Lake Griffin State Park

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3089 US-441, Fruitland Park, FL 34731, United States

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Introduction of Lake Griffin State Park

This park, which is located within an hour of central Florida attractions and theme parks, is home to one of the state’s largest live oak trees. Visitors can reach the mammoth oak tree via a short trail near the park’s entrance. A canal connects the park to Lake Griffin, Florida’s eighth largest lake, where visitors can enjoy boating, canoeing, and fishing. Anglers can catch largemouth bass, bluegill, speckled perch, and catfish.While picnicking or strolling along the half-mile nature trail, visitors can observe the park’s wildlife. A shady, full-service campground invites visitors to spend the night or their entire vacation here. Three miles north of Leesburg and thirty miles south of Ocala.

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Lake Griffin State Park Camping

Camp in one of the park’s forty (40) campsites. Tents, trailers, and motorised campers are permitted, with some sites accommodating rigs up to 40′ long. Each campsite has a picnic table and a campfire grill. Wood (kindling) for campfires is provided at no cost (when available). All sites have water and electricity, and there is a sewage disposal dump station. Some locations have 50 amp service. Hot showers with hot water are available in the bathrooms. Reservations can be made over the phone up to 11 months in advance. Lake Griffin also has a Bedtime Story Camper Lending Library filled with picture books for campers aged four to nine. The Lending Library, which includes everything from raccoons to insects, is a fun way to enhance your child’s experience in the Real Florida. Share a story with your child to help explain the sights and sounds of Lake Griffin during a quiet afternoon or bedtime. Inquire at the Ranger Station about how to borrow a book.

All of the park’s campsites are RV-friendly and have at least 30 amp electrical service. Sites 2, 16, 17, 18, 19, 37, and 38 all have 50 amp service. Sites 35, 37, and 38 are all pull-throughs. There are no sewage connections at the campsites, but registered campers can use a dump station.

Lake Griffin State Park Activities


The park’s boat ramp provides access to the Dead River, which flows through a basin swamp to Lake Griffin and the Ocklawaha River. Lake Griffin is linked to the Harris Chain of Lakes by a series of locks and canals. Water levels vary according to weather conditions; contact the park for a local report. Boaters entering the park via the Dead River from Lake Griffin can use a 250-foot concrete dock; a docking fee is required.

The park now has a new double-wide concrete boat ramp that can accommodate trailers up to 25 feet long. Anglers who want to launch their boats before 8:00 a.m. can purchase an annual recreational permit for 24-hour access. For more information, please contact the park. The average depth of the boat basin is 3 to 4 feet.


Lake Griffin State Park offers canoe rentals as well as a canoe launch. Your scenic canoe ride will give you access to the Dead River and Lake Griffin’s southwest shoreline.


Bass, crappie, and catfish are just a few of the fish waiting to pounce on your bait in Lake Griffin. A canal and tributary connect the lake to the park’s boat ramp, which is about one mile away. Some of the best fishing on the lake can be found between the boat ramp and the lake. Everyone except children 16 and under and Florida residents 65 and older is required to have a fishing license. The cane pole rule does not apply because Lake Griffin is a fish management area. This includes all of the park’s waters.


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