Lake Griffin State Park is nestled in a live oak hammock on sandhill terrain, typical of Florida's Central Ridge. Between the park's upland and Lake Griffin is an expansive marsh that provides the setting for one of its most distinctive features--the "floating islands." Floating in only a few feet of water, these islands are considered prime real estate by the wading birds.
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The park gates close at sunset. If you plan to arrive late please contact the park at (352) 360-6760 prior to 5 PM on the day of your arrival.
Maximum length of stay is 2 weeks.
No swimming allowed.
Maintenance of vehicles or campers is prohibited.
Pets are allowed in family camping areas overnight.
- Pets are welcome overnight in all the camping parks. Pet rules
Domestic breeds of dogs, except guide or signal dogs or animals trained
assist individuals with a disability, cats, fur-bearing animals, birds
reptiles are not allowed in food-service areas, cabins or cabin areas,
primitive campgrounds, beaches where bathing and swimming are permitted,
either land and water portions, park buildings, playgrounds, and areas
designated by park management. Captive wild species, whether native or
native, and barnyard animals, except horses, are not allowed.
- Pets must be well behaved at all times and confined in the owners camping unit during quiet hours. Unconfined pets may not be left unattended for more than 30 minutes and must be on a leash no more than 6 feet long. Please do not tie pets to park vegetation, natural or manmade structures or facilities. Pet owners must pick up after their pets and properly dispose of all droppings in trash receptacles. Pets are required to be vaccinated. Horse owners and users will be asked to show their certificate of a current negative Coggins Test for all horses entering the park.
- A pet that is noisy, disturbing, intimidating or dangerous to other people or pets, or which damages park resources, will not be allowed to remain in the park.
No one younger than 18 may camp overnight unless accompanied by a responsible adult, who will remain onsite for the period rented.
The U.S. Highway 441-27 road widening project has been completed. The southbound left turn lane into the park begins just south of CR-466A. There is no northbound turn lane into the park. Be prepared to turn right, into the park, from the right hand traffic lane, just past New Life Presbyterian Church, and across from Spa Kingdom.
Once you get past the entrance you should know that we are located within an hour of central Florida attractions and theme parks, this 620 acre park is home to one of the state's largest live oak trees. A short trail near the park entrance takes visitors to the mammoth oak tree. A canal connects the park to Lake Griffin, the eighth largest lake in Florida, where visitors can enjoy boating, canoeing, and kayaking, as well as fishing. 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. A shady, full-facility campground beckons travelers to spend the night or an entire vacation here. There is no swimming due to a healthy alligator population. Canoe & kayak rentals are available. Pontoon boat tours of the Dead River marsh are available December through May. Located three miles north of Leesburg and 30 miles south of Ocala.