Manager's Message

Rachel Nunlist, Park Manager

Rachel Nunlist, Park Manager

Even though it's not officially summer yet, the temperatures are rising and the yellow flies are here. If you plan on visiting the park it's a good idea to bring bug spray and plenty of drinking water. The park has water fountains and soda machines for you to use in case you forget. If it gets too hot spend some time on our (mostly) shaded hiking trails. Lake Griffin has two hiking trails; a short high-and-dry trail that features a hard-packed walking surface and a slightly longer trail that takes out on a trek through some pristine swampland. Beware, the swamp trail will lead to your shoes getting a little muddy so leave your Louboutins at home. 

Have grandkids in town and want to show them the Real Florida? Bring them for a paddle on the marshes of Lake Griffin. Along the way they'll see many different types of wading birds and if it's sunny and warm they may even see an alligator (yes, it's safe).

Our beloved winter volunteers have gone home so we're looking for summer camphosts. Canidates should have basic maintenance experience and be willing to do things like clean campsites and mow the grass. In exchange for 20 working hours per week we'll provide you a campsite with water, electric and sewer. Want in on the action? We're always looking for help. Contact Jan Wichterman at 352-360-6760 for more information.

Rachel Nunlist, Park Manager