Though it already feels like Summer it's only Spring in Florida. Daytime temperatures are running into the high 80's and low 90's with ever-rising humidity. Please make sure you've got plenty of water if you go for a hike or paddle. Also, the alligators are particularly active in Lake Griffin right now though you're not considered a food source so don't worry! It's common to see alligators...
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Lake Griffin State Park
Welcome to Lake Griffin State Park
The park is home to a mammoth, centuries-old oak tree as well as many other plant and animal species, including some that are threatened and endangered. In fact, this centuries-old tree, located in the southeastern corner of the park is the 2nd largest Live Oak tree in the State of Florida and is estimated to be 300 – 500 years old. This magnificent tree has been a local landmark for decades, is a must-see while visiting the park, and can be found nearby at the end of our nature trail.
The park encompasses 620 acres and provides visitor access to Lake Griffin through the Dead River Marsh. At 9,400 acres, Lake Griffin is the 8th largest lake in the State of Florida and is one of nine lakes in the Harris Chain of Lakes. 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. Our serene campground beckons travelers to spend the night or an entire vacation here.
We offer 40 campsites, many of which are shaded by a beautiful canopy of majestic oak trees. All campsites have water and electricity, 10 sites have 50-amp electric service, 7 sites are pull-through sites, and 7 sites have sewer hook-ups. Showers, restrooms and laundry facilities are conveniently located in the campground. All campground facilities are accessible to all visitors.
Visitors to the park seeking to experience the great outdoors can take a walk on our nature trail, explore the lake on one of our rental canoes or kayaks, rent a campsite, go geo-caching, launch a boat, fish from our boat dock or just relax!