Saturday, July 1, 2017

Lake Griffin State Park - Dead River

This is a 1000-foot canal that leads to the Dead River, which empties into Lake Griffin in about one mile.

There are a couple of fishermen over there fishing in the canal.  Behind them are some of the canoes and kayaks that the park rents.

Walking along the banks of the canal, we found these water safety devices.  Tippy refuses to go swimming.

Here's one reason she won't go into the water - Alligators - They eat little dogs and Tippy knows it.

There are largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie in the canal and the lake.

Native Americans of the St. Johns and earlier cultures traveled and fished what is now known as the Harris Chain of Lakes for thousands of years before settlers came here in the mid 1800's.

Tippy checking for Alligators

Those roots look like cypress - maybe not???

Tippy:  "I see one coming!"

"He went under the dock right here"

The Dead River marsh is home to Snowy Egrets, Limpkins, Anhingas, Herons and Hawks.

"I see another one right under the dock"


Goodby, Lake Griffin Florida State Park.  We enjoyed the afternoon.

Ron, Tippy and Treky

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