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Harris Chain of Lakes

Harris Chain of Lakes

Cruise the Dora Canal

Screen_shot_2011-04-13_at_8.07.57_AMBy Water 28.807171, -81.741755

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The most well-known waterway in Lake County was penned in the 1930s by a leading sports writer as “the most beautiful mile of water in the world.” Lined with towering cypress trees that are draped with Spanish moss, the Dora Canal is a safe haven for nesting ospreys, herons and egrets.

n the 1830s, the canal was not only popular for its natural beauty, but because the mile-long connection linked the two important lakes of Dora and Eustis. Bordering the two lakes are the cities of Eustis, Tavares and Mount Dora. Together the municipalities form the Golden Triangle area of Lake County. Each city sports its own heritage and quaint downtown district that are a hit with tourists

Monkey Island

Screen_shot_2011-04-13_at_7.56.27_AMBy Water 28.800884, -81.871122

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Located off of Venetian Gardens in Lake Harris. Small Island with a picnic shelter accessable by water only. Sorry, there are no monkeys on the island:)Photo by Serendipityone, flickr

 


Hickory Point

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27341 State Road 19

Tavares, Florida

352-343-3777

By Water 28.742863, -81.768259

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Boaters often find the park as a perfect destination for a day’s outing because of the numerous facilities provided. Along with the boat ramps into Lake Harris, Hickory Point offers a day-use marina (no overnight mooring allowed) with an observation platform and two fishing piers.

The park also features a swimming beach, boardwalks, outdoor picnic areas with barbecue grills, open-field play areas, nature trail, playground, horseshoe pits and a sand volleyball court.

The highlight of Hickory Point is its two-story, screened picnic pavilion with first-floor picnic tables and barbecue grills. The second floor features two screened banquet rooms. The pavilion can accommodate small groups or large gatherings of up to 275 people.

*Also 12 paved boat ramps, including two that can accommodate deep-draft vessels

Lake Griffin State Park

lkg-campingsite27-stormywescoat3089 U.S. 441/27

Fruitland Park, Florida

(352) 360-6760

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By Water  28.857498, -81.899956

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Located within an hour of central Florida attractions and theme parks, this park is home to one of the state's largest live oak trees. A short trail near the park entrance takes visitors to the mammoth oak tree. A canal connects the park to Lake Griffin, the eighth largest lake in Florida, where visitors can enjoy boating and canoeing, as well as fishing. Anglers will find plenty of largemouth bass, bluegill, speckled perch, and catfish. Visitors can observe the park's wildlife while picnicking or strolling along the half-mile nature trail. A shady, full-facility campground beckons travelers to spend the night or an entire vacation here. There is no swimming due to a healthy alligator population. Located three miles north of Leesburg and 30 miles south of Ocala.

 

 


Haines Creek RV Village

hainscrrek10121 County Rd 44

Leesburg, Florida

352-728-5939

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By Water  28.871339, -81.782748

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We are on the haines creek river with 640 feet of dock....perfect for those who love to fish or just enjoy the beautiful atmosphere.all sites are full hook ups with 30 and 50 amp electric also free wifi internet at every site and cement pads .with beautiful old oak and palm trees .paved streets and street lights ...were open all year round stay for the winter season that is filled with activities parties,and dinners something always going on ....or it's a great place to call home year round...

 


Footloose RV Resort and Marina

footloose11711 Ocklawaha Drive

Leesburg, Florida

352-253-1111

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By Water 28.853032, -81.762064

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A small but complete waterfront resort in the heart of central Florida's lake country

Twin Palms Resort & Marina

20_IMGP0248_Small35320 Cross St.

Fruitland, Florida

352-787-4514

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By Water 28.863376, -81.858822

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Etablished in 1947, the Twin Palms Resort & Marina rests on Lake Griffin, one of the premier fishing lakes in the state of Florida. Lake Griffin is over 26 miles long which affords everyone the opportunity to experience great aquatic wildlife while traveling the many canals, or fish for some of the best bass and crappie Central Florida has to offer.

Come visit us for a weekend Getaway and rent canoes, kayaks, pontoons, bass or a sports boat. Start your weekned off with a welcome wing ding party upon our new wooden deck, overlooking the mouth of Lake Griffin. Enjoy your stay in a cozy cottage or one of our 31' RVs. Saturday night bring your camera along for a wine and cheese cruise, whilc taking in the beauty of our magnificent sunsets; then return to a roaring campfire and roast a few marshmallows or just relax.

Fisherman's Cove Luxury RV Resort.

Screen_shot_2011-04-13_at_12.22.09_PM3950 N. Eichelberger Road.

Tavares, Florida

352-343-1233

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By Water 28.764589, -81.755107

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Reserve your spot today! Just imagine you and your family spending relaxing, quality time together at Fisherman's Cove Luxury RV Resort. Now renting lots with outstanding amenities in the quaint setting of Lake Harris in Tavares, Florida. Bordering beautiful Lake Harris, located on 40 pristine acres, Fisherman’s Cove is more than just waterfront property, it’s a way of life.

At Fisherman’s Cove you will find an inviting resort environment created by combining your own RV site with a marina, swimming pool, hot tub, clubhouse and the peace and tranquility of small town charm. Come enjoy Florida’s best kept secret!

*Formally Lake Harris Resort.

Black Bass Fishing Resort and RV Park

Screen_shot_2011-04-13_at_12.04.04_PM10402 County Road 44

Leesburg, Florida (On the Haynes Creek, at the lock)

1-352-314-2123

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By Water   28.872840, -81.784369

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RV Hook Up, Cabins, Boat Slips

 

 


Banana Cove Marina & RV Park

Screen_shot_2011-04-13_at_11.57.26_AM28725 SR 19

Tavares, Florida

352-343-7951

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By Water 28.764930, -81.756336

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Nestled on the southeastern side of Lake Harris, you'll find Banana Cove Marina & RV Park. Formly known as Echo Glenn Marina since the mid 60's, this 11 acre Marina & RV Park has now been completely renovated to bring you the very best in camping, fishing and relaxation. Established in 1988, this exclusive hideway vacation spot has brought hundreds of people to enjoy one of Florida's finest Lakes. Banana Cove Marina offers a chance for anyone looking to experience a little piece of nature and relaxation. Set forth on the water, and you'll be able to enjoy 5 lakes that make up the Lake Harris chain, or stay on land and enjoy the fine dining and historic landmarks of Tavares, Florida.