Lake Griffin - is on the end of the Harris Chain of Lakes. This lake is the last major body of water before the Ocklawaha River turns north and flows through the Ocala National Forest towards the St. Johns and Jacksonville. There are two flood control locks located on each end of the lake. Lake Griffin is 7 miles long and 9,327 acres. If fishing is what you're after, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, speckled perch and catfish are just some of the fish waiting for you. Located on this lake is Lake Griffin State Park. The state park consists of over 425 acres of woodlands and freshwater swamp, 40 campsites with water and electrical hook-ups, a boat ramp, picnic area, picnic shelter and 1/2 mile long nature trail. The boat ramp leads boaters along the Dead River, which opens onto Lake Griffin. Along the park's water, one can observe a wide variety of wildlife including osprey, bald eagle, blue heron, anhinga, ibis and river otter. Florida's 5th largest Live Oak tree is located in this state park. This mammoth measures 10 feet in diameter and is over 130 feet tall.