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FRIENDS OF LAKE GRIFFIN STATE PARK

Tours

Enjoy the Real Florida! Take a tour on the water!


Eco-Tours

Explore Lake Griffin's Dead River Marsh by kayak or canoe with our Certified Florida Paddle Guides. Experience the wonder of this important wetlands ecosystem as we look for and identify the many wading and flying birds, land-based and aquatic plants, massive trees, and other native and exotic species. Learn the truth about alligators, an often misunderstood resident of this area.  Your $30 tour fee includes a sit-upon kayak, paddle, life jacket, and whistle. You're welcome to bring your own kayak (with some limitations.) Tour is 90 minutes to 2 hours. (Park admission fee of $5 per vehicle will be collected at the entrance.) 

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Eco-Tours

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Kayak  101 Classes

Learn basic kayaking techniques and safety in this 2 1/2 hour class that includes demonstrations, land-based practice, paddling exercises, and a mini eco-tour. Topics include basic orientation, safety, proper fit of the life vest, types of kayaks, basic paddle strokes, encounters with wildlife, and maneuvering in boat traffic. We'll spend about 45 minutes on ground school, then paddle near the launch, and finally venture out into the wetlands. You'll have ample opportunity to ask questions as our Florida Certified Paddle Guides are right beside you throughout the class. Your $30 fee includes sit-upon kayak, paddle, life vest, and whistle. (Park admission fee of $5 per vehicle will be collected at the entrance.) 

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Kayak 101 Classes

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Moonlight Tours

It's a different world at night! We launch in the early evening and watch sunset from the water as the wetlands inhabitants prepare for nightfall. As the stars come out, we turn on our headlamps and scan the shoreline searching for reflections of alligator eyes. The full moon rises over the treetops as we follow its silver path across the water and return to the launch ramp. Your $40 fee includes kayak rental, paddle, PFD, whistle, boat safety light, and headlamp. Sorry, no personal kayaks on this tour. Tour is 90 minutes to 2 hours. (Park admission fee of $5 per vehicle will be collected at entrance.) 

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Moonlight Tours

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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.

Contacts

 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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