The lakes of Orlando
There are many perks that come with living in Florida, one of them being that individuals experience summer all year round with the exception of those random tropical storms, of course. Also known as the sunshine state, Orlando is a top travel destination in the world, thanks to its numerous array of theme parks and other attractions on offer. Not a lot of folks know this but Florida also holds about 3 million acres of lakes and over approximately 12,000 miles of streams and small rivers.
East Lake Toho
The East Lake Tohopekaliga, commonly referred to by natives as East Lake Toho for short is located in South Orlando at the headwaters of the Everglades. It the second largest lake in Osceola County and is well known for its natural beauty, bird watching, as well as its bass fishing. On the northern part of the lake is Makinson Island which has numerous hiking trails and plenty of opportunities to view wildlife.
While Lake Eola may not be categorized as a lake per say, it is one of the most popular options for individuals living in the city. The lake is known for its many world-class restaurants, the Disney Amphitheatre, its black and white swans the adorable swan boats that give guided paddle tours around the lake and a fountain in the middle of the lake that lights up at night.
Lake Conway is one of the largest lakes in Orlando is open to the general public, which is also where most of the party lakes being thrown. It has multiple shorelines which appeal to fans of wakeboarding. The lake sees hundreds of visitors so it has RV and camping sites all around to accommodate them.
Lake Kissimmee has an overabundance of marine wildlife but is more well known for its large populations of largemouth bass, crappie, pickerel, and bluegill. You can often see groups of anglers fishing from the dam, canal bank, and the marina. Individuals also tour Lake Kissimmee for the kayaking and canoeing.
Harris Chain of Lakes
The Harris Chain of Lakes positioned in the Upper Ocklawaha River Basin surrounds the Lake County areas of Orlando. The Lakes that are included in the Harris Chain of Lakes include Lake Eustis, Little Lake Harris Lake Harris, Lake Beauclair, Lake Dora, Lake Griffin, Lake Yale and Lake Carlton. Of all the lakes, the largest one is Lake Harris standing at 13,788 acres.
And this is just a few of the lakes in Orlando. There are dozens of them here in Orlando that are flush with fishing and boating galore.