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For the First Time We Are Offering Eco-Tours on Sunday Afternoon

On Sundays, October 23, and October 30, you can sign up for an Eco-Tour from 2-4 pm. If you are interested in a nice Sunday afternoon kayak or canoe tour with Florida certified paddle guides leading the way, please click here to register.

Need something to do with the grandchildren?  

Bring them to the park and have fun!

Where is Lake Griffin State Park?

Click HERE for map and directions

Friends of Lake Griffin State Park

The Citizens Support Organization for the Friends of Lake Griffin State Park helps support Lake Griffin State Park in Florida.  We volunteer and raise money for park projects, programs and equipment. We want our visitors to enjoy the park as much as we do. 


CSO Board Members

Karl Langlois, Chair

Larry Wuest, Vice-Chair

Gail Sims, Secretary

Stephanie Hayano, Treasurer

Flo Hurlburt, Director

Marc, Munaretto, Director

Linda Morrison, Director

Ray Sutherland, Director

Mary Jo Wuest, Director

There are many activities for you at your park, including:

Walking Trails

Exercise Equipment


Florida's second largest Live Oak

Eco-Tours          Moonlight Tours        Kayak 101 Classes

Lake Griffin State Park offers guided kayak and canoe Eco-Tours and Moonlight Tours.  For those who have never kayaked, or want to refresh their skills, the park offers basic kayak lessons in their Kayak 101 Classes.  For more information about these tours and classes go to the Tours page.

Private Eco-Tours

Lake Griffin State Park provides private guided kayak eco-tours on the water that are informative and a lot of fun. Eco-tours are a great way to share your love of the outdoors with family members, friends, members of your club or neighborhood. If our public eco-tours don’t fit your schedule, contact us to arrange a private tour for 6–12 paddlers. No experience is needed, and we supply all equipment. Private tours depend on availability of guides. For more information on how to set up a Private Eco-Tour click here.

Friends ready for a Private Eco-Tour

Fun on the water. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to support Lake Griffin State Park by raising money, hosting tours and special events, and volunteering our time and talents.

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Our Programs

The Friends buy and donate to the park recreational equipment such as exercise equipment, kayaks, and canoes. We also pay for tools, materials, and vehicles needed by the park that their budget does not cover.

Read more about what we do

One of the park's most popular activities is paddling kayaks and canoes. Fourteen FLGSP members are park volunteers who lead both daytime and moonlight kayak eco-tours and teach Kayak 101 classes. Visitors register and pay for these tours on our web site, which allows park staff to focus their time on caring for the park's other visitors and resources. We hope you'll join us for an enjoyable and educational experience on the water!

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We invite you to become a Friend of the park and help us support the wonderful resources of Lake Griffin State Park.  Help us maintain and improve the conservation of Florida's resources and provide a natural environment of learning and pleasure for families, school children, groups, and naturalists for years to come.

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About the Friends

The Friends of Lake Griffin State Park is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to conserve, protect, restore and enhance the natural, historical, cultural and recreational resources of Lake Griffin State Park for present and future generations.


 Friends of Lake Griffin State Park                                    3089 US 441-27               

 Fruitland Park, FL 34731-4475

Contact the Friends: FriendsofLGSP@gmail.com

Contact the Park:  352-360-6760

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