Friday, November 6, 2009
South on Highway 10
Greenleaf State Park is located near Braggs, Oklahoma and is one of the seven original Oklahoma State Parks. The centerpiece of Greenleaf is a sparkling 900-acre lake. The lake and rustic rock cabins were originally built in the Thirties by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Later renovations were performed by German POWs housed at nearby Camp Gruber. Another unique structure is the Gruber Group Camp building which once served as the officer's lounge, and is still used occasionally by the National Guard and Reserve.
In addition to 15 cabins, Greenleaf offers visitors an 18 mile hiking trail, bike trails, a heated fishing dock, more than 200 campsites and a nature center offering year-round programming. A special “cabin in the lake” is an award-winning facility reserved for handicapped visitors. The group camp is also available for family reunions and groups. Boats and canoes are available for rental, but personal watercraft are not allowed on Greenleaf Lake.
Just a few miles up Highway 10 from Braggs, Oklahoma is the Gruber ORV area. This is a popular off-road vehicle riding area known for its rocky terrain and wooded trails. The park was created in 1990 when a 455-acre sliver of Camp Gruber was deeded to Muskogee County. The property is bounded on the east by Oklahoma Highway 10 and the Arkansas River on the west.
Regional competitions are held at Gruber including enduros, observed trials and cross-country races. But lots of folks like to just come out and spend an afternoon putting around. There are plenty of challenging trails that twist through these woods and over rocky ledges.
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