Lake Griffin State Park


Lake Griffin State Park

Infobox_protected_area
name = Lake Griffin State Park
iucn_category = Ib



caption =
locator_x = 228
locator_y = 150
location = Lake County, Florida, USA
nearest_city = Fruitland Park, Florida
lat_degrees = 28
lat_minutes = 51
lat_seconds = 50
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 81
long_minutes = 53
long_seconds = 38
long_direction = W
area = 500 acres (2 km²)
established =
visitation_num =
visitation_year =
governing_body = Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Lake Griffin State Park, a Florida State Park located two miles (3 km) north of Leesburg, in Fruitland Park and convert|30|mi|km|0 south of Ocala on U.S. Highway 441. It is home to one of the state's largest live oak trees. The park is unique in connecting to Lake Griffin, the Ocklawaha River and thence to the Harris Chain of Lakes, and is made up of 500 acres (2 km²) of swampland and hardwood upland.

Activities include boating and canoeing, hiking, fishing, camping, and wildlife viewing. Among the wildlife of the park are Osprey, Bald Eagle, Blue Heron, Anhinga, Ibis, American Alligator, and River Otter.

Amenities include a full-facility campground, a half-mile nature trail, a boat ramp that provides access to the Dead River, and a playground for small children as well as canoe rentals, a forty (40) site campground, and a picnic area. The park is open from 8:00 am until sundown year round.

References

* [http://www.floridastateparks.org/lakegriffin/default.cfm Lake Griffin State Park] at [http://www.floridastateparks.org Florida State Parks]
* [http://www.stateparks.com/lake_griffin.html Lake Griffin State Park] at [http://www.stateparks.com State Parks]
* [http://www.abfla.com/parks/LakeGriffin/lakegriffin.html Lake Griffin State Park] at [http://www.abfla.com Absolutely Florida]
* [http://areas.wildernet.com/pages/area.cfm?areaID=FLSPLG&CU_ID=1 Lake Griffin State Park] at [http://www.wildernet.com Wildernet]


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