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8 Best Things To Do In The Villages, Florida

Date: 7/17/2017 9:03:00 PM

Stroll through the state parks or beautiful town square, or take a night to visit a museum or playhouse! Lake Griffin State Park offers 620 acres (250 hectares) of nature and space for wildlife; a great way to spend a day. Whether you’d like to be more

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Residential Homes For Sale

World Property Journal

Date: 7/14/2017 9:18:00 AM

1.53+/- Acres on the South Shore of Lake Griffin. This 4 Bedroom, 6 Bath is beautifully designed. Layer upon layer of crown molding, large and spacious rooms, custom wood and iron accessories, tons of custom touches. French Doors in most of the waterside

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Lake County history: Did you know?

Daily Commercial

Date: 7/9/2017 11:42:00 AM

The publication stated that Helena sat on the Ocklawaha River. Most people know the Ocklawaha — meaning crooked river — runs from the St. Johns River to Lake Griffin, and the Silver River, which flows from Silver Springs pours into the Ocklawaha

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Lake Griffin State Park

Date: 7/8/2017 11:43:00 PM

Sometimes a park will use game cameras to determine what types of animals are coming or going in a particular area. This camera is placed in an area where there isn't much foot traffic and has been catching some interesting things lately. This is one of

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Date: 7/8/2017 3:50:00 PM

To tour one of the local nature reserves, visit Kelly Park, Wekiwa Springs State Park, Lake Griffin State Park, Venetian Gardens, or Sylvan Lake Park. Whether you’re road tripping through the state or venturing around the city, do yourself a favor and

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• Surface Area: 16,505 Acres
Located in northwest Lake County, the 9,400-acre Lake Griffin is one of nine lakes that make up the Harris Chain of Lakes — Apopka, Beauclair, Carlton, Dora, Eustis, Yale, Little Lake Harris and Harris. These lakes all drain into Lake Griffin, then into the Ocklawaha River and into the St. Johns River. Lake Griffin is fed by rainfall and water flowing from the upstream lakes through a dam on Haynes Creek. A dam on the Ocklawaha River downstream of Lake Griffin controls water levels in Lake Griffin.

There is heavy commercial development along the southern shore with plenty of private residences intermingled along the shorelines. The Lake Griffin State Park is located in the southwestern portion of the lake and can be accessed by boat. Wetlands and the Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area dominate the northeastern shore. Wildlife and waterfowl are abundant in the area and can be seen year-round. The lake is a popular fishing and boating destination. Haynes Creek flows into Lake Griffin in the northeastern part of the lake and the Ocklawaha River starts her journey to the St. Johns River at the north end of the lake.

Until the early 2000's, Lake Griffin was considered one of Florida’s most polluted lakes. Read about the work being done to restore it and Florida's entire Harris Chain of Lakes.

There is a very nice public boat ramp in a county park on the southern shore of the lake. The park even contains an old steam locomotive for train enthusiasts.

The city of Leesburg is located at the south end of the lake and there is a major intersection of several state highways in the area.

This information courtesy of the St. Johns River Water Management District, Aug-2015.
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