Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area

Sign at SRA parking area.



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Coming to the park? Know the "Key 3:"

  1. Plan to be flexible. Explore new destinations and consider mid-week travel. Parks are busy as more people get outdoors, so we encourage you to discover a new favorite!
  2. Arrive prepared. Buy your vehicle permit, check visitor alerts and download maps before your trip.
  3. Recreate responsibly. Help conserve these special places for the future by staying on trails and leaving no trace.

The 385-acre Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) is open to the public for day use only. There are no facilities. Visitors can see portions of Greenleaf and Sioux lakes along with several wetlands. Good panfish and largemouth bass fishing. Sioux Lake is shallower, and supports significant waterfowl populations.

Visitor alert

Archery hunt in the park September 13-December 31

The park will be open to both hunters and non-hunters. We recommend you wear blaze orange clothing while visiting the park and enjoying the trails, whether you are hunting or not. Learn more about deer hunts in Minnesota state parks.

Updated October 18, 2021


map of recreation area

From Litchfield, go 7 miles south on State Highway 22 then one mile east on County Road 18.


Virtual tour

Take a panoramic 360° or snapshot virtual tour of the state recreation area.

Passport Club stamp

The Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area passport stamp is located in the information kiosk in the parking lot of the DNR's Hutchinson office, 20596 Highway 7. For help, call 320-234-2550.