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Lake Griffin State Park

Central Florida, Florida

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  • Lake Griffin State Park's day-use area features a collection of picnic tables and fishing benches beneath the scenic moss-covered live oaks.- Lake Griffin State Park
  • Overlooking the Dead River waterway.- Lake Griffin State Park
  • The park has a playground in its day-use area.- Lake Griffin State Park
  • Pontoon wildlife boat tours are offered inside the park.- Lake Griffin State Park
  • A short trail leads to a hammock grove, as well the the park campground.- Lake Griffin State Park
  • The park has a boat launch, along with canoe and kayak rentals.- Lake Griffin State Park
  • Canoe rentals are available at the park.- Lake Griffin State Park
  • Paddling the Dead River en route to Lake Griffin.- Lake Griffin State Park
  • The Mammoth Live Oak, Florida's second-largest known tree. It is estimated to be between 300 and 500 years old.- Lake Griffin State Park
  • A typical campsite at the park campground, located walking distance from the park's main day-use area.- Lake Griffin State Park
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Pros: 
Diverse recreation options.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Central Florida, FL
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Park entrance fee
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Fall
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Lake Griffin State Park is a 620-acre park located in the Leesburg area about an hour from Orlando with swamp and sandhill habitat at the edge of Lake Griffin.

The park's grounds contain a large lawn area with a playground and picnic tables set beneath a grove of expansive oak trees draped with Spanish moss. A boat ramp and canoe launch offer visitors access to Lake Griffin, which lies at the far side of the narrow Dead River and its marshy environment. Canoe and kayak rentals are available as well.

The park offers boat tours seasonally between November and March for an additional cost, as well as offering private guided kayak and canoe tours of the marsh area. A covered picnic pavilion inside the park is also available for rent.

There are about 2 miles of hiking trails in the park along two trails. One trail is a short walk leading to the Mammoth Live Oak, believed to be Florida's second-largest tree and thought to be between 300-500 years old.

The state park campground contains 40 sites, all with water and electricity and some with sewage. The park is open daily from 8 a.m. until sunset, and there is a $5 entry fee per vehicle. More information can be found at the park's website or by calling 352.360.6760.

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