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Teenagers apprehended after taking golf cart for ‘joy ride’

Villages-News

Date: 1/8/2019 5:39:00 PM

The man reported that his golf cart had been stolen from his carport in the early morning hours Friday at Lake Griffin Isles Mobile Home Park in Fruitland Park. While the theft of the golf cart was be

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Want a boat dock on Lake Lanier? Live at Bay Pointe!

Patsy Mercer

Date: 1/8/2019

Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be

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Ice safety tips for safe winter fun

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

Date: 1/3/2019 7:05:00 AM

Some days, over the last month, when she’d be gliding along the smooth surface while out for a trip around the edge of the lake, Griffin said she could see the rocks at the bottom of the lake through

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News 6 Gets Results for neighbors on dangerous Casselberry corner

News 6 WKMG

Date: 1/2/2019 5:07:00 PM

CASSELBERRY, Fla. - Laura Quillen and her neighbors said no one had listened to their concerns and complaints about speeders driving recklessly on Lake Griffin Circle -- until now. On Wednesday aftern

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Upcoming tournaments around Polk County

The Ledger

Date: 1/2/2019 1:47:00 PM

14 Lake Monroe; Sept. 28 Lake Griffin; Oct. 12 Lake Lochloosa; Oct. 26 Lake Tarpon; Nov. 9 Santa Fe Lake; Nov. 23 Floral City; Dec. 14 classic on Crescent Lake. Call Darryl Cole at 352-516-0859 or Nic

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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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