Harris Chain of Lakes
A world-class fishing spot that has been featured on ESPN, weekly bass fishing tournaments are held at the Harris Chain, which is on the B.A.S.S. Tournament Trail. All of the lakes in the Harris Chain of Lakes are interconnected, except for the landlocked Lake Yale. To learn more about the Harris Chain of Lakes, visit en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Harris_(Florida).
Chain of Lakes, Florida Hotel -An ideal hotel for experiencing the Harris Chain of Lakes in Florida, the all-new and warmly inviting Hampton Inn Leesburg - Tavares offers an award-winning selection of accommodations and amenities. As our guest, wake up to great mornings at our Florida hotel with a signature Hampton Inn On the House hot breakfast, grab one of the On the Run breakfast bags if you're in a hurry in the morning.
You'll also enjoy a contemporary fitness center, business center with state-of-the-art equipment, guest laundry facilities, luxurious outdoor swimming pool, flexible meeting space for boardrooms and small meetings, as well as complimentary high-speed wireless access in all accommodations and throughout all public areas of our Leesburg, Florida hotel.
Chain of Lakes Bodies of Water
Lake Harris & Little Lake Harris -Part of the Upper Ocklawaha River Basin and a St. Johns River sub-basin, Lake Harris is Lake County, Florida's largest lake at 13,788 acres and has another smaller lake that adjoins it, which is called "Little Lake Harris." Great for water skiing, fishing jet skiing and boating, the total area of the two lakes is more than 15,000 acres.
Lakes Dora, Carlton and Beauclair -Lake Carlton, Lake Dora and Lake Beauclair are known together as the "East Harris Chain Lakes" and cover more than 4,450 acres. Connected to Lake Eustis and Lake Apopka, the East Harris Chain Lakes are home to the charming cities of Tavares and Mount Dora on Lake Dora, which is the home of the annual Antique Boat Show in the spring. Lake Beauclair and Lake Carlton are just south of Lake Dora. Lake Carlton is the tiniest of the East Harris Chain Lakes and is reached through Lake Beauclair.
Lake Eustis -Lake Eustis is connected to Big Lake Harris and Lake Dora. Surrounded by residential canals that are fertile fishing grounds, Lake Eustis is home to a delightful array of waterfront restaurants, including the original Dead River Vic's Restaurant.
Lake Griffin State Park -Lake Griffin flows through the Ocala National Forest and stretches for seven miles. With two flood locks on either end of Lake Griffin, the lake water levels can be regulated and the lake is known for being a good place to catch bass. To learn more about Lake Griffin State Park, visit www.floridastateparks.org/lakegriffin/default.cfm