Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area Snapshot Tour

Welcome to the Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area virtual tour! Explore day-use opportunities such as hiking, fishing, and boating at this property. We hope it prompts you to visit the state recreation area in person sometime soon.


Photo of the  Greenleaf Lake Pier is located at the public water access site on the west side of Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area.
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Greenleaf Lake Pier

Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) is currently open for day-use. Visitors should be aware that no facilities are available within the SRA. The Greenleaf Lake Pier is located at the public water access site on the west side of Greenleaf Lake SRA. Anglers can fish for northern pike, bluegill, crappie, and walleye while enjoying the scenery of the undeveloped, forested shoreline of Greenleaf Lake.


Photo of the dock and ramp facility providing a place to launch a boat.
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Greenleaf Lake Dock

This public water access site is located on the southwest side of Greenleaf Lake. The dock and ramp facility provide a great place to launch a boat for a day of fishing or recreational boating.


Photo of the parking area on the southwest side of Greenleaf Lake.
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Parking Area

A day of adventure starts here! Begin by parking your vehicle at the public water access site on the southwest side of Greenleaf Lake. Abundant parking is available for those using the fishing pier, boat ramp, or hiking trails.


Photo of the trailhead near the parking area.
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Trail Entrance

Your journey at Greenleaf Lake SRA begins here at the trailhead near the parking area. This open field, dotted with cedars and sumacs, turns south and leads toward an oak forest. This section of mowed grass trail is ideal for wildlife viewing during a leisurely hike.


Photo of the hiking trail south from the facility entrance.
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Wooded Trail

Your trip along the hiking trail continues south from the entrance. You will hike into the heart of an oak forest that makes up a large portion of the Greenleaf Lake SRA. Enjoy a tranquil atmosphere along the trail as it meanders through the trees.


Photo of the woodlands by Greenleaf Lake.
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Greenleaf Scenery

Enjoy the scenery as you explore Greenleaf Lake SRA. Hikers will discover numerous plants, mushrooms, and wildlife. Geocachers will enjoy searching for the geocache hidden somewhere within this picturesque forest.


Photo of a land bridge between Greenleaf Lake and adjacent wetlands.
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Land Bridge

Watch waterfowl fly overhead between Greenleaf Lake and adjacent wetlands during the spring and fall months.


Photo of landscapes showing prairie, forest, and agriculture together.
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Intersecting Habitats

See where prairie, forest, and agriculture all meet. These three distinctly different cover types have helped create the unique environment near Greenleaf Lake SRA.


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This program is made possible by funds from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.