty from novice through to advanced. If you need to rent some putters and balls they are available from the park office for a small rental fee every day.
There is no better way to get out in nature and explore new areas than by going for a hike. Greenleaf Lake State Park features is an 18-mile hiking trail that is great for hikers of all experience levels. The trail begins inside the park and slowly weaves its way around Greenleaf lake and offers beautiful views throughout the trail. If you take on the trail in the summer, be sure to bring lots of bug repellent and powdered sulfur. This is because lush underbrush and thick woods provide a haven for chiggers, ticks and mosquitoes.
Bring your binoculars to beautiful Greenleaf State Park because the bird watching is great! During the wintertime a popular activity is to search for wintering waterfowl and eagles around Greenleaf Lake. You also have the option to drive your personal vehicle around Greenleaf Lake Dam on a ranger-led tour, which follows the group around the Webber Falls Lock and Dam. Tours end at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge. Other common birds found within the park include warblers, turkeys and local songbirds.