Lake Griffin State Park RV & Campground Guide

Florida

In Fruitland Park, Lake Griffin State Park is the perfect place to enjoy the beauties of Central Florida. Bring your kayak or canoe to play on the water or join a guided canoe trip. Those looking to kick back and relax will want to consider the pontoon boat rides. Stroll along the two hiking paths to see a variety of birds and animals. You'll also want to check out the park's legendary oak tree, which is one of the oldest in the state. This park is located within 10 miles of Lady Lake, The Villages, Okahumpka, and Leesburg.

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Weather
Spring 61-84 F
Summer 74-94 F
Fall 61-78 F
Winter 50-72 F
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Nearby Cities
Leesburg, FL
Lady Lake, FL
Tavares, FL
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Griffin State Park

With hikes, guided and unguided boat rides and other activities to enjoy, you'll want to spend as long as possible at Lake Griffin State Park, so bring your RV. If you don't have one, that's no problem; you can rent one on RVshare.com.

Lake Griffin State Park Campground

Children adore the playground and the picture book lending program at Lake Griffin State Park Campground. Adults love the easy access to the boat launch and the concrete pads at this campground, where rates start at about $18 per night.
• Water hookup: Yes
• Electrical hookup: Yes
• Sewer hookup: Yes
• Wi-Fi: No
• Pet-friendly: Yes
• Other amenities: kids library, boat ramp, playground

Holiday RV Village

Holiday RV Village is known for hosting arts and crafts classes, which include woodcarving. You can also join the fun at the yacht club. Rates start at about $40 per night at this village where you can also purchase cottages and sites.

• Water hookup: Yes
• Electrical hookup: Yes
• Sewer hookup: Yes
• Wi-Fi: Yes
• Pet-friendly: Yes
• Other amenities: Art classes, yacht club, marina

Recreation Plantation RV Resort

If you're looking for an adult-only campground, consider Recreation Plantation RV Resort. It offers 14 pickleball courts, a heated swimming pool, and two clubhouses. Many patrons at this campground are long-term guests, and rates start at $61 per night.
• Water hookup: Yes
• Electrical hookup: Yes
• Sewer hookup: Yes
• Wi-Fi: Yes
• Pet-friendly: Yes
• Other amenities: Cable TV, pickleball, swimming pool

Shady Oaks RV Park

The staff at Shady Oaks RV Park strives to offer a very social environment by providing karaoke nights, campfires, and potluck suppers. You may want to inquire about rates at this adults-only campground if you feel this is something you would enjoy.
• Water hookup: Yes
• Electrical hookup: Yes
• Sewer hookup: Yes
• Wi-Fi: Yes
• Pet-friendly: Yes
• Other amenities: Potluck dinners, cable TV, karaoke

RV Rentals Near Lake Griffin State Park

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Restaurants

What to Do at
Lake Griffin State Park

Inside Lake Griffin State Park

The star of the show at Lake Griffin State Park is the swamps. You can explore them by renting a canoe or kayak. For a more detailed journey, go on a guided expedition. You can also take a pontoon boat ride or explore the swamps by following the two nature trails. Do it all by staying in the campground.

Outside Lake Griffin State Park

Part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford, Metropolitan Statistical Area, Lake Griffin State Park is near an array of attractions. The park is located very close to Fruitland Park, so you may want to start your explorations there. You can find many places to dine and shop, as well as other attractions to visit.

Restaurants

iBar-B-Que Express

The motivational phrases on the walls and prompt service are sure to prepare you to have a great barbecue meal at this restaurant.

Type: Barbecue

Location: 3170 US Highway 27/441, Fruitland Park, FL 34731

Stavros and Sons

Enduring the wait is well worth it because the food, which includes Greek salads and pizza, is excellent at this restaurant offering vintage Italian décor.

Type: Italian

Location: 3223 US Highway 441, Fruitland Park, FL 34731-4477

Fruitland Park Café

Stop in at this family-friendly restaurant, where you grab your coffee before enjoying a huge breakfast with all your traditional favorites.

Type: Diner

Location: 3180 US Highway 441/27, Fruitland Park, FL 34731-4471

The Rose Plantation

When you're looking to celebrate a special occasion, then The Rose Plantation is the perfect spot with its rose garden and lake views. You'll love the duck, filet mignon, and other entrees.

Type: Diner

Location: 200 Rose Ave, Fruitland Park, FL 34731-2226

Rae Rae’s Restaurant

While you can start your day here with a bountiful breakfast and come in for great lunchtime specials, you won't want to miss their Friday night fish fries.

Type: Diner

Location: 2468 US Highway 441/27 Ste 101, Fruitland Park, FL 34731-2147

Shopping

Sea-Shell House

Find shells, jewelry made from shells, garden décor, and more at this unique spot.

Location: 2011 U.S. 441/27 Fruitland Park, FL 34731

Willowbees

Two retired friends opened up Willowbees in 2014, and you'll surely enjoy their gifts and home décor selections.

Location: 712 W. Main St, Leesburg, FL 34748

Main Street Antiques and Emporium

Antiques and gifts from over 30 dealers are available at this store in Leeburg’s historic main street district.

Location: 220 W Magnolia St, Leesburg, FL 34748

Artrageous

Find pottery, needlepoint kits, jewelry, and more at this art gallery, where classes are often taught.

Location: 606 W Main St, Leesburg, FL 34748

All About Art

Take your time browsing the artwork in this store with a wide selection from local artists, but you'll definitely find one or more that you want to take home with you.

Location: 5162 SE Abshier Blvd, Belleview, FL 34420

Sightseeing

Hickory Point

Twelve boat ramps, a large picnic area, pavilion, nature trails, and more are found at this park operated by the Lake County Water Authority.

Location: 27341 State Road 19, Tavares, FL 32778

Paquette's Historical Farmall Museum

View old International Harvester tractors, trucks and more at this museum that also has a special events show barn.

Location: 615 S Whitney Rd, Leesburg, FL 34748

Lake Panasoffkee

Take an airboat ride on this lake with a naturalist. You may even be able to hold a baby alligator at this park that also has picnic facilities and a skate park.

Location: 1589 CR 459, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538

Venetian Garden

This park offers a ski beach, a large pool with bathhouse, picnic areas, BBQ grills, and access to seven near-shore islands.

Location: Lakeshore Dr, Leesburg, Florida

Palatlakaha Environmental and Agricultural Reserve - Pear Park

Two pickleball courts, tennis courts, and walking trails leading to a butterfly garden are available at this facility.

Location: 5241 Legacy Blvd, Leesburg, FL 34748

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How to Get to
Lake Griffin State Park

When you're ready to check out this Lake Griffin State Park, you'll find that it's easy to reach from Fruitland Park. Head out of town on West Miller Street, then turn right on Cactus Boulevard. You'll see the park on your left, but you'll need to make a U-turn at Palm Street to reach it.

Entering Lake Griffin State Park

Lake Griffin State Park is open for day use from 8 a.m. to sundown.

Per vehicle 2-8 people : $5

Per single-occupant vehicle : $4

Lake Griffin State Park opened in 1963, and people have been building memories there ever since. If you have any photos or videos from your time visiting the park, then share them to your social media feed. Whether they're from long ago or recent, RVshare wants to hear about your adventure, including any tips that you may have for those who are thinking about going to Lake Griffin soon. Be sure to tag RVshare in your post. You can also send your memories to [email protected]