Highway noise: Please note, Lake Griffin State Park is located directly off of US Highway 441. Due to it's close proximity to the highway you may experience some highway noise during your stay in the campground.
Park closing time: Please be advised, Lake Griffin State Park closes at sunset. If you utilize the park's boat ramp to launch your boat please plan accordingly to ensure that you are back to your vehicle and...
Quiet place
Campground Drive
Dead River Yellow Kayak
Boat House
Purple Pickerel Weed
Little Green Heron
Two pink-beaked ducks stand at the water's edge
A serene place with large live oak trees and a bench
Scenic view of the campground drive shaded by a live oak tree canopy.
The bow of a yellow kayak points the way along the calm waters of the Dead River in Lake Griffin State Park
Photo at sunrise of the boat house at Lake Griffin State Park
Close up view of purple pickerelweed in the Dead River marsh.
Close-up of a Green Heron resting on a tree branch along the Dead River at Lake Griffin State Park

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Lake Griffin State Park

Welcome to Lake Griffin State Park

Thank you for your interest in Lake Griffin State Park. If you’re looking to relax, take a hike or go for a paddle you’ve come to the right place. Our park encompasses 620 acres and allows visitors to explore in several ways.

Anglers or birders may want to rent a canoe or a kayak to explore Lake Griffin’s marshes. If you’re not sure paddling alone is for you that’s ok, because we offer guided canoe and kayak tours. If you’d enjoy a less vigorous type of exploration we also offer guided pontoon boat tours.

The park boasts 2 hiking trails totaling about 2 miles. Along the way you’ll have the opportunity to see several different habitats including Swamp and Sandhill. Animals commonly spotted in the park include racoons, bobcats, coyotes and even bears! Call the ranger station at 352-360-6760 to enquire about the availability of guided hikes.

Of course you can’t leave without seeing the state’s second largest Live Oak tree which is approximately 400 years old.

If you think it sounds like a lot to do you’d be right so why not take some time to really enjoy what the park and surrounding cities have to offer. We have 40 campsites each with water and electric. Some sites have sewer and all sites fill up quickly in the winter months. To check availability or make reservations go to www.reserveamerica.com or call 1-800-326-3521.

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