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Lake Griffin State Park

Open Now: 12:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Open today: 12:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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An unexpected quick stop on the way south turned out to be very nice

We were on our way home from a week of camping at Silver Springs State Park and just on a whim... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Terry P
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Florida has the best state parks east of the Mississippi. Well kept, clean, courteous staff at... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2018
beanhead60
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Tavares, Florida
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This 620 acre park is home to the state's second largest Live Oak tree that's estimated to be about 400 years old. A short walking trail that starts close to the park's ranger station allows you to get an even closer look. A canal connects the park...more
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3089 U.s. 441-27, Fruitland Park, FL 34731
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+1 352-360-6760
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It’s a pretty smaller FL State Park. The Entrance Fee = $ 5.00 per car & there is free parking not far from Lake Griffin. Restrooms are available & there was a small playground area, There were canoes available, but there may be a charge...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Rachel N, Manager at Lake Griffin State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon Gemscat. thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit of Lake Griffin State Park. Canoes are $20 for 2 hours and $10 every additional hour. The Live Oak trail leads to the state's 2nd largest Live Oak tree and is...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

We were on our way home from a week of camping at Silver Springs State Park and just on a whim decided to stop in to visit the park on our way past. It's a small park, but nicely kept. Pleasant staff at the gate...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Rachel N, Manager at Lake Griffin State Park, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Good afternoon Terry P. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words! We're glad you got to see the tree; it enjoys having visitors :-). By the way, the mammoth oak tree isn't the only big tree in the park. Next time you're...More

Reviewed August 2, 2018

Florida has the best state parks east of the Mississippi. Well kept, clean, courteous staff at every park we have visited and there are many. Here is some camping info: Watch for the entrance sign. It is hard to spot on 441. Florida resident seniors...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Rachel N, Manager at Lake Griffin State Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Good morning and thank you for your review of Lake Griffin State Park. Your tips for fellow campers are extremely helpful! We hope to see you back soon. Rachel Nunlist, Park Manager

Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Great park close to town. We stayed 10 days to play golf with friends in The Villages. Very convenient. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Our site (13) had plenty of room for our 33’ fifth wheel lengthwise, but was fairly narrow. Foliage behind and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Rachel N, Manager at Lake Griffin State Park, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Good Pricklyrose. Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on Lake Griffin State Park. We're glad you enjoyed your site (sans the uphill sewer hookup) and your stay. We hope to see you again in the future! Rachel Nunlist, Park Manager

Reviewed May 19, 2018

We stayed here about a week in total. The park is well maintained and clean. Do take a side walk and see the "Mammoth Oak" which is the second largest live oak in Florida. I'm not to sure that the "skeets" would allow you to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Rachel N, Manager at Lake Griffin State Park, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2018

Good afternoon sir! Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent visit to Lake Griffin S.P. We love our Live Oak and are glad you got to see it. You're right about the mosquitos; they do make for an interesting (if not...More

Reviewed April 28, 2018

This was a nice shady park with a nice playground. Our three year old is just learning his bike. He liked riding it here on some pathways, but he wouldn't have been able to do it if more people where there. The dock looked nice...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Rachel N, Manager at Lake Griffin State Park, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2018

Thank you for visiting Lake Griffin State Park. We're glad your son enjoyed the trails and got to practice while he was here! Next time you stop by ask the staff for some additional trail recommendations; there are some other parks in the vicinity that...More

Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

This was our first trip to Lake Griffin State Park. The entry was nice, and the guard shack staff were friendly and helpful. The only road into and out of the campground is woefully narrow. It’s not big enough for a rig and a tow...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Rachel N, Manager at Lake Griffin State Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Good morning S.S. Thank you for visiting Lake Griffin State Park. We appreciate your suggestions and feedback regarding our campground road. Our campground was designed back in the 70's when campers were significantly smaller than they are today. Because our campground sits adjacent to a...More

Reviewed March 21, 2018

It's a beautiful shady park. We camped here and it was nice weather, then started raining and wouldn't stop. But the park is nice, shady/private camp sites. Bathrooms are clean. Very nice common area with a playground. Has the second oldest/largest oak tree which is...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

For decades we have been told that nature needs both our attention and protection, sometimes in the form of legislation. I hope that tourists will take the time to visit what could so easily be lost, From acid rain to Rachel Carsen's game changing nonfiction...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Rachel N, Manager at Lake Griffin State Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2018

Good morning Ruth B. I'm glad you turned off the highway and visited too! Hope to see you back in the future for that ranger led guided kayak! Rachel Nunlist, Park Manager

Reviewed February 28, 2018

We came here to go camping and go to Disney. It was a very quiet place to camp. It was cool to see all the orange truck full carry oranges. The weather was nice and cool. There was many animals and creatures to see here...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Rachel N, Manager at Lake Griffin State Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Good morning Dollys T. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Lake Griffin State Park. You just never know what kind of wildlife you'll see here, especially out on the water. Next time you and your family visit be sure to check out our...More

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Jeffrey G
November 12, 2018|
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Response from rachelp645 | Property representative |
Good evening Jeffrey. There is no WiFi at the park though cell service is good. The nearest place to pick up WiFi is the library across the road.
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David K
September 3, 2017|
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Yes. But for any restrictions on types of pets please call the park office at 352 360 760
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Tonimc2015
March 28, 2017|
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Response from Rachel N | Property representative |
Good morning Tonimc2015. Bears have been spotted by visitors in the past though no one has seen one here in over a year. They're typically solitary animals and require a significant amount of space to establish a permanent... More
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