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 foundtains 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 2 hiking trails; a...
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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.