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LAKE GRIFFIN SP, FL
Lake Griffin State Park is nestled in a live oak hammock on sandhill terrain, typical of Florida's Central Ridge. Between the park's upland and Lake Griffin is an expansive marsh that provides the setting for one of its most distinctive features--the "floating islands." Floating in only a few feet of water, these islands are considered prime real estate by the wading birds.
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Alerts and Important Information
The park gates close at sunset. If you plan to arrive late please contact the park at (352) 360-6760 prior to 5 PM on the day of your arrival.
Maximum length of stay is 2 weeks.
Pets are allowed in family camping areas overnight.
The U.S. Highway 441-27 road widening project has been completed. The southbound left turn lane into the park begins just south of CR-466A. There is no northbound turn lane into the park. Be prepared to turn right, into the park, from the right hand traffic lane, just past New Life Presbyterian Church, and across from Spa Kingdom.
Once you get past the entrance you should know that we are located within an hour of central Florida attractions and theme parks, this 620 acre park is home to one of the state's largest live oak trees. A short trail near the park entrance takes visitors to the mammoth oak tree. A canal connects the park to Lake Griffin, the eighth largest lake in Florida, where visitors can enjoy boating, canoeing, and kayaking, as well as fishing. Anglers will find plenty of largemouth bass, bluegill, speckled perch, and catfish. Visitors can observe the park's wildlife while picnicking or strolling along the half-mile nature trail. A shady, full-facility campground beckons travelers to spend the night or an entire vacation here. There is no swimming due to a healthy alligator population. Canoe & kayak rentals are available. Pontoon boat tours of the Dead River marsh are available December through May. Located three miles north of Leesburg and 30 miles south of Ocala.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From 1-75, take exit 329 (Wildwood/Leesburg), following SR 44 east for about 10 miles to US 27 north, do not make any right hand turns off of SR-44. Turn left onto US 27 (also known as 14th street) and travel north about 5 miles. Park entrance is on the right about 1 mile past Wal-mart.
From Orlando, take the Florida Turnpike north to exit 285 (Clermont/Leesburg), and follow US 27 north about 17 miles. Park entrance is on the right about 1 mile past Wal-Mart.
From Ocala, take US 27 south about 28 miles. Park entrance is on the left about 1 mile south of the North Lake Flea Market.
Mailing Address:LAKE GRIFFIN SP
3089 US Highway 441-27
FRUITLAND PARK FL 34731
Phone Number:Information: (352)360-6760