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Lake Griffin State Park

Fruitland Park, Florida

Contact Information
3089 U.S. 441-27
Fruitland Park, 34731
(352) 360-6760

Reservation Information: 1-800-326-3521

Driving Directions
Lake Griffin State Park is located 2 miles north of Leesburg and 30 miles south of Ocala. The park is also within an hour of central Florida’s major attractions.

Lake Griffin State Park consists of over 460 acres of woodlands and freshwater swamp. Developed in the late 1960’s, the park has 40 campsites with water and electrical hook-ups, a boat ramp, picnic area, picnic shelter and nature trail. While not directly on Lake Griffin, the boat ramp provides access to the lake via power boat or canoe. Swimming is not permitted in waters within the park. The park is home to the state’s fifth largest live oak tree. Located near the entrance of the park, this mammoth tree measures over 150 feet tall and 10 feet in circumference. Be sure to visit this natural wonder.

Park Activities

Boating, Boat Ramp, Full Camping, Canoeing, Fishing, Nature Trails, and Picnicking

Full Facility Camping
Camp in the park's forty (40) site campground. Campsites accommodate tents, trailers or motorized campers, with some sites accommodating rigs up to 40’ long. Each site includes a picnic table and campfire grill. Wood for campfires (when available) is provided at no charge. All sites are available with water and electric and there is a dump station for sewage disposal. Bathrooms have hot showers with hot water.

Canoe rentals and a canoe launch are available at Lake Griffin State Park. Your scenic canoe ride will provide you access to the Dead River and the southwest banks of Lake Griffin.

Bass, crappie, and catfish are just some of the fish that are waiting for the chance to snap up your bait on Lake Griffin. The lake is located approximately one mile from the park’s boat ramp via a canal and tributary. Some of the lake’s best fishing is between the boat ramp and the lake. A fishing license is required for everyone except children 16 years old and under, and Florida residents 65 years of age and older. Because Lake Griffin is a fish management area, the cane pole rule does not apply. This includes all waters in the park. Canoe rentals are available.

Nature Trails
A 1/4 mile long nature trail provides an opportunity to access the park’s plant communities and the mammoth live oak tree.

A large picnic area provides a scenic view of the waters near the boat ramp. One twelve table covered picnic shelter is available on a first come, first served basis or it can be rented for $30 per day. The shelter has water, electric, and family sized barbecue grills. A volleyball net and two horseshoe pits are located nearby. Equipment is available upon request. Reservations for the picnic shelter can be made by phone up to 11 months in advance.