Lake Griffin State Park

LakeGriffinFrontEntranceLake Griffin State Park is a fairly small one compared to the others. They do not have a lot of staff either. When we checked into for camping in April 2014 the Park Manager was on duty and doing the check in procedures. It is a well-maintained and well-groomed looking park and our stay was quite enjoyable. There is a picnic area, playground area, boat dock on a canal that leads out into Lake Griffin. There are several trails in and around the park and we were only able to walk one of the trails from the camping area into the day use area. While on a hike around I came across their amphitheater area and in the playground area there was a large hawk just sitting on top of the equipment. Apparently the park offers pontoon boat tours on the lake by request.

The Park Manager stated that he is always looking for volunteer workampers to help out especially during the late spring and summer months. Of course, if you have any kind of mechanical background you would be very welcomed. It would be a great place to volunteer as Fruitland Park is quite close to Orlando and located right next to a major highway you will have some excellent cellphone service.

The camping area has elevated areas as you drive through. This area of Florida actually has a few hills and the land that the park sits on is kind of stair-steppy. There are only 4 sites with sewers on site and the dump station is located on the lowest level of the campground on the way out. It is kind of strange to have the dump station as part of the out-going road inside of off to the side like most places. There is only 1 bathhouse that is quite old and could really use some updating. The sites are slightly narrow but are old enough that there are some with some nice foliage for some privacy. We stayed at one of the sites with a sewer and that was a nice change of pace from the previous ones we stayed at. Their coin operated washers and dryers were very nice. They were all front loaders and stacked on top of each other. There is also a folding table as well as a picnic table on the side of the building should you want to sit and wait for your laundry to get finished. The showers were adequate at best. You will need to be able to walk up and down stairs even though they have wheelchair accessible sidewalk it is a little bit steep.

Lake Griffin State Park
3089 U.S. 441/27
Fruitland Park, Florida 34731
(352) 360-6760
https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Lake-Griffin

Admission Fee:
$5.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.
$4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle.
$2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

Camping Fee:
$18.00 per night, plus tax. Includes water and electricity. Florida residents who are 65 years of age or older or who hold a social security disability award certificate or a 100 percent disability award certificate from the Federal Government are permitted to receive a 50 percent discount on current base campsite fees. Proof of eligibility

Canoe Rental:
$4.00 per hour, canoe rental.

36 Campsites

20FT Back-In/30Amp – 1
20Ft Pull-Through/30Amp – 1
22Ft Back-In/30Amp – 4
22Ft Pull-Through/30Amp – 1
25Ft Back-In/30Amp – 5
25Ft Pull-Through/30Amp 3
30Ft Back-In/30Amp 6 (2 sites has a sewer)
30Ft Back-In/50Amp – 1
32Ft Back-IN/30Amp – 1
34Ft Back-In/30Amp – 1
35Ft Back-In/30Amp – 2 ( 1 site has a sewer)
40Ft Back-In/30Amp – 4 ( 2 sites has a sewer)
40Ft Back-In/50Amp – 4
40Ft Pull-Through/50Amp – 2

WHERE TO GET WHAT YOU NEED

GROCERIES

Walmart Supercenter
2501 Citrus Blvd
Leesburg, FL 34748
(352) 326-3900
http://www.walmart.com/store/800

Winn Dixie
1103 W North Blvd
Leesburg, Fl 34748
(813) 787-2992
https://www.winndixie.com/

Publix Super Markets
717 N 14th Street
Leesburg, Fl 34748
(352) 787-4176
http://www.publix.com/

GAS

Citgo
2380 US Highway 441/27
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
(352) 315-0222

Shell
4075 Picciola Rd
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
(352) 326-8872

Kangaroo Express
100 W Miller St
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
(352) 787-1333

Murphy USA
1801 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Leesburg, FL 34748
(352) 365-1347

RESTAURANTS

Petes Diner
3325 US Hwy 441/27
Fruitland Park, Fl 34731
(352) 365-0051

Stavros Original Pizza
3223 US Highway 441/27
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
(352) 315-0028
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stavros-Fruitland-Park/372573549490084

Confessore Pasta Cucina
2468 US Highway 441/27 Ste 103
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
(352) 431-3814
http://www.confessorepasta.com/

Grill Depot
100 W Miller St
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
(352) 787-1333

China Wok
3337 US Highway 441/27
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
(352) 728-8877

Legends Cafe
3430 US Highway 441/27
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
(352) 728-0006

Fruitland Park Cafe
3180 US Highway 441/27
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
(352) 435-4575

Little Caesars Pizza
100 W Miller St
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
(352) 787-1067

Hilltop Bar Inc
503 N Dixie Ave
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
(352) 728-4447

McDonald’s
27422 US HWY#27
Leesburg, FL 34731
(352) 365-6595
http://mcdonalds.com

Burger King
1201 N 14th Street
Leesburg, FL 34748
(352) 728-2491
http://www.bk.com

Wendy’s
917 N 14th Street
Leesburg, FL 34748
(352) 787-4466
http://wendys.com

SUPPLIES

Walmart Supercenter
2501 Citrus Blvd
Leesburg, FL 34748
(352) 326-3900
http://www.walmart.com/store/800

RV PROPANE

RV Specialists
2327 US Highway 441/27
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
(352) 702-4259
http://www.rvspecialistfla.com/

LAUNDROMAT

The park offers coin operated washers and dryers for only $1.25

MEDICAL CARE

Leesburg Regional Medical Center
600 E Dixie Ave
Leesburg, FL 34748
(352) 323-5762
http://www.cfhalliance.org/

Lake Regional Urgent Care
8404 US Highway 441
Leesburg, FL 34788
(352) 702-3708
http://lakeregionalurgentcare.com/

MAP OF THE AREA

FruitlandParkAreaMap

The city has it’s own website: http://www.fruitlandpark.org/

Our YouTube video from the pictures we took while we were there: