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Lake Griffin State Park

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 5:30 PM, 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 5:30 PM, 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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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Keystone Heights, 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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Reviewed April 18, 2019

Visitors will not be disappointed with a trip to Lake Griffin State Park. Located just minutes from The Villages, this little park connects one to a huge variety of Floridian wildlife and water life. One can rent a kayak or hop on a pontoon tour....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 6, 2019

I have to say we were very disappointed in Lake Griffin State Park. First off, the campground road is awful....couldn't ride bikes safely because of very sandy conditions. We had site 13 and worked for a good hour trying everything we could to get level...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank smootb
Rachel N, Manager at Lake Griffin State Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2019

Good afternoon Smootb. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences regarding your stay at Lake Griffin State Park. I agree that the entrance road can get very sandy when it's dry out. We've ordered some additional fill to address the problem. As...More

Reviewed April 1, 2019

We camped here for four nights last week. The state park and campground are small, but beautifully wooded and well maintained. Nice short hikes to the 2nd oldest Live Oak in the state and to the playground and boat ramp. Apparently, great fishing in the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Rachel N, Manager at Lake Griffin State Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2019

Good morning Barbara. Thank you for your review of Lake Griffin State Park. I'm glad you hiked over to the tree. It's a short hike with a fantastic ending. Hike the red trail to see some equally impressive Pine trees too. You're right about the...More

Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Nice trails and picnic areas, we checked out the campground for future reference. The majestic oak tree is a very nice treat, and only a few minutes from the parking lot.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

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 November 10, 2018

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
1  Thank Terry P
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
1  Thank beanhead60
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

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art_pat_333
March 5, 2019|
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Response from Rachel N | Property representative |
Good morning Mr. Geisler. Yes, our pontoon tours will be available in April. We'll be posting the dates for April's tours on March 21st. Reservations can be booked by calling the ranger station at 352-360-6760. The cost is... 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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