BioBlitz! Oklahoma 2018 will be held October 5-7 at Greenleaf State Park!
Greenleaf State Park is near Braggs (map) and is situated around the 930-acre Greenleaf Lake which was built in the late 1930s. Greenleaf State Park is one of 10 Oklahoma state parks that were developed in the New Deal era of the 1930s. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) developed the park from submarginal land that was bought from farmers who were settled on more productive land.
Lake cabins and other facilities at Greenleaf State Park were built by the CCC, WPA, and German prisoners-of-war (when the park was a WWII Army Camp). The original buildings, constructed of native stone, remain a lasting and beautiful tribute to those who built them.
In the Cookson Hills, on the western edge of the Boston Mountains, Greenleaf State Park is covered by eastern deciduous forest dominated by oaks and hickories. As part of the Ozark Plateau, the area is rich is biodiversity and human history. Read more about this region in The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture.