In our vision we focus on three principles: 1. Care of the land, 2. Nature, and 3. People. These three principles encapsulates the vision we also share for the Ocala National Forest and surrounding areas. We believe our most precious resources are the local heritage, the natural resources and the domestic and local wild life. We also believe that the wisest utilization of our ranch and surrounding areas is through the development of ecotourism. This benefits our guests, the rural community, and enriches our natural wildlife and equine
Let Me Introduce Myself
I am Carl Griffin ,the owner of The Griffin Ranch .. Myself and staff are committed to providing you ,our guest with a meaningful old Florida experience . You will be introduced to a by gone era of the old south that has escaped many of our feelings and times shared .. Having been raised in the old south and being one of the original families in Florida from the 1600’s I do have a lot to share .. Every day at the ranch offers pleasant surprises and as a working ranch you will not be disappointed ..
My weekdays are usually spent in Orlando at my law practice .. After my years in the Coast Guard both overseas and in Florida as well as my law enforcement days as a State Trooper and Police Officer, I attended Memphis state for my Law Degree.. I have been practicing since 1991 ..
My years in Florida have provided me with many different experiences that I share with my staff and guests that come to the ranch as you may have seen at my Out Of Ocala web page. We offer several different types of wilderness classes .. So while at the ranch do not hesitate to ask the question or see if there is a class in the near future that may interest you … I do spend many hours on research and experiments so that all the new information I share is qualified and proven unlike other schools..