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Lake Griffin State Park

Open Now: 12:00 am - 5:30 pm, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Florida has the best state parks east of the Mississippi. Well kept, clean, courteous staff at... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
beanhead60
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Tavares, Florida
Great little park

Great park close to town. We stayed 10 days to play golf with friends in The Villages. Very... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Pricklyrose54
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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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+1 352-360-6760
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Reviewed 3 August 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

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Rachel N, Manager at Lake Griffin State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 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 17 July 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

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Rachel N, Manager at Lake Griffin State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 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 20 May 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

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Rachel N, Manager at Lake Griffin State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 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 28 April 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

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Rachel N, Manager at Lake Griffin State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 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

Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

This was our first trip to Lake Griffin State Park. The entry was nice, and the guard shack staff were friendly and helpful. The only road into and out of the campground is woefully narrow. It’s not big enough for a rig and a tow...More

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Rachel N, Manager at Lake Griffin State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Good morning S.S. Thank you for visiting Lake Griffin State Park. We appreciate your suggestions and feedback regarding our campground road. Our campground was designed back in the 70's when campers were significantly smaller than they are today. Because our campground sits adjacent to a...More

Reviewed 21 March 2018

It's a beautiful shady park. We camped here and it was nice weather, then started raining and wouldn't stop. But the park is nice, shady/private camp sites. Bathrooms are clean. Very nice common area with a playground. Has the second oldest/largest oak tree which is...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

For decades we have been told that nature needs both our attention and protection, sometimes in the form of legislation. I hope that tourists will take the time to visit what could so easily be lost, From acid rain to Rachel Carsen's game changing nonfiction...More

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Rachel N, Manager at Lake Griffin State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Good morning Ruth B. I'm glad you turned off the highway and visited too! Hope to see you back in the future for that ranger led guided kayak! Rachel Nunlist, Park Manager

Reviewed 1 March 2018

We came here to go camping and go to Disney. It was a very quiet place to camp. It was cool to see all the orange truck full carry oranges. The weather was nice and cool. There was many animals and creatures to see here...More

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Rachel N, Manager at Lake Griffin State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Good morning Dollys T. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Lake Griffin State Park. You just never know what kind of wildlife you'll see here, especially out on the water. Next time you and your family visit be sure to check out our...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018

We didn't have high points for Lake Griffin state park because of all the negative things we had read on a social media group site. We were pleasantly surprised that our experience wasn't anything like they had described. We stayed 3 nights on a pull...More

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Rachel N, Manager at Lake Griffin State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Good afternoon! Thank you for your recent visit to Lake Griffin State Park! We're glad you didn't believe everything you read on social media and gave us a chance. We do have another trail on the other side of the campground and are currently working...More

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Campground is pretty compact, sites are small and close together but bathhouse is centrally located, several pull through sites but most are back in or tent friendly. RV's seem to be on most sites but tents are scattered around. Very dusty, especially when drivers drive...More

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David K
4 September 2017|
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Response from mmarco2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. But for any restrictions on types of pets please call the park office at 352 360 760
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Tonimc2015
28 March 2017|
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Response from Rachel N | Property representative |
Good morning Tonimc2015. Bears have been spotted by visitors in the past though no one has seen one here in over a year. They're typically solitary animals and require a significant amount of space to establish a permanent... More
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Patborowiak
19 September 2016|
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Response from Rachel N | Property representative |
Good afternoon Pat. The entry fee is $4.00 for a car with a single occupant and $5.00 for a car with more than one.
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