Lake Harris

Lake Harris is a lake in Lake County, Florida, United States, 31 miles northwest of Orlando. It is part of the Upper Ocklawaha River Basin, a sub-watershed of the St. Johns River. It is one of seven lakes in the Harris Chain of Lakes or "Ocklawaha Chain of Lakes".

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Big and Little Lake Harris combined cover over 16,000 acres of water. Little Lake Harris contains all the water east of the Howey Bridge. The water west of the bridge is considered Big Lake Harris. Little Lake Harris is mostly undeveloped and is very popular with fishermen and kayakers. There is a spring in the back of Double Run that makes for a beautiful boat trip and causes the water clarity in this lake to be considerably clearer than the rest of the Chain. Royal Harbor at the top of Little Lake Harris is a popular waterfront retirement community with approximately 700 homes.

Hickory Point Marina, directly across the street, is the largest water park on the chain. Deep water boat docks, numerous ramps, picnic and barbeque areas, a large pavilion, soccer fields, and lots of open space make this a very popular park with locals and visitors alike. There is also a modern dry storage marina nearby.