Head down to Florida to experience Lake Griffin and all of its surrounding marshes. Get close to the many water-loving birds and plant life that call this area of central Florida home, and be sure to check out the largest living oak tree in the state while you're there!
This park provides 40 campsites, some of which offer sewer options and all of which come with full hookups -- and allow puppers to stay, too. One of the sites is wheelchair-accessible and two others are large enough for 40-foot rigs and provide pull-through room. Each lot comes with a fire ring and a picnic table, along with access to a dump station and water faucets. Rates are $18 per night of stay in addition to a $5 ParkPass needed for each vehicle that enters the park. The busiest time to stay at the park is during the winter months when many from the north travel down to chase the sun's warmth.
There is much fun to be had out in the wetlands, with a canal near the bottom of the park leading out to Dead River, one of the large pools that connect with the lake. Boat rentals are available at the canal, including canoes, kayaks, and pontoon boats, along with guided tours for each. Two miles of hiking trails mean it will be easy to have outdoor time with your favorite furry friend.
Speaking of our four-legged pals, state parks in Florida welcome all doggos who are well-behaved and stay on a 6-foot leash. As always, be a good pet parent and scoop up whatever your woofer may leave behind, disposing of it in the appropriate places as well. Keep an eye out for areas that do not allow dogs, such as designated swimming zones, public buildings, and some trails.
If you'd like to stay in nature the next time you're in central Florida, consider resting your head at Lake Griffin State Park.