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Limit high-speed chases even more

Orlando Sentinel

Date: 7/13/2016 1:32:00 PM

He said Martinez passed a truck with a trailer in a no-passing zone on a curve in front of Lake Griffin Harbor, sped through a red light where the traffic already was in motion, nearly clipped the bumper of a stopped car, veered into a turn lane to pass

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4th of July Boat Parade Winners

LakeMartin.com

Date: 7/5/2016

Most Patriotic Crew1st Place Boat #7 The Ingram Family2nd Place Boat #26 Eleanor Townsend Most Creative Crew1st Place Boat #14 John Bullington2nd Place Boat # 37 Steve Williams Tallest Flag1st Place Boat #8 Carrie Campbell2nd Place Boat #10 Lee Murfree Largest Flag1st Place Boat #36 Kary Little2nd Place Boat #3

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Ormond-by-the-Sea Lions leadership graduates

Daytona Beach News-Journal

Date: 6/15/2016 7:52:00 PM

Two members of the Ormond-by-the-Sea Lions Club recently graduated from the Southeastern Lions Leadership Institute held at the Life Enrichment Center on Lake Griffin in Fruitland Park. The Institute focuses on building the skills of Lion leaders to

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Ormond-by-the-Sea Lions leadership graduates

Daytona Beach News-Journal

Date: 6/15/2016 7:52:00 PM

Two members of the Ormond-by-the-Sea Lions Club recently graduated from the Southeastern Lions Leadership Institute held at the Life Enrichment Center on Lake Griffin in Fruitland Park. The Institute focuses on building the skills of Lion leaders to

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Ormond-by-the-Sea Lions leadership graduates

Daytona Beach News-Journal

Date: 6/15/2016 7:52:00 PM

Two members of the Ormond-by-the-Sea Lions Club recently graduated from the Southeastern Lions Leadership Institute held at the Life Enrichment Center on Lake Griffin in Fruitland Park. The Institute focuses on building the skills of Lion leaders to

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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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