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“Not much there for day use.”

Lake Griffin State Park
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Owner description: 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 to Lake Griffin, where visitors can enjoy boating, fishing and canoeing. Don't have your own boat? Don't worry, we rent them here! For only $6.00/hr you can explore the waterways via canoe or kayak. If you'd prefer to stay on land you can observe the park's wildlife while picnicking or strolling along the nature trail. If you need more than a day to explore a shady, full-facility campground is available. Please note, while there are places to swim close by, no swimming is allowed in the park.
Reviewed July 19, 2012

We went to Lake Grifin because it is near our home and we hoped that we could enjoy the water. Unfortunately, it was so buggy we left almost immediately. Perhaps at a different time of year it would be nicer. I do commend the Park Ranger who told us we entered that if we didn't stay we wouldn't have to pay. It was only $5 but she wouldn't accept it.

Thank nyvillager
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

I've been camping in a number of state parks in Florida, and this one just doesn't compare with those others. Not much to see or do. Don't expect to be within sight of any lake, but do expect to battle the biggest mosquitoes around.

2  Thank Lisa N
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

Peaceful stroll through a lovely, family park. Feed the ducks, but watch where you walk.

1  Thank Julie F
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

There is really not much to the actual park however, their canoe rental is very reasonable and they have amazing access to lake Griffin. The birding around the park is the best in the area.

1  Thank RebeccaS409
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

We live about 20 mins from Lake Griffin and decided to just go camping for the weekend. It's a really nice little campground. No bells and whistles but nice and quiet. It's hard to believe you are just off 441. The wash rooms were ok. There was a bit too much standing water in the shower area for me but they were pretty clean and hardly any bugs. Our 5 year old daughter loved walking around there and even though there wasn't a lot to do, she still wants to go back. There is a little play area, picinic and boat ramp. The nature trail is nice and clear and easy to walk. A great little find for us. And the price is right at about $20 a night.

2  Thank cheleusa
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