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Lake Griffin State Park, a Florida
State Park located two miles (3 km) north of Leesburg,
in Fruitland Park and 30 miles
(48 km) south of Ocala on U.S. Highway 441.
It is home to one of the state's largest live oak trees. The park is unique in
connecting to Lake Griffin, the Ocklawaha River and thence to the
Harris Chain of Lakes, and is made up of 500 acres (2 km²) of
swampland and hardwood upland.
Activities include boating and canoeing, hiking, fishing,
camping, and wildlife viewing. Among the wildlife of the park are
Osprey, Bald Eagle, Blue Heron, Anhinga, Ibis,
American Alligator, and
Amenities include a full-facility campground, a half-mile nature
trail, a boat ramp that provides access to the Dead River, and a
playground for small children as well as canoe rentals, a forty
(40) site campground, and a picnic area. The park is open from 8:00
am until sundown year round.