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Clermont Chain of Lakes (central Fl)

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Wanted to share my local lakes for anyone that maybe interested in visiting.

we have 13 lakes with the major 3 being lake Luisa, Minnehaha, and lake Minneola.

have a few spots for dinning along the chain also events.9CE070AC-FAF6-48BA-8ADD-54859917E01A.jpeg29D73434-EE1C-454C-B368-396A8A180303.jpegE84DA8DE-DC9C-4DFB-AC8C-63D79AB76BF5.jpegF4577AC0-7361-42D9-8DEA-2B1FEB94B66F.jpeg5392B43C-3A97-4639-B2B2-A4D257EF16A4.jpeg
 
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Beautiful! We went paddle boarding at one of the lakes there last summer and also dropped our boat into lakefront park once. Very nice. The water color is interesting though!
 

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Wanted to share my local lakes for anyone that maybe interested in visiting.

we have 13 lakes with the major 3 being lake Luisa, Minnehaha, and lake Minneola.

have a few spots for dinning along the chain also events.View attachment 163494View attachment 163495View attachment 163496View attachment 163497View attachment 163499
My SIL lives in Wintergarden.....seen those lakes a lot when visiting...always wondered....do you worry about gators at all, or do they not bother (most) people?
 
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Oh, it bothers me... but I go with the assumption that they stay away from the middle (I know that's not entirely true). We don't swim anywhere near dark. I've never heard of an incident and I think statistically the chances of being attacked by an alligator are really really slim. Much bigger chance of being hit by a drunk idiot with a flag on his boat.
 

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@DeviousOne

Where you typically launch from, and what eateries do you recommend? I’ve been to the Harris Chain of Lakes, but never out to the Claremont Chain. It’s on my list…
 

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My SIL lives in Wintergarden.....seen those lakes a lot when visiting...always wondered....do you worry about gators at all, or do they not bother (most) people?
in Florida there are gators in most bodies of waters however they don’t like the noise from the boats or traffic. When we do jump in the water it’s typically near the shore where other boats are and people.

ive been out here for a littler while no incidents and other boaters I’ve spoken with who’ve been here for years haven’t had any issues.

I have heard of lake Apopka there are a lot of gators there lol
 

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@DeviousOne

Where you typically launch from, and what eateries do you recommend? I’ve been to the Harris Chain of Lakes, but never out to the Claremont Chain. It’s on my list…
I live off lake Susan and have access to our neighborhood dock that’s where I dock from.

downtown Clermont has a public dock and there is one off hull road near lake luisa

for food I would recommend the tiki bar on lake minneola.

for drinks and hanging out the Cove on lake Minnehaha.

love the Harris chain of lakes my next trip will be out there planning on making a trip to lake griffin from eustis
 

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2 weeks ago at lake Harris waiting for my cousin to show up by the dock lol

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DeviousOne

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Oh, it bothers me... but I go with the assumption that they stay away from the middle (I know that's not entirely true). We don't swim anywhere near dark. I've never heard of an incident and I think statistically the chances of being attacked by an alligator are really really slim. Much bigger chance of being hit by a drunk idiot with a flag on his boat.
exactly your more likely to get hit by a pontoon boat out here then fight with a gator

when I jump in the water with my son we stay in the shallow area usually at the cove or tiki bars other kids and adults are in the water

too much noise for the gators especially at tiki they usually have music playing.
 

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planning on making a trip to lake griffin from eustis
Apparently you can make it to Silver Springs from Lake Griffin. It’s on my list of things to eventually check out via water.

I believe its “Haines Creek” that connection Eustis to Griffin, but I’m not certain how long it takes to transverse due to no wake zones and the locks.
 

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Apparently you can make it to Silver Springs from Lake Griffin. It’s on my list of things to eventually check out via water.

I believe its “Haines Creek” that connection Eustis to Griffin, but I’m not certain how long it takes to transverse due to no wake zones and the locks.
I believe it’s about 30 to 45 mins
 
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