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Lake Griffin State Park

 Activities at Lake Griffin State Park

Boat Ramp

Boat Ramp

The park has an improved doublewide concrete boat ramp that will accommodate trailers up to 25 feet. Anglers wishing to use the dock to launch boats earlier than 8:00 a.m. may purchase an annual recreational permit for 24-hour access. Contact the park for details. Average depth of the boat basin is approximately 3 to 4 feet.

Boating

Boating

A boat ramp located in the park provides access to the Dead River, which meanders through a basin swamp to Lake Griffin and the Ocklawaha River. A series of locks and canals connects Lake Griffin to the Harris Chain of Lakes. Water levels fluctuate depending on weather conditions. Call the park for a local report. There is a 250-foot long concrete dock for boaters entering the park via the Dead River from Lake Griffin; a docking fee is required.

Camping, Full Facility

Camping, Full Facility

The park's 40 campsites, including seven pull-through sites, accommodate tents, trailers or motorized campers. Campsites 1, 2 and 27 are ADA accessible. Most campsites are shaded and well-buffered. Each site includes water, electricity, a picnic table and camp fire grill. A dump station is available. Showers, restrooms and laundry facilities in the center of the campground are ADA accessible. Well behaved pets are allowed in the campground.

A playground and a boat launch are located in the park. Canoe rentals are available. Lake Griffin also offers the Bedtime Story Camper Lending Library of picture books for campers aged four to nine. Ask at the Ranger Station about how to check out a book.

Maximum RV length = 40 ft.

Reservations: Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica. Book Online or call (800) 326-3521 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) or TDD (888) 433-0287.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoe and kayak rentals with a nearby sandy launch area are available at Lake Griffin State Park. Your scenic canoe or kayak ride will provide you access to the Dead River and the southwest shoreline of Lake Griffin.

Fishing

Fishing

Bass, crappie, and catfish are just some of the fish that are waiting for the chance to snap up your bait on Lake Griffin. The lake is located approximately one mile from the park’s boat ramp via a canal and tributary. Some of the lake’s best fishing is between the boat ramp and the lake. A fishing license may be required. Because Lake Griffin is a fish management area, the cane pole rule does not apply. This includes all waters in the park. Canoe and kayak rentals are available.

Geo-Seeking

Geo-Seeking

Go to Geocaching.com  to search for geocaches in the park. 

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

A one half mile long nature trail traverses a portion of the basin swamp and leads the user to the Mammoth Oak Tree near the entrance of the park.

Pets

Pets

Pets are permitted in day-use areas of Lake Griffin State Park. They must be kept on a handheld leash that is no longer than six feet and must be well behaved at all times. Pet owners are required to pick up after their pets and properly dispose of all pet droppings in trash receptacles. Camping with pets is also permitted.

Picnic Pavilion

Picnic Pavilion

One 10 table open air picnic pavilion is reservable for your event or family reunion. The shelter is near restroom facilities and a childrens plaground. Water and electricity are included in the fee. Three waist high family sized grills, volleyball court, and two horseshoe pits are nearby.

Picnicking

Picnicking

A large picnic area provides a scenic view of the waters near the boat ramp. One ten table covered picnic shelter is available on a first come, first served basis or it can be rented by contacting the Park Office. The shelter has water, electric, and family sized barbecue grills. A volleyball net and two horseshoe pits are located nearby. Equipment is available upon request. Reservations for the picnic shelter can be made up to 11 months in advance by phone.  Consumption of alcohol beverages is prohibited.

Playground

Playground

For your children's enjoyment a new modern playground facility is conveniently located in the day use area near the picnic pavilion overlooking the boat basin. For your child's safety please insure that adult supervision is provided at all times.

Restroom Facilities

Restroom Facilities

Lake Griffin State Park campground has a full facility bath house which includes two ADA accessible restrooms, and two ADA accessible showers. The bathhouse area also offers coin operated washers and dryers. Our day use area offers 2 ADA accessible restrooms.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is possible at this park. Cormorants, anhingas, alligators, herons, soft shelled turtles, and ospreys are frequently observed along the canal that meanders through the Dead River marsh.