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Florida’s backyard battles rage on

Villages Daily Sun

Date: 9/19/2016 9:00:00 AM

“It doesn’t take me more than three.” Aggressive action from people like Sweeney, a park services specialist at Lake Griffin State Park, is critical to stop a takeover of the landscape by killer plants — exotic, non-native weeds that negatively

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2506 Lake Griffin Rd Lady Lake, FL 32159


Date: 9/13/2016 5:00:00 PM

LOCATION, LOCATION!! REDUCED!! SELLER MOTIVATED! This adorable 2 bedroom, 2 bath home offers over 1500 Sq Ft of Living Space! It has a wonderful floor plan featuring a formal living and dining area, isle kitchen and a huge bonus family room! The living

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Camping in Central Florida: Lake Griffin State Park

Date: 8/28/2016 5:00:00 PM

Camp Florida caught up with Doug Watson from Lake Griffin State Park for a quick interview. He gave us some insight on the parks proximity to Disney, where to park an RV, and where he’d spend a single night in the park. Listen to our full interview here

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Lake Griffin Isles

Date: 8/25/2016 5:00:00 PM

Just sitting here thinking about social security and how all the positions go on about social security is almost broke and needs to be reformed. The social security is a TRUST fund in which we paid into for our retirement. It is our money and it is NOT an

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5601 LAKE GRIFFIN ROAD, Lady Lake, FL 32159

Date: 8/23/2016 5:00:00 PM

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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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